The Ohio Livestock Care Board and HSUS



Ohio Farm Bureau’s Keith Stimpert & Joe Cornely discuss the background of Issue 2, the Livestock Care Standards Board, & the implications of the latest actions of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) in Ohio. Ohio voters approved State Issue 2 by a nearly 2-to-1 margin last fall, creating the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board. Just a few months after the election and prior to establishing the specifics through which the board will operate, an out-of-state activist organization wants to undo what Ohio voters accomplished. In this video, Keith Stimpert, senior vice president of public policy, and Joe Cornely, senior director of corporate communications for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation discuss the background of Issue 2, the Livestock Care Standards Board, and the implications of the latest actions of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) in Ohio. HSUS has taken steps to mobilize paid signature gatherers to push a ballot initiative before Ohio voters that would dictate livestock care standards from its own perspective. Stimpert said this move is very counter to what were trying to do with (the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board), which is bring together knowledgeable Ohioans to think through the process in a very comprehensive way. I think folks need to consider whats really going on here really look at HSUS, what theyre about and what they are trying to achieve, Stimpert said. He cautioned that nobody is turning their back on livestock care, and that

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