August 12, 2020

Animal “Rights” is About Abolition, Not Animal Cruelty, Says Responsible Pet Owners Alliance of Texas

Responsible Pet Owners Alliance Press Release Words can hurt you if you ignore these extremists!  They’ve been telling us their agenda to end all interaction with animals for years, but few believed them. Animal “rights” groups profess to work for improved animal treatment while their ultimate goal is to abolish the following: 1) breeding and ownership of pets; 2) use of animals in biomedical research; 3) raising farm animals for food, clothing, by-products such as insulin; 4) use of animals in education and entertainment, including zoos, aquariums, circuses and rodeos; and 5) all forms of hunting (including field trial competition, trapping and fishing), according to Capital Research Center.  http://capitalresearch.org Gary Francione and Tom Regan, “A Movement’s Means Create Its Ends,” were quoted in Animals’ Agenda: “There are fundamental and profound differences between the philosophy of animal welfare and that of animal rights …  Thus welfare […]

Source: Animal “Rights” is About Abolition, Not Animal Cruelty, Says Responsible Pet Owners Alliance of Texas | Canine Chronicle

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Humane Society of the United States is All About Money

Humane Watch has a recent article that exposes the actions of the Humane Society of the United States(HSUS) in which their main goal is to raise money and not to care for animals. After all, they have large salaries and pensions to pay and as a result do very little for the care and concern for animals.

In Maine, where HSUS is mounting a multi-million dollar campaign against the citizens of that state to end bear hunting, those who support wildlife management that allows the managers to implement tools necessary for healthy populations of animals, have repeatedly stated that HSUS, an organization centered in Washington, D.C., is all about money and are using the referendum in Maine for the purpose of raising more money to pay more salaries and pensions.

In the Humane Watch article, it is about a lawsuit filed against HSUS because they fired the head of a horse sanctuary. The lawsuit claimed an illegal termination. During testimony, part of a deposition, the fired woman spoke openly of how she was told her job was to raise big money not run the facility or care for the animals, which evidently was being done by someone else.

If for no other reason than to know that HSUS uses your donations for personal use, i.e. salaries and pensions and nothing toward animal welfare, you should stop donating to such a fake and corrupt organization.

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PETA Kills Over 89% of Adoptable Animals in Care

Despite its $36 million budget, PETA employees make little effort to find homes for the thousands of animals they kill every year. PETA President Ingrid Newkirk previously indicated to The Virginian-Pilot that the animal rights group could stop killing pets, but it would mean cutting down on press stunts and celebrity photo shoots: “We could become a no-kill shelter immediately. It means we wouldn’t do as much work.”<<<Read More from Center for Consumer Freedom>>>

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Frank Losey Exposes HSUS For Deceitful Marketing, Illegal Lobbying and More

*Editor’s Note* – Below are copies of letters written by Frank Losey, an associate of the Missouri Federation of Animal Owners (MoFed), regarding Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The letters are republished with permission from the author.

Mr. Losey has tirelessly waged a campaign to expose the American public to the deceit, lies and hypocrisy of HSUS. This first letter, which includes a link to a copy of the original email sent to Mr. Losey from Wayne Pacelle in which Pacelle suggests that hunters are poachers, is written by Mr. Losey to Wayne Pacelle calling him out on name calling and challenging Mr. Pacelle and the HSUS to use more of the organization’s money for better animal welfare programs.

The second letter, is a response letter to the silence he received from Mr. Pacelle after the first letter.

If you agree with the position of Mr. Losey and the effort he and others have been doing, I might suggest you visit his website and support the effort in anyway that you can.

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Franklin W. Losey
2029 Tampa Blvd.
Navarre, FL 32566
f.losey@insightbb.com

August 13, 2012

Mr. Wayne Pacelle
President and CEO
Humane Society of the United States
2100 L Street, NW
Washington DC 20037

Dear Mr. Pacelle:
I have recently become aware of the fact that you personally, in a letter dated July 9, 2012, described me as an “individual hostile to animal welfare,” which description is an outrageous lie!

