Skip to comments.Tables turned on Humane Society
Posted on 07/31/2012 1:16:37 AM PDT by Bullish
The Humane Society of the United States, an organization that does next to nothing for animal shelters but sues, badgers and lobbies politicians and businesses into adopting its radical animals rights agenda, is getting a taste of its own medicine.
In a little-reported ruling by a judge in the District of Columbia earlier this month, the HSUS is going to court to face charges under RICO statues on racketeering, obstruction of justice, malicious prosecution and other charges for a lawsuit it brought and lost against Ringling Brothers Circus' parent company Feld Entertainment, Inc.
After winning the case alleging mistreatment of elephants in its circuses brought by Friends of Animals (later merged into HSUS), the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), lawyers at Feld filed a countersuit with a litany of charges ranging from bribery to money laundering to racketeering. The attorneys for the animal rights groups asked the judge to dismiss all charges, but most remained because the evidence was overwhelming. So in early August, HSUS will be facing the music in a case that should attract the attention of hunters, ranchers, farmers and anyone impacted by HSUS' radical animal rights agenda.
District judge Emmet G. Sullivan did dismiss allegations of mail and wire fraud, but he did so only because Feld didn't have standing to file this charge. His ruling all but set the stage for a class-action RICO lawsuit against HSUS for misrepresenting itself in its fundraising campaigns across the nation. This lawsuit easily could bankrupt HSUS, put it out of business and send some of its top executives to prison.
For the first time, a group has fought back against the animal rights and environmental extremists who have been setting policy in this country for the past 20 years or more. Now, instead of getting rich off their lawsuits and fundraising schemes that misrepresent their efforts and accomplishments, they could be driven out of business. These groups have cost the farming and ranching industry jobs and raised the price of products we buy every day. They are behind the efforts to ban sport hunting across the nation. They have forced state wildlife and fishery agencies to waste countless millions of dollars on lawsuits and have spearheaded policies and legislation like the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA), which has ruined livelihoods in recreational and commercial fishing without helping marine resources.
These groups operate with surly arrogance and believe they are above the law. Thankfully, that is not the case. Stay tuned.
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I always wanted someone to open “Humane Society Burgers”
I have also heard that when someone mentions the Humane Society in their will, the Humane Society can get rather aggressive about collecting a portion of the estate, or may even try to get the REST of the estate, thus knocking out other intended heirs.
Most excellent news for all those genuinely concerned about animals, those who care for and rescue them and the local shelters who’ve been fouled by the stench surrounding HSUS.
Another time, in another county, my FF hubby rescued a dog that had fallen through the ice. Beautiful German Shepherd that had obviously been trained. My husband stayed with him after his shift was over making sure he was warmed up, fed and made to feel safe. He fell asleep at the fire station. In swoops the humane society. They took the dog, and on the way out my husband said “he's such a good dog he obviously has an owner. I've had dogs my whole life and will adopt him if no one comes forward.” Two months later he was still sitting at the shelter and we went to visit. We began to fill out adoption paperwork until that director said my husband wanted him for the “wrong reasons”, he was “to attached” because he had saved the dog. Duh! My husband stormed off and began the search for the owners. He found them, they were elderly but the dog had been healthy so there was no reason not to return him. The couple had tried to find him. Even when they called him by name and he got all excited the “Humane” society acted like it might not be there dog. We made sure local media picked up the story at that point and he was returned. For the life of me I don't know why they didn't want these animals adopted or returned. We've never had any problem adopting an animal from other agencies.
This is huge...legally speaking
About time these nazi got a good dose of their medicine
Keep us posted. This will be fascinating. As for the charges that were dropped because they didn’t have standing, I hope that after this trial is over, they hand the evidence of wire and mail fraud over to the FBI for prosecution. The FBI will have standing to press those charges.
>> Most excellent news for all those genuinely concerned about animals, those who care for and rescue them
Good grief, they find me... and somehow know I’m a sucker... furry bastards!
well maybe the Humane Society in particular is tainted, but people are called upon by God to treat animals with love nonetheless
They ALL know us suckers, somehow. They must have some kind of radar.
I have rural property and all that ... trolley lines, etc and everything looked good for an adoption until they asked about my vet record.
Your vet record ... the record of you taking your dog to the vet.
I've inoculated maybe one or two dogs in my life and never had any problems (usually start a distemper series and never finish, or I got one dog a rabies shot)
They were all mutts, healthy, fun and loyal until they died old.
Except Fuzzy ... he just quit after my first wife died in 2004.
Just stopped eating and being alive ... and willed his heart to stop.
I'm convinced of that.
The best way to do the Lord’s work in regards to animal rescue is by supporting local no-kill rescue organizations.
So sad about reading of the passing of your two dogs.
Fuzzy must have died of a broken heart when your wife had died.
So you're the guy P.T. Barnum was talking about, since the story is about the circus.
PING this over to both Joe 6-Pack and Slings And Arrows.
Tried to adopt a Basset Hound from a rescue. I have had several over the years and am quite aware of their needs.
The ‘Rescue” which is basically run by a couple people out of their house, wanted my live story, financial info and wanted to do an inspection of my home. And later, ‘random home visits’ once adopted. There was a legally binding contract...with penalties for refusal.
I did not adopt.
I learned later the dog was later put down due to the fact that “we couldn’t adopt it out.” I cannot imagine why.
I have heard similar stories from people dealing with “Rescues”. My advice...STAY AWAY. Many of these people are power tripping ALF style nuts. I feel bad for the animals, but that is insane.
I've always had male dogs and they get SO attached to women.
Good to see Ringling Bros go after the Animal Rights Nazis.
However, with all the PhonyCon RINO appointed judges...all up to the SCOTUS, not sure if Ringling will get favorable rulings
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