Skip to comments.Lawsuit Against Animal Rights Groups Proceeds
Posted on 07/21/2012 9:32:57 PM PDT by marktwain
Columbus, OH --(Ammoland.com)- Last week, a federal court ruled that Feld Entertainment, the owner of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, could move forward with its racketeering and conspiracy claims against the Humane Society of the United States and other anti-hunting, animal rights extremist groups and their attorneys.
According to a report by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Feld Entertainments claims arose out of a lawsuit brought by the groups and a former circus employee in 2000 that accused Feld of mistreating elephants under the Endangered Species Act.
In dismissing the prior lawsuit, the Court found, among other things, that the questionable circus employee, Tom Rider, was a paid plaintiff and fact witness with no injury whose sole source of income throughout the litigation was provided by his organizational co-plaintiffs and their lawyers.
Now Feld Entertainment can move forward with its federal racketeering and conspiracy claims against the HSUS, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Animal Welfare Institute, Fund for Animals and other anti-hunting animal rights extremist groupsplus their attorneys.
More details are at: http://www.nssf.org/bulletpoints/view.cfm?Iyr=2012&Bissue=071612.htm.
About: The U.S. Sportsmens Alliance is a national association of sportsmen and sportsmens organizations that protects the rights of hunters, anglers and trappers in the courts, legislatures, at the ballot, in Congress and through public education programs. Visit www.ussportsmen.org.
It’s about time! IMHO
It’s about time lawsuits start going both ways.
If I’m not mistaken these clowns can potentially be on the hook for treble damages.
Note that planting their people in jobs with animals is SOP with animal rights extremists.
Also, Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has nothing to do with your local animal shelter. It’s an animal rights extremist organization just like PETA.
no, the clowns will receive treble damages :)
I love reading good news stories like this one.
Nothing has been settled, but at least the company can go forward against the wackos.
Notice that this story was spiked by the MSM. It has been the new media that has brought it to your attention.