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ID critics vent objections at ag meeting
Capital Press 6/9/09
CITY, Mo. (AP) - Hundreds of farmers are calling for a national
system that could trace livestock during a disease outbreak to be
Critics of the animal identification system filled a mid-Missouri
hotel ballroom Tuesday for a town hall meeting hosted by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture. The system registers animals and farms.
Some critics brought up civil liberty worries, others objected for
religious reasons and many said they doubted the competency of the
government to manage the tracking system.
Of the 55 people who spoke during the meeting, only one pork
producer from western Missouri expressed support.
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