Neb. Bill Addresses Costs in Livestock Abuse Cases

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Owners of livestock that are seized in abuse or neglect cases could be ordered to pay for the care of their animals, under a bill that won first-round approval from Nebraska lawmakers.

Senators voted 34-1 on Thursday to advance the measure.

Sen. Ken Schilz of Ogallala says the bill would prevent law enforcement agencies or other care-takers from having to shoulder the cost of food and medical care of seized animals.

The bill would also let owners regain custody of their livestock if they meet conditions set by a judge.

For instance, a judge could require owners to reduce the size of their herds to sustainable levels.

Owners could be reimbursed if a judge later finds no wrongdoing on their part.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLN-TV Call: (402) 467-4321 Toll-free: 1-800-475-1011 840 North 40th Lincoln, NE 68503 Email: info@1011now.com KGIN-TV Call: (308) 382-6100 123 N Locust Street Grand Island, NE 68802 Email: kgin@1011now.com KSNB-TV Toll free 888-475-1011 123 N. Locust St. Grand Island, NE 68802 Email : ksnb@1011now.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 201591181 - 1011now.com/a?a=201591181