MEMBERSHIP FORM and PETITION
     
MEMBERSHIP FORM and PETITION

USDA HANDBOOK addresses Farmers as Uneducated

What is DEPOPULATION?

Points For Opposing Animal ID

Export Myths and Fairytales

NASS Survey Information

ARAPA Statement to the Senate Ag Committee

Codex Alimentarius

FORCED NAIS

Sound Science Killing Us

What Can I Do?

2006 ARKANSAS COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH USDA

What are the vets saying?

BREAKING NEWS

Congressmen Speak Out

International Entanglements

What is COOL?

Mad Cow Madness

CONTACT US

By-Laws

2007 ARKANSAS COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH USDA

Important Links

ARKANSAS ANIMAL PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION

Photos From Conway Meeting

FREEDOM TO FARM ACT UPDATES

ALERTS

Corporate Hostile Takeover

What About The Amish?

CONSTITUTION RULES

How do Packers fit in?

The Real Reason for Animal ID

AUSSIE ANIMAL ID IMPACT STUDY

Endangered Property Rights

Organic & Grassfed Growers Also Affected

DATABASES - How Safe Are They?

Wake Up, Farmers!

USDA/APHIS NAIS DOCUMENTS

CAPTIVE ANIMAL FACTORY FARMING

Technology Behind NAIS

AUSSIE RANCHER SPEAKS OUT

NIAA Conference Reports

Pushing Us Off Our Farms

Ag Lawyer Responds to the NAIS

NAIS SUMMARY

INDUSTRIALIZED FARMING

Uncle Sam Wants YOUR Animals!

HORSE TIMELINE FOR NAIS INCLUSION

NAIS DRAFT STRATEGIC PLAN

What is REAL ID?

"CREATIVE" SIGN-UPS BY THE GOVERNMENT

Animal ID Problems in Other Countries

Farm Bureau Connection

NAIS Threatens Rare Breeds

RFID Tags - Good, Bad & Ugly

R-CALF USA Fights NAIS

Retired Army Colonel Rebuts NAIS

Equine Species Working Group Contacts

BRUCE KNIGHT'S SPEECH

INFO ON USDA'S NEW "USER'S GUIDE"

SCRAPIE ID for Goats/Sheep & the NAIS

NAIS ID Terminology

GETTING OUT OF THE NAIS

The PLUM ISLAND CONNECTION

The Plan is AGENDA 21

4-H, FFA Targeted at Fairs

MICROCHIPS Cause CANCER

Leon's Story - Chipped Dog Died From Cancer

TRACKING ROGUE CHICKENS

Protection From Terrorist Livestock

NAIS NEWS in OTHER STATES

Truth about FOOD CONTAMINATION

TRUTH about Foot & Mouth Vaccines

MICROCHIP PROBLEMS IN DUTCH HORSES

What is DELPHI TECHNIQUE

NEW INFORMATION ON EQUINES

2005 ARKANSAS COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH USDA/APHIS

CONTACT GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEMBERS FOR ARKANSAS

Bird Flu Fowl Play

USDA, INCORPORATED

ECONOMIC IMPACT ON HORSE OWNERS

 
JOIN ARAPA TODAY - for just ONE DOLLAR! copy the form below to notepad, etc. and print from there to avoid printing other things on this page. This offer is good until Jan. 15, 2009.

  

ARAPA

Arkansas Animal Producer’s Association

DATE:_________________________ Dues Paid:__________________________ 

NAME:_____________________________________________________County:____________________

 

POSTAL ADDRESS: ____________________________________________________________________

Street or P.O. Box City State Zip

PHONE:______________________________EMAIL:__________________________________________

Please circle your response.

I am opposed to NAIS. YES NO UNSURE

I operate or work in a sale barn. YES NO

I am interested in owning or I already own:

Goats Cattle Sheep Horses Burros Swine Fowl Deer Llamas Alpacas Bison 

 

Elk Dogs Other:__________________________________________________

Are you a commercial animal producer? YES NO

Are you an animal hobbyist? YES NO

Are you a veterinarian? YES NO

Do you have a commercial growing agreement with a corporation? YES NO Corporation:_____________

What would you like to do to assist this organization?

