On July 17th it was announced that there is a new animal welfare scheme that takes the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) to a new level. Phase III of NAIS is tracking and surveillance. According to global agriculture controllers animal welfare is one of the things that would be monitored and tracked. How long has your horse been in the pasture? Have you massaged your pet today? Are your animalâ€™s vaccinations compliant? How many flies landed on your cow today? The guidelines can go on forever and be a living document that is reworked at the whim of those in power.
The Animal Welfare Approved program will provide financial incentive through a grant program for up to $10,000 to farmers who will comply with the farm welfare mandate dictated by global standards and apply those standards to their farms. The announcement was made by the President of the Animal Welfare Institute Cathy Liss and Director of the Animal Welfare Approved program Andrew Gunther. There are 600 farms currently enrolled in the program which promotes animal well-being, sustainability, and humane family farms according to global definition. Only those farmers who participate in the program and feather their next with the devalued greenback’s will be classified as conscientious farmers, participants in good husbandry, only if you choose to exclusively raise your animals with their standard of compassion. The Animal Welfare Approved, whose accreditation was recently endorsed by the World Society for the Protection of Animals as having the most stringent animal welfare standards, is attempting to set the standard on how farm animals should be taken care of. One of the headlines of this website is ‘Shopping for Animal Welfare’ and as you can guess it is sponsored by the UN. Continue reading