Ohio Governor Appoints Members to Livestock Care Board

The naming of the members of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board is “a great step toward Ohioans taking control of animal care issues,” according to John C. (Jack) Fisher, executive vice president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). “Now we all have the responsibility to participate in the process,” he added.

The majority of the board’s 13 members were announced today (April 6) by Gov. Ted Strickland.

The Care Board was created in November when Ohio voters passed State Issue 2 by a nearly two-to-one margin. State legislators recently completed the enabling legislation, which was signed into law by the governor on March 31.

The Care Board will address the proper treatment of farm animals within several contexts including the safety, availability and affordability of food plus livestock agriculture’s relationship to jobs and economic development.

The HSUS is pushing for additional reforms on the newly created Care Board, in the coming November election.


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  1. […] return, HSUS will recognize the Ohio Livestock Care and Standards Board as the sole regulatory authority for livestock care issues in […]


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