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Don't need the government dictatiing what we do. Most people have a way of identifying their horses
2/22/2010 11:49:29 PM
i definitely wantly horse microchipped, however I don't know how practical it is for ALL
2/22/2010 11:28:05 PM
Government has already banned horse slaughter, why do they want to ID?
2/22/2010 10:11:59 PM
2/22/2010 9:46:28 PM
At what cost, would a national data base be available to prevent thefts, standard type of ID, etc?
2/22/2010 9:41:34 PM
Any form of NAIS is unacceptable. The USDA has fried to fool us in the past,fool me once same on you
2/22/2010 7:09:36 PM
if an owner wants to permanently ID their horse(s), they already have that option.
2/22/2010 3:10:46 PM
For what purpose? My horses are pets, & of no concern to the government.
2/22/2010 3:10:10 PM
No NAIS EVER!
2/22/2010 2:30:15 PM
Absoflikkinglutely not! No mandatory ID, no how no way! And while you're at it stick NAIS up your..
2/22/2010 2:03:06 PM
this is NAIS again....
2/22/2010 12:50:55 PM
It depends on how it is done. I kind of like the idea but worry about consequences
2/22/2010 12:34:23 PM
This is just NAIS all over again
2/22/2010 11:13:28 AM
No NAIS, in any form!!
2/22/2010 11:11:48 AM
Though it would help stop theft and disease spread I think it should be up to owner
2/22/2010 9:52:10 AM
This smacks of NAIS, a bad idea whose time has NOT come!
2/22/2010 7:57:06 AM
Cost prohibitive, government invasive, ORWELLIAN!
2/21/2010 11:50:24 PM
"required" turns me off
2/21/2010 11:42:33 PM
A coggins test is sufficent.
2/21/2010 10:16:42 PM
Why? Money?!...If you want your horse chipped then buy it,if you don't-then so be it.
2/21/2010 10:15:57 PM
I do not support NAIS or microchips. ID papers with pictures should be good.
2/21/2010 9:38:25 PM
Far to burdensome for the results. Let owners decide for themselves.
2/21/2010 8:09:06 PM
steal my girlfriend not my horse!
2/21/2010 6:26:31 PM
Big Brother - The Coggins Test is already a stupid idea to force people to have a test done to move.
2/21/2010 6:03:48 PM
It should be up to the indidual
2/21/2010 5:29:10 PM
There are WAY to many people to whom their horses are pets, backyard friends, going nowhere.
2/21/2010 5:28:18 PM
The horse is not a meat animal in the US, large numbers do not move from state to state
2/21/2010 4:39:07 PM
I am in opposition to USDAs National Animal ID System for equines.
2/21/2010 4:13:18 PM
Humans will then be next
2/21/2010 2:01:22 PM
2/21/2010 11:13:21 AM
Required is bad, voluntary is good
2/21/2010 10:54:17 AM
We don't need any more big brother
2/21/2010 10:29:10 AM
Equine owners are responsible for their own horses. More control is not needed.
2/21/2010 9:57:08 AM
I have a 26 yo TB I've asked my vet numerous times to place a chip. In GA. she says NO.
2/21/2010 9:51:11 AM
NO -- Keep Big Brother out of my barn!
2/21/2010 8:09:18 AM
This is wrong in too many ways to discuss in 100 characters!
2/21/2010 6:35:57 AM
why in the ---does anybody want to know?it couldn't be for a good reason
2/21/2010 5:14:42 AM
tattoos and brands should be just fine. If it requires a "premise ID" tell them to shove it.
2/21/2010 12:37:38 AM
A horse needs a name. That's it.
2/20/2010 11:56:48 PM
no unpapered horse would drive the cost for those who just want to ride
2/20/2010 11:41:53 PM
If a breed registry wants to require it fine. Otherwise stay out of my barn and my business.
2/20/2010 11:25:56 PM
Horses are sold and givin away all the time, what would a permanent identification do for any horse.
2/20/2010 10:47:23 PM
NO!! Encourage owners to brand or freezemark, but NO to Big Brother!!
2/20/2010 10:23:56 PM
it is too dangerous to the health of the horse and the freedom for the wrangler!
