Animal welfare at center of debate

Animal welfare at center of debate

Holly Klaft

Advocates for Agriculture

A pair of bills being considered in the state House regarding animal welfare are creating contention between animal-rights groups and farmers.

The bills would set industry-recommended care standards, require farms to be audited by a third party hired by the state and establish a 10-member animal-care advisory council that would review standards set by the legislation at least every five years.

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