Kentucky Senate Committee OKs Livestock Commission

The Senate Agriculture Committee in Kentucky Thursday approved a bill that would create a commission to set rules for how animals are treated on farms. The bill is aimed at pre-empting efforts by animal-rights groups to pass treatment standards.

A large group from the Kentucky Farm Bureau was on hand as the committee passed Senate Bill 105 sponsored by Agriculture Committee Chairman David Givens (R-Greensburg). The full Senate is expected to consider the bill next week.

The bill would create a 14-member Kentucky Livestock Standards Commission chaired by the state agriculture commissioner. The state veterinarian would be a non-voting member.

“The goal is that the conversation be driven by scientific standards and practical animal care standards and the conversation not be driven be emotion,” Givens said.



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