2/20/2010 8:40:04 PM
Absolutely not! The govt has no busniess forcing me to register my property (horse). It's not theirs
2/20/2010 8:16:57 PM
Microchips will be required for all animals raised "for meat". Say NO to microchips for horses!
2/20/2010 7:55:43 PM
You alrady have one with the new photo EIA test in use by some veternarians now. Photo EIA's
2/20/2010 7:52:30 PM
NO NO NO!!! What don't they understand. We don't want it. We don't need it. We can't afford it. NO
2/20/2010 7:18:34 PM
(H) NO !!!!!!!
2/20/2010 7:01:50 PM
this should be the owners chioce!
2/20/2010 6:01:14 PM
Of course! Helps identify and recover stolen animals AND identify deadbeats that would dump animals.
2/20/2010 5:32:48 PM
Chips cause cancer?EVERy chipped animal I have had got cancer NO, NO,NO
2/20/2010 5:23:38 PM
mark of the beast not on my beast
2/20/2010 5:03:33 PM
The issue is mandatory and reporting every move.
2/20/2010 4:59:37 PM
2/20/2010 4:29:06 PM
This is bullchit and a way to begin marking us all
2/20/2010 4:26:12 PM
Just another way for Gvmt to control who does/owns what
2/20/2010 4:22:32 PM
2/20/2010 2:24:16 PM
2/20/2010 1:39:02 PM
It should be optional, like it is now. If you want a permanent ID for your horse your can get one.
2/20/2010 12:54:29 PM
There is no reason to track horses via NAIS, or similar, just another means of control
2/20/2010 12:47:22 PM
my animals are NOT part of the "national herd" We are not socialists!
2/20/2010 12:43:04 PM
Ownership is proprietary. If an owner wishes to tag, that's OK. Everything else is UN crap.
2/20/2010 12:35:13 PM
I do not find it necessary have govn. control animal id,
2/20/2010 12:33:26 PM
Why? For what purpose?
2/20/2010 12:30:55 PM
it starts w/ animals, we (humans) will be next
2/20/2010 12:26:28 PM
This is a personal choice for an individual's use.
2/20/2010 11:59:49 AM
That should be a decision for the owner to make.
2/20/2010 11:48:38 AM
Horses have marks used for Coggins ID & Jockey Club already enough!
2/20/2010 11:42:32 AM
It would solve several issues including theft, EIA and disease control
2/20/2010 10:43:31 AM
I want to protect my privacy
2/20/2010 10:23:11 AM
2/20/2010 10:10:54 AM
2/20/2010 9:51:09 AM
More big government control, more invasion of privacy, more spending and more taxes. SHAME! SHAME!
2/20/2010 9:47:38 AM
I agree Horses should be ID's, but not for the government!!! Ownership verification in case of theft
2/20/2010 9:17:29 AM
what ever happend to the land of the free?
2/20/2010 9:09:26 AM
Most horses already have a premanant ID..tatoo's and such
2/20/2010 9:01:01 AM
nor for any livestock - there is already adequte monitoring in feedlots for animals meant for food
2/20/2010 8:56:53 AM
No because I know where this is headed in the near future. it is just a way around NAIS
2/20/2010 8:17:17 AM
without the owners free, uncoerced choice? Why isn't there a option in your poll: Hell, NO!
2/20/2010 8:04:51 AM
The government/usda needs to stay out of our lives!
2/20/2010 7:58:36 AM
I do not support permamnent ID if it supports NAIS. Tattoos etc may be OK, but chipping is harmful.
2/20/2010 5:22:03 AM
NO< NO< NO>. You will be next...what to you think the Census is?
2/20/2010 5:10:45 AM
2/20/2010 1:01:05 AM
One more stupid government control measure.
2/20/2010 12:24:56 AM
I am against ANY mandatory program.
2/19/2010 11:50:36 PM
So that horses meant for slaughter could be rescued by a former owner who lost track of it.
2/19/2010 11:39:05 PM
Identification of all horse's makes a lot of sense.
2/19/2010 11:38:40 PM
2/19/2010 11:22:38 PM
horses are not part of any food chain the the USA, & do NOT pass on illnesses to animals or humans.
