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Agriculture agreement potentially in jeopardy

In a somewhat surprising development yesterday, the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board reversed its earlier position on draft standards for veal housing and voted to continue to allow calves under 10 weeks of age to be tethered in stalls after Dec. 31, 2017. The previously adopted standard, which was reversed, only allowed tethering of calves under 10 weeks of age after 2017 if the tether was of sufficient length to allow the calf to turn around.

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Agreement reached among HSUS, Ohio governor, and livestock organizations

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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OVMA commends animal welfare agreement

COLUMBUS, OHIO — JULY 1, 2010 — The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) commends the efforts of Gov. Ted Strickland, the Humane Society of the United States, and livestock organizations to reach a consensus on important animal care and well-being issues. The evolving nature of animal welfare discussions in Ohio were advanced by these dialogues.

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Animal confinement ballot initiative launched in Ohio

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.

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