Zoo Wars~Here We Go Again~Keep Tony the Tiger at The Tiger Truck Stop-Quit Playing Games with People and Animals Lives!!!

•December 20, 2014 • 2 Comments

Once AGAIN, Michael Sandlin owner of Tony the Tiger and the Tiger Truck Stop is under attack…This time, to change the definition of what a zoo is-or make it against the law for the truck stop to have the tiger on exhibit that’s FREE to the public, and maybe that’s the real issue…Most NFP private facilities charge a fee-very few request an optional donation as they should be doing-Have you ever gone to a church where it’s required to ‘Pay to Pray’-I sure haven’t-

To the best of my knowledge, Tony might be the only privately owned tiger in the country where it’s NOT required to pay a fee to see him, no request for a donation-Tony’s enclosure at The Tiger Truck Stop EXCEEDS the regulations.

This is a personal vendetta and agenda by the Animal Rights Extremist Nazi Agenda to remove Tony from the Truck Stop and Michael Sandlin from owning him. If it came down to it, after seeing what happens to the animals once they relocate them, especially a tiger that has never been moved and 15 years old, I would call the vet to put him down rather than see him go to sub-standard  conditions like the conditions at Big Cat Rescue where they don’t even know when an animal is sick-Good grief another cat died-out of the blue for no reason at all, the cat was found in the morning and dead by the time Carole Baskin got there. That never would have happened at the truck stop with 24/7 eyes on the tiger…(NEWS ALERT: FUMING-Canyon, the tiny sand cat died at Big Cat Rescue, from choking on a chicken neck!!! How stupid!!!)

Please take a minute of your time to send this petition and give a shout out that you support keeping Tony the tiger at The Tiger Truck Stop!!!

https://www.change.org/p/clarify-regulations-to-exempt-tiger-truck-stop-s-usda-licensed-facility-from-forced-closure?utm_campaign=responsive_friend_inviter_chat&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition&recruiter=7138524

Please Clarify Regulations To Exempt Tiger Truck Stop’s USDA Licensed Facility Of 27 Years From Forced Closure!!!

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Supporters

WATCH OUR VIDEO     https://vimeo.com/114442407

We are FOR regulations to protect the public and to insure animal welfare. However making rules that force existing businesses to close their legally licensed animal enterprises is wrong, unconstitutional, discriminatory, treads on personal freedoms, and violates property rights. We have always complied with the law and are willing to continue compliance. Please give us that opportunity.

It is clear that previous owners were to be grandfathered and previous facilities exempted. Uphold the clear exemption language of ACT 715, CHANGE LDWF regulations, and allow Tiger Truck Stop’s USDA federally licensed facility to continue.


Letter to
Governor Bobby Jindal
Louisiana Attorney General James D. “Buddy” Caldwell
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Dan Davis
and 8 others
LDWF Secretary Robert J. Barham
LDWF Attorney Frederick Whitrock
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Ann L. Taylor
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Ronald “Ronny” Graham
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Edward W. Swindell
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Chairman Billy Broussard
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission – V. Chairman Edwin “Pat” Manuel
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Bart R. Yakupzack
PLEASE clarify regulations to exempt the Tiger Truck Stop’s USDA Licensed Exhibit, which has been in business for over 27 years. Stop the forced closure of Tony’s exhibit!!!

The live tiger exhibit at the Tiger Truck Stop should continue for years to come. I LOVE stopping to see the tiger! Preserve our hometown Louisiana Tradition in Tiger Country!!

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Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinion of others…Stay tuned  -B

Everything HSUS and PETA…Animal Rights Extremists at Their finest and that ain’t much…

•December 9, 2014 • 2 Comments

from HumaneWatch:

http://www.humanewatch.org/humane-society-of-the-u-s-racketeering-payment-5-7-million/

We solved a little mystery about the $15.75 million settlement in May of a federal racketeering and bribery lawsuit against the Humane Society of the United States and other activists. When the settlement was announced, HSUS declined to say how much it paid. Now we know: HSUS and its affiliate the Fund for Animals paid nearly $6 million, according to their consolidated financial statement.

On its tax return for 2013, HSUS declares $4.4 million in settlement expenses and the Fund for Animals declares $1.2 million—making up almost all of the $5.675 million settlement. Amusingly, the vast majority of the settlement is characterized as a “program” expense—but somehow we don’t think it will make it into HSUS’s next annual report.

This is donor money—HSUS’s insurance provider denied HSUS coverage for the litigation. That’s a fact HSUS danced around and omitted when it commented on the settlement, saying things like it expected insurance would cover most of all of the settlement and “in the end, that no donor dollars from the HSUS will go to Feld [Entertainment],” the plaintiff. Considering the settlement was paid in May, donor dollars already went to pay the racketeering settlement.

Fortunately, HSUS didn’t escape scrutiny from third parties. In fact, Charity Navigator yanked its rating of HSUS and replaced it with a “Donor Advisory” to the public. HSUS can pay a witness, but it can’t buy itself out of that jam.

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What you may have missed:

http://www.agcouncil.com/oklahoma-subpoenas-latest-disaster-for-hsus/

Oklahoma Subpoenas are Latest Disaster for HSUS

As if things weren’t bad enough for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt now has issued subpoenas to HSUS as part of his office’s ongoing inquiry into the organization’s fundraising practices, according to Humanewatch.org.

The animal rights watchdog website reported that Pruitt shared the news on a recent broadcast of “All Around Oklahoma Agriculture.” He reportedly told listeners that his office met with HSUS representatives after news broke that the huge direct-mail firm that HSUS uses to solicit donations had reached a $25 million settlement with the New York Attorney General for deceptive charitable fundraising in another case. Pruitt said the reaction of HSUS leaders to the meeting was “in some respects, not good…there’s been denial.”