2/19/2010 11:21:18 PM
Should be an owner decision-not gov't.!
2/19/2010 11:15:06 PM
Downsize all government budgets. Let the people who want it pay for it. I don't want my tax money
2/19/2010 10:47:33 PM
it already cost a lot of money just to get a horse registered with the DNA test, more money for foal
2/19/2010 10:35:23 PM
We live in the USA not Russia this is a waste of our resources no no no no no
2/19/2010 10:24:15 PM
Breed registries require DNA for registration in many cases. That should be ID enouth.
2/19/2010 7:51:37 PM
if the racing industry wants it ok, if the breeders ass. wants it ok. don't make me pay for them
2/19/2010 7:20:29 PM
NAIS benefits corp ag on our backs!
2/19/2010 7:16:55 PM
The very notion is utterly ridiculous.
2/19/2010 7:12:18 PM
This is simply to enable th eindentification of horses slated for the slaughterhouse/foreign markets
2/19/2010 7:06:27 PM
Another example of the government getting into things that are noe of its business!!!!!
2/19/2010 7:04:09 PM
Putting a chip in your horse does not mean the goverment is tracking you.
2/19/2010 7:01:54 PM
not no, but hell no! Angry voter!
2/19/2010 6:49:18 PM
it would without a doubt cut down on horse thefts
2/19/2010 6:41:25 PM
y should you ask for permission to own your animal???What next??? Don't let them do this to you!
2/19/2010 6:35:52 PM
A requirement should only come from organizations by vote of the organization, not federal.
2/19/2010 6:07:16 PM
Animal ID does not stop diseases. Google R-Calf for ideas that will help.
2/19/2010 5:58:43 PM
2/19/2010 5:27:38 PM
A national ID system for horses would accomplish nothing beneficial to the average horseowner.
2/19/2010 5:20:58 PM
We have enough government intervention in our lives! No, no, no!
2/19/2010 4:38:24 PM
No form of NAIS should be allowed for animals. It has not worked in ANY other countries that have es
2/19/2010 4:26:08 PM
This is just one more instance of Government attempting to control the public.
2/19/2010 4:20:49 PM
NEVER! Who's going to pay for this? Some people are barely paying feed bills as it is.
2/19/2010 4:17:06 PM
More money for government intervention to provide NO benefits
2/19/2010 3:58:22 PM
no it is the Gov. sticking its nose in where it does not belong. why don't they QUIT.
2/19/2010 3:51:56 PM
Let every horse owner decide for themselves. We don't need more enforcements and fines and licenses
2/19/2010 3:50:24 PM
Yes, like Carfax!
2/19/2010 3:50:11 PM
As an educated sporthorse owner, I've not seen any valid data to justify permanent identification.
2/19/2010 3:22:59 PM
I do not trust a government mandate and as soon as they start counting it they start taxing it.
2/19/2010 3:08:04 PM
Big Brother has enough to mess up without being involved in horse ownership!
2/19/2010 2:58:13 PM
I vote no because I don't want the government making a data base to use for other purposes like taxa
2/19/2010 2:30:54 PM
The federal government has NO RIGHTS to do this.
2/19/2010 2:17:05 PM
The location oand the population of my livestock is my business
2/19/2010 1:24:14 PM
NO. This is the U.S. not a dictatorship or under communist rule. We retain our rights to decide.
2/19/2010 1:23:28 PM
ARE YOU LISTENING??? NO, NO, NO. Keep Government OUT of my private life.
2/19/2010 1:22:25 PM
There is NO need for this at all!
2/19/2010 1:20:42 PM
BUT - there need to be a uniform system. R.W. - Texas
2/19/2010 1:16:21 PM
our mustangs are freeze branded, one has a chip
2/19/2010 1:09:33 PM
more global government intervention
2/19/2010 1:00:54 PM
Another government scam to get our money!!!!
2/19/2010 12:48:45 PM
Absolutely not! People must be free to choose!
2/19/2010 12:28:35 PM
This should be up to the owner, not the Federal or State Governments
2/19/2010 12:25:58 PM
2/19/2010 12:25:02 PM
Would love to see it happen, I know it's impossible.
