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From an article in This is London entitled: Foot-and-mouth started by 16 sheep" In the long term, he (Jim Scudamore) told the committee, every sheep is likely to carry an electronic ear tag that will identify its origin and movements."

We would not be surprised to hear that a new rule, enforcing the electronic tagging of farmers, is even now being drawn up by a couple of DEFRA solicitors. The bill, to be entitled something like "Freedom Tagging for Farmers (Identity Crisis) bill " will be rushed through Parliament before MPs read the small print.

Janet has this to say about the electronic tagging of sheep:

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