Big Brother Requires Registration of Backyard Chickens

The fear of avian flu in North Caroline is driving the government beyond reasonable measures and into an abuse of power. If you own a single chicken you have to now register it as if it was a danger to society.

In North Carolina, the state’s Department of Agriculture wants to protect you against the avian flu. So regardless of the number of chickens you have, you must register for a state farm ID number as of August 1, 2015. Surprisingly, this if free. Not surprisingly, this is mandatory.
According to State Veterinarian (who knew there was a State Veterinarian?) Doug Meckes, this is vital. “In planning our response for highly pathogenic avian influenza, one problem we’ve come across is that we can’t protect birds that we don’t know exist. We need to know where poultry are located so we can properly protect commercial and backyard flocks.”
Whats next for Big Brother to come cracking down on? Time will tell, but if you want more information on the chicken situation head over to The Daily Sheeple to read the full article.

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