Serve on Committee: Steering Legislative Membership Publicity

 

Cattle/Bison Goat Equine Fowl Swine Exotic Llama/Alpaca Sheep

 

Sale Barn Deer/Elk Dog Artist Veterinarian Other:________________

Speak To Groups Contact Neighbors Contact Elected Officials Just Be A Member

Assist the Secretary Other:_______________________________________________________

COMMENTS:

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Signature

Send $1 and this information sheet to: ARAPA, P.O. Box 368, Bismarck, Arkansas 71929 


COPY THIS PETITION AND HAVE PEOPLE SIGN IT

STOP NAIS PETITION 
IntroPage

Whose Petition Is This? This petition is sponsored by an alliance of people who have banded together against
mandatory animal identification schemes. There is no one organization, and each of us can have a role. If you are interested in organizing in your state, contact Karin Bergener or Liberty Ark Coalition, and you’ll be referred to others in your state. Karin Bergener, who is sponsoring this petition, is an attorney living and practicing in northeast Ohio. She raises poultry for the love of it, for the eggs, and to show her Khaki Campbell ducks. She also owns a horse for pleasure riding and driving. She is a Steering Committee member of the Liberty Ark Coalition.

Petition to Stop Animal ID
Federal & State Bills in Congress, the States, and USDA’s Actions Congress is considering legislation (currently, HR 3170, and two companion bills HR 1256 and HR 1254) that will virtually destroy livestock farmers, and make recreational livestock activities a thing of the past. Also, each year the Farm Bill funds NAIS in some way. Livestock producers – large, medium, and small, owners of backyard flocks, hobbyists and individuals raising show birds,
horses, and other animals may soon be subjected to regulations under this proposed National Animal Identification System (NAIS). And, even though this legislation has not been passed, the US Department of Agriculture is implementing NAIS on a so-called voluntary basis. As if this wasn’t enough, many states are
establishing their own universal animal identification programs designed after NAIS.
Animals Included:
• Cattle
• Sheep
• Pigs
• Poultry (chickens &
waterfowl)
• Goats
• Horses
• Llamas
• Alpacas
• Deer
• Elk
• Bison


What NAIS Requires
Under the proposed legislation, you will be required to identify EVERY bird, horse, goat, sheep, pig or cow you own
with either an expensive microchip like those injected under the skin of dogs (estimated cost $15-30 per chip), or (for birds) a 13- or 15-digit leg band. You will be required to register every animal with a central database that will include the animal’s identification number, plus a “property identification number” (essentially, your address).
Banding/microchipping will commence at hatching for poultry.

NAIS is wrong because:
• It’s designed for marketing purposes – in which case the market should govern
• The database is impossible to design, build, or maintain, with 100’s of millions of annual reports
• Tagging costs will be absurd - in poultry it will be 8 times the cost of an individual bird
• It won’t control disease, just build a bureaucracy
• It will cost more than real disease control methods

NAIS is Already Being Implemented
The government has already started assigning ID numbers to farms, members of NPIP, Scrapies program, etc. States are being encouraged to register farms, and are receiving funding from USDA to get registrations. Citizens are not told NAIS is voluntary. Feed stores around the country are requiring citizens to give their names and addresses when they buy livestock feed. Secretary Johanns has said that USDA won’t wait for Congress – it no longer believes that Congress must act first, passing laws.

Send copies of the Signed Petitions to: Jane Williams, Hwy. 28, Bluffton, Arkansas 72827 for use in Arkansas.
Return Signed Petitions to: Karin C. Bergener, Esq., PO Box 749 Ravenna, Ohio 44266. Questions? Call Karin
at 330-298-0065; email bergener@config.com
Karin Bergener signature here 8034 Limeridge Rd, Ravenna, Ohio 44266 _
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STOP NAIS PETITION 
Return Signed Petitions to: Karin C. Bergener, Esq., PO Box 749 Ravenna, Ohio 44266. Questions? Call Karin
at 330-298-0065; email bergener@config.com

Stop the National Animal Identification System
We, the undersigned, vigorously oppose all proposed Federal legislation (including current Federal HR 1256 and HR 1254, and HR 3170 along with similar Senate bills) and similar State legislation, and any Federal or State programs instituted without regard to legislation, that would require identification and tracking of all livestock, particularly poultry, waterfowl, and horses, and other animals not part of the mainstream food industry. The proposed regulations under the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) are highly flawed and will do nothing to protect the health and welfare of American citizens. Instead, the NAIS and legislation supporting it will impose unbearable economic hardship and recordkeeping requirements on small farmers, backyard flock owners, individuals raising/participating in the exhibition poultry fancy, amateur horse enthusiasts, and sustainable farmers, and unreasonably increase the cost of food in this country. We request that the NAIS and all programs like it be stopped immediately.


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Send copies of the Signed Petitions to: ARAPA, PO BOX 368, BISMARCK, ARK. 71929 for use in Arkansas.

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