The Ohio ballot board, on Wednesday, approved wording for a ballot issue designed to regulate the care of livestock in the state.
In essence, the livestock amendment would create a bi-partisan board that would be charged with establishing guidelines for the care of livestock. The state's voters will consider the issue on this November's ballot.
The amendment surfaced earlier this summer as a compromise to an effort directed by the Human Society of the United States, which was gearing up to produces stricter controls on livestock production. Specifically, HSUS was working to replicate a ballot initiative similar to those previously approved in Florida, Oklahoma and, most recently, California. Proposition 2 in California will halt the use of cages to house laying hens as well as eliminate veal and gestation-sow stalls, among other things.
Associated Press contributed to this article.