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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 19 - 1 C- 1 §19-1C-1. Legislative findings.
(a) The Legislature finds that the following are important to protect the health and welfare of the citizens of West Virginia:

(1) Establishing standards governing the care and well-being of livestock in this state;

(2) Maintaining food safety;

(3) Encouraging locally grown and raised food; and

(4) Protecting West Virginia farms and families.

(b) Therefore, to protect the public interest, the Legislature finds that it is necessary to create a Livestock Care Standards Board.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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