January 25, 2007

Animal Pharm: publisher's notes: National Animal Identification Scheme

Animal Pharm: publisher's notes: National Animal Identification Scheme

A blogger from England found my blog and wrote the following. Please, you who are reading this, click through and leave a comment. You'll find my comment there also.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

National Animal Identification Scheme

For those of us in the UK who remember the emergence of BSE, the classical swine fever outbreak a few years back and the more recent foot and mouth epidemic, animal identification and traceability is unquestionably A Good Thing. So much so that it almost qualifies as a no-brainer.

It can come as quite a shock therefore to stumble across blogs unashamedly dedicated to campaigning against the USA's proposed National Animal Identification Scheme.

I've come across occasional conspiracy theories among the UK agricultural community - mostly aimed at Brussels and the European bureaucrats rather than UK politicos - but nothing on the scale suggested by the blog that I encountered this morning.


My question to you, gentle reader, is how does one effectively address this level of suspicion, prejudice and fear to make the case for NAIS?

1 comment:

  1. I just now went and left a comment. Admittedly, I wasn't feeling diplomatic. Keep up the good fight.

    Judy at Tabletop Homestead


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