Tell University Of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Shooting Cats is Not Humane
  • Petitioned Michelle Waite

This petition was delivered to:

Assistant to the Chancellor
Michelle Waite
Harvey Perlman
Vice President of Agriculture
Ronnie Green
director, school of natural resources
Don Wilhite
wildlife damage project coordinator
Stephen Vantassel
project technician
Aaron Hildreth
vertebrate pest specialist
Scott Hygnstrom
Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research
ZB Mayo
Department Head, School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Science
David Hardin
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Alan Moeller
Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Research
Steve Waller
Associate to the Chancellor
William Nunez
Associate Dean & Associate Director, UNL Extension Division
Beth Birnsthihl
Dean & Director, UNL Extension Division
Elbert Dickey
Associate Dean & Associate Director
Debora Hamernik
Marjorie Kostelnik
Faculty & Staff Development Coordinator
Linda Tempel
Associate Dean
David Jackson
Department Head, Animal Science
Larry Berger
Interim Dean & Director, Agricultural Research Division
Susan Fritz

Tell University Of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Shooting Cats is Not Humane

    1. Ledy VanKavage
    2. Petition by

      Ledy VanKavage

      Collinsville, IL

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension has published a document entitled: Feral Cats and Their Management. Instead of embracing humane measures that work, Scott Hygnstrom, vertebrate pest specialist, Stephen Vantasssel, wildlife damage project coordinator, and Aaron Hildreth, project technician published a "how to" guide for killing cats. Their statements are not supported by the existing academic literature or experiences of municipalities across the country.

The bottom line is that the University of Nebraska should not be advocating shooting cats. Cats are pets, not pests as the University contends. In many states, killing cats is considered aggravated cruelty and is a felony.

Please let the University know that pet lovers across the country are outraged by the pseudoscience involved in this report. 

Ask the University to retract the report and remove it from their website.

Recent signatures


    1. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Report Advocates Shooting Cats

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      It's been years since I got my bachelor's of science in zoology, but even now that I'm a lawyer, I still can spot scientific propaganda, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Service's publication, Feral Cats and Their Management (pdf),...


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