If passed, the Texas Animal Health Commission would be authorized to adopt federal regulations, including requiring every chicken to have a permanent leg band with a unique identification number when it is sold or moved to a new location. The agency would also be authorized to adopt whatever federal animal ID regulations are created in the future, including new regulations on horses, sheep, goats, cattle, bison, and more.
The passage of this bill would create a substantial time and cost burden for small farmers, ultimately making it more difficult for them to remain viable sources of local food for the community.
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