The purpose of it is to change the Ohio Constitution so that it will never likely be undone. It sets up a board made of of Big Factory Farm's friends, and the intent is to given it a sweet humane sounding brand.
while it's real purpose is to preempt a bill by the the Humane Society of the United States , which outlaws the way they treat animals in Ohio factory farms, living in their own urine and feces and never moving out of their own footprints. Human Society of U.S. has already passed the law outside Ohio at the state level and big ag saw it coming.
This campaign of smooth talk is how they hope to get the constitutional amendment, making it sound like it will end in better treatment of animals is pure B.S. Brought to you by the monster sized animal factory farms and Ohio Ag dept., and probably with help and funding from O.S.U. and your tax dollars. They already have the board members selected, all but 2, and so far don't want to reveal who they will be, but I've heard they ruled out anyone interested in water pollution control or reasonable conditions for the animals. The closer animals are living in their own crap, the more antibiotics they give them, and the more resistant staph infections we see. Most MRSA comes from pig farms, one doctor died after treating his own third round of MRSA which he kept catching from hog factory farm workers he treated. The manure overflows the ponds in heavy rains and runs into streams, and manure phosphorus is "organic" meaning it is much more usable to the algae in Lake Erie, it's like rocket fuel for algae growth. Factory farms are completely unregulated in Ohio. Even determining where they can be sited has been taken from Ohio EPA and put in the hands of Ohio Ag department,, which will never turn down a new animal factory. I hesitate to call them farms because they have no resemblance to a farm. They are also a big source of hormones in our drinking water. Hope you'll vote no on issue 2.