Never before have I seen so much outrage about the taking and killing of an animal as recently displayed all over the world on facebook and twitter. Yet few are speaking out about the wrongful taking/killing of animals from their their rightful owners under the false claim, ‘color of law’ in the name of rescue from their rightful owners in this country that has escalated as shelters need more animals to flip, rake in donations and to appease some idiot that has some need to be considered a hero and take power over people and animals-CONSIDER WHAT THE ANIMALS ARE GOING THRU DAMN IT!!! Consider the homeless animals that are left to fend for themselves with the ones picked up, often killed with the claim of ‘un-adoptable’/SELLABLE-WTF?!?
Everyone crying out about this lion who trusted people so it was so easy to lure him out of his protected territory. Big cats are territoritoral, especially a lion, so, over the years he developed a trust of men. Is that any different than the established trust between an owner and a dog or cat or any other animal that has bonded to his owner?!? Are we judging the care provided to animals when we judge the owner for how they live, able to live or just moved into the area and no one has any idea about the owner or the animals-So easy to falsely accuse, round-up a mob for the raid and steal animals from their longstanding rightful owners.
I cried for Cecil as I did for my own-I continued to cry as it set me right off with my memories of my animals and the pain of the loss. I saw the outrage pouring out of people for a lion owned by a government-unlike our government that has no interest in animals beyond a public safety issue.
I heard people wishing that Dr. Palmer should suffer and die; and read that he’s received death threats to the point where his office was closed and that he had to go in hiding.
This no different than what happened to me and I had done nothing wrong…There was no criminal conviction-It was simply the wrongful taking-Had there been a real reason to take them, then, as everyone knows, they would have prosecuted as well-They did no such thing!!!
What Marion County did was a real ‘show’ much like what is happening over one lion-one that had a name, Cecil. All my animals had names and had bonded and trusted in me for care and protection.
There was a mob during a warrantless search, and a mob that came and took animals and other property; after all, NOTHING was specific on that illegal and unconstitutional warrant.
And then, there was the media ignoring what was actually going on; they were invited by District Attorney Bill Gleason-And ingored the fact that they had no one’s permission to be there-not by the judge and not by us as actual property owners but they came and trespassed to sensalize the news as was their intent with Gleason counting on it…You bet I was attacked-nevermind the true reason they did it or that there was no reason to do such athing. They abused our civil liberties and constitution rights of both US and state constitutiions. No one paid much attention as to what happened to those animals accept us of course-There was no outrage for any of it, with few exceptions. We had been terrorized with the mere taking of the animals; horrified for the ones that were killed without medical testing, permission from the judge or us’ as the rightful owners of the animals. In some instances, the state would have provided free testing but no one wanted to have it known that there really was no reason to have done such a hienous deed before the first hearing-the following day.
Determined to get blood and to satisfy their lust for it, animals were killed within 24 hours for no apparent reason except that they could. Many who knew the truth ran and hid under a rock-Otherwise, we were abused and beaten to a pulp…Retreating and hid from the attrocity of THEIR CRIME-NOT MINE!!!
And the saddest side to my story is that we finally fled from our newely purchased property-I only spent less than 2 weeks with my mom who was suppose to live there with us and our animals but there was no way that I would subject her to the corruption of Marion County and that corruption continues to this day…
I continue to grieve and at this point, it all blurs. They not only destroyed animals and their fate without reason but our lives and all our plans for the future. Even people convicted of cruelty often receive back a few of their animals; we received none with the ones they killed and the ones murdered hauled off to the county dump-imagine that!!! Others mis-placed and abused where they were sent-Boris starved to death at the ‘death camp’…Angel used as a fundraiser at Lakewood Zoo by Casey Ludwig-Jeff Kozlowski, a convicted felon receiving my leopards at his penitentary for big cats, Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue. Yet no one is outraged-I seem to be the only one scearming about the abuse of the law that occured in Marion County-
Today, I see new posts going up with people making open statements that they will not have the story of Cecil the Lion on their news feed any longer as if that will make all the crimes against animals and their rightful owners go away. Cecils story needs to remain alive but for all the right reasons.
Dr. Palmer will have to answer questions about this hunt on his return to Africa. It is legal there to bait animals out of the preserve and could be a mistake that Cecil was shot-The only questions that remain unanswered is if he saw the collar and if he knew that a lion could not be killed on that property. Considering that he was actually there to hunt a leopard; he likely didn’t know about the property owner not having the proper permits. He has stated that he did not see the collar and stated how sorry he is; what more should we expect from this man.
The people that Dr. Palmer hired so he could go on a big game hunt and the property owner have been charged and will go on trial. It is unlikely that will include Dr. Palmer; big game hunting is totally legal, he purchased the proper permits, trusted his guide for the hunt to be 100% legal so, it appears that he did nothing wrong.
I support all animal usage as long as that usage is allowed and includes hunting. I don’t judge him or any hunter as long as it was a legal hunt and I prefer a clean kill. I also believe that if we kill an animal it should serve a purpose. This type of hunting serves a purpose-government controled conservation-get over it.
The point is that tigers need to be returned to their rightful owners-Both in FL and Ohio yet, where is the outrage. Both cases and others have been discussed on this blog…Law enforcement and judges need to consider circumstance and if actual animal cruelty was the intent for reason to take animals from there owners.
Fake public safety issues is NOT a reason to ban animals and FAKE rescues and SCAM-tuaries need to be held accountable such as Carole Baskin of BCR who has a party room filled with the skins of dead animals on display-much like a big game hunter that I am hearing so many people opposing. How can anyone with such a high death rate, proudly display the animals that died there in a fucking party room!?!
And lastly, hold rescue accountable for their actions-Join the movement to end the taking, the mindless killing and animal bans created under the ‘color of rescue’ and public safety issues when none exists!!!
Keep Cecil’s story alive!!!