Karen Minton and Jessica Hazel love animals, the outdoors and good causes, but they might clash on ideas to amend the Ohio Constitution.
Minton, a Mentor native, is state director of the Columbus-based Humane Society of the United States of America. She is helping a new group called Ohioans for Humane Farms to get a November ballot issue to end keeping farm animals in cages, crates and pens that they say are too confining.
But the HSUSA effort is too much potential interference for Hazel, a Willoughby resident who's a state leader of the Ohio Farm Bureau. The bureau last year got statewide voter approval for creation of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board as a reform issue.
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