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

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.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Assistant to the Chancellor
    Michelle Waite
  • 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
  • Dean
    Marjorie Kostelnik
  • Faculty & Staff Development Coordinator
    Linda Tempel
  • Associate Dean
    David Jackson
  • Department Head, Animal Science
    Larry Berger
  • Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Research
    Steve Waller
  • Assistant Vice Chancellor
    Alan Moeller
  • Chancellor
    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
  • Interim Dean & Director, Agricultural Research Division
    Susan Fritz


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