As you may recall, I am the individual who wrote to you in 2009, and told you that responsible breeders in State Commercial Breeder Associations in the States where over 80% of all Federally Licensed and inspected Breeders were located had “publicly condemned substandard kennels.” I was the individual who orchestrated these “public condemnations” by responsible breeders, and I thought at the time that you would be ecstatic with the fact that a sincere, genuine and substantive effort was being made to advocate what was in the best interest of animals. To my chagrin, you not only declined to share this information with your “following” by publicly acknowledging such “public condemnations,” but you went on to discredit all responsible breeders by stating that “condemning substandard breeders does not help animals.” And then for good measure, you gratuitously went on to disparage “family farmers” by suggesting that they were “factory farmers,” even though my correspondence made no reference to “family farmers.” (See your E-Mail dated November 16, 2009. A copy is attached.) As an aside, if “condemning substandard breeders does not help animals,” why has the HSUS spent Tens, if not Hundreds, of Millions of Dollars since 2004 “condemning substandard breeders” each and every day when that money could have been better spent in support of local shelters that are helping animals each and every day of the year?

Each month my wife and I load up the trunk of our car with dog food, cat food, and supplies and deliver them to a local dog shelter and a cat shelter. If I were truly “hostile to animal welfare,” why would I have received notes of appreciation from the local shelters?!? An illustrative note is attached – – and it begins as follows: “Mr. Losey, SOCKS is fortunate to have such a loyal supporter as you!”As a further aside, since I donate a higher percentage of my annual income to local shelters than does the HSUS, does that mean that the HSUS is more “hostile to animal welfare” than I am?!?!?!?!?!?

Every time I am invited to speak to any group that is associated with animals, I always encourage them to raise the bar by keeping themselves educated on best practices for animal welfare. My Mother taught me that an ounce of praise and encouragement is far more effective than a “slash and burn,” “take no prisoners” approach. That is why I have been so supportive of encouraging every Educational Seminar put on by dog breeder organizations to have at least one Veterinarian discuss best practices to avoid the spread of PARVO, a highly contagious and viral disease that often leads to the death of puppies and young dogs if they do not receive all of their Parvo booster shots. All too often, puppies do not receive the last of their booster shots because the owners of new puppies, who are so filled with the joy of having a healthy, happy, well socialized puppy, innocently do not realize that they must protect their puppies from being exposed to the dreaded Parvo virus that is often contracted from sniffing the feces of other infected dogs in such places as public parks.

Tragically, the HSUS, which professes to care so much about animal welfare, has NEVER – – REPEAT – – NEVER used the “functionality” of its Website to educate pet owners, as opposed to animal shelters, on procedures as to how best to protect their puppies and dogs from contracting Parvo. This “deadly” omission of information about Parvo for pet owners by the HSUS, that purportedly has a following of Millions, suggests that there has been a conscious and unconscionable decision to keep the American Public and Elected Officials at the Federal, State and Local Levels of Government in the Dark so that the spread of Parvo and its deadly consequences will be inhumanely perpetuated, and be exploited and misrepresented to the American Public as being caused by irresponsible breeding practices in order to further enhance the fundraising activities of the HSUS. To dispel such a notion, I implore you to ensure that the HSUS immediately spend a relatively insignificant amount of its annual revenue, that is approaching $150 Million Dollars a year, on a Nationwide Campaign that highlights and educates the American Public, and especially the new owners of puppies, on how best to protect healthy puppies from contracting Parvo. Failure to do so will lead me, and others, to conclude that the Humane Society of the U.S. has a hidden agenda that is “hostile to animal welfare.”

Sincerely,

Franklin W. Losey

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“UNGLUED?!?” WHY IS PACELLE “TRASHING” LOSEY?!?!?

On August 28, 2012, Mr. Pacelle responded to Frank Losey’s Letter that was dated August 13,2012 and stated that Frank Losey:

Is “an individual hostile to animal welfare;”
Has “a serious honesty problem;”
Defends “puppy mills, soring, factory farming, and all other abuses;”
Has “been dishonest,” and
Is “not an honorable person.”

