Stop The National Animal Identification System

The NAIS gives Big Agro a Loophole while hurting small local farmers.

The NAIS gives Big Agro a Loophole while hurting small local farmers.

The National Animal Identification System, some know it as the Animal ID Act, is an attempt to regulate small farmers through the tagging of individual animals.(1) The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been working for over five years to force the regulations onto Americans but have not been successful because the people are fighting back. The NAIS would whole-heartily benefit the Industrialized Farms while at the same time cripple small local farmers. Under NAIS, large farms are allowed to file group identification tags, giving Corporate Farms a loophole through the system. Furthermore the NAIS does not provide any information to the consumer, and does not improve food safety, because the tracking ends with the animal’s death. “NAIS will increase consolidation of our food supply in the hands of a few large companies and put the brakes on the growing movement toward local food systems.”(2) During this time of economic uncertainty we must protect the local farmers who could be the only available pipeline for health food if the monetary system completely bottoms out.

Act Now! Stop the National Animal Identification System!

1- http://animalid.aphis.usda.gov/nais/

2 – http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/642/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=26665

1 Comment

  1. Darol Dickinson

    February 14, 2009
    4:00 am

    Thanks for starting this new site to oppose NAIS. You are doing the right thing for the right reasons. For fodder go to http://www.naisSTINKS.com and research the 82 best articles opposing NAIS for the last 4 years, the best videos, cartoons, and posters. All are available for your use and forwarding.
    I would add you to my email list, but your address is not posted. Thanks, Darol


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