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Chambers now wants to save prairie dogs

Senator seeks to repeal law

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Ernie Chambers

Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 3:00 pm

LINCOLN (AP) — A law that gives Nebraska counties the power to manage black-tailed prairie dog populations was targeted for repeal Tuesday by the state’s longest-serving senator, a staunch animal rights activist.

State Sen. Ernie Chambers presented a repeal measure to a legislative committee, saying he would have fought to block the law had he been in the Legislature when it passed in 2012. Chambers was forced out of the Legislature due to term limits but returned to office last year.

The law allows counties to launch prairie-dog management programs, with the power to go onto a landowner’s property to eradicate the animals if they stray onto someone else’s land. Ranchers view them as pests because they can threaten cattle.

The bill is intended to prevent black-tailed prairie dog colonies from spreading from one person’s property to another.

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