Skip to comments.Feds foist chicken ID on frustrated farmers
Posted on 07/13/2012 2:39:54 PM PDT by lward99
Voter ID has gotten large amounts of media attention, but residents of rural areas are concerned about another identification issue that has remained largely ignored: chicken ID. ...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposed rules for Animal Disease Traceability, developed in August 2011, are now in their final stages. They require identification of farm animals, such as poultry and cattle, that cross state lines.
Many farmers worry the rules would send them on a literal wild goose chase, forcing them to catch and hold down each bird to attach an identification tag.
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Is this really necessary? Seems like this country has survived quite some time without this.
The only ID I want on my chicken is fried, grilled, baked, etc.
there will be a tax on every single chicken so a careful account of all chickens must be established - although I am being sarcastic, I’m probably not for off.
So chickens need ID but voters don’t???
Antonin Scalia would approve of this and claim that the law is legitimate as it is related to interstate commerce.
So let me get this straight. A frigging chicken has to have a unique ID to cross a State line, but requiring identification to cast a ballot is a violation of civil rights.
Our government has gone completely insane.
Another stupid idea that should be tossed.
A regulatioon thought up by some beaureaucrat sitting on his ass in a chair who has never seen a farm.
The chicken SWAT teams can’t be far behind.
The chickens are going to fly the coop over this!
Only if you want them to vote......
This is an undue burden on minority chickens. Many of them don’t have time nor money to drive to the DMV to get identification. This is just an attempt by racists to prevent them from getting to market. You KNOW they’re only going to check identification from the chickens with brown or black feathers.
nothing would surprise me any more from these marxist assclowns.
Speaking of Chickens:
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they can take the mass chicken transit and an ID costs ...chickenfeed.
Do you tag their ears like they do cattle?
Second point: to qualify to be a Chicken Inspector you need to know the answer to, “What is the white stuff on the top of chicken$hit”?
Answer “Just more chicken $hit”!
It’s time that people get it in their heads that the majority of federal fascist bureaucrats are traitors and enemies of America and start treating them as an enemy. A good start would be ostracism from the communities they live in, harassment by county sheriffs and an ocassional fistfight.
Don’t worry - one of Zerobama’s biggest supporters is one of the biggest chicken farmers in the country. He will either get a pass - or he will get this killed - my bet.
Equal protection can fix all this... no doubt mass-producers are exempt: how can you IDTAG a chicken who lives less than 8 weeks stuffed in a cage with 10 others?
If Tyson gets a waiver, force the FDA to abandon it.
lol...plus...so few chickens have diseases that it’s miniscule in the grand scheme of things! The outcome is still going to be the same.
The Obama Administration has given Black and Latino Chickens a waiver on the ID Requirement.
Better yet, that it was killed and processed that day.
An evening at Stroud's in Kansas City -- "We choke our own chickens" -- reminded me how fried chicken used to taste. And reinforced why most Chinese chicken recipes start with "First, you kill a chicken."
Just declare them to be voters, and they won’t need ID. Problem solved.
I am very close to the poultry business and I can tell you in all truth that on the current pace the price of chicken will soon go stratospheric. Add beef and all other corn fed and made stuff to that list.
USDA keeps jacking with the production and export numbers and you can bet you bippy that someones somewhere are making a killing on every move up or down that is telegraphed to them by the USDA for Friends of obastard.
The biggest business in the poultry business right now is chicks to Chile because we can’t afford to grow them here and most of that reason is FDA having taken over regulations from USDA. Growers can’t even treat their flocks for disease like they used to. FDA regularly condemns houses that before would have stayed in production.
NO SUCH REGULATIONS EXIST IN CHILE OR ANYWHERE ELSE.
We can’t grow our own chickens because they have to be pure but we import chickens to eat that have had no such restrictions for health placed on them.
WHO IS EXPORTING JOBS NOW?
This is racist, and serves only to disenfranchise the poor and minority chickens.
The NFA had full, direct auditing oversight of PFGBest because PFGBest was a non-clearing FCM. The Director of NFA Audits and Investigations, Lauren Brinati, admitted freely to my attorney that she lacked even rudimentary understanding of the industry, could not discuss even the simplest concepts, and signed whatever came across her desk from on high without understanding it. --Ann Barnhardt
So...we’ll go into a KFC and order “number 12,438, on a bun”? This will give the “Take A Number” dispensers a whole new meaning. Chick-Fil-A can only claim their chicken is “number one”, one time?
How about chicken parts...will each chicken nugget be assigned a serial number? Maybe pet food labels will say, “Made with numbers 1,476, 2,491, 637, and 99.”.
Will they have to package the chickens in numerical order?
How about the tracking of the chicken poop used for fertilizer?
Of course, voters can’t have ID’s to vote, and the president has no numerical or natal proof to be president, but we better number those pullets.
Zero sympathy. Have seen too many farmers cut corners on every element of their business. And if the consumer gets ill, oh well. No dice.
not to be crass, but, Ladies, always front to back, never back to front, and just wipe once. Get something fresh if a second pass is needed. Sheryl Crow can take her own chances.
One wing of the extended family quit having problems after the girls/ladies started heeding that simple advice.