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Review of 2009 Ohio Ballot Measures: Livestock Care Standards Follow-up

2009 November 10 - Stefan

Follow-up on Ohio Animal/Livestock Standards Ballot Measure:

In Ohio, Issue 2, a ballot measure to create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board for the purpose of establishing and implementing standards governing the care and well-being of livestock and poultry in Ohio, passed on November 3rd with 67.3% of the votes.

Issue 2 authorizes the newly created Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board to consider factors that include, but are not limited to: agricultural best management practices for such care and well-being, biosecurity, disease prevention, animal morbidity and mortality data, food safety practices, and the protection of local, affordable food supplies for consumers when establishing and implementing standards. In addition, the measure allows the Ohio Department of Agriculture to enforce the standards established by the board.

For complete voting results please visit the National Conference of State Legislatures Ohio ballot measures page.

-Stefan Johansson, Research

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