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Why not model federal legislation after Ohio?

Dr. Tony Forshey, State Veterinarian in Ohio says that after all the work done in Ohio to develop Livestock Care Standards, he would hope any federal legislation being considered, such as legislation introduced that would implement an agreement made between The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and United Egg Producers (UEP), would be modeled after Ohio.

“If they would develop a board that was very unique and covered a lot of different areas, a lot of different people, used the process we used with committee structures and research, using not only science based, but some of the ethical justification that goes along with these Care Standards,” said Dr. Forshey.

The Ohio State Veterinarian says he would hate to see something done at the federal level that would preempt states and their ability to do certain things.

Dr. Forshey talked with Brownfield’s Ken Anderson in Denver at the National Institute of Animal Agriculture Conference.

Audio: Dr. Tony Forshey, State Veterinarian, Ohio (7:35 MP3)

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