In the New York case, nearly all of the funds raised for a disabled veterans charity were sent back to the fundraising firm as payment for the campaign. The New York Attorney General’s office described the settlement as “the largest amount of financial relief ever obtained for deceptive charitable fundraising.”

The Humanewatch.org article quoted Pruitt as saying, “Someone can sit across a table and say, ‘We’re doing it the right way,’ but when you raise literally hundreds of millions of dollars, and all that we see so far is less than one percent of those monies going into what would be considered local shelters, it is a very fair and right question to ask this organization nationally, are they being deceptive and unfair in their communications? We intend to push that issue, we intend to find out, and if in fact they are engaging in what we consider deceptive practices, we will bring enforcement actions…and seek to recover damages.”

Pruitt also said he has been in contact with other state attorneys general. “We’ve talked about this on a national basis…I don’t have concrete information about their involvement but we are talking about that.”

A rash of Attorney General investigations nationwide would be HSUS’ worst nightmare, especially coming on the heels of several other financial and PR disasters, including:

Given these recent and high-profile failures, one thing is certain. Elected officials, donors and the media are beginning to see HSUS for what it really is: an organization that pretends to be about animal welfare while it pursues a not-very-well-hidden agenda of deception, greed and corruption.

As President Lincoln once said, “You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.” HSUS, are you listening?

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from the Center for Consumer Freedom:

The Nastiest PETA Ad Ever?

Last month, we shared a compilation of the top ten most offensive and misleading ads produced by the deceptively named People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). But it looks like we spoke too soon: The self-proclaimed press sluts have topped themselves—or, perhaps more accurately, stooped to a new low.

PETA installed a new U.K. billboard featuring a surprised-looking woman splashed with white fluids. The advertisement—captioned “Some Bodily Fluids are Bad for You” with the fine print “Ditch Dairy. Go Vegan.”—is a far-from-subtle reference to a sex act, a tasteless reference purportedly designed to encourage a vegan diet. (You can view it at this link—if you really want to—but as you may have guessed it isn’t safe for work or children.)

PETA-Bukakke-Poster-Nottingham

However, as you might expect, most members of the community just couldn’t swallow the outrageously inappropriately ad. Amid protests, the ad was taken down.

In a blog post celebrating the campaign, PETA explained: “We love finding cheeky ways to grab people’s attention for animals, and our latest billboard is certainly going to stop passers-by!” But so far, it looks like people are only paying attention to PETA’s outrageously offensive tactics.

We think it’s pretty safe to say that the billboard has prompted more conversations about the rights of women instead of the rights of animals. As one advocacy group explains: “PETA’s sexist, misogynist adverts aim to be original and thought-provoking but they are neither.”

Given that the group has flippantly referenced mental illness and female obesity in other publicity stunts, it should probably come as no surprise that PETA is breezily dismissing its depiction of sexual degradation as just another “cheeky” media grab.

Forget dairy. Let’s hope this offensive press stunt persuades people to ditch PETA.

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Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinions of others…Stay tuned  -B

Animal Rights Activists are Liars and Morons

from TX-RPOA~Who Are the Real “Extremists” in Texas?!?/Christmas Biscuit Recipes for Rover

•December 9, 2014 • Leave a Comment

If there’s one thing RPOA has observed over the past quarter century spent
exposing the radical Animal Rights Agenda, it is that they do NOT like to be
referred to as “extremists.” But if the shoe fits … wear it. As the FBI
study states: “All animal rights groups are connected by leadership,
membership or both!” We’ve found this to be true in Texas and there’s
documentation that many PETA persons have moved over to Humane Society of
the U.S. (HSUS) over the years. So this article below is right on target.

It’s encouraging to see that we have support from many other animal interest
groups. The vegan “extremists” are the real animal “exploiters” for
fundraising purposes — high salaries, retirement and insurance benefits and
the almighty “power.” While claiming to be addressing animal cruelty –
their goal is really “abolition.” Anyone who sits down at the table to
negotiate with HSUS is really “on” the table. For proof, just follow their
Legislative Trail.
By the way, Governor Chris Christi VETOED the HSUS bill prohibiting
gestation crates used by the pork industry! A change is in the wind.

http://www.dairyherd.com/news/murphy-who-real-extremist
(There are hot links at this URL for more info.)
By Dan Murphy December 01, 2014 | 9:20 am EST

Like the old adage suggests, don’t listen to what the Humane Society of the
United States tells you about being ‘reformers, not extremists.’
Instead, watch what they do.

Over the years, I’ve heard all manner of staff people at the Humane Society
of the United States – including CEO Wayne Pacelle – insist over and over
that “We’re not like PETA. They’re extremists. We’re reformers.”

That’s the argument I’ve heard more times than I can count, offered as
evidence that producers shouldn’t attack HSUS; instead, they should work
with them on the changes the groups wants to see adopted.

The coda to that assertion is a short list of “reforms” HSUS wants to see
implemented, the notion being that the group just want to make the industry
a little kinder and gentler, and that they’re far too professional and
sophisticated to pull the “outrageous” stunts that are all that PETA ever
does.

Really? Consider this news story from the Daily Record in New Jersey:
“The push to convince Gov. Chris Christie to approve a law prohibiting
gestation crates used by the pork industry is coming to the governor’s home
base of Morris County on Saturday as the Humane Society of the United States
‘Great Crate Challenge’ arrives in Madison.”

Then check out the photo below, showing the stunt cage HSUS operatives will
be using.

What’s the difference from what PETA does, with people locked in cages and
wrapped in plastic to demonize producers?….

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I hope everyone is enjoying the season and able to afford that holiday ham or turkey and still a few presents under the tree. Please don’t forget Rover and with so many recipes circulating over the internet for doggie bones-just go ahead and make him some-throw them in a jar with the recipe you used for future reference-Wondering what to get for a friend and don’t have a lot of money to spend-Then make some of those for your friends dog-they will love it that you gave them something for Rover!!! Skip buying something-Make him a treat-He’ll like that even more!!!-and I don’t imagine your dog will care if you burn them, LOL!!!

