Forget the Sheep, concentrate on the Sheeple…

The EU has put back the starting date of a requirement for the electronic identification of sheep and goats

The EU Council of Ministers agreed in mid
December that member states would have until the end of 2009 to
implement the e-IDs, instead of the original date of the beginning of
2008.

This follows concerns about the costs and
practicalities of implementing the system in time for the original
deadline. The original regulation was passed in 2003 and made the
starting date subject to confirmation or amendment by the council.

A report on the issue was delayed from its
scheduled publication date of mid 2006 until November 2007. This
prompted the council to delay the date, although it appears unlikely
that some member states, including the UK, would have been in a
position to implement on time.

Animal welfare minister Jeff Rooker said:
“Whilst I am aware that the industry needs to make significant changes
in order to implement these proposals, securing a delay until 31
December 2009 for implementation is a significant achievement and will
give our industry two years longer than was originally agreed to adjust
to the introduction of e-ID.

“We do still have concerns about the cost
and practicalities of introducing e-ID and these are recognised in the
commission's report. We will continue to work in close partnership with
industry to discuss the implementation of e-ID in a way which is
practical and industry can make work. We will also be seeking further
amendments to the regulation to limit the impact of the introduction of
the individual recording requirements which exists for older animals.”

The regulation established a system for the
identification and registration of bovine and caprine animals. Among
other measures it provided for the introduction of individual animal
recording and electronic identification.
(source)

Seems all their efforts are now going into IDing people instead. (forget the sheep, concentrate on the sheeple)

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