2/19/2010 12:10:45 PM
I think it should be voluntary as it is with house pets. I believe in it for cats and dogs.
2/19/2010 11:54:15 AM
We don't need Big Brother
2/19/2010 11:25:11 AM
The cost places an undue burden on individuals who own horses for pleasure.
2/19/2010 11:09:04 AM
We don't need any form of national ID for any animal. No NAIS in ANY form, including the "new" plan.
2/19/2010 11:03:24 AM
This is an absurd waste of resources.
2/19/2010 11:02:01 AM
Horses are personal property; let government stay out of it.
2/19/2010 10:49:15 AM
And a big big NO at that! we know r horses better than the Fed!
2/19/2010 10:43:10 AM
required costs take away from some of the simple pleasures in life
2/19/2010 10:23:55 AM
Registries are enough
2/19/2010 10:11:59 AM
It wouild be a nightmare to do, with all the non-registered horses. Big Brother ?
2/19/2010 10:02:52 AM
2/19/2010 9:59:58 AM
NO GOVERNMENT INTRUSION
2/19/2010 9:56:51 AM
USDA needs to decide if they are livestock or companion animals before trying to ID them.
2/19/2010 9:45:26 AM
Strongly opposed to RFIDs as they have not been adequately tested for safety and are too costly.
2/19/2010 9:43:49 AM
voluntary not mandatory
2/19/2010 9:38:21 AM
Stop wasting our tax dollars trying to redefine the meaning of "NO".
2/19/2010 9:36:02 AM
Common sense says they don't need it when so many are registered or branded anyway!!
2/19/2010 9:06:49 AM
If all horses traveling across state lines are included imagine the $$ burden to the equine industry
2/19/2010 9:03:18 AM
NO NAIS, NO WAY
2/19/2010 8:37:38 AM
A tattoo will work, and provide enough information.
2/19/2010 8:34:08 AM
my horses are micro chiped
2/19/2010 8:33:32 AM
I suggest microchipping and the govt can get off our backs.
2/19/2010 8:28:45 AM
As it isn't food animal existing methods good enough
2/19/2010 8:12:06 AM
I can see this becoming another government sponsored nightmare for horse owners
2/19/2010 7:57:26 AM
That should be the owner's choice, not the Government's.
2/19/2010 7:50:32 AM
I do not need the gov tracking my horses every move!
2/19/2010 7:36:10 AM
REDICULOUS! Just more ways to spend money for the small farmer and pet owner. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
2/19/2010 7:14:40 AM
Not practical, nor economical for the average equine competitor/enthuiast
2/19/2010 6:50:58 AM
Keep your Butt out of my BARN!
2/19/2010 4:34:05 AM
Not necessary and expensive. An invasion of people's privacy.
2/19/2010 1:24:25 AM
This new approach is still the same old NAIS just under a new name, and the answer is still NO! NO!
2/19/2010 1:15:25 AM
Say NO to Big Brother getting his hands on our horses!
2/19/2010 12:53:50 AM
No Obama-chips in my horse
2/19/2010 12:45:51 AM
If the racing industry wants it they should pay for it themselves for their horses.
2/19/2010 12:41:47 AM
enforse current laws ( EIA testing at sales for one) first!!!
2/19/2010 12:27:00 AM
I do not want the government telling me what I can and can not do with my horses!
2/19/2010 12:06:40 AM
It's a waste of money and
2/19/2010 12:04:41 AM
no purpose, too expensive to set up maintain
2/18/2010 11:59:48 PM
Government get practical and leave recreatioanl horse owners alone.
2/18/2010 11:59:40 PM
2/18/2010 11:47:23 PM
For racing to improve security. Not required for other disciplines
2/18/2010 11:36:11 PM
No more government interference,
2/18/2010 9:52:50 PM
It should be the owner's choice.
2/18/2010 9:33:27 PM
microchipping is good. I hate having to carry paperwork.
2/18/2010 9:08:43 PM
would help lessen theft
2/18/2010 9:03:04 PM
It would help keep track of all the horses and the age & heritage
2/18/2010 8:51:09 PM
Its NAIS.. A lot of unnecessary cort for the average horse owner.. With minimal benefit..