The following recipe has ingredients you likely have in your pantry:

Ingredients:

  • cooking spray
  • 2 cups flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup water and chicken base or chicken broth
  • 1 cup peanut butter

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.

Mix the dry ingredients and then add the water (premix with the chicken base) and peanut butter and mix until the mixture forms a dough.

Press the dough together to form a ball.

On a lightly floured work surface, knead the dough for about a minute or until smooth. Roll out the dough about 1/2-inch thick. Using a cookie cutter, cut out the ‘bones’ and place on the prepared baking sheet (any scraps of dough can be formed into a ball and re-rolled). Any shape cookie cutter can be used or cut into rectangles-your dog just doesn’t care. Optional-Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

Bake until golden, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely. Store in an airtight container-can be refrigerated but they won’t last long-If giving as a gift be sure to include the recipe for more!!!

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Here’s an extremely healthy recipe from Martha Stewart: http://www.marthastewart.com/264802/homemade-dog-biscuits

Ingredients
Makes about 5 dozen
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup brewer’s yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup low-sodium canned chicken stock, plus more for brushing

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, wheat germ, yeast, and salt; set aside

2. Place oil in a large bowl. Add stock and flour mixture in three alternating batches, beginning and ending with stock. Mix well.

3. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to about 3/8-inch thick. Shape biscuits using a dog-bone-shaped cookie cutter or by cutting around a store-bought dog bone with a butter knife.(Make biscuits that are appropriate for your dog’s size.)

4. If desired, you can spell out your dog’s name or a holiday message in the dough with a toothpick (wet the toothpick first so it won’t stick).

5. Transfer to parchment-lined baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.

6. Bake biscuits 10 minutes. Brush with stock; rotate baking sheets, and bake 10 minutes more. Turn off oven, leaving door closed. Let dog biscuits stand in oven to dry completely, about 1 1/2 hours. Wrap as a gift, or store in an airtight container at room temperature.

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Whether you use wheat flour or all purpose is up to you on these recipes-it doesn’t change the flavor. I kind of like the  Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top as it gives them a really nice color without the additional work but keep an eye on them.

Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinion of others…Stay tuned  -B

 

from TX-RPOA-Lobbyist for Upcoming Legislation

•December 4, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Your donations make it possible and they will be concerned with more than the “Puppy Mill Bill” as there is much concern over exotic animal bans and other issues that will be brought up-Get involved if you want representation -Now’s your chance to turn things around in Texas or don’t bitch. If all animal owners contributed just 5 or 10 bucks the money would be there for proper representation of your concerns-Donate today!!! Use as a tax deduction on your 2014 tax returns.

Responsible Pet Owners Alliance Texas Outreach has registered with the Texas
Ethics Commission and signed a contract with our lobbyist (former) Speaker
Gibson Lewis for the upcoming Texas Legislature’s 84th Session, which
convenes next month. Gib has represented us for the past three sessions and
knows the radical Animal Rights Movement well as he “owns” exotic animals.
We’ve sent a $20,000 retainer to Gib and must pay $10,000 later. A minimum
of $100,000 for this Session is required, if we are to have any hope of
protecting our rights as animal owners and our precious animals from vegan
animal groups, such as: Humane Society of the US, Texas Humane Legislation
Network, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, ASPCA, Animal Legal
Defense Fund, Mercy for Animals and associated groups. Donations have been
few and far between the past few months and our hands are tied without more
funding. We only have $10,000 left in our RPOA Outreach Legislative Fund!
In order to educate the media and legislators, an advertising campaign in
Austin to educate legislators and media is a must. The dust hasn’t settled
on some elections, but there will be many new faces at the Legislature this
Session and it will take a second lobbyist to help Gib “educate” the 150
representatives and 31 senators!

Hiring lobbyists is only the first step. It will take all of us working
together if we are to “repeal and replace HB 1451,” the misnamed Puppy Mill
Bill. By “us,” we mean “you” personally, your clubs, your veterinarian,
Texas Veterinary Medical Association, the Farm Bureau, Cattle Raisers
groups, Texas Wildlife Association, other wildlife, ranching, hunting and
sporting groups, Poultry and Pork Associations. Each of these groups have
their own lobbyist which increases our clout — if we can circle the
wagons. Should you have a personal grievance, get over it! It’s time to
get to work.

The election results have helped our chances tremendously. Governor-elect
Greg Abbott’s mother showed dogs (Schipperkes); Lt. Governor-elect Dan
Patrick was very vocal in opposing HB 1451 as a senator; and TX Department
of Agriculture(TDA) Commissioner-elect Sid Miller has a record of opposing
“animal rights” extremists at the legislature for many years. It is
imperative that we get the administration of the Dog and Cat Breeder Bill
moved under TDA, who have extensive animal expertise. Texas Dept. of
Licensing & Regulation regulates elevators, auctioneers, cosmetologists,
etc., has no animal expertise, and is heavily “under the influence” of the
radical animal rights extremists.

