from Humane Watch- Detroit Zoo CEO Aligns with PETA and HSUS—and Against Zoos

•January 5, 2017 • 2 Comments

It’s more than likely that the Detroit Zoo does not stand alone considering the laws in Michigan. As is, the Michigan cruelty laws are, as well they should be of great concern. Michigan has made the issue of animal cruelty a felony making anyone accused and appears simply by accusation, guilty and the non-existent ‘crime’ with a far greater penalty. Many an animal owner will now become a felon with a victimless crime that does nothing for the concern of animal welfare in fact, helps no animals.

This past year, an inexperienced Michigan Animal Control officer with minimal training, accused private exotic animal owners of cruelty and without any ownership hearing, without any actual criminal cause as there can be no crime against a persons property and therefore, a victimless crime; the animals (their property) were seized and given to a Michigan Zoo and an out of state animal sanctuary; both desiring the gain of the animals, held ill-intent towards the property’s actual legal longstanding owners. The results became the gain of the very expensive animals who had never been abused to become additions to the Binder Park Zoo and Black Pine Animal SanctuaryThere was no crime ever committed other than the crime of accusing the owners yet imposed punishment on the owners and the ‘gift’ in the taking of their animals and awarding them those establishments  as if some sort of reward. Animals were sent from full on contact with their owners to places that support no contact and against private exotic animal ownership although was what those animals were accustom.

Links of Interest: https://topcatsroar.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/zoo-wars-call-for-action-protest-binder-park-zoo-killing-innocent-crippled-animal-be-that-voice-for-animals/

https://topcatsroar.wordpress.com/2016/03/02/zoo-wars-private-ownership-vs-black-pines-part-2/

Michigan’s Detroit Zoo is far from being alone against private ownership of exotic animals least anyone forget the outright bans in some states and the outrageous laws that are improperly applied in Ohio since the creation of Kasich’s new laws and near outright ban supported by Jack Hanna and the Columbus Zoo.

Jack Hanna with Kasich signing SB310 as law

There was no ownership hearing but instead a hearing concerning the ultimate outcome of placing animals and gives rise for real concern.

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from HumaneWatch:

https://www.humanewatch.org/detroit-zoo-ceo-aligns-with-peta-and-hsus-and-against-zoos/

Detroit Zoo CEO Aligns with PETA and HSUS-and AGAINST Zoos

Last month, Harvard’s “animal law” program hosted a two-day event on the federal Animal Welfare Act whereby activist lawyers plotted how they would change the law so that they could start a deluge of litigation against animal owners. The Harvard program is run by a former PETA lawyer and a former litigator for the Animal Legal Defense Fund (more PETA lawyers, essentially), so its agenda is exactly what you’d expect: Using the legal system to push animal liberation. But there was one speaker who, at first glance, would seem out of place: Detroit Zoo CEO Ron Kagan.

It seems odd that a guy in charge of a zoo would show up to hobnob with radical activists who want to shut down these facilities. But after a little digging, it begins to make sense. The only mystery is why the Detroit Zoo’s board continues to keep him around.

The first thing you should know about Ron Kagan is that he’s a known liar. Kagan was docked pay in 2007 when it emerged that he had lied about receiving a Ph.D. from Hebrew University. The Detroit City Council—the city owns the zoo’s land and animals—gave the non-doctor a public vote of no confidence. Yet despite that flap, in recent years Kagan’s pay has skyrocketed. In 2014 he earned $767,000, a jump of 162% in just 3 years, and he even gets housing on the Detroit Zoo grounds. Keep in mind that taxpayers from this recently bankrupt city are supporting the zoo in part.

But more disturbingly, Kagan has chosen to ally himself with PETA. In a Tedx speech last year, Kagan calls PETA his “partner”:

You’ll notice here just a small handful of partners that we work with on lots of issues. PETA is one of them. If people who work in zoos and aquariums don’t define themselves as people for the ethical treatment of animals, who would? So we don’t view them as the enemy, we view them as partners.

PETA as a partner for zoos? PETA wants to shut down all zoos. PETA calls zoