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 SchemeFor 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?