2/18/2010 8:50:17 PM
Why would YOU think that is a good idea? Leave my horse alone. And go chip yourself.
2/18/2010 8:48:37 PM
There are programs already put in place for the movement of horses around the US
2/18/2010 8:13:43 PM
But the government should NOT be involved in tracking the horses
2/18/2010 8:00:52 PM
There should be an ID, but only to track ownership and current stable location
2/18/2010 7:57:33 PM
2/18/2010 7:56:39 PM
This goes against our Consitutional rights, plus there is already brand inspection, coggins, ect
2/18/2010 7:48:52 PM
We have brands and coggins testing. Who needs to spend that kind of money for scanners and chips????
2/18/2010 7:34:04 PM
no way- if someone wants to do it themselves fine , but leave me alone!
2/18/2010 7:32:39 PM
MY horses are MY property and NOT the governements. If ID goes on them, it'll be for MY use.
2/18/2010 7:24:50 PM
already have DNA. don't need anymore
2/18/2010 7:22:39 PM
it is invasive, expensine, & unnecessary
2/18/2010 7:11:14 PM
Not fair to pleasure and show horse folks.
2/18/2010 7:11:08 PM
There is no need to microchip recreational use horses.
2/18/2010 7:00:44 PM
We already have the best disease tracking system in the world. More would just waste money.
2/18/2010 6:56:44 PM
we don't need big brother involved in personal business
2/18/2010 6:53:53 PM
It is unConstitutional for any level of government to require permanent ID of personal property.
2/18/2010 6:31:20 PM
The methods we currently use work!
2/18/2010 6:16:04 PM
it could not only help locate stolen horses but allow former owners to save horses sent to slaughter
2/18/2010 5:57:58 PM
But, I'm afraid it will be to costly for us poor owners.
2/18/2010 5:33:50 PM
It would help put an end to many problems.
2/18/2010 5:20:47 PM
I guess it is a matter of personal preference. I have one of my horses ID & about the get the other
2/18/2010 4:54:24 PM
My horses are mico chipped and freeze branded I do not want them stolen
2/18/2010 4:51:32 PM
Permanent Id may help in theft cases, but do we want to sign up for more Governmental control?
2/18/2010 4:30:30 PM
All my horses have microchips and freeze branding for my peace of mind.
2/18/2010 3:40:26 PM
NO. Uncle Sam has his hand in too many things now.
2/18/2010 3:13:17 PM
Not mandatory! No NAIS in any way, shape or form!!!
2/18/2010 2:51:11 PM
There are enough registries already to track our horses.
2/18/2010 1:57:47 PM
Wild horses should be exempt
2/18/2010 1:40:02 PM
should be available but not required.
2/18/2010 1:23:46 PM
There is no good reasons for giving the government tracking ability for recreational riders
2/18/2010 12:46:35 PM
I can see this being done on certain horses, such a racing, show horses etc. But a lot of horses are
2/18/2010 7:58:04 AM
I think it should be optional.
2/18/2010 12:35:34 AM
I would want it for my horse, wouldn't you???
2/17/2010 11:41:38 PM
Show horses and others that travel a lot should be subject to ID system for disease control
2/17/2010 11:35:15 PM
We have enough government regulation - permanent ID should be voluntary
2/17/2010 11:35:02 PM
due to peoplestealing horse or even dumping equines and selling them at a auction
2/17/2010 11:02:42 PM
It should be voluntary.
2/17/2010 9:39:47 PM
Might be a good theft deterrent.
2/17/2010 9:34:35 PM
This requirement will take away from American's right to personal privacy.
2/17/2010 8:41:09 PM
What?! We're in NAZI Germany now? NO ID!!!!!
2/17/2010 8:40:16 PM
I am not sure. Why would this help? Who pays the costs of keeping up with registrations and deaths?
2/17/2010 6:23:14 PM
Microchipping is the answer!
2/17/2010 4:50:43 PM
As a barn owner, I need to protect my horses from contagious disease and this would help.
2/17/2010 4:15:21 PM
not practical or enforceable
2/17/2010 3:27:21 PM
This just a precursor to human ID programs. Anti govt intrusion into my life
2/17/2010 3:14:38 PM
This is a hard question if you are talking about the NAIS. Allot of people are split on this issue.
