"The citizen who sees his society's democratic clothes being worn out and does not cry it out, is not a patriot, but a traitor." Mark Twain
As one woman was told, government officials have had to find "creative" ways to get people to "voluntarily" sign up in the NAIS. Be on your guard for phone calls, letters in the mail, even people coming to your front door! Keep in mind that Wisconsin is the ONLY state that is mandatory at this time. We strongly recommend that you carefully read any documents that you sign prior to signing. This is good policy in general. Be careful of any surveys or government inspectors. Read these and take note:
IN IDAHO they were finding "voluntary" sign up to be very sparse so the IDAHO STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE brought in a private data collection company, GLOBAL ANIMAL MANAGEMENT (GAM). According to ISDA records, GAM has "successfully extracted data from Idaho's brand database," which resulted in 13,907 unique premises identification numbers. When this was discovered, the ISDA admitted wrong doing but refused to expunge the data. So much for "voluntary" for thousands in Idaho. Reported March 2006
Global Animal Management is part of Schering-Plough,
a corporation that has been indicted in just about every country in
the world for unethical practices, kickbacks and drug scandals in
human medicine but keeps on contributing to high level politicians.
On one indictment they paid a $345 million fine but they could write
that off on their taxes.....
FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE:
It's being reported that when a veterinarian visits your farm in New Hampshire they are recording your farm’s GPS coordinations and other information which is then submitted to the state for the precursor to the USDA’s proposed National Animal Identification System (NAIS).
Those with horses will soon find out that there are new EIA (coggins) test papers. It is reported that the new ones REQUIRE a premise ID number. By law in Arkansas, every equine has to be tested for EIA every year. This means that Arkansans who own equines but do not want to "volunteer" to be part of the NAIS will not be able to get their new coggins tests done without signing that premise ID. So much for VOLUNTARY...
Another party in Arkansas relates that while visiting a farming friend, a woman showed up at the door and showed the friend a very detailed satellite picture of his farm. In fact, they were startled at HOW detailed it was. The woman told the friend that they know he has cattle, etc. as evidenced in the picture, and started asking how many he has, etc. The man asked her if she was with the USDA and if this for the NAIS. She refused to answer for some time, just kept pressing with her own questions. Finally she DID admit that this was indeed for the NAIS. The friend told her to leave, but she left the picture with him.
Also in Arkansas, our own farming neighbors are reporting receiving phone calls from people who refuse to identify themselves, but instead fire off questions such as: how many acres do you have? how many cows do you have? Etc. Do NOT answer anything over the phone!
A goat breeder that we personally know had already complied with the scrapie program when she received a letter in July 2005 to "congratulate" her on her new premise ID number. Her information from the scrapie program had been used to move her over into the NAIS program WITHOUT HER CONSENT. It wasn't until later that she learned about the NAIS, and she is very angry! She still has her letter. Others are reporting the same kind of thing. Be very watchful!
It has been reported that the kids in FFA/4-H in Nebraska are being given money to go around and get people to sign the premise ID forms - like a fund raiser for the kids' clubs. So they have resorted to using our KIDS to get people to "voluntarily" sign up! Most of those signing up don't realize what it is. They just think they are helping the kids to raise money for their clubs.
More reports are still coming in from around the country....if this NAIS thing is all on the up and up, WHY are these kind of tactics being used on Americans?
Beware of animal officers, veterinarians, government related poll takers, surveys, registration forms at events and other ways that they may be gathering your information to “volunteer” your premises registration without your permission. Legally they are not allowed to enter your property without permission. Gate your driveway. Fence your borders. Put up prominant No Tresspassing signs.
If you discover that you have been “volunteered”, contact your state agency and the USDA to protest it and demand that you be removed from their lists and unregistered. If you are subject to false registration in any state please email us with details and send any documentation you can.
FROM NEW YORK:
In NY, data from Coggins Tests are being used to assign Premises ID #'s.
I have been trying to confirm this one as fact but no actual NYS Dept of Ag official will answer the question. However, my vet told me this is true AND I have repeatedly received "equine survey forms" in the mail from the NYS Dept. of Ag, asking how many horses are on my property, what breed they are, am I a breeder, trainer, etc. so I assume my vet is correct as there is no other way they could have gotten my name and current address. Karen
I got this information directly from the mouth of the President of the NY State Horse Council, George King.
Interesting that the NY Dept of Ag refuses to answer the question. Also interesting that they got a grant from the USDA for $115,000 to register premises and focus on educating "stakeholders" about the goals and objectives of the NAIS, yet there is not a word about NAIS on their website nor is there much in any way of the NY Ag newsletters that I have seen other than a blanket statement that NAIS is "moving along".