The General Assembly of South Carolina passed S.453 legislating the care of livestock and poultry. Under the legislation, units of local government cannot enact ordinances, orders or other regulations concerning care and handling, interpreted as “accepted animal husbandry practices.”

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SCnow.com reported that the intent of the legislation is to “occupy the field of regulation of care and handling with all local laws and ordinances preempted and superceded by laws enacted by the General Assembly."