Some state lawmakers are pushing bills in this session aimed at protecting various animals.
House pets, mountain lions and black–tailed prairie dogs
have found a powerful advocate in Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers.
Chambers introduced legislation to protect dogs from
neglectful owners, and the prairie dogs from neighboring landowners.
He also has chosen a mountain–lion hunting ban as his priority
bill for the session.
The self–titled "Defender of the Downtrodden'' says he's
trying to undo many of the bills that were approved in the legislature during
the four years after term limits forced him from office.