Our appreciation to the donors below for their November Donations, but this
didn’t even pay the office rent!
RPOA (C3 Nonprofit):
$15 North Texas St. Bernard Club
$50 JP Morgan Chase Foundation (Recurring Payroll Deduction Matched)

RPOA Texas Outreach (C4 Nonprofit):
$50 North Texas St. Bernard Club
(The names below are withheld for their personal protection
because of “Animal Rights” harassment)
$50 Lottery Winning Tickets! (From Regular Contributor)
$50 Monthly Anonymous Contributor
$20 Monthly Anonymous Contributor
$10 Monthly Anonymous Contributor
Your donations make all things possible!
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Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things stated are of my opinion and the opinions of others…Stay tuned -B

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Zoo Wars~ Taking Action for Investigation of Carole Baskin Over MISSING Husband

•December 3, 2014 • 4 Comments
Petition 12-2-2014 Find Don Lewis
https://www.change.org/p/chip-fletcher-hillsboro-county-attorney-take-seriously-and-re-open-the-missing-person-case-of-don-l-lewis-investigate-the-possibility-of-his-murder-by-his-wife-carole-lewis-baskin?utm_campaign=responsive_friend_inviter_chat&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition&recruiter=31353947

Take seriously and re-open the missing person case of Don L. Lewis. Investigate the possibility of his murder by his wife Carole Lewis Baskin.

For years it has been rumored that Ms. Baskin (formally Lewis) murdered her husband, Don Lewis and either fed him to the tigers or buried him under a septic tank that was installed on their property the day after he was reported missing.  Just a short time prior to his “disappearance”, Don sought out a restraint order against Ms. Baskin claiming she threatened to kill him and that she took his guns.  Witnesses have come forward and claimed they were forced to “witness” a signing of a “Power of Attorney” which they claim was a fraud.  And that the word “disappearance” was added to the document prior to Ms. Baskin signing it.  Which many thought was a strange thing to add to such a document if it was signed prior to Mr. Lewis’ actual “disappearance”.

Please sign this petition in order to bring light to a very dark time for a man whose life and subsequent disappearance does matter.  We want justice for Don L. Lewis, the “missing millionaire”!!!


Letter to
Chip Fletcher. Hillsboro County Attorney
Take seriously and re-open the missing person case of Don L. Lewis. Investigate the possibility of his murder by his wife Carole Lewis Baskin.
Recent updates

50 supporters
Dec 3, 2014
Petition started on Dec 2, 2014
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If Carole Baskin is not guilty she should welcome this investigation for closure despite the fact that she moved on-including seeing other people shortly after he went missing!!! Sign the petition and share WILDLY!!!
Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinion of others…Stay tuned  -B

Zoo Wars~Karl Mitchell Fighting for His Right to Remain with His Big Cats

•November 29, 2014 • 3 Comments

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, Grey Thursday-Black Friday (what have you), and an enjoyable time shopping either for yourself or someone else.

It’s been a rather pleasant and enjoyable Thanksgiving this year for us, we ate the day before and hit Walmart early to stand in the lines for a few things we badly wanted or needed. One thing I noticed that was different than in Texas was that people were actually helping one another, whether they knew each other or not-Then again after standing in the lines for hours, you kind of get to know people; see their families and friends as they check on one another, hold your spot in line for a ‘potty break’…And when the ‘frenzy’ began to get what you wanted into your cart people were actually helping one another to grab or to load their carts-I was stunned after everything we’ve been thru over the past almost 5 years now. While I admit, I still remain somewhat secluded and not gone out much over the years since, this was thrilling for me, my eyes actually tearing-up a bit at one point when two very well dressed and groomed young men approached me and asked, “Is this is what you wanted?” I hadn’t been standing in line with them or anywhere near them, they just pooped up out of the crowd. You know, you can find something to be thankful for even when you’re not looking for it-The kindness of total strangers to one another.

I do have much to be thankful for regardless of all else and so glad I was able to experience this after all that was said but NOT DONE folks-FAR from it actually-The good people in and ‘of’ Marion County, Texas should not have done what they did and there’s really no excuse for it. Mean, ugly and evil people will never get out from under what they did to us and the animals. What they did wasn’t deserved-period. But that’s for another day and another time our court case is far from over or we begin again. It’s just a matter of time for justice to finally be done and the fat lady to sing-HA!

Many people have at least heard the name Karl Mitchell with his ‘colorful’ past to say the least. In and out of trouble, even jail but that’s not a reason for the county to say he can not remain with his cats on grandfather property where he’s currently residing with his wife and his big cats.

PETA in an uproar as well as owner exotic animal owners joining sides with PETA against another exotic animal owner-really, it’s no wonder that exotic animal owners have a much harder fight on their hands when they sit in judgment of others. He already has the cats now doesn’t he and I believe that it’s all settled with the USDA for the past. He’s on property that was always used as an ‘animal sanctuary’ and therefore, he’s grandfathered in and should be allowed to remain.

Karl Mitchell and I aren’t real friends-far from it actually if the truth be told but because you don’t like someone or their checkered past doesn’t mean kick him out now does it!?! Jeff Kozlowski with his ‘colorful past’ got his break and has his animals (and MINE) so why treat Karl Mitchell any differently!?! If Kozlowski, a convicted bank robber, felon, has managed to remain and even set-up and steal animals from another exotic animal owner and got away with it, then so should Karl Mitchell.

The following the media report where the fight to remain begins in February:

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada-and-west/pahrump-tiger-owner-fighting-loss-permit

Pahrump tiger owner fighting loss of permit

PAHRUMP — The cat fight between the owner of a tiger sanctuary and the Pahrump Planning Commission advanced to another level Wednesday.

The commission voted 5-0 to revoke Karl Mitchell’s conditional use permit for an animal sanctuary to house tigers and a liger at 6061 N. Woodchips Road.

It deadlocked 3-3 in June on whether to grant the permit, then held another vote Aug. 15 where members voted 4-1 against it. But Nye County commissioners overrode the planning board 3-2 on Oct. 15.

Mitchell, who has the right to appeal the revocation to the County Commission, has threatened to sue the county.

A case was brought against Mitchell on allegations that he violated the terms of his conditional use permit, which prohibits the sanctuary from being open to the public or exhibiting animals. The Planning Commission was furnished photos of people posing with Mitchell’s animals.

But Mitchell said it was a private photo shoot, which is allowed.

