Impact of NAIS on Horse Owners

The equine community has been divided over the issue of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). While many have argued that we need to stop NAIS, others have believed that horses would be exempted. Any hope for an exemption, however, has been laid to rest by the USDA’s latest document, the Business Plan for NAIS, released in late December 2007. The Plan states that horses are in “Tier 1” as a “targeted species” for implementing NAIS.…

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