There are a ton of things going on right now. Is the old administration running like mad to dump a bunch of programs and rules in the road so that the new administration can inherit this stuff and deny they had anything to do with it?
The first thing I should mention is this. NoNAIS has the full article here.
Next to tell you about is this smart decision by Homeland Security and USDA to move Plum Island Animal Disease Center, which is off Long Island, NY, way out in the water, off the mainland, to Manhattan, Kansas, in the middle of cow country. Is there anyone who can't see that this is an - ahem - 'accident' waiting to happen? I am so sorry for our country. It is being led by mad men. It probably has been this way for some long while, but I was not engaged in politics when Bush came to power the first time.
From Mary Zanoni:
On Tuesday, January 13, 2009, the USDA published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that would make two elements of NAIS — NAIS Premises ID and NAIS individual animal ID — effectively mandatory in several USDA animal disease programs.
This rule, if it goes into effect, would be an enormous step toward creating a fully mandatory NAIS for all U.S. livestock.
The proposed rule directly affects cattle, bison, sheep, goats, and swine. However, it will also bring a full NAIS closer for all species. Therefore, all owners of horses, poultry, and other species should also submit comments and urge their livestock/farming organizations to submit comments. [read the rest of it at NoNAIS. Use the link above. - Hen]
Please don't forget to read a preview of my upcoming novel, First They Came for the Cows. I am still taking pre-orders for this, the first novel written about NAIS.
Lastly, pray to God that he moves to protect us.