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  •  We don't want to have to Notify Big Brother (3+ / 0-)
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    zett, Calamity Jean, CcVenussPromise

    ... every time we put Dobbin & Dudly in the trailer for a trip down the back roads to the trail head on federal forest land, or the 4- H fun show. They already have to have yearly health certificates in some states to do this, which is fine, you keep the papers with you and produce them at the gate.  But you don't notify the govt of intent to travel...  The way some of these regs are written, that could happen.

    "Toads of Glory, slugs of joy... as he trotted down the path before a dragon ate him"-Alex Hall/ Stop McClintock

    by AmericanRiverCanyon on Mon May 11, 2009 at 10:40:08 AM PDT

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    •  Yes, in fact, Florida has a good equine passport (2+ / 0-)

      system other state's could adopt.

      With it a vet health check is good for more than thirty days, saving you money and demonstrating that you are moving a healthy animal around. Plus,  you're not supposed to be moving your animal around not even from block to block without a Coggins in Florida. Are police officers stopping to check?

      Well, there's the other issue. Is there manpower and resources for every cop to stop me or you to check your paperwork?

      Health certificates document the location the animal is moving from, who it belongs to, and the destination it's arriving at, including who is receiving the animal if that's the case including that person's name.

      It's a working traceback system. The NAIS adds nothing to it except paperwork logged into a massive database which doesn't exist at this time because taxpayer money hasn't been allocated to it yet, and it cannot be guaranteed to never be hacked into, so much for the complete privacy of records argument.

      Do people really want to pay tax money for rich owners of thoroughbreds to pay their staff to clickety click every single time their six-figure precious moves from stable A to stable B because the NAIS makes food safe?

      Heck, I don't know how many times I've been accused of being "rich" because I like to keep horses.

      People are perfectly fine with the government spending billions of dollars for me, and for the alpaca owner, and for the llama owner to report everywhere our animals move because the USDA has provided them a soft-sell document outlining that the NAIS will give them peace of mind, perceived comfort that that their food is being tracked by the NAIS.

      Existing traceback systems are working well at this time.

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