They are sneaking it in the back door down here. In January you won't be able to sell cattle at auction without a permenent ID. I fully expect in the next couple of years that getting a coggins will require some sort of permenent ID on the animal. I've heard in other states that kids can't show in youth livestock shows without having their animals permenently IDed.
They found the front approach did not work so they have regrouped and are forcing it upon us in other ways. Just wait and see.
I've been vocally against NAIS - went to a hearing put on by the Texas Animal Health Commission on NAIS to give my 2 cents.
The short is - I don't think we need more rules governing what we do with animals and I think animal disease already is traceable (as has been shown in Mad Cow scares and such). (I have far more to stay, but I think the turkey is kicking in and I am getting verrrry sleepy ).
The NAIS system that was being pushed a few years would include our horses.
Any movement of the horse off the farm would require notifying the government
or face something like a $1,000 fine. This would include a trail ride, shows, etc. There was bunch of other "goodies" in it. The small farmer/rancher would be especially hard hit while the big guys would get off very easy.