>From RPOA Texas Outreach and
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July 28, 2012
Please forward to your state legislators, veterinarians and local media.
The Texas State Legislature convenes in January. HSUS and their Texas
"lapdog" Texas Humane Legislation Network will surely be there in full
force. Read below; this says it all!
Tables turned on Humane Society
By Jim Matthews, Outdoors Inside SOCAL
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. *
RPOA E-News editor
Mary Beth Duerler email@example.com
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