WA Residents-If you show or are NPIP certified READ THIS!

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by pips&peeps, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Today I received information from the WA Department of Agriculture regarding proposed code revisions. They pertain to poultry enthusiasts as the State is proposing to charge for NPIP testing now.

    They have not presented any sort or plan or suggestions on what to charge, but want the governing bodies to approve an "open to interpretation" amount.

    To you as an exhibitor of poultry it means you will pay a fee that the Department of Agriculture decides is a proper amount. You cannot have your birds tested after the show for free anymore.

    You can be fined $150.00 for your first offense if caught breaking the code revised last year requiring your birds be pullorum-typhoid tested within 90 days before the show, be a NPIP participant or have a NPIP certificate on your bird. It will depend on the mood of the official.

    This will basically put the poultry industry on the outs. There will be little to no one showing birds at the County Fairs. The State has not offered any other means of testing.

    I am urging those of you out there who do show to contact your County Fair Board and explain to them that the will be losing exhibitors and money if this code revision goes through and ask that the support us in opposition to it.

    If you want more information about this go ahead and contact me.

    Thanks,
     
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I will be contacting out legislature today to find out how this becomes a law and what we can do to prevent it.
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    UGH! Sometimes its a good thing and sometimes its a BAD thing! All at the mercy at the exhibitors and politicians alike, I'm sure!

    Do let us know what you find out on this...it will not be the first state to do so.
     

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