LIVESTOCK and HORSE OWNERS
ORGANIC and LOCAL FOOD CONSUMERS
THE USDA PLANS TO MAKE EVERY OWNER OF EVEN ONE HORSE, COW, PIG, GOAT, SHEEP,
CHICKEN, OR PIGEON REGISTER IN A GOVERNMENT DATABASE AND SUBJECT THEIR
PROPERTY AND ANIMALS TO CONSTANT FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE.
Under the present USDA plan, as of January 1, 2008:
● EVERY HOMEOWNER with any animals must obtain a 7-digit USDA ID number
keyed to Global Positioning System satellite surveillance coordinates, with
all the property and owner’s information permanently stored in a USDA
● EVERY ANIMAL must be tagged with a Radio Frequency tag or chip, readable
at a distance, with a 15-digit USDA ID number.
● THE OWNER MUST REPORT, within 24 hours, every sale or purchase of an
animal, every death or slaughter, every missing animal, every placement or
loss of an ID tag, and every time an animal leaves or returns to the owner's
THIS PLAN WILL DRIVE SMALL FARMERS OUT OF BUSINESS AND WILL PREVENT CITIZENS
FROM RAISING ANIMALS FOR FOOD OR PLEASURE.
PLEASE HELP STOP THE USDA PLAN
FARM for LIFE(TM)
is a new public-interest organization opposed to mandatory animal ID. Please
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times a year, first issue scheduled for November 2005).
For more information or to subscribe to the newsletter contact:
Mary Zanoni, Executive Director of Farm for Life, 315-265-2800.