In a gesture of “Good Faith,” Frank Losey offered Mr. Pacelle an opportunity to withdraw his disparaging comments, which Frank Losey described as “outrageous, unsubstantiated, unfounded, defaming, and libelous lies.” And how did Mr. Pacelle respond to this “Good Faith” gesture? Silence! Deafening Silence!!!!!

Why would Mr. Pacelle so disparage Frank Losey?

Could it be that Mr. Pacelle has learned that Frank Losey has cumulatively submitted over 2,500 pages of incriminating documents to Members of Congress; to the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Agriculture; to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS); to the Department of the Treasury; and to the Department of Justice?

Could it be because Frank Losey’s “Calls to Action” have orchestrated 20,000-30,000, or more, E-Mails and Letters being sent from citizens in all 50 States to Members of Congress, to the IRS and to the Justice Department documented that the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) may be violating the U.S. Tax Code which provides that “Public Charities,” such as the HSUS, may not engage in “TOO MUCH LOBBYING;” and that the HSUS may be violating the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 because it has not been registered as a “Lobbying Organization” since August of 2006, at which time it terminated its Registration as a “Lobbying Organization” with both Houses of Congress? (Prior to August 2006, the HSUS was registered as a “Lobbying Organization,” and listed Mr. Pacelle as its Chief Lobbyist!)

Could it be because the more than 2,500 incriminating documents that Frank Losey has submitted through Official Government Channels, as well as the 20,000-30,000 or more E-Mails and Letters that were received by Government Officials in Congress, the IRS, the Treasury Department and the Justice Department have illuminated a chilling and growing belief by more and more Government Officials who are echoing an internal whispering “BUZZ OF ALARM?”And has that “BUZZ” been “leaked” back to the HSUS, which has been told that Frank Losey keeps documenting facts that establish by “clear and convincing evidence” that “cover-ups” may be occurring within Government Agencies; that information is being improperly ‘leaked’ back to the HSUS; that the HSUS may not be in compliance with the U.S. Tax Code; and that the HSUS may not be in compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995?!?!?

And could it also be because Mr. Pacelle now knows that Senator Hatch, who chaired the Hearing that ultimately resulted in the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act being amended after “9-11,” has recently told a constituent that, with regards to the HSUS, ” I share your belief that this law (Lobbying Disclosure Act) has been violated, the Justice Department should respond with appropriate action?!?!?” And in this regard, is it possible that Mr. Pacelle could be embarrassed by his prior written correspondence that was dated January 18, 2008 that suggested that the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, is an “unjust law” worthy of “civil disobedience?!?”

And could it also be because as recently as August 9, 2012 a U.S. Representative wrote to the IRS Commissioner and stated: “Years ago when I first wrote you regarding the tax-exempt status of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). . . . I have provided the IRS with documentation that I believe clearly demonstrates that the HSUS has abused its tax-exempt status, and I stand ready to provide additional supporting documents.”

Perhaps Mr. Pacelle also was not pleased when Frank Losey told Mr. Pacelle that since the HSUS donates a lower percentage of its annual income to local shelters than does Frank Losey, this would suggest that the HSUS is more “hostile to animal welfare” than Frank Losey is!And to add salt to that wound, Frank Losey included a note of appreciation from a local shelter that read as follows: “Mr. Losey, SOCKS is fortunate to have such a loyal supporter as you!”Is Frank Losey figuratively beginning to breathe down the neck of Mr. Pacelle, and he does not like the smell of Frank Losey’s breath?!?!?

And then could Mr. Pacelle have gone ballistic when he read the closing paragraph in Frank Losey’s Letter that was dated August 13, 2012, which read as follows:

“Tragically, the HSUS, which professes to care so much about animal welfare, has NEVER – – REPEAT – – NEVER used the “functionality” of its Website to educate pet owners, as opposed to animal shelters, on procedures as to how best to protect their puppies and dogs from contracting Parvo.This “deadly” omission of information about Parvo for pet owners by the HSUS, that purportedly has a following of Millions, suggests that there has been a conscious and unconscionable decision to keep the American Public and Elected Officials at the Federal, State and Local Levels of Government in the Dark so that the spread of Parvo and its deadly consequences will be inhumanely perpetuated, and be exploited and misrepresented to the American Public as being caused by irresponsible breeding practices in order to further enhance the fundraising activities of the HSUS.To dispel such a notion, I implore you to ensure that the HSUS immediately spend a relatively insignificant amount of its annual revenue, that is approaching $150 Million Dollars a year, on a Nationwide Campaign that highlights and educates the American Public, and especially the new owners of puppies, on how best to protect healthy puppies from contracting Parvo. Failure to do so will lead me, and others, to conclude that the Humane Society of the U.S. has a hidden agenda that is “hostile to animal welfare.”

