The Ohioans for Humane Farms have submitted a petition to Ohio’s Secretary of State in support of placing an anti-cruelty measure on the statewide November ballot.

This measure would seek to direct the work of the newly enacted Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board by setting certain standards relative to livestock. According to a press release from the Humane Society of the United States, veal calves, pigs, egg-laying hens, downer cows and inhumane methods of euthanasia will be targeted.

The group will now seek to collect more than 600,000 signatures of registered Ohio voters upon approval of the petition forms by the Secretary of State. The ballot measure is backed by The Humane Society of the United States, Farm Sanctuary, Ohio SPCA, Toledo Area Humane Society, Geauga Humane Society, Ohio League of Humane Voters, Center for Food Safety, United Farm Workers, Consumer Federation of America, Center for Science in the Public Interest, and a growing list of organizations.

Listen to a report by the Buckeye Ag Radio Network here.

Source: Buckeye Ag Radio Network