Animals will be inspected during the event including poultry, livestock, etc. Upon passing inspection, vendors will be presented with a permit which they must display at their booth/table. Any shoppers, vendors, etc that have doubts or questions about any other vendors livestock or poultry are encouraged to immediately report the concern to either the inspector(s) on duty or the Information Table. Inspectors will have a badge indicating them as an Inspector.
!!!IMPORTANT!!! Food, Water & Humane Housing
Be sure to bring receptacles for water and food, and ensure that your containment method is humane and clean. Animals should have access to air and water at least at all times. If your animal will be in a confined space like a tote or other container, please be sure to provide some sort of bedding to prevent the animal from sitting in it's own urine and/or feces.
If a vendor fails an inspection:
You may be asked to leave
You may be asked to remove the animal from the property
You may be asked to remove the animal from the vending area (put it in a vehicle or trailer in the parking area, etc)
You may be banned from future PNW Farm Barter Faire events
You may be banned from the PNW Farm Barter Faire Networking Facebook group and any other relative Facebook groups
Should a vendor refuse any or all orders of the Inspector and/or the Organizer, then the vendor will be escorted off the property by law enforcement officials. Should the vendor cause any disruption or physical harm, the vendor will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Things to look for in an unhealthy/unthrifty animal no matter the species:
Obviously you have to consider that some animals might be molting/shedding, under stress from being carted to the a big event and exposed to a lot of noise and activity, and/or other scenarios. Ideally, though, these are things you should watch out for when deciding what animals to bring to the Farm Barter Faire.
Snotty nose/sneezing/raspy breathing
Mites/fleas/lice- check tail area and back of neck