Nebraska governor on HSUS: ‘We’re going to beat them’


The governor of Nebraska is sending a strong message to the Humane Society of the United States—if the animal rights group goes after the state’s livestock industry, it’s in for a fight.

“The Humane Society of the United States is anti-agriculture and they’re out to destroy animal agriculture—and if they want to come to Nebraska, we’re going to fight them and we’re going to beat them,” Heineman says. “Agriculture is the number one industry in this state.  It’s what makes our economy so strong.  I’m going to stand tall and this is a fight we won’t shy away from.”

In an interview with Brownfield after his speech to the Nebraska Cattlemen’s group in Kearney, Heineman made it clear that compromise is not an option.

“In Nebraska, no deal, no compromise—we’re going to stand up, we’re going to beat them,” he says. “They’d be better off going somewhere else because they’re going to lose if they stay in Nebraska.”

HSUS has recently become more active in Nebraska, hiring a state director and holding a town hall meeting in Lincoln.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by DogsMom on December 10, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Colorado needs to get on board here. We are ranked 3rd in HSUS’s ranking of states for (HSUS favorable) laws on animal protection. On the surface that may not sound bad, but here is the link on those laws…

    http://www.humanesociety.org/assets/pdfs/legislation/state_animal_protection.pdf

    By the way, laws on dog breeders? Nope, HSUS classifies all dog breeders as puppy mills.

    Take a close look at our Dept. of Ag. Research who is heading the agencies and what exactly are their agendas.

    Wake up Colorado!

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  2. Posted by Dawn Craig on December 19, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    we have had 3 skunks test positive for rabies in the last 2 years on our farm, it is easier ot vaccinate your pet than to quarantine them …

    Reply

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