GRAND ISLAND, Neb.
(AP) — An animal rights organization is taking its campaign to the
Nebraska State Fair, where exhibitors and fairgoers celebrate the
state's rich tradition in agriculture, livestock farming and ranching.
for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has applied for a booth at this
year's fair, which runs Aug. 23-Sept. 2 at the fairgrounds in Grand
PETA campaign manager Katie Arth says the group's trips to state fairs in
Iowa and other states last year reflected a new strategy for trying to
steer consumers away from meat and decrying what PETA members view as
often deplorable exploitations of farm animals.
executive director Joseph McDermott says PETA has a First Amendment
right to come to the fair and spread its message.