Is Nebraska Next on HSUS Hit List?


Is Nebraska next on the Humane Society of the United States hit list? HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle won’t say, but his upcoming visit to the state is fueling speculation along that line.

David Martosko is Editor-in-Chief of  It’s a website that closely monitors the activities of HSUS.

Dave sees the visit as a possible first step toward a Nebraska ballot initiative in 2012.

Martosko compares the situation in Nebraska to that of Missouri.  A recent ballot initiative there regulating dog breeders was defeated in 103 of the state’s 114 counties.  However, it still passed with 51{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} of the vote.

He explained how that could happen in Nebraska as well.

To this point, HSUS has focused most of its efforts on the egg and swine industries. Nebraska is mainly a cattle state.

So why would HSUS be so interested in the Cornhusker state?

Pacelle will speak at an HSUS town hall meeting in Lincoln this Sunday evening (November 21).


Posted by Haylie Shipp

Source:  Ken Anderson, Waitt Agribusiness Network, Lincoln, Nebraska




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