(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.