A proposal to make brand inspections optional for horses is being criticized by some horse owners - and by some brand inspectors, as well.
The Wyoming Legislative Brand Inspection Task Force voted last week to recommend that brand inspections be made optional for horses.
Making brand inspection on horses optional is wrong. With the Federal government eying all livestock in the US for the NAIS program, removing a very good program that is all ready working is wrong. It just gives the Federal government ammunition to shove Mandatory NAIS down our throats. Wyoming needs to wake up and smell the horse manure and do the right thing. Keep the program in place for the good of all.
An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it. Don Marquis