Congress votes to fund animal ID

Congress votes to fund animal ID

Wilson County News (TN)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Ron Paul sponsored an amendment to the 2007 agriculture appropriations bill May 23 that would prohibit any federal funding for implementing the National Animal Identification System.

The vote went against his amendment 34-389.

The Texas Farm Bureau opposed Paul’s amendment and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar voted against it as well.

Paul’s argument against animal ID is that it threatens to put thousands of small farmers and ranchers out of business.


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