Animal Welfare Advocats Say Patchwork of Laws in Ohio Valley Make Their Work Harder


On this West Virginia Morning, animal rights advocates say the Ohio Valley’s varying laws on the treatment of animals can make it more difficult to identify those who abuse them. A national ranking of animal welfare laws scores West Virginia and Ohio well. But Kentucky sits at the bottom of that list, and Kentucky also blocks veterinarians from reporting animal abuse. As The Ohio Valley ReSource’s Nicole Erwin reports, that could put pets and people at risk.

Also on today’s show, the signs that light up many businesses in West Virginia’s Greater Kanawha Valley were made in a workshop on a quiet side street in the small town of St. Albans. West Virginia State folklorist Emily Hilliard visited the owner of Day Sign Company and brings us his story.

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