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Legal Defense Fund Moves to Stop Animal ID Program

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Attorneys for the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund today sent a Notice of Intent to Sue letter to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) over implementation of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS), a plan to electronically track every livestock animal in the country. The Notice asks the […]

Scrapie Tags = Low-Tech Animal ID

Monday, January 14th, 2008

This morning I discovered something interesting. It is no longer legal to sell sheep or goats in Tennessee. What? Right, it is no longer legal to sell sheep or goats in Tennessee. I know, you’re thinking I put a tablespoon of crazy in my Cheerios today, but read on. I opened a letter this morning […]

ACTION ALERT: Farm Bill Paves Way for Mandatory NAIS

Saturday, July 21st, 2007

*** CALL YOUR U.S. REPRESENTATIVE *** On Thursday, July 19, the U.S. House Ag Committee passed the Farm Bill with a provision that paves the way for mandatory NAIS. Inserted by Collin Peterson (U.S. House Ag. Committee Chairman, D-MN), the provision allows linking mandatory NAIS to Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) by repealing a law […]