Regardless of what Mr. Pacelle thinks about Frank Losey, there is NO “HUMANE” REASON for the HSUS to continue to maintain its “Wall of Silence” that keeps the American Public in the Dark as to how best to prevent young puppies from contracting PARVO – – Parvo Booster Vaccine Shots, and shielding young puppies from sniffing “droppings” from contaminated dogs in such places as public parks!

Could it be that the sanctimonious HSUS INHUMANELY wishes to perpetuate the spread of PARVO among young puppies and sacrifice their precious young lives so that the HSUS may continue what appears to be a deceptive practice of citing “sick puppies” as a basis for the American Public to continue to contribute Tens of Millions of Dollars each year to the coffers of the HSUS which contributes a smaller percentage of its annual income to local shelters than does Frank Losey?!?!?!?

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Cutting Off Supply Lines to Animal Rights’ Intrusions and Tax Dollar Heists

Just yesterday a reader at the Black Bear Blog left a comment pertaining to an article I had written last week entitled, “Relationships With Fish and Game Departments at All Time Low“. Part of that comment said:

When the Allies won World War II, they didn’t just fight the battle on the front lines, they attacked the enemy’s ability to fight the war by bombing their factories. They went after their supply lines. It’s the same with fighting the insane policies of the far left. You can’t just try to fight the battle on the front lines of public opinion; you have to go after their supply lines. And their biggest supply line is how they’ve corrupted the environmental movement and then use it to fund themselves to the tune of hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars.

Those of us who are knowledgeable about the antics of the animal rights organizations, have a good understanding of how, through dishonesty and abuse, these groups have successfully funded their activities. Perhaps what isn’t discussed enough is the fact that many of these same organizations have propitiously infiltrated every level of local, state and federal governmental departments and hijacked those agencies in order to perpetuate their agendas and funding.

In the article linked to above, I wrote: “Fish and game departments have become giant government agencies with too many powers and a focus that caters to environmentalism and animal rights and animal protection.” (emboldening added) What is it within these departments that has created this shift away from sportsmen and onto environmentalism, animal rights and animal protection? It’s mostly due to the infiltration of members of these organizations at every level and every agency.

Also last week I posted information about how APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) was looking to contract with someone or agency that could provide Internet spying on anyone suspected of any kind of ill-defined animal abuse. If you read the entire contract proposal, not only will you discover how radical it is, but that it smells terribly of something spawned by animal rights radical groups such as the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to name just one.

On December 20, 2011, I posted a press release that was sent out by the U.S. Sportsman’s Alliance about the troubles with the U.S. Department of Agriculture/APHIS having been permeated by HSUS and as a result were setting the department’s agenda and policy in dealing with animal rights issues.

Moran noted in his Nov. 2, 2011 comments that he discovered U.S. Department of Agriculture memos authorizing the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to hold a forum—at taxpayer expense—on animal rights and agriculture. In fact, another memorandum noted that a prior meeting with HSUS and USDA staffers was held to “set the agenda” for the upcoming forum. Moran noted in his Senate testimony that USDA met with HSUS despite it being an animal rights organization and “no friend to rural America, farmers or ranchers.”

It’s vitally important to the information in this article to read the USSA press release as it contains several documented accounts of how HSUS has, like a toxic gas, permeated the USDA. It appears the method of operation is to first sue the USDA and then use that leverage to gain access and perpetuate their agendas.

