The Hoosier livestock industry heaved a collective sigh of relief when the State Senate passed a bill that would protect Indiana animal owners from radical animal rights activists. As Bob Kraft with Indiana Farm Bureau explains, the bill puts into law who has the right to regulate animal care standards,

“It establishes clearly that the Board of Animal Health has the authority and the sole authority, to regulate standards of animal care.” Kraft noted that HB1099 was not amended by the House or Senate thus it can go directly to the Governor’s desk where he is expected to sign it.

Supported by Farm Bureau and most livestock organizations, the bill will prevent the kind of issues that have impacted the Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, and Missouri livestock sectors, where radical animal rights groups tried to regulate the livestock care standards,

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