Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The Mark of the Beasts

It seems that those interested in red tape and control have set up the agriculture version of what I can only call, "the mark of the beast", or National Animal Identification System (NAIS). Everything must be reported within 24 hours, every birth, death, movement, etc. This will cost producers a lot of money and time, but the powers that be continue to push it. However, this has nothing to do with livestock safety and everything to do with international treaties. Agweekly has some articles on it, such as this one, however I could not find the one about it drawing opposition, online.

Whatever you think of this needless redtape, you have to admit it would not take much for it to be made into a mark for man.

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