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Times Recorder: “Livestock Care Standards Board deserves a fair chance to work"

Published Feb. 11, 2010 | Discuss this article on Facebook
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The Zanesville Times Recorder this week stated that the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board deserves a fair chance to work.

In an editorial dated Feb. 7, the Times Recorder states, “The time frame and membership of the board clearly were communicated before the November election: The board would form in the spring and its 13 members would be Ohioans, not people from another state who have no vested interest in our food, our farms or our economy.”

Less than three months after Ohio voters approved Issue 2, which creates the board, the Times Recorder says “(the Humane Society of the United States) is starting to peck at the board.”

The editorial goes on to state that if the Humane Society of the United States truly wants to help guide the work of the livestock board, it would allow the board time to become operational.

“The board deserves a fair shot here,” reads the editorial. “It should be allowed an appropriate amount of time to tackle the issues placed before it. Until then, the (Humane Society of the United States) should cage itself.”

Ohio Farm Bureau encourages members and Livestock Care Board supporters to comment on the editorial and send letters to the editor.

Read the latest news and updates on the creation of the board on Ohio Farm Bureau’s Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board News page.



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