Going Green

Monday, December 17, 2007

EU Compulsory ID Tags

Words like compulsory and mandatory bother me. I guess it's part of that independent spirit that is prevalent in rural America.

EU makes sheep and goat tags compulsory by end of '09

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU ministers agreed on Monday to introduce electronic tags for millions of sheep and goats across the European Union by the end of 2009, part of a strategy to prevent epidemics of contagious diseases like foot-and-mouth.

Back in December 2003, the bloc's farm ministers agreed new animal tagging rules to replace a system where...(complete article here).

It is only a matter of time before similar tags are compulsory in this country. Are we excited yet? -- NOT.

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