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RI Department of Environmental Management
235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI 02908
(401) 222-2771 TDD/(401) 222-4462

For Release: October 4, 2012
Contact: Gail Mastrati 222-4700 ext. 2402

DEM SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR APPOINTMENTS TO RI LIVESTOCK WELFARE AND CARE STANDARDS ADVISORY COUNCIL

PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is seeking nominations for membership on the newly-created RI Livestock Welfare and Care Standards Advisory Council.

The Council was established by statute in 2012 to serve as an advisory body to the director of DEM and general assembly in making recommendations related to the overall health and welfare of livestock species.

Chaired by the state veterinarian, the Council is made up of representatives from the RI Farm Bureau, RI Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA), a professor from URI's College of Environment and Life Sciences, and three citizen members including a RI livestock farmer, a representative from a RI non-profit animal welfare entity, and a representative from a national non-profit animal welfare entity. Nominations should be forwarded to RI state veterinarian Scott Marshall, DVM no later than Friday, November 30.

Nominations can be submitted via email to Dr. Marshall at scott.marshall@dem.ri.gov, by fax at 222-6047, or by mail to DEM's Division of Agriculture (Room 370), 235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI 02908. For additional information, contact Dr. Marshall at 222-2781 ext. 4503.

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