The Truth About the Animal ID Plan

The federal National Animal Identification System (NAIS) plan is promoted as pro-health, but actually threatens healthy farming practices.

Cattle Retinal Scan
Manny Encinias, livestock specialist at New Mexico State University, takes a retinal scan of a cow. Scientists in 2005 evaluated eye-scanning and radio frequency identification ear tags as part of a pilot project using New Mexico cattle.
Photo courtesy J. VICTOR ESPINOZA/NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY