Thursday, April 7, 2011

Ohio livestock board changes rule on veal crates

Capital Press April 5, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An animal rights group says it's pleased that Ohio's livestock care board has reversed an earlier vote on the size of cages for veal calves.

The Humane Society of the United States had been threatening to revive a ballot issue against animal cruelty after the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board voted to allow veal calves to be kept in crates too small for them to turn around.

The board reversed its course on Tuesday and decided to allow the larger crates. The rule still faces one more vote and a hearing before it can take effect.

The Humane Society complained that the earlier vote jeopardized an agreement reached with former Gov. Ted Strickland last year that led them to give up a ballot campaign.

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