2/17/2010 2:41:35 PM
i think so. If something ever comes up, we need 2 know exactly who this horse is.
2/17/2010 1:58:14 PM
Something standard, rather than a different inspection certificate in each state.
2/17/2010 1:19:33 PM
I wld only do it to find my horse if lost or stolen.
2/17/2010 12:33:04 PM
Something that does not disfigure the horse, but is easy to use for identification purposes.
2/17/2010 12:19:51 PM
Available, yes - required - no
2/17/2010 12:19:22 PM
Only if it will benefit the horses somehow, not the government
2/17/2010 12:15:22 PM
The ID everything concept has gone too far.
2/17/2010 11:26:26 AM
Are you out of your mind?
2/17/2010 11:21:44 AM
There is NO valid reason my three pleasure horses need an ID. It will not bio-secure my community.
2/17/2010 11:03:13 AM
Just got my horse micro-chipped easy on the horse ande reaSONABLE
2/17/2010 10:48:01 AM
If required on horses, where does it end? Cats, dogs, humans...
2/17/2010 10:29:48 AM
It would also make it easier to identify stolen horses.
2/17/2010 9:01:26 AM
preferably a microchip
2/17/2010 8:27:35 AM
It shouldn't be required but it should be easy, inexpensive and uniform (e.g., natl govt registry)
2/17/2010 8:11:23 AM
Absolutely not; only if the owner wants it
2/17/2010 7:15:36 AM
then an owner can be blamed for sending that horse to slaughter
2/17/2010 6:56:08 AM
NO to NAIS too!
2/17/2010 3:53:02 AM
We do not need govermental regulation
2/17/2010 3:21:16 AM
If they can microchip dogs and cats-why not horses
2/17/2010 3:10:40 AM
Should be VOLUNTARY, like micro-chipping dogs.
2/17/2010 2:48:35 AM
It's impossible! who will maintain the databse? Our tax dollars will just end up payig for it.
2/17/2010 1:38:56 AM
no more governement
2/16/2010 11:55:55 PM
I view it as a first step to the kind of ID system in the EU with drug info for slaughter houses. NO
2/16/2010 11:39:58 PM
Not more Regulation!
2/16/2010 11:16:07 PM
none of the governments business
2/16/2010 11:09:10 PM
Only if an owner sees it necessary.
2/16/2010 11:06:12 PM
Less government, not more! Absolutely NOT!
2/16/2010 11:03:25 PM
if for NO other reason, than to hold irresonsible owners accountable/or original owners recovery
2/16/2010 10:58:17 PM
Good idea, but how to get a common system?
2/16/2010 10:26:32 PM
Absolutely YES. And health/vaccination and ownership records, too.
2/16/2010 10:21:15 PM
perfect for id horses and their owners during a natural disaster colletion action and stolen horses
2/16/2010 10:17:54 PM
i would say yes as long as its not painful to the horse
2/16/2010 10:12:27 PM
that depends on whether you mean ID on the horse, or paper id
2/16/2010 10:08:48 PM
This will lead to increased government control & tax on horses
2/16/2010 9:52:32 PM
You have to be kidding.....
2/16/2010 9:47:46 PM
It would deter theft, help track disease outbreaks, help track slaughtered horses
2/16/2010 9:44:42 PM
first the animals - then us! people.....wake-up...its all about the CONTROL..
2/16/2010 9:36:14 PM
that's more gov't inyrusion
2/16/2010 9:32:59 PM
We need to keep government out of horse ownership!!!
2/16/2010 9:31:15 PM
This would prevent a lot of horses slaughtered o rsold on the black market
2/16/2010 9:29:36 PM
No. It's just one more excuse to apply another tax and more government control.
2/16/2010 9:27:38 PM
NO! NO! NO! They just want to tax you on your horses.
2/16/2010 9:15:11 PM
If an owner is smart, their horse(s) will be permanently marked. But to require this? No.
2/16/2010 9:11:53 PM
no becuz somehow the government would get involved
2/16/2010 9:08:11 PM
Permanent ID would deter horse thieves & allow lost horses to be safely returned to their owners.
