On the last day for ballot signatures to be filed with the Secretary of State, Gov. Strickland announced a “deal” with HSUS to keep the animal housing issue off the ballot this November. The agreement, which agricultural organizations also signed off on, calls for the Livestock Care Standards Board to adopt regulations which would:
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In an expected move, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and other groups announced today their intention to place on the ballot a proposal eliminating certain livestock housing systems. The ballot language would also call for a prohibition on the strangulation of cows and pigs as a method of euthanasia and the introduction of downer cows into the food supply system.