This came in an email sent to me by my mother-in-lawâ€¦ Please speak up today!! This is a vital issue to all homesteaders!
If you would like more information on NAIS and the harm it will do to small time farmers (just like many here on the homesteadblogger) click here: http://nonais.org/
Here is the Action Alert:
The agriculture appropriations bill (HR 5384) is expected to be on the House floor Wednesday, May 17 for debate and final vote.
Congressman Ron Paul has introduced an amendment to block all funding for the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) at both the federal and state levels.
This may be our best opportunity to stop the NAIS.
Please help by doing all you can. Here are some suggestions:
1. Call YOUR Congressman. Capitol Switchboard: (202) 225-3121.
(If you don't know who to call, click here:
http://libertyark.net/tools.shtml - and enter your zip code in the box. Your officials, contact info will be provided.)
2. Ask him/her to vote FOR the Paul amendment to the 2007 Agriculture Appropriations Bill. This amendment will block funding for the NAIS.
BECAUSE: (choose a couple of reasons you think most appropriate, or use your own)
a. The program has had no Congressional hearings or debate, nor has there been sufficient input in the rule-making process.
b. The program, as now designed, will be too costly and burdensome for farmers and ranchers.
c. The program invades the privacy of every American who owns even one livestock animal, whether a horse, pet pot-bellied pig, or chicken.
d. NAIS will not protect us against disease or bioterrorism because
(i) it does not address the causes of disease;
(ii) it does not address how diseases are transmitted;
(iii) we already have sufficient means of tracking diseases and
(iv) the recommended technology can be easily reprogrammed, so that it is ineffective against intentional (or even many unintentional) introductions of disease.
e. NAIS will expand the government bureaucracy, at the cost of
individuals, rights and the free market.
f. NAIS will raise the cost of food, while not providing any
additional food safety.
3. Forward this alert to all your mail lists.
4. Visit http://libertyark.net and sign the "Support Pledge" for
yourself and/or your organization to help demonstrate the growing number of people who oppose the NAIS.
We can beat this, if we all work together!