Lessons from New Jersey on Livestock Care

December 9, 2009 at 8:30 am 2 comments

Ohio State University Ag Law Director Peggy Kirk Hall discusses the lessons Ohio can learn from New Jersey on livestock care:

The recent passage of Issue 2 in Ohio (see earlier posts) will eventually lead to the establishment of an Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, which will have the responsibility to develop standards for the care and well-being of livestock.    While the process is new for Ohio, we’re not the first state to develop farm animal care standards.

In 1995, the New Jersey legislature directed its Department of Agriculture to develop “standards for the humane raising, keeping, care, treatment, marketing, and sale of domestic livestock; and rules and regulations governing the enforcement of those standards.”  Nine years later, the agency finalized its regulations for the “Humane Treatment of Domestic Livestock.”  The regulatory program defines acceptable and prohibited practices for feeding, watering, keeping, marketing, sale, care and treament of cattle, horses, poultry, rabbits, small ruminants, and swine.  The program establishes an investigation and enforcement process that includes a complaint procedure and investigation by Certified Livestock Inspectors.

Read more here: http://ohioaglaw.wordpress.com/2009/12/03/developing-ohios-livestock-care-standardslessons-from-new-jersey/

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2 Comments

  • 1. Cari Rincker  |  December 15, 2009 at 1:59 am

    Thanks for the heads-up on this issue in New Jersey. Going to look into it tomorrow.

    • 2. andykleinschmidt  |  December 15, 2009 at 12:45 pm

      Ohio State University’s Ag Law Director Peggy Hall is the mastermind behind the article. Peggy does great work!


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