“If you have pets you can do a private photo shoot, especially if you’re not doing it for commerce,” he said. “It’s exhibiting when you’re involved in commerce, when there’s money paid or something given to you.”

Mitchell also is required to have permits from the Nevada Department of Wildlife, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other agencies.

Robert Gibbens, director of the western region for the USDA, in an Oct. 22 letter to County Commissioner Dan Schinhofen, said Mitchell doesn’t possess a license under the Animal Welfare Act to exhibit his animals.

Mitchell was assessed a $16,775 penalty in 2001 for multiple violations of the Animal Welfare Act. In 2010, in an order denying a petition for reconsideration, he was assessed joint penalties of $67,000 for Animal Welfare Act violations and an additional civil penalty of $19,500 for failure to cease and desist, Gibbens said.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued a statement Tuesday urging the USDA to pursue criminal charges against Mitchell for dis­regarding federal law and public safety, exhibiting his big cats without an exhibitor’s license. They asked the Planning Commission to revoke his permit.

“Of all the despicable animal exhibitors PETA has encountered, Karl Mitchell — who thumbs his nose at public safety and the law every time he exhibits a tiger — is one of the worst,” said Delcianna Winders, PETA Foundation director of captive animal law enforcement. “The time for warnings and civil penalties has long passed. The USDA must press criminal charges and Nye County needs to enforce the local laws that make it illegal for Mitchell to have big cats in Pahrump.”

In a prepared statement he read Wednesday, Mitchell said the Planning Commission needs to stick to its land use decisions.

“The subject property is correctly zoned according to your county code, and animal control has inspected it,” Mitchell said. “Our activities would not be the subject of scrutiny if we resided outside the purview of the RPC.”

Mitchell added, “it would seem to be an abuse of equal protection, an abuse of discretion and an abuse of the process to place the county in a position of carrying the water for the USDA.”

Mitchell said the county violated his constitutional rights for making USDA compliance an issue.

“The attempts to use the USDA letter is a slippery slope that will undoubtedly result in a lawsuit,” he said.

“The letter from the USDA director does not constitute an indictment or charges,” he said. “The cycle of animal rights group, jealous competitors making complaints is a causal case for USDA to make an investigation.”

He said a judge ruled in 2010 their activities on the Internet didn’t constitute regulated activities. Since 2009 Mitchell said he hasn’t received any charges or communication from the USDA.

If they have to comply with regulations, Mitchell said his wife Kayla qualifies for a license.

“We live in an area that borders Pahrump planning and should be exempt. This continued harassment and bullying has resulted in my PTSD worsening, leaving me anxious and fearful of what you guys will pull next,” Mitchell said.

Linda Halko Crossley said Mitchell’s sanctuary, which is on the property of Ray Mielzynski, has disrupted her neighborhood. She said residents were never notified. Planning Director Steve Osborne said he notified people 500 feet away about the conditional use permit for the property, which is on 18 acres zoned rural homestead.

“I came here to Pahrump to go ahead and have a ranch and have horses and I’ve invested hundreds of thousands of dollars. It’s just less than a mile from where he’s temporarily housing his wild cats,” Crossley said. “They’re disrupting the neighborhood, they’re disrupting my horses. Find a different temporary holding area for his cats.”

“The cats have got to go. My horses are stressed out to the hilt. They smell blood, they smell urine. Yesterday there was a pack of six coyotes circling between my barn and the neighbors; she has a 3-year-old child and she was screaming,” Crossley said.

The property isn’t zoned for wild cats, she said.

John Bushko, a volunteer with Mitchell’s Big Cat Encounters, countered that there are horse corrals on their ranch. They use it as a staging area for horse rescues for Diane Davis and Dream Chaser Horse Ranch, he said.

“A lot of county commissioners have visited, they will tell you it’s a peaceful place,” Bushko said.

Mitchell said he has received emails from neighbors, and one neighbor said they were quite content with the animals being there.

Mitchell concluded: “If someone else is upset I’m sorry but I don’t think it’s the tigers’ fault. The bottom line is we’re not involved in any regulated activities. We’re at odds with the USDA and we will continue to be at odds as long as animal rights people make complaints. Those complaints have to be checked out. But since 2009 there’s not been one problem with USDA that’s been presented to us.”

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Of course PETA put out the actual court documents-HA!

http://www.peta.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Karl-Mitchell-2014.pdf

Filed and dated November 18, 2014

IN THE FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT

IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF NYE, STATE OF NEVADA

NYE COUNTY, a political subdivision of the State of Nevada, Plaintiff,

vs.

KARL MITCHELL, RAYMOND V. MIELZYNSKI, and BIG CAT ENCOUNTERS, a Nevada nonprofit corporation,

Defendants.

ORDER GRANTING SUMMARY JUDGMENT

ORDER-

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Summary Judgment on Plaintiffs Complaint is GRANTED.

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendants, and each of them, immediately remove all the animals designated as special conditions animals from the real property known as 6061 Woodchips, Pahrump, Nye County, Nevada.

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendants, and each of them, are permanently enjoined from having special conditions animals on the real property known as 6061 N. Woodchips, in violation of Nye County Code Chapter 17.04 without an appropriate conditional use permit.

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So I guess PETA and the exotic animal owners who stand in judgment thought it was over-Karl Mitchell required to move on and possible confiscation to begin -WRONG-first of all, it’s not about the animals-It’s rarely about the animals even though they try to make a case that it is-even if they supposedly win a judgment against the animals-How well I know this!!! Mean, ugly and evil people will go for such things including pulling the property out from under you or making false claims about cruelty when there was none and without conviction. All they have in this case is the issue of conditional use. But far from over in this case:

Media update:

http://pvtimes.com/news/judge-invites-high-court-review-tiger-case.html

Judge invites high court review in tiger case

Fifth District Judge Kimberly Wanker said she sympathized with the concept of preserving endangered animals, but said the law is the law, in ruling Karl Mitchell, owner of Big Cat Encounters, had to remove his tigers from property owned by Ray “The Flagman” Mielzynski at 6061 N. Woodchips Road.

