The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board voted on the state's first-ever livestock care standards.

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Passes Vote on Euthanasia Standards

In a Tuesday news release, the Ohio Department of Agriculture announced that the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board unanimously voted to create new euthanasia livestock care standards. The proposed rules must now go through the formal rule making process through the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR). The release is in its entirety below, and view the proposed euthanasia rules by clicking on the link below the photo.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Passes Vote on Euthanasia Standards

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (Oct. 5, 2010) – The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board today unanimously voted to create new euthanasia livestock care standards—the first such set of standards created in the state’s history.

The Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Robert Boggs, who also serves as the board’s chairman, said through a careful, transparent and diligent process, the board is delivering its promise to Ohio voters.

“As chairman of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, I am proud of the hard work the board has put forth to craft our state’s first livestock care standards,” said Boggs. “Through an open and deliberative process, the board has created standards that address acceptable methods of euthanasia for all livestock that are clear and practical for Ohio’s livestock producers.”

The standards will be posted to the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board’s website and distributed through the E Notification System for comment. The proposed rules will be posted for a two-week period on the board’s website, and during this time, comments may be e-mailed to [email protected]. The proposed euthanasia rules will then be filed with the JCARR to begin the Ohio Revised Code Chapter 119 administrative rule process. For more information about the JCARR process, visit https://www.jcarr.state.oh.us/.

The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board is charged with establishing statewide standards governing the care and well-being of livestock while promoting food safety, preventing animal and human diseases and encouraging local food production.

For more information about the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, visit www.ohiolivestockcarestandardsboard.org.

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public_docs_rules_Euthanasia_Rules-Edited.pdf