The Huskers Are Celebrating by Releasing Trash Into the Sky?!

Update: A Huskers balloon was recently found on a beach in New York, more than 1,200 miles away from the school, and days later, the team still released more of the hazardous items. Please contact Huskers officials now.


The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has released thousands of balloons at each home football game for the past 50 years. PETA and others have repeatedly contacted school officials to ask them to consider alternative game-day traditions but to no avail. Please speak up for the animals who can be killed by this senseless act.

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Contact the university and let it know the following:

  • Animals can mistake the fragments for food and consume them, which can result in choking and, sometimes, suffocation.
  • Land animals have starved to death after their intestines became blocked with balloon fragments.
  • Wild birds have been found with balloon latex binding their necks, beaks, and legs.

Contact the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Through Its Website

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Call the office of the president at 402-472-2111.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind