NAIS: Not About Disease !! from NAFAW

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January 20,2009 for public release from NAFAW.

The National Animal Identification System (NAIS) has stirred up a hornet’s nest of problems for the USDA. Dislike for the program is multiplying daily by klans of all flavors.


Citing the abject failure of a similar program in Australia, the total costs dumped on livestock producers, and voicing concerns about individual property rights, opponents have demanded the program be totally abolished.


On the other hand, the USDA claims it needs to be able to move fast in case of an outbreak of disease. At first blush it sure sounds fine and good, until you consider that people are in the middle of a major epidemic on US dairy farms, and the USDA hasn’t moved at all to stop it. Is there a tiny touch of hypocrisy showing between the lines?


Unsolved Multiplication


Sixty-eight percent of all dairy cows in America are infected with an always fatal disease called Johnes (pronounced yo knees).


In 2004 the USDA estimated the infection rate to be at 20%. Today, 68% of the nation’s dairy herds are comingled with Johne’s positive cows, a three-fold increase in only four years, but the USDA doesn’t feel the need to mandate an eradication program. Why? The USDA appears fine with this epidemic, and refuses any serious dialogue about the subject. The USDA, with their own data, estimates an annual financial loss as a result of Johne’s in dairy herds to be $200,000,000. For one year the Johne’s loss is nearly as much as USDA has invested in promoting NAIS during the past 6 years. This annual loss is more than 1000% over the eradication costs of the US Avian Influenza fiasco, a statistic USDA tosses out to tout the serious need of a NAIS mandatory system.


USDA is not totally avoiding Johne’s. A small budget is allocated for research, public awareness and informational press releases on how to manage a dairy with Johne’s. Just peanuts!


So, if the USDA is aware of the Johne’s epidemic, why aren’t they focusing their efforts in that direction? If you think it’s because Johne’s doesn’t affect humans, think again. Reliable information connects Johne’s with Crohn’s Disease. Crohn’s Disease, virtually unheard of in 1940, was on the rise by 1950, about the same time as the concept of factory farming showed up on the scene. Today, a generation later, up to two million US citizens and even more Canadians are infected. Most cases of Crohn’s Disease are diagnosed in children, who will suffer a life of physical misery because of the debilitating symptoms for which there are treatments, but no cures. The stark similarities of each disease causes knowledgeable scientist to be certain that once bovine Johne’s is eleminated, the same process can be effective to solve the human coequal.




The symptoms of Johne’s Disease in dairy cows are identical to the symptoms of Crohn’s Disease in humans:

* Persistent diarrhea

* Abdominal cramps and pain

* Fever

* Fatigue

* Rectal bleeding

* Loss of appetite

* Joints, eye, skin, and liver pain

* Obstruction of the intestine

* Development of fissures (small cuts or tears in the anal canal)

* Abscesses

There is no cure for Johne’s or Crohn’s. Fortunately for people, there are treatments. Cows aren’t so fortunate. Johne’s is always fatal, with death coming in slow, painful extended waves.


What Causes Johne’s Disease?

Johne’s is contracted by ingesting feces from infected animals. Animals who are raised on clean grass pastures seldom get infected. This is where a mix happens. Dairy herds are often mixed with beef cattle herds to provide a more diverse farm income. Many beef herds with Johne’s have traced their infected stock back to dairy raised purchases.

Today Johne’s is found in beef herds but with lower percentages than dairys.


If the USDA and corporate proponents of the NAIS were sincere in their concerns about disease, they’d at least exhibit a good faith effort about Johne’s that is rapidly consuming America’s highly productive dairy cows. The most costly disease of our day appears to have the urgency of watching paint dry. USDA’s rubber neck attack on Johne’s shows one of the most milk-toast approaches to disease eradication in the history of USDA. Only two things are needed to permanently deal with Johne’s, one fool-proof vaccination and one fool-proof negative/positive test method. At this time neither appear to be a consideration or priority to USDA. They are totally consumed in promoting NAIS premises permanent enrollment.


How to Locate Infected Herds?


Is locating infected herds a problem with Johne’s? Perhaps a test—-if it was announced that a vaccine and valid test method has been developed, cattle owners would stampede to use it. USDA will not have any problem locating herds. The owners of infected cattle are the first to be concerned and promptly notify health professionals. As long as USDA procrastinates on a good-faith attempt to deal with Johne’s disease, anything they say about their “come hell or high water” premises enrollment is totally and completely bogus! It will be impossible to convince livestock producers that premises enrollment will do a “gnats bristle” of good to

eleminate disease when Johne’s is not a priority USDA issue. Until USDA can clean up this mess, I’ll be hard to convince producers that USDA can do better with the

quackery of a costly NAIS.


More info: http://www.naisSTINKS.com, http://www.libertyark.net, http://www.FarmAndRanchFreedom.org.

Quotes and data provided by Countryside, Peggy Steward, Jerri, Darol Dickinson, and Jim Silwa. Thank you.




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FA-RM  Is another website we found that is dedicated to fighting back against NAIS.  Visit their site to read the full article on the latest move by the USDA to make NAIS mandatory. 


Saturday, January 17, 2009

ACTION ALERT on NAIS: USDA is Moving Fast!

“Excerpted from the full aricle:

In regard to advancing NAIS, the four most important aspects of the USDA/APHIS Jan. 13, 2009 rule are:

1. As of the effective date of the final rule, the NAIS Premises ID Number (PIN) would be the only form of PIN allowed for certain official uses.
(Note on timing — the comment period is open until March 16, 2009. Then USDA reviews the comments and at some point can issue a final rule. That date of issuance would be the effective date for the mandatory assignments of the NAIS Premises IDs.

However, a large number of unfavorable comments might result in the postponement, or even retraction or cancellation, of the rule.)

2. Although the system announced in this proposed rule supposedly permits the continued use of the National Uniform Eartagging System (traditionally, metal tags) and a “premises-based numbering system,” in fact, these systems would be used in the same way as NAIS Animal Identification Numbers. The older forms of eartags and individual IDs would all be connected into the NAIS Premises ID database through the Animal Identification Number Management System (“AINMS,” the USDA system that keeps track of what individual animal identification number is assigned to what farm or ranch). In other words,

under the system of this proposed rule, anytime a farmer/rancher has metal tags applied to livestock (such as for TB or brucellosis testing), the farm/ranch will be placed into the NAIS Premises ID system and the numbers on the tags will be tied to the farm/ranch through the USDA’s AINMS system.

3. Some requirements are being added for official eartags and these new requirements might make it very difficult or even impossible to obtain metal tags instead of the NAIS tags.

The additional requirements include a “U.S. shield” printed on each tag, and tags must be “tamper-resistant and have a high retention rate in the animal.” The APHIS Administrator must approve all tags. The NAIS tags now available already meet these standards. It is not clear that metal tags have ever been judged by these standards, so it is possible that the APHIS Administrator could fail to approve metal and other non-NAIS tags.

Also, tag manufacturers will have a clear self-interest in abandoning production of cheap metal tags in favor of expensive NAIS RFID tags, so non-NAIS forms of tags may quickly become extinct.

4. The addition of a definition of the AINMS to the animal-disease program rules in the Code of Federal Regulations is huge.

Previously the AINMS has only been defined in the non-rule NAIS informational documents (Draft Strategic Plan, User Guide, Business Plan, etc.) so it did not have any defined legal status.

Now this proposed rule adds a definition of the AINMS and also provides that eventually the AINMS will be used to tie all types of “official” tags — not just the NAIS 15-digit tags — to a NAIS registered premises. The proposed rule accomplishes essentially a mandatory system for the first 2 elements of NAIS — NAIS premises ID and NAIS individual animal ID. The only difference from the original NAIS plan is that now the metal tags and other traditional forms of individual ID have become additional forms of numbering/tagging that are used as part of NAIS.

Note that even if your state has passed a law to keep NAIS “voluntary,” that will not necessarily save you from this rule. The Federal Register notice specifically states: “All State and local laws and regulations that are in conflict with this rule will be preempted.” (p. 1638.)

However, if you are working to pass a state law limiting NAIS in the present legislative session, keep working — such a law could still be very important. It shows the opposition of animal owners and consumers to NAIS, which may help get the rule postponed or rescinded. In addition, the question of whether this rule would pre-empt contrary state laws in all circumstances may someday be open to legal challenge.” (end quote)


Read the fullarticle here: http://www.fa-rm.org/blog/2009/01/action-alert-on-nais-usda-is-moving.html

I urge everyone to sumbit comments on this sneak introduction of NAIS onto producers and consumers via the Federal Rulemaking Portal. The proposed rules may be read in full here in the Federal Register. Clearly state that your comment refers to Docket # APHIS-2007-0096.

FA-RM Action

Confronting the Psychos


Today, I read this article by Philip S. Wenz, published in the San Francisco Chronicle. Wenz is one of these wide-eyed eco freaks who actually believes that the voluntary suicide of most of humanity is necessary to “save the planet.” I submit that, if anything needs to be saved, it is humanity – from the likes of unhinged psychotics like Wenz.

Here is my email rebuttal to his disgusting diatribe:

Mr. Wenz:Why don’t you show us how committed you are by volunteering to be the first to die? Meanwhile, the rest of us will watch.

First of all, are you aware of the true agenda you’re apparently unwittingly serving? The international globalists, led by such people as the Rockefellers and the Rothschilds, were the authors of the entire “ecology movement” from it’s very beginning. Their agenda has nothing to do with “saving the planet” and everything to do with establishing a totalitarian world government – with themselves as its rulers. Their agenda not only entails merging all the world’s nations into a single world government, obliterating the laws of all nations and replacing them with the absolute rule of the World Court, but of also doing away with up to 90% of humanity.

Secondly, if humans are “bad” and need to be exterminated like some pest, then for whom is “going green” intended? Who will be left to witness and appreciate the re-establishment of nature in the wake of our mass suicide? What is the point of annihilating ourselves if we are the only species capable of fully appreciating the beauty of nature? Or hadn’t you thought that far ahead yet? Oh, one more thing; since we are, ourselves, a part of nature, what sense does it make to remove ourselves from it? It was the ancestors of the globalists, i.e., the tyrants of ancient Sumer and Babylon, who established the artificial “civilization” that makes it possible for people to become so divorced from reality as to see humanity as an evil to be eradicated – oh, except for themselves, of course. Are you among those psychotics who plan on being one of the survivors, watching with glee as the rest of us meet our demise?

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