Livestock measure passes in Ohio

Wed, Nov 4 2009 — Source: Feedstuffs

The Ohio ballot initiative that called for the establishment of a board on livestock care standards — was adopted by voters in the state yesterday, with almost two-thirds of voters approving the concept late last night. The measure establishes a 13-member Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board that will set standards for the care, treatment and welfare of livestock and poultry raised in Ohio based on ethics and science. The measure takes the form of an amendment to the Ohio State Constitution.