Wanker added that having the animals on the 20-acre parcel doesn’t comply with the law.

“That’s the issue that’s before me, not whether I like the tigers or don’t like the tigers,” Wanker said. “I think it’s admirable, they are an endangered species. We haven’t had a report tigers are on the loose in Pahrump, obviously you’re taking very good care of them.”

Wanker stayed the order as Mitchell is expected to appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court. A video recording of the hearing wasn’t available by press time before an article that ran in Wednesday’s Pahrump Valley Times.

“The Supreme Court may say, ‘Judge Wanker you’re completely wrong,’ and I don’t have a problem with that. I will give you that opportunity,” Wanker said during the hearing in October. “But when I see the straight law and what I have to do as a district court judge, I have to apply the law. My personal feelings have to be set aside. I have to do what the law says.”

Mitchell claimed Mielzynski’s brother, Robert Mielzynski, used the property as an animal sanctuary since 1988, before the enactment of the Nye County Zoning Ordinance in 2007 exempting the property from regulations in Nye County Code to obtain a conditional use permit.

“His brother kept dogs, rescued animals, water was set up for the wildlife that live in that area, burros, tortoises, protected animals,” Mitchell said. “No permit was required by Nye County for that use. All the way up to 2007 that was a continued use for that property. It was a sanctuary for animals.”

The judge didn’t buy that argument, Melzynski’s late brother couldn’t just turn on the water for animals and call it a sanctuary. The judge added the Big Cat Encounters website invited tourists to drive out from Las Vegas and pay a donation to have their pictures taken with the tigers.

“I think the requirements were that you were a non-profit organization and at this point all I’ve seen in response to that is Mr. Mielzynski’s brother basically took in stray animals and provided a quote, sanctuary, for them, a safe place of keeping,” Wanker said during a hearing on the Nye County request for summary judgment Oct. 16 and the county’s motion to dismiss Mitchell’s counterclaims.

Jonathon Nelson, the attorney for Big Cat Encounters, said a jury should be allowed to decide the matter.

Deputy District Attorney Marla Zlotek argued an animal sanctuary had to be registered as a non-profit organization. Wanker said the county’s definition of a sanctuary and Mitchell’s definition are two different things.

Mitchell said other animal hoarders and collectors in Pahrump are trying to save dogs and cats, they’re not required by Nye County to have a license unless someone files a complaint. He said other owners of tigers were grandfathered into the regulations.

Mielzynski said the 11 tigers are an endangered species that are well taken care of.

“I threw him a rope when he needed a rope and I’m not going to let go of that rope,” the Flagman said.

Wanker sympathized with the Flagman’s intent.

“My hat’s off to Mr. Mielzynski to say, you know what, I got 20 acres, let’s bring the tigers over there, they’re not bothering anybody, so I understand where you’re coming from,” Wanker said. “In that regard I think that is a really noble thing, because I have over the years picked up animals that people have dumped out.”

Wanker wondered why Mitchell applied for a conditional use permit at one point when he claims a permit wasn’t needed. Mitchell received a conditional use permit after Nye County Commissioners overruled a Pahrump Regional Planning Commission recommendation in October 2012, but then revoked it in April 2013, amid accusations he was exhibiting the tigers without a federal license.

Mitchell claimed the county responded because of threatening letters from animal rights groups like the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

“Part and parcel to this are the bullying tactics used by Nye County planning,” Mitchell replied. He said there were many letters sent to the planning director where Big Cat Encounters made their claim for an exemption but “we were constantly steamrolled by threats of evictions and we had no choice but to attempt to comply.”

Kayla Mitchell, read a statement at the hearing that there have been no calls for service on the property. She said the area is not likely to be developed in the next 20 years and asked to wait until the revised Pahrump Master Plan is approved, which may remove their property from the Pahrump Regional Planning District.

Relocating the tigers outside the regional planning district would be extremely stressful for the tigers who would have to be tranquilized, Kayla Mitchell said. “The Endangered Species Act states government will not take action detrimental to these species,” she said.

Wanker invited Mitchell to file an action in federal court on whether the county ordinance is constitutional.

Mitchell said former Nye County Emergency Services Director Brent Jones gave him a waiver from the Nye County Code when the tigers were moved based on hardship conditions and because Mielzynski didn’t have any neighbors at that site, after the EMS ended up in possession of his tigers after an eviction in 2010.

“That way Nye County gets out of possessory ownership of the animals,” Mitchell said.

One of Mitchell’s complaints was that the county interfered with his ability to receive contributions to continue his operations, an argument Wanker dismissed.

“I don’t understand what actions the county took to interfere with the economic advantage and what economic advantage was supposedly disrupted and what actual harm was suffered,” Wanker said.

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The case continues on…Good for him…Of course he’ll win and knowing Karl Mitchell, you bet he has a back up plan to keep his animals. PETA will follow him, of course they will-the criminal stalkers that they are!!!

This is far from over and can go on for many years to come-GOOD, he’ll be allowed to remain until this is resolved!!! I hope he proves his case and I hope he proves himself as a proper caregiver to his new group of big cats as he seems to have already done.

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All court cases can seemingly be over when they aren’t-Including civil suits about PROTECTED civil liberty abuse with a constitutional question-When the judgment is short without addressing all of the issues, it’s a bad judgment especially when a jury trial of the defendants is in question and no reason to grant summary judgment has been offered, all abuse of the law is not addressed or there is question left of genuine issue of matter facts of law exist and remain unresolved. This would be considered a violation of a judges discretion to serve all people…Happens all the time when judges do not follow thru with an obligation and because the Plaintiffs are correct say that a void judgment should be nullified. It is not moot and remains a serious violation when a lower court judge heard a civil case out of the courts jurisdiction (Texas Government Code 26.258*) violating the Texas constitution and ALL people who reside in Texas, not just us -Maybe the state of Texas should then be held responsible for the abuse of several PROTECTED civil liberties done by and would include the very same defendants should another case be required to be filed-Just how stupid do these people think of us are after reading the court documents…maybe the haven’t as their attorneys fill their pockets-This is FAR from over-Fat lady didn’t sing, lol

The assistant Attorney General of the state of Texas is well aware of this case and would seem to me that Texas Attorney General Governor-elect Abbott should also be aware of the entire case considering state people of state agencies of Texas are involved and instead of brushing this off, should go in and do the right thing-If this is an example of what to expect of the new governor, once in office, watch out Texas!!! 

Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinion of others…Stay tuned  -B

This Plaintiff will no longer remain quiet-The truth of our case will be exposed-No matter who doesn’t like it as it’s public record and documented.

*Texas Government Code 26.258 concerns the County Court of Marion County, Texas, Judge Phil Parker is not allowed to hear civil suits-PERIOD!!! Not now and not in 2010!!!

The County Court of Marion County has the general jurisdiction of a probate court, general criminal jurisdiction, and juvenile jurisdiction as provided by Section 26.042(b) but has no other civil jurisdiction.

Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 480, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 187, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.

Judge Phil Parker is an elected official and should no longer be on the bench-This is not a moot judgment-He can be held responsible in his personal capacity as his actions constitute he violated his oath of office!!! And Texas Attorney General Governor-elect Greg Abbott has done NOTHING about it!!! The FBI has done NOTHING about it and worse of all TWO federal courts have ignored it!!!ALL have full knowledge of the PROTECTED constitutional rights!!!

Furthermore a Justice of the Peace judge in Texas can not hear a case involving a class ‘A’ misdemeanor-Judge Lex Jones should loose his bench for hearing a case that is documented as a criminal case, with court appointed attorneys, with an animal cruelty being a class “A’ misdemeanor-This is out of his jurisdiction and should loose his bench. His judgment is void and should be nullified although appealed de novo. He can be held responsible in his personal capacity as his actions constitute he violated his oath of office!!! And Texas Attorney General Governor-elect Greg Abbott has done NOTHING about it!!! The FBI has done NOTHING about it and worse of all TWO federal courts have ignored it!!! ALL have full knowledge of the PROTECTED constitutional rights!!!

This is FAR from the only abuse suffered by the Plaintiffs who filed a federal civil suit. All can and will be held liable. The state of Texas can also become defendants of a federal civil suit when the laws of the state are knowingly ignored and the governing power of the state constitution.

This constitutes abuse of PROTECTED Constitutional Rights have been violated-PERIOD!!!

I have much to be thankful for this holiday season as we’re one step closer to our win; it’s just a matter of time. While it’s recognized that these people did stupid things-they should have settled before and didn’t-It now gets bigger and will all blow up in their faces!!! Including for Texas Attorney General Governor elect Greg Abbott for the PROTECTED civil liberty abuse done by employees of the state, including law enforcement and the Judges in Marion County, Texas and others named in the case, members of law enforcement, employees of the state of Texas, Humane Society of Marion County now doing business as Dixie Humane Society, Carolyn Wedding and Dr. Carol Hedges dvm of the now defunct Jefferson Animal Clinic.

Can’t help thinking that Governor Rick Perry needs to be informed about the case as it appears that Governor Perry respects PROTECTED constitutional rights-and likely kept in the dark about this case…All the above including denying a deaf man an interpreter all the way through a court hearing, denial of phone calls on arrest, denial of proper courts as mentioned, abuse of authority of a state prosecutor, impersonation of an animal control officer, and much much more.

If they can do this to us then they can do it to anyone and likely already have!!!

from TX-RPOA~AKC Joins AVMA, Other Animal Groups to Launch Animal Law Writing Contest

•November 25, 2014 • 2 Comments

from Texas-RPOA (Bloggers note-references to Texas Bar Association officers-ALL Animal Rights Extremists with an agenda so that that words contained within the cruelty law are ignored and the bar association allows this although NOT intended by the legislature-The corruption is transparent-Texas is an Animal Rights Extremist State)

What a great idea! Unfortunately our State Bar of Texas Animal Law Section’s officers are predominantly “animal rights” extremists — members of Animal Legal Defense Fund, Texas Humane Legislation Network, and the Humane Society of the U.S. per the Section’s website. We really need more “animal welfare” law attorneys in Texas.
(Forward below from “Our Friends on the Pet Law List:” pet-law@yahoogroups.com )

AKC Joins AVMA, Other Animal Groups to Launch Animal Law Writing Contest
For law students.

By Phil Guidry, Senior Policy Analyst, AKC Government Relations writing contest

Since its development in the 1970s, the relatively new field of animal law in the United States has expanded into a diverse body of topics that touches almost all traditional areas of the law. Examples range from veterinary malpractice (professional liability/torts), to location restrictions on animal facilities (zoning/land use), to wildlife/livestock or pet ownership (property law).

Whereas legislative proposals prescribe or prohibit certain activities by establishing broad rules for all animal owners in a jurisdiction, court cases usually deal with individual circumstances. However, they can set legal precedent and impact a large number of animal owners too.

Paralleling the expansion of animal law subject matter is an explosive growth of animal rights ideology in America’s law schools. Today , almost all American law schools have at least one animal law-focused effort, many of which are designed with an animal-rights bias, including classes, certificate programs, and extracurricular groups.

