To the editor – by John Niven
Dr Tony Britt are simply astounding.Victoria Police’s Detective Sergeant Steve Brown has pointed out tags may easily be removed and replaced. NSW Police I have spoken with are also well aware of the futility of NLIS in the prevention of stock theft. Dr Britt said NLIS was for other reasons rather than the prevention of stock theft.If it is unreliable for stock theft, it certainly is unreliable for all the irrelevant nonsense it was introduced for.Dr Britt’s comments then become really silly. He said, if sheep had electronic tags and a thief missed replacing one the database would be alerted. WOW!
The cattle NLIS must be getting close to the last card in the pack, as now Dr. Britt says a very valuable service for the cattle industry is identifying cattle that have strayed on to another property and inadvertently sold by the producer responsible for that property. What about the strays that have lost a tag and replaced by a breeders’ tag, or the strays that didn’t even have a tag?
NLIS is a $100- million per annum white elephant that is nothing more than nonsense based on fantasy. In fact it has compromised the tail tag system it replaced. It has failed dismally the ridiculous justifications for its introduction and should be abandoned immediately in favour of the tail tag system it replaced
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