Governor Heineman has little to say in reaction to Humane Society of the United States President Wayne Pacelle’s insistence that the group has no plans to put an initiative on the ballot in 2012.
“Well, I hope that’s true,” Heineman responded when asked about his reaction, “because, in Nebraska, we take good care of our animals.”
Heineman remained skeptical about Pacelle’s statement that HSUS had never said it would pursue a ballot initiative next year.
“When we’re through November of 2012, then I’ll believe that’s true,” Heineman said.
Pacelle said in an interview with Nebraska Radio Network his group has no plans to push a ballot initiative in Nebraska next year.
“I don’t know how many times I can say it. We’re not doing a ballot initiative in Nebraska in 2012,” Pacelle told us. “We never said that we were.”
Heineman has declined an invitation from Pacelle to meet with about HSUS.