AML Appaloosas

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Attention New Mexico Residents

 NAIS Discussion at Horse symposium


The Horse Symposium to be held at the Moriarty Civic Center on March 20-22 has scheduled the New Mexico Livestock Board to speak about NAIS.

Do we have anyone who can go to the sessions and spread NO NAIS flyers and information? I may be able to go on one of the weekend days, but I live over 2 hours one way drive from the event and I'm working on Friday.  So if we have others who are willing to go and present the other side of the story that would be great.

You can download NO NAIS flyers and information at the following websites:

No NAIS Poster

USDA Proposed rule

NAIS Flyer

Unfortunately we need to pay to get into the event. Tickets are $30 in advance (which was by March 15th and I just found out today) or $35 to get in the day of the event.

To get into the event, you need to contact hoofprints at (505) 401-1633 or hoofprintspublications@hotmail.com

Thanks

PS. Remember that NAIS doesn't just affect horse owners, It also affects chicken owners, goat owners, sheep owners, cattle owners and all owners of animals that can be classified as livestock or exotic livestock. NAIS will go along way to destroying the backbone of this country; the farmers and ranchers and food producers. Do not let the USDA fool you into thinking this is a good thing because it isn't and will violate most of your constitutional rights.

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A new attack on the family farm

A new bill recently introduced into congress is about to make my small farm and every one else’s illegal if it passes.  This bill is

H.R.875
Title: To establish the Food Safety Administration within the Department of Health and Human Services to protect the public health by preventing food-borne illness, ensuring the safety of food, improving research on contaminants leading to food-borne illness, and improving security of food from intentional contamination, and for other purposes.

The bill defines a “food production Facility” this way.

(14) FOOD PRODUCTION FACILITY- The term ‘food production facility’ means any farm, ranch, orchard, vineyard, aquaculture facility, or confined animal-feeding operation.

They also define Food Establishment categories.

(5) CATEGORY 1 FOOD ESTABLISHMENT- The term ‘category 1 food establishment’ means a food establishment (other than a seafood processing establishment) that slaughters, for the purpose of producing food, animals that are not subject to inspection under the Federal Meat Inspection Act or poultry that are not subject to inspection under the Poultry Products Inspection Act.

(8) CATEGORY 4 FOOD ESTABLISHMENT- The term ‘category 4 food establishment’ means a food establishment that processes all other categories of food products not described in paragraphs (5 through (7).

FOOD.-The term ‘‘food” means a product intended to be used for food or drink for a human or an animal and components thereof.

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By definition, I now own a food production facility, because I produce food for my own consumption. I raise and slaughter my chickens for food, which makes me fall into the category 1 food establishment. Additionally by growing and processing my own garden foods, my farm then falls into the category 4 food establishment. If you raise even part of your own food, you to may fall under this new law that could destroy your farm. If you buy even part of your food from a local farmer, you will be affected because your farmer may not be able to afford to meet the requirements in this bill.

Read more about the onerous requirements and problems with the bill at the following websites:

http://hoosieraccess.com/

http://www.dailypaul.com/

http://shepardpolitics.blogspot.com/

http://www.campaignforliberty.com/

Then contact your representatives and discuss this bill with them and make sure they know your feelings on this issue.

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