Saturday, January 10, 2009

Help stop National Animal Identification by voting at

Below is a message from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance about bringing the opposition to the National Animal Identification System to the attention of the incoming administration. When I checked earlier today, the Stop NAIS issue had moved up a spot in the issues to be considered. If you have even just a few animals, and you don't want to have to tag them and enter them in a registry to even take them to a neighbor's, on a trail ride, etc., please consider registering at and VOTING for this issue to be considered. Below is Judith's message:

"Stop NAIS" Idea Still In the Running at Change.OrgBut it needs more votes to win!

Good news: "Protect Our Food Supply - Stop NAIS!" is currently ranked #17 on, out of the almost 90 ideas that made it to the second round, and from over 7,000 original submissions

Bad news: Only the top 10 entries in the contest "win" and have their ideas presented at the National Press Club on January 16th and advocacy campaigns organized to promote them.

Good news: The competition is not over yet! You can still vote at

All the voting totals were re-set to zero for the second round, so even if you voted for it in the first round, you can now go vote again. The second round of voting will run until 5 pm EST on Thursday, January 15.

Step 1: If you are not already signed up for the site, register at:
Step 2: Go to Be sure to click the box labeled "Vote!" to the left of "Protect Our Food Supply -- Stop NAIS!" Simply leaving a comment does not count as a vote. After you click the Vote box, it will change color and show "Voted." If it does not do that, shift your mouse a bit and click again, because it sometimes take several tries.
Step 3: Email all your friends, and ask them to vote also.

Step 4 (optional): The most important thing is the number of votes that the idea receives. If you want to leave a comment after you have voted, think in terms of what will encourage other people to vote to stop NAIS. Keep your comment short and clear.

Remember that all of the ideas are competing against each other for one of the Top 10 slots!
This is a very quick, easy way to help us raise awareness about NAIS and potentially get significant new resources for this fight. Please go to and vote now!
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Working together, we can make our voices heard.

Judith McGearyFarm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
Phone: 512-243-9404
Toll-free: 866-687-6452

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