Issue 2 — What does it do? A lot of us really don’t know. Maybe no on really knows.
The hope is it will keep animal rights legislation from changing farming in Ohio, thereby securing present methods and costs. The biggest threat such legislation can produce is the loss of yet another American industry.
We enacted laws that made it easy for foreign competition to take our industry from this country and move industrial production to China and other foreign countries. The promoters hailed a cleaner environment and safer workplace, but the sting of lost jobs is haunting America.
What we really need is a national policy that stops animal rights legislation from sending yet another industry to foreign countries — not another state-by-state “knee jerk” reaction.
Those who wish to buy meat and eggs from animals cared for in a special way should and do have the right to do so. Yes, those who treat animals poorly should be stopped and to the best of my knowledge, we already have laws to curb such violators.
Laws that mandate a particular type of animal husbandry should be found unconstitutional.
While I am not opposed to Issue 2, I am opposed to making yet another Constitutional amendment. Perhaps we should stop amending the Constitution before we lose sight of its original purpose.