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FYI we need to support this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bill would keep farmers' private information private Mary Soukup

Updated: 03/11/2014 A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives is determined to make sure the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not disclose private information of U.S. farmers and ranchers as it did in early 2013. Congressman Rick Crawford (R-Ark.), joined by Representatives Jim Costa (D-Calif.), Lee Terry (R-Neb.) and Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.), introduced the Farmer Identity Protection Act that would prohibit EPA from releasing agricultural producers’ private information into the public domain. In 2012, EPA proposed a rule under the Clean Water Act that would have resulted in the agency gathering private information of livestock producers and making it publicly available and searchable through its website. USDA, the Department of Homeland Security, lawmakers in both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, and agricultural organizations raised concern that the proposal was not only an overreach of EPA’s authority but also would make it easier for activist organizations to target farming and ranching operations and could potentially threaten the safety and security of the nation’s food supply. While EPA ultimately withdrew the proposal, the agency still collected private information of more than 80,000 livestock operations in 30 states through state environmental agencies and released it through Freedom of Information Act requests. Information, including name, address, phone number and even GPS coordinates of agricultural operations, was disclosed to Earth Justice, the Pew Charitable Trust and the Natural Resources Defense Council. Congressman Crawford recently called this an egregious breach of privacy..... NAIA News

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Oklahoma Issues Consumer Alert Against HSUS
USAgNet - 03/17/2014

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt issued a consumer alert against
the Humane Society of the United States last week just hours before an
organization with a history of antagonism toward the animal rights group
launched a week-long advertising campaign in the state. According to the
Tulsa World, the Center for Consumer Freedom announced its advertising
buy with a press release praising Pruitt and alleging "The Humane
Society of the United States deceives donors with tear-jerking and
manipulative images of dogs and cats, and then funnels the money to push
a radical animal liberation agenda aimed at attacking farmers."

Pruitt said he had no advance knowledge of the ad campaign and that it
is coincidental with his consumer alert. The alert says the attorney
general's office has received complaints that HSUS misled donors after
last year's Moore tornadoes by telling them their money would go to help
local shelters and dislocated animals....




To our Clubs that still have not renewed their Affiliations for 2014 - you can now pay for your Club to Affiliate with NFSS online here:

Please note, we still need the paperwork hard-copy to be mailed to Laura Bewley at the address given on the Application - your payments will be matched up once we receive your paperwork.



One of our members actually posted this link to her bird website and had a comment "Wow, looking forward to seeing this law spread to other countries! " with a smiley face after it.   We know many of us in NFSS don't hand-rear birds, but we need to be very mindful of legislation being proposed in our countries that will affect aviculturalists and our rights to even have pets. This is a good example of that.

Find NFSS on Facebook our conservation, breeding, and bird-showing discussion group is growing daily. Members can post photos and connect with other Facebook users.

Finch and Softbill Save Species Conservation Groups

Currently, the following FSS groups exist within NFSS:

NFSS FSS Amandava - Strawberry/Goldbreast group -

Species Coordinator: Sally Porter

NFSS FSS Carduelis cucullata - Red Siskin group -

Species Coordinator: Paula Hansen

NFSS FSS Coliidae - Mousebird group -

Species Coordinator: Kateri Davis  

NFSS FSS Erythrura - Parrot Finch group -

Species Coordinator: Scott Golden

NFSS FSS Pynonotus - Bulbuls group -

Species Coordinator: Sally Huntington

NFSS FSS Serinus group -  

Species Coordinator: new volunteer coordinator needed --contact Finch and Softbill Save Director, Scott Golden

NFSS FSS Uraeginthus - Blue/Purple Waxbill group -

Species Coordinator: Vonda Zwick

For information about participating in these special interest groups, please click on the link of the group, it will connect to you Yahoo where you can join the group.

If you have additional questions about a Finch or Softbill species you are working with, contact Finch and Softbill Save Director, Scott Golden


Moderator, NFSS Finch/Softbill Forum John Wilson


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