Tuesday, May 13, 2008


I find myself being sorry that I ever signed up for the Voluntary Scrapie program many years ago because now I am automatically a member of The National Animal Identification System, NAIS. Any of you livestock farmers out there are already familiar with NAIS which is basically the government's way of keeping tabs on our animals and adding more cost to the already overburdened farmer. With all the intrusiveness and bungling that is indicative of the government today it makes me nervous that they know anything at all about me or my farm. Heck it sounds like a national ID card is on the way for citizens, similar to a medical id. I am against the idea. Someone always manages to turn this kind of thing around and use it against us.