You'll want to stay updated on this case and its potential impact on pet ownership - read that as ANY animal ownership. Dog owners & others - take note!
Dr. Mary Zanoni of Farm For Life, a leading attorney in the opposition to NAIS, reported that the very first lawsuit to challenge the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) Premises Registration was filed yesterday in state court in Pennsylvania. (Information on NAIS is below).
In Landis v. Wolff, James Landis, a Mennonite farmer from Lancaster County, is challenging the PA Department of Agriculture's demand that Mr. Landis submit to the NAIS Premises ID requirement, as a violation of Mr. Landis' constitutional rights to freely practice his religion. You can download a copy of complaint HERE: Download LandisComplaint.pdf
The PA Dept of Agriculture plans to strip Farmer Landis of his ability to take his ducks to market in New York City, which will result in the loss of his livelihood, if he fails to comply with a supposedly "voluntary" Premises ID requirement of the National Animal Identification System.
In response to the filing, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ordered that a hearing on a request for a preliminary injunction be held on Thursday, June 28, 2007, in Harrisburg, PA.
NAIS - The Evil Master Plan
The National Animal Identification System is that evil master plan pushed by big industrial agribiz conglomerates - Cargill, Monsanto, etc. to mandatory microchip, track and control every living creature, starting with farm or livestock animals.
Btw - as an animal owner, that includes tracking all of YOUR data and activity as well.
NAIS is also backed by some highly-placed, high-tech companies, with lots of former elected officials who have bailed out of government to jump on board the gravy train in this lucrative private sector.
Why? These microchip firms and defense contractors, database managment firms and other government suppliers will make BILLIONS off the RFID chips, tracking technologies and database managment services that will be required if the NAIS becomes law.
Not to scare you BUT NAIS is due for implentation in 2008. Wakey wakey, dearest dog owners.
Critics say NAIS not only violates constitutional rights, violates privacy for all animal owners, but NAIS will put small family farmers, organic farmers and small ranchers out of business, leaving only the heavyweights to provide food for America's tables. (I told you it was evil, didn't I?)
So how did an Evil Master Plan like NAIS plan make the leap into to government?