This fall 12 rallies will be hosted by Ohioans for Livestock Care/Yes for Issue 2 campaign across the state. The gatherings are designed to garner support for a ballot proposal that will determine whether the proposed Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board can be created.

The 13-member board would be made up of Ohio experts in animal care, food production, farm management and food safety. It would be responsible for establishing standards governing livestock and poultry care in Ohio. A goal of the board would be to ensure Ohio experts have control over animal care decisions, a point that organizers say is threatened by out-of-state groups.

Regional rallies are planned for the following Ohio communities: Ashland/Mansfield, Cambridge, Canton, Cincinnati/Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, Sidney, Toledo, Findlay, Jackson, New Philadelphia and Springfield.