Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Proactive or reactive? Kentucky starts process to create livestock commission

by Kristy Foster Farm and Dairy.
FRANKFORT, Ky. — In an effort to stop animal rights activists from invading the Bluegrass State, the Kentucky Senate Ag Committee passed a bill Feb. 4 to create the Kentucky Livestock Care Standards Commission.

New bill
The bill that would create a commission to set rules for how animals are treated and cared for on farms.

The Senate Bill 105 is sponsored by Agriculture Committee Chairman David Givens.

The full Senate is expected to consider the bill the week of Feb. 8. The bill would create a 14-member Kentucky Livestock Standards Commission chaired by the state agriculture commissioner. The state veterinarian would be a nonvoting member.
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