2/16/2010 9:02:12 PM
2/16/2010 8:59:50 PM
Too much Gov. regulation already!
2/16/2010 8:44:12 PM
to prevent theft
2/16/2010 8:17:56 PM
I will BNIOT
2/16/2010 8:11:38 PM
maybe stollen horses wouldnt be sold to the slaughter yards without identification see.
2/16/2010 8:11:06 PM
just as micro chipping should be required for household pets the same should br required for horses,
2/16/2010 7:59:23 PM
at owner's discretion
2/16/2010 7:54:34 PM
Microchipping is cheap!
2/16/2010 7:46:37 PM
It should remain a personal choice-not a requirement
2/16/2010 7:44:47 PM
Yes, because theft has increased
2/16/2010 7:38:15 PM
An abandoned horse could be traced to the previous owners and that could help prevent abandonment.
2/16/2010 7:33:44 PM
This would mean more government in our business.
2/16/2010 7:31:00 PM
The people of the United States are over governed as it is without more unnecessary laws .
2/16/2010 7:06:02 PM
Cost and logistics make it super hard to doo this---who is going to keep track of it all?
2/16/2010 6:52:01 PM
2/16/2010 6:49:43 PM
TOO MANY REGULATIONS ALREADY! ENOUGH, already. NO.
2/16/2010 6:46:59 PM
If mandated by law, owner should not have the burden of cost ever.
2/16/2010 6:35:05 PM
I microchiped my horse. Now I can rest knowing that I can prove he is mine
2/16/2010 6:33:02 PM
Absolutely. I wrote and article for the Chronicle referring to need.
2/16/2010 6:32:28 PM
It couldn't hurt & in MANY ways help locate a horse.
2/16/2010 6:30:31 PM
It should be a matter of choice - too much gov't intervention!
2/16/2010 6:14:06 PM
horrible invasion of privacy liberal big govt. thinking
2/16/2010 5:49:20 PM
Race horses, maybe & really expensive horses, but otherwise - no.
2/16/2010 5:44:40 PM
All my animals (pets included) are micro-chipped.
2/16/2010 5:44:27 PM
This could force irresponsible owners to take responsibility; may discourage backyard breeding...
2/16/2010 5:39:52 PM
If you think licenses are good go see the California department of motor vehicles
2/16/2010 5:39:33 PM
NO! Just another waste of my taxpayer dollars!!!!
2/16/2010 5:31:43 PM
Just another version of NAIS
2/16/2010 5:26:06 PM
If the owner decides to microchip his/her horse for event recovery reasons, that is fine.
2/16/2010 5:08:43 PM
Lip Tatoos or Micro Chips as long as the Chips can be read easily
2/16/2010 5:06:03 PM
Just like dogs, if you want to fine but it should NOT be required.
2/16/2010 4:59:29 PM
Required, absolutely not. I recommend it for show or breeding animals for ID purposes only.
2/16/2010 4:58:12 PM
This way when horses are sent to auction they can be re-rescued
2/16/2010 4:56:39 PM
NO! it's a mess in the cattle world.
2/16/2010 4:46:27 PM
Nwxt, we'd be taxed on them.Gov. can't get our $$ fast enough now.
2/16/2010 4:42:21 PM
Should some form of permanent id be required of every idiot that thinks of these ideas ?
2/16/2010 4:42:19 PM
Helpful for identifying stolen horses
2/16/2010 4:40:07 PM
There is no 100% safe, pain free ID, not to mention additional cost - time to tell Big Brother NO!!!
2/16/2010 4:39:57 PM
If my horse was stolen I'd want to be able tofind him and then prove that he was mine! Not easy now
2/16/2010 4:39:31 PM
it should be encouraged, not required
2/16/2010 4:27:19 PM
BLM uses cold-branding. ID'ing every horse is huge expense & hard to track.
2/16/2010 4:18:29 PM
microchips are reasonable priced and help with the recovery if the horse is ever lost or stolen.
2/16/2010 4:17:22 PM
not every one could afford it, let them use that money to care for them instead
2/16/2010 4:14:29 PM
We already have too much government oversight
2/16/2010 4:07:40 PM
Not EVERY horse, but show, race, & event horses, sure.
