June 21, 2024

National Animal Identification System (NAIS)

Written by: Bill Suydam, Editor, Health Spectator

An interview with Linda Faillace, author of Mad Sheep

The National Animal Identification System is another of those government ideas that sounds so right on the surface but goes so wrong in the implementation details. Basically, it is a nationwide registration system for animals and the sites where they are kept. It has been causing a major uproar within the farming community, as it is a burden to small farmers, among others.

It will affect you too if you keep any sort of farm animals such as chickens, sheep, goats, horses, etc.—but if you do, you undoubtedly already know this.

We’ve been preparing a piece on this subject, but in the process we came across this video that gives you an excellent summary of what’s involved. So we thought we’d provide a video introduction, then look to converting our investigative reporting to a background article or editorial.

Most of our readers have probably never heard of NAIS. If you fall into that category, the video below will be a real eye-opener. The presenter is Linda Faillace, author of Mad Sheep:The True Story Behind the USDA’s War on a Family Farm, who knows a thing or two about dealing with the USDA as a small farmer.

2 thoughts on “NAIS – Interview with Linda Faillace

  1. While imitation may indeed be the sincerest form of flattery, I think lifting my text wholesale without attribution is going a bit too far.

    And while it may be technically true you posted this page on this site on July 22, 2009, the original from which it was taken was posted by Bill Suydam on Health Spectator on July 18, 2009. I think at the very least you should include such attribution with a link and make it clear where the piece originated.

    Obviously we have some agreement on the basic cause.

    I don’t mind your citing my work with the use of links, trackbacks or pingbacks. But to lifting it as an entirety and making it appear as your own I do indeed object.

    Bill Suydam
    Editor, Health Spectator

  2. Sorry, wasn’t trying to steal anything. Just trying to get the message out about NAIS. There is a link back to your article.

    I have added your site in my links. What else can I do to make you happy?

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