Another example of HSUS’ annexing of the USDA/APHIS is found in an article sent to me by a reader. It explains how one person, Sarah Conant, before becoming a lawyer, went to work for HSUS as an animal protection litigator. She continued her work with HSUS through receiving her Bar license and after five short years was hired by the USDA/APHIS.

These are only tiny examples of what is taking place. These are the supply lines that need to be broken. We cannot allow the HSUS to be the indoctrination springboard where well-bred minions become agents within our governmental departments; the end result is the death and destruction of individual rights, freedom and this nation.

The easy part is exposing the evil. Cutting off the supply lines is a monumental task.

Tom Remington

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Internet Spying Disguised as Animal Welfare

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=32bd1af59684e333790b21abc656ca0b&tab=core&_cview=0

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Excerpt:

PART I – STATEMENT OF WORK
Internet Data Monitoring

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Animal Care (AC), Riverdale, MD, has a requirement for a contractor to provide internet surveillance/data mining for individuals that are conducting Animal Welfare Act or Horse Protection Act regulated activities domestically within the United States.

A. BACKGROUND
Animal Care is charged with enforcing the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and the Horse Protection Act (HPA). The AWA requires that basic standards of care and treatment be provided for regulated animals for commercial sale, used in research, transported commercially, or exhibited to the public. Individuals who operate facilities in these categories must provide their animals with adequate care and treatment in the areas of housing, handling, sanitation, nutrition, water, veterinary care, and protection from extreme weather and temperatures.

The HPA prohibits horses subjected to a practice called soring from participating in shows, sales, exhibitions, or auctions. Soring is a cruel and abusive practice used to accentuate a horse’s gait. It may be accomplished by irritating or blistering a horse’s forelegs through the application of chemicals such as mustard oil or the use of mechanical devices. The HPA also prohibits drivers from transporting sored horses to or from any of these events. APHIS works actively with the horse industry to protect against such abuse and ensure that only sound and healthy horses participate in shows.

USDA, APHIS, Animal Care personnel need to monitor, collect and manage information from Internet sites for regulated activities throughout the United States. We require the expertise of an industry that utilizes technological advancements that can search the broad universe of Internet sources for information on individuals that are conducting regulated activities.

This project is to be designed to evaluate vendor’s Internet Search Engine functionalities, user interface, and data to ensure that the data meets the Animal Care program needs. The results of the 6 month initial pilot project will determine the feasibility of extending the contract.

B. OBJECTIVES

The vendor shall create modules that shall monitor regulated activities. The module shall provide identification, categorization and analysis of Web sites to identify persons suspected of conducting regulated activities without the required license or registration or illegal activities involving horse shows, sales, exhibitions, or auctions. The jurisdiction of the AWA and HPA are confined to the United States and its territories, so these modules shall only search for these criteria that occur in the United States.
The regulated activities to monitor are grouped into the following seven modules:

1) Sales of animals used as pets (all warm blooded animals)

2) Sales of wild and exotic animals

3) Animals exhibited to the public for compensation

4) Animals used for research, teaching, testing, and experimentation

5) Commercial transportation of animals

6) Horse shows, sales, exhibitions, and auctions (such as Tennessee Walking Horses)

7) Animal auctions

During the initial 6 months period of this contract, the vendor shall monitor two of the predetermined modules above, Sales of animal used as pets; and Horse shows, sales, exhibitions and auctions. After evaluation of the services provided, subsequent modules may be added contingent upon the success of the pilot project, not to exceed the modules listed above. For each module, the contractor shall work with Animal Care personnel to identify the search parameters needed to accomplish each of the modules above.

C. CONTRACTOR TASKS AND DELIVERABLES

Project Management: The Contractor shall assign a Project Manager for this initiative to oversee the development of the project, ensure the timely accomplishment of each task and provide the Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR) with a contractor point of contact for this contract.

A. Tasks

The tasks to be accomplished shall include:

1) During the initial 6 months pilot project period of this contract, the contractor shall focus on individuals or businesses engaged in the Sale of Animals Used as Pets; and Horse shows, sales, exhibitions, and auctions.

