Vote NO on Issue 2 this November

Voting no on Issue 2 is critical to defend our freedom and the free market system.

A yes vote on Issue 2 would amend the Ohio constitution and create a Farm Care Standards Board. What it means for Ohio is that a Board not selected by voters will decide what we eat, how food is produced, including factory farming methods, drugs or chemicals used, and cloning;  treatment of animals, and the safety and quality of the food supply.

The industrialists that will control this Board are unlikely to do anything other than ensure their own profits. It would be as if we had put oil companies in charge of our energy decisions. There would have been no development of alternative energy or conservation. It would be as if we had given car manufacturers power to determine all transportation issues. There would have been no light rails, trains, etc. Safety measures opposed by industry - even seat belts - would not exist.

Do we really want our food choices, food safety, and how food is produced to be dictated for decades by an industry committed to profitability from the factory farming and the use of drugs and chemicals in food production?

Laura Allen, Executive Director
Animal Law Coalition
907 Hanshaw Rd. #213
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 269-0018
On behalf of Ohio members   

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Volume 1, Issue 4, Posted 7:58 PM, 10.02.2009