Animals' Powerful Unicameral Friend

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

House pets, mountain lions and black-tailed prairie dogs have found a powerful advocate in Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers.

Chambers has introduced legislation this year to protect dogs from neglectful owners and the prairie dogs from neighboring landowners - and he 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.

Chambers says he believes animals are entitled to protections against human cruelty. The 76-year-old says he always had an affinity for animals, once describing a miniature poodle owned by his assistant as "the best and truest friend I ever had."


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WOWT NBC Omaha 3501 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 346-6666 sixonline@wowt.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 244615781 - wowt.com/a?a=244615781
Gray Television, Inc.