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Nebraska groups prepare to battle animal rights activists

Five Nebraska ag groups are teaming up for any future battles against animal rights activists. The Nebraska Cattlemen, Nebraska Farm Bureau, Nebraska Pork Producers, Nebraska Poultry Industries and the Nebraska State Dairy Association have formed a new coalition called “We Support Agriculture” (WSA).

Nebraska Cattlemen spokesman Pete McClymont said the coalition’s goal is to educate the general public on the value of agriculture, “the value of livestock, the value of what it means to our state – and to have them fully educated, as much as possible, on what animal rights groups are doing out there, and have them not accept those messages, but find out more from us how we do things in agriculture.”

There has been speculation that the Humane Society of the United States will, at some point, pursue an animal care ballot initiative in Nebraska. “No, we don’t have any indication of anything formal or announced yet, in terms of the ballot initiative process,” McClymont said, “but that’s what our effort is – to make people in the state know what the threat is and to be prepared for it.”



Five Nebraska ag groups are teaming up for any future battles against animal rights activists. The Nebraska Cattlemen, Nebraska Farm Bureau, Nebraska Pork Producers, Nebraska Poultry Industries and the Nebraska State Dairy Association have formed a new coalition called “We Support Agriculture” (WSA).

Nebraska Cattlemen spokesman Pete McClymont said the coalition’s goal is to educate the general public on the value of agriculture, “the value of livestock, the value of what it means to our state – and to have them fully educated, as much as possible, on what animal rights groups are doing out there, and have them not accept those messages, but find out more from us how we do things in agriculture.”



There has been speculation that the Humane Society of the United States will, at some point, pursue an animal care ballot initiative in Nebraska. “No, we don’t have any indication of anything formal or announced yet, in terms of the ballot initiative process,” McClymont said, “but that’s what our effort is – to make people in the state know what the threat is and to be prepared for it.”


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