HB 175 would expand the rights of Ohio citizens to raise their own food. It would allow keeping of a small livestock, chickens, rabbits, goats on parcels of one acre or less for personal purposes. The law assigns a unit portion to each type of animal and establishes a cap on how many units based on the acreage. It comes out to about 20 chickens or 3 goats per acre. Details at https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA132-HB-175
Come and testify in support of the bill next Tuesday or just come to the hearing to support the bill with your presence.
Please share with your homesteading friends all over Ohio.
Even if you can’t testify call reps on the Ag committee and ask them to support of HB 175. http://www.ohiohouse.gov/committee/agriculture-and-rural-development
A group has formed on facebook to support the bill: https://www.facebook.com/Support-Ohio-Urban-Homesteading-HB-175-167935980394905/