Texas Premises and Animal Identification System Regulations sign now

WHEREAS, we the undersigned Texas residents believe the proposed Texas premises identification regulations as they relate to animal ownership and subsequent animal identification and tracking will unduly burden the family farm, hobby farm, small producer, and 4-H and FFA participant, both fiscally and physically; and

WHEREAS, we believe the animal movements by such owners are already easily traceable through livestock show records, veterinary health certificates, the Scrapie eradication program and sales to end consumers; and

WHEREAS, the USDA National Animal Identification System is neither finalized nor mandatory and is, in fact, undergoing revision; and

WHEREAS, we believe such programs constitute an invasion of personal privacy and such large-scale, computer- and satellite-aided surveillance is unprecedented in this state and country; and

WHEREAS, we believe true food security arises from individual food production or purchases from local farmers; and

WHEREAS, such a program will only serve to benefit corporations and industrial-scale animal production and those in the business of export; and

WHEREAS, such a program places a burden on religious freedom by mandating compliance among those of plain faiths and others who object to government surveillance and control of private property for religious reasons;

NOW, THEREFORE, WE REQUEST the Texas Animal Health Commission and Texas Legislature clarify the law to include the following:

The Texas program should be placed on hold or remain voluntary until such time as the national plan has been approved, finalized and deemed mandatory; and

Exemptions should be granted for the above-named individuals, for animals raised for private consumption, and on the basis of species (small ruminants tracked through the Scrapie eradication program, backyard poultry) and numbers of animals; and

Existing forms of animal identification should be accepted, i.e., registry tattoos, scrapie identification tags, etc.

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  • 11 February 20161000. Cynthia D
    --be nice; 4-Hers, give your club and age SCTGC & 4-h-AGAINST NAIS City in Texas; Zip Davilla, Tx 76523
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  • 10 February 2016997. Mandy C
    --be nice; 4-Hers, give your club and age Trailrider/Horse owner. We travel every weekend with our animals. This would keep us from enjoying our animals and freedom to enjoy our hobby. City in Texas; Zip De Berry, TX 75639
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    --be nice; 4-Hers, give your club and age Horsemasters City in Texas; Zip Longview, Tx 75603
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  • 04 February 2016993. Robert S
    --be nice; 4-Hers, give your club and age As a native born Texan and "country boy", this is offensive to me. We agrigulteralist chose this lifestyle to hang on to the heritage this nation was built on. Freedom! This proposal goes against everything we sta
  • 03 February 2016992. Jennifer T
    --be nice; 4-Hers, give your club and age В City in Texas; Zip Austin, TX
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  • 02 February 2016989. Brenda B
    --be nice; 4-Hers, give your club and age So, is this the beginning of Revelations for livestock? Be 'marked' or be gone? I personably do not believe in the chip for animal nor human, esp. when it's made law in order to 'make the govs life easier'. When d
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  • 31 January 2016987. Daryl F
    --be nice; 4-Hers, give your club and age Stop taking away our constitutional rights! City in Texas; Zip Ladonia, 75449
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  • 31 January 2016985. Glen B
    --be nice; 4-Hers, give your club and age This is unnecessary overkill, which will then kill the farmers and ranchers truly trying to make a living on the land. City in Texas; Zip Houston, Texas 77005
  • 30 January 2016984. Jimmy M
    --be nice; 4-Hers, give your club and age I opose the animal (ear tag ) idenification program. I did register my place location but think that is as for as it should go. This program would put most all of the small producers out of buisness and they make
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    --be nice; 4-Hers, give your club and age This will drive small ranchers out of business City in Texas; Zip Groesbeck
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  • 27 January 2016979. Margaret T
    --be nice; 4-Hers, give your club and age please don't penalize the American farmer anymore! City in Texas; Zip Austin, TX 78757
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Texas Animal Health Commission and Texas Legislature

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