Agriculture dept... Mail with threat

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by darin367, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. darin367

    darin367 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 1, 2010
    Shelton, Wa.
    Just got a mailing from the dept of agriculture.. on the front it informs me it is against the law not to respond... i open it up, they want to know how much livestock, horses, goats, and poultry i have.... how many meat birds, how many egg birds...... I can't believe our government is building a database on even how many chickens i own....... can't figure out why our country is bankrupt..... i try to obey the laws of the land, but this is ridiculous..i don't care why they are even asking, it just bothers me that they are asking..... i'm not a farm in any way, shape or form.......
  2. Stuck in the Coop

    Stuck in the Coop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    North Central, MO
    Annual farm census. A complete waste of time and money. I file mine in that special place junk mail resides [​IMG]
  3. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

    Jan 8, 2011
    Tampa Area, Florida
    Where do they get their list from? Are you NPIP?
  4. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    I get those sometimes.

    I find that if I file them in the round file I feel much better.
  5. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have had horses for 10+ years, We get them every year, not happy about it either.

    Now we have poultry too.

    I suppose that it is so that when someone shows up with Hoof and mouth, or some wierd bug they blame on poultry thay will know where to go to exterminate (while leaving all the wild carriers living and killing our livestock).

  6. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 2, 2010
    western Oregon
    The government is on a need to know basis as far as I am concerned, if I want them to know I will tell them, until then it makes great fire starter.
  7. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Quote:My thinking exactly. [​IMG]
  8. hossfeathers

    hossfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 24, 2009
    And if no one returns the form, and the powers that be decide that there are no farmers in the area, so agriculture zoning and tax laws and environmental considerations don't have a place in that area...well, that'll be a fine kettle of fish, won't it?

    If we-as-animal raisers don't stay visible, we won't stay around.
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  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
  10. saltnprepper

    saltnprepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Its so they know who to come take from when the SHTF. So tired of big government. Your not asking for a government hand out so they should not need to know. To many laws and rules in place keeping honest good people from just doing what they do to take care of their family. Government needs to just get out of the way of the common citizen.
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