2/16/2010 4:07:06 PM
And slaughter houses should be required to check a master list before slaughter is allowed
2/16/2010 4:04:35 PM
CHIPPING WOULD BE GREAT, BUT FIRST LETS GET THEM ALL FED AND CARED FOR BEFORE ID MONEY IS REQUIRED
2/16/2010 4:00:38 PM
it's up to the owner not the goverment to decide
2/16/2010 4:00:16 PM
absolutely NOT government already controls more than it should- not to mention the expense
2/16/2010 3:49:29 PM
It should be required that horses be checked for I.D. at shelters, sales, auctions
2/16/2010 3:43:03 PM
While there are good arguments for permanent ID, it's more red-tape government intrusion.
2/16/2010 3:43:02 PM
I think horses should be like cars and have a pink slip as they change owners.
2/16/2010 3:42:34 PM
Help track horses for transfer of disease and to recover through theft
2/16/2010 3:39:21 PM
Big brother is in my life too much now.
2/16/2010 3:39:04 PM
Enough with Big Brother!
2/16/2010 3:38:58 PM
yes, to some extent
2/16/2010 3:36:40 PM
Licensing should be mandatory, with breeders paying a higher fee.
2/16/2010 3:28:50 PM
I think it should be on a voluntary basis.
2/16/2010 3:26:03 PM
All should have a UELN number that never changes.
2/16/2010 3:23:56 PM
At least micro-chip. Responsible thing to do.
2/16/2010 3:18:04 PM
I can understand why but I can not gree on the basis that a horse is still livestock not a pet!
2/16/2010 3:04:47 PM
Chipping would be nice.
2/16/2010 3:03:57 PM
Very difficult to enforce and control
2/16/2010 3:00:53 PM
Are you crazy!?!
2/16/2010 3:00:13 PM
NO animal ID, if you want to, ok, but do not force it on us.
2/16/2010 2:56:53 PM
required is key word -registered horses are already identified
2/16/2010 2:55:49 PM
should be optional
2/16/2010 2:54:44 PM
that shouldbe the owners decision as it would be an additional vet expense or owner expense
2/16/2010 2:52:38 PM
there is already way to much gov't. involvement
2/16/2010 2:50:09 PM
2/16/2010 2:44:51 PM
Requiring it for every horse is overkill. It should be solely up to the owner.
the owners should decide
2/16/2010 2:39:38 PM
Forced ID is taking away our American Freedom, one step at a time, one process at a time.
2/16/2010 2:34:44 PM
For competitive horse, yes, but others, definitely not.
2/16/2010 2:33:07 PM
What is the purpose? If it's to require licensing like dogs, forget it!
2/16/2010 2:32:28 PM
Cost? Purpose? I think not.
2/16/2010 2:32:04 PM
can't really understand the need for it
2/16/2010 2:26:58 PM
It may be nice for insurance and assurance, but too big brother.
2/16/2010 2:25:37 PM
Horses are not food animals in North America
2/16/2010 1:49:25 PM
CEM, piro both great illustrations
2/16/2010 1:46:19 PM
we have our coggins...it should be a national thing and not a state to state basis.
2/16/2010 1:16:53 PM
No, Cause it would just cause more people to pay out more money in an already depressed economy
2/16/2010 12:09:32 PM
But every horse that ends up at auction should be screened for ID
2/16/2010 11:58:37 AM
How invasive can the govt get?
2/16/2010 11:55:06 AM
branding or freeze branding, more visible
2/16/2010 11:23:40 AM
Concerned about what form the ID would take and possible health impact of microchipping.
2/16/2010 11:19:01 AM
NO!NO!NO! Stopinvaiding our privacy!!!!!
2/16/2010 9:52:38 AM
it would be good if the world were perfect. its a bad idea in this world
2/16/2010 8:32:14 AM
photo passport and DNA identified that travels with the horse for life
2/16/2010 8:11:48 AM
No, ID owners! Pre-purchase exams for intending owners - too hard?
2/16/2010 4:52:05 AM
I don't like government dictation in this, but it make recovering stolen animals easier
2/16/2010 1:54:05 AM
a horse passport would be valuable in preventing theft.
2/16/2010 1:41:40 AM
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