If recent history is a reliable indicator, a large number of future federal and state lawmakers are likely to be lawyers. To help ensure that future lawyers and lawmakers are exposed to a variety of animal law perspectives and have the opportunity to engage in unbiased debate of animal law’s expansive issues, the American Kennel Club, American Veterinary Medical Association, the Cat Fanciers’ Association, and the Animal Health Institute have joined together to establish the Animal Law Writing Contest for Law Students .

The contest is part of a shared effort by concerned mainstream animal welfare groups to ensure access and familiarity with a broad range of perspectives on animal law. The contest launches this month and welcomes all scholarly viewpoints.

Students currently enrolled at ABA-accredited law schools located in the United States are invited to write a 10-20 page scholarly paper on the constitutionality of one of two preselected animal law topics. A committee with relevant experience will judge all properly-submitted entries received by Noon on February 15, 2015 . The winner, who will be notified by April 1, 2015 , will receive a $2,500 cash prize and a trip to the American Veterinary Medical Law Association’s Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, next July. The second place author will receive a $1,000 cash prize.

The contest is one of a number of ways in which the American Kennel Club and the collaborating organizations are dedicated to promoting further education and unbiased study regarding the human-animal bond, the role of animals in society, and animal welfare practices and policies.

For contest rules, to submit a contest entry, or for more information, visit the AKC website or email lawschoolcontest@avma.org .
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dangerous humans

I still contend, beyond regulations for public safety, food, water and shelter, we don’t need more animal laws and bans when the government has no interest in animals…Current animal cruelty laws are intended to address INTENTIONAL animal cruelty and have already gone beyond PROTECED CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS for US citizens. Animal Cruelty laws were written by Animal Rights Extremists Nazi Gestopos who intend on ending all relations with animals-NOT intended for Animal Welfare and help no animal -the courts do not properly adhere to the law as written and intended and abuse PROTECTED CIVIL LIBERTIES.

It boils down to a lack of educational programs for proper care for animals that has led to the abuse of these laws-This could easily be a community effort so that no owner will be without the proper information for the care of an animal. It should be noted, that as long as the cruelty laws are in place and improperly enforced-Animal Ownership would be a risk to ones freedom when the courts fail to recognize their obligation to assure citizens will be protected in their courts from WRONGFUL, prosecution-Both JP Judge Lex Jones and  County Court Judge Phil Parker, judges in Marion County, Texas ignored the obligation of their courts-Are non-lawyers, untrained and unskilled in matters of law and therefore could and should be considered ignorant in their obligation to the citizens of Marion County as elected judges who heard cases that their courts are not allowed to hear (TX Government Code 26.258) and have no say in property valued over $10,000.00 -JP Court is not allowed to hear ‘class A’ misdemeanors with or without representation. A criminal case is appealed as criminal and a civil case is appealed as civil-In Marion County they took a criminal case from the JP Court that it was not supposed to hear and was appealed as civil case in county court who is prevented from hearing civil cases-The whole thing a shame and Kangaroo Court in a matter with property valued over $207,000.00. This was no mistake but a matter of participating in a conspiracy to take property!!! These are elected officials who are NOT up to the job of protecting citizens from wrongful enforcement and wrongful prosecution.

No matter what any court has decided, there is grave concern from wrongful animal seizures and victimizing people with improper procedures who claim to touch the souls of animals-The only “animal souls” that any of those people have touched, are the souls of the animals they have euthanized under the ‘color of rescue’. Including the taking of animals to the next county’s animal control, the taking of hundreds of animals as Carolyn Wedding, president and founder of the Humane Society of Marion County/the Dixie Humane Society, Jefferson, Texas, has done from 2007-2011.

According to records obtained from the Marshall Animal Control, Marshall, Texas, the majority of those animals are documented as euthanized and noted on the record yet, this Humane Society claims to be no-kill when it’s NOT!!! Oh but Carolyn Wedding always claims to have shed ‘A’ tear-BULLSHIT!!!

Cruella Deville

Who in their right minds would buy an animal from a MURDER, even if done by someone else’s hand when they did this deed intentionally as she was unable to sell the animals and provide proper care (even after the creation of an actual holding facility within the county although owns many acres in the next county where she has held animals previously.)

Carolyn Wedding took animals to this KILL facility yet there is a no-kill Humane Society in Marshall-Maybe they refuse to work with a murder-ah, maybe LIKELY?!?

There have been numerous wrongful animal seizures in Marion County by the Humane Society of Marion County/The Dixie Humane Society and a multiple number of animals killed by the hands of the founder and president of this Humane Society by Carolyn Wedding and not only by the Marshall Animal Control but done by Dr. Carol Hedges with no medical test, permission from any judge or the owners of those animals.

Humane Societies operating like this one should not have community support when any member of the community has and can be abused with the improper use of the cruelty law with wrongful prosecution and judges who don’t properly fulfill an obligation to the community that they claim to have accepted when they accepted their position. More on this should either of these men run for office again…They created the record by their own making and will likely scream because I’ve said it. All court documents are subject and readily available for public review-

We are entitled to voice our opinion when there is a concern in the community also according to the record established by their state circuit Judge Rolston-also an elected official who is not properly serving members of his community for protection against trespass. I pledge this to members of the Marion County Community to remain aware of elections and that they will be informed no matter the decision of any court.

We’ll put it before the COURT of PUBLIC OPINION!!! People in status of being elected to a position should know better than to do what they did and will now have to face the ridicule-It’s not over until I decide it is and apparently people in Marion County don’t have a clue as to what’s going on in their own backyards.

MURDERS-LIARS-THEIVES!!!

Seized Kenny[1]

Complaining about inhumane conditions, abuses, or violations of law is a constitutionally protected right. Any member of the public not only has the First Amendment right to speak out against abuses and violations of law committed by anyone, but he or she also has a constitutionally protected right to demand that the government correct the wrongs that are identified.

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Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinion of others-Speaking out on behalf of an animal loving community…Stay tuned -B

 

 
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