Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Support humane farming

An organization called Ohioans for Humane Farms is working both to support family farms and to bring an end to inhumane treatment of farm animals.

As an aside, note that the Oscar- nominated documentary about our nation's industrial food system, "Food, Inc.", will be shown tonight (Weds 4/21) on PBS.

Here's a short description of what Ohioans for Humane Farms is up to:

Ohioans for Humane Farms is spearheading a new, citizen-backed ballot initiative to prevent some of the cruelest factory farming practices in Ohio. The measure will require the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board to adopt certain minimum standards that will prevent animal cruelty, improve health and food safety, support family farms and safeguard the environment throughout the state of Ohio.

They're asking for concerned citizens to help gather signatures to put this initiative on the November ballot. It's a good cause, so if you think you might be interested, find out more on their website (

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