2) The contractor shall use their data mining and search engine capabilities to scan the entire Internet for businesses or individuals suspected of conducting AWA or HPA regulated activities without the required license or registration or illegal activities involving horse shows, sales, exhibitions, or auctions within the domestic United States and its territories. THE SCAN SHALL BE VIA INTERNET WEB TECHNOLOGY SEARCH ENGINE TOOLS, NOT A HUMAN BEING. The Internet sources include, but are not limited to:

* Global Domain Registrations

* World Wide Web

* Social Networking Web Sites

* Web logs (Blogs)

* IRC/Chat conversations

* Message Boards

* Public email groups and discussion forums

* Usenet Data

* Auctions – eBay.com and Yahoo.com Auctions

3) The Contractor shall collaborate with AC personnel to establish the appropriate search criteria for the identifying individuals or businesses engaged in the Sale of Animals Used as Pets; and Horse shows, sales, exhibitions, and auctions. The contractor shall promptly notify AC if there are any complications with the established search criteria.

4) The Contractor shall meet with AC officials to discuss search criterion in person, by telephone conference call or webinar. No travel costs for contractors are covered under this contract.

5) The Contractor shall make search data from the Sale of Animals Used as Pets; and Horse shows, sales, exhibitions, and auctions modules accessible online to the government via a Web Portal Display. The portal is made up of the following components:

* Dashboard to monitor activity across multiple solutions and users
* Case management system
* Message center
* Permissions-based user access
* Ad-hoc query access to client-specific data
* Ad-hoc query access to Vendor’s database of registered Domain Names

6) Contractor Intelligence Analysts shall review the pool of suspected data items generated by the Internet search tool to identify relevant data from the Internet. Contractor Intelligence Analysts shall summarize the findings as well as highlight the highest priority data according to agreed-upon criteria. The summary shall be delivered monthly via email and to the case management system of the Web Portal Display.

7) The Web Portal Display system shall be fully configured within fifteen (15) business days from receipt of the required Government’s data. The first data from the module shall be available to the Government within thirty days (30) from system configuration.

8.) The Contractor shall provide training on Web Portal Display system for reviewing of reports or search results to the COTR or alternate and AC personnel. Sessions shall be conducted via webinar.

9) Contractor shall provide a “help desk” option, where assistance can be found if questions arise from the reports or search results.

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Two Psychotic Actions Don’t Equal Rational Justice

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a fringe, psychotic group that uses fraud and other unethical means to raise money to pay overblown salaries and fund programs not geared to saving or protecting animals, attempted to file a lawsuit on behalf of 5 California whales demanding the same constitutional rights as humans. PETA vs. Sea World was subsequently thrown out of court because the judge ruled animals don’t have the same rights as people.

As perverse as this kind of behavior is, it is not a position shared only by whacked-out PETA members. Cass Sunstein, President Obama’s pick to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, has stated publicly that he believes lawsuits should be brought on behalf of animals.

The United Nations and most animal rights groups fully support the Universal Declaration of Animal Rights which claims that animals and humans all share in the same rights.

Understandably a psychotic behavior on the part of those who support such rights equity with animals, we now learn that the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) is considering filing a lawsuit against PETA that would, “represent the 25,000-plus dogs and cats that PETA has killed since 1998 whose “rights” have been violated under the 5th and 8th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution”.

While the notion in and of itself is totally asinine, those who understand the differences between rights for humans and welfare for animals, get their point. I am only assuming the announcement of consideration to sue is for the purpose of making a statement and not actually an attempt at using two wrongs to somehow come up with anything that resembles truth.

Similar to the actions of the Humane Society of the United States, these two groups solicit money from anyone from small individual donors to very wealthy celebrities. In 2009 Carrie Underwood gave $200,000 to HSUS.

Unfortunately for all the donors, they are not made aware of the fact of the tens of thousands of family pets these two groups routinely euthanize, sometimes without giving any effort to find them homes.

It is very important for individuals and organizations like the Center for Consumer Freedom to recognize and expose fraud and hypocrisy as is the case here with PETA. What is not acceptable is to use PETA’s own crack-brained ideas to allow animals to have legal representation of any kind in our courts.

We get your point. Now let’s move on.

Tom Remington

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