HSUS says some laws in Ohio threatened by the King provision include:
*Ohio Livestock Care Standards (ORC 904.01 - 904.09)
*phased out veal crates and gestation crates for breeding pigs
*prohibited new egg operations from confining laying hens in barren battery cages
*phased out tail-docking of dairy cattle
*implemented protections for "downed" cows—those too sick or injured to walk
*Standards of care for dogs in high-volume breeding kennels (ORC 9567.01, 956.03)
*Dangerous Wild Animal Regulations (ORC 935.01 - 935.16)
*Restrictions on importing bees into the state (R.C. § 909.10)
*Tolerance levels for lead in Maple Syrup and streptomycin, tetracycline, chloramphenicol and coumaphos in honey and beeswax. (Ohio Administrative Code, Chapter 901:3-44-01) Requirements for labeling of raw milk (R.C. § 917.04)
*Prohibition against adulterated or misbranded maple syrup (R.C. § 3715.25)
"Ohioans gave careful consideration to our agricultural regulations—especially the establishment of the livestock care standards—and we don't want them wiped away in a Washington power-grab," says Karen Minton, Ohio state director for The Humane Society of the United States . "Congress should defend states' rights to establish their own agricultural policies and nix the radical and overreaching King amendment."
The Senate version of the farm bill does not include the amendment. A joint committee will reconcile the two bills before sending them back for votes by both chambers.