Activists Urge Nebraska Lawmakers to Kill Animal-Abuse Bill
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Activists are pouncing on a Nebraska
bill that would impose a 24-hour reporting requirement for witnesses of
animal abuse, and former television icon Bob Barker is jumping into the
Barker, the former host of "The Price is Right," sent a
letter last week to the Legislature's Judiciary Committee, urging its
members to kill the proposal. Animal-rights groups say it would cripple
their ability to catch patterns of abuse at animal-processing
The bill's sponsor, Sen. Tyson Larson of O'Neill, says
many of those groups circulate animal-abuse footage for their own
fundraising and political gain, in an effort to turn Americans against
Barker tells The Associated Press that the bill is "ridiculous."
Iowa passed a similar law last year, with bipartisan support.