Saturday, November 7, 2009

A Synopsis On NAIS

The NAIS, or, National Animal Identification System is the brainchild of big agribusiness and enforced by the USDuh (USDA). The gist of the thing is to track all animals, which, according to the USDuh's own publication, includes parakeets from birth to death, in sickness and in health. All information will be kept in a national database via expensive equipment such as RFID devices (little microchip ear tags). And an expensive electronic reading device and software etc.

In this system, you will not be able to birth an animal on your farm with out reporting it. You will not be able to slaughter an animal without reporting it. You will not be able to loan out your male for service without reporting it. You will not be able to sell an animal without reporting it. In other words, if a hawk swoops down on a unsuspecting chicken out in the back forty, you will have to report it. Again all stored in the national database.

The idea is to be able to trace back to the source any food born illness and infections such as E. Coli etc. The problems this will cause are myriad and I will save them for your own research.

The bottom line is that big agribusiness isn't satisfied with the lion share of the market, they want it all. It is only the Cargill's, Monsanto's, Tyson's and the like that have the capital to maintain and comply to such stringent regulations. Small producers will be forced out of the picture.

It is more government intrusion piled on all the already existing intrusion. Failure to comply will result in very heavy fines and the extermination of your livestock.

If you think this sounds too scary to be true, please scroll down this page and click on the chick found at the right and begin your research there. From there you can access much more information and truth than I can give here. Don't take my word for it, find out for yourself. You'll be glad you did.

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