Reports out of Columbus, Ohio late Wednesday afternoon indicate that Ohio’s governor, the state’s ag and livestock organizations and the Humane Society of the United States have struck a deal in order to avoid another nasty ballot initiative fight this fall.
According to those reports, the agreement would, among other things, require the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board to ban veal crates by 2017—to ban new gestation crates at the end of the year, and to ban all gestation crate usage by the year 2025—and to implement a moratorium on permits for new battery cage confinement facilities for laying hens.
The agreement apparently requires approval by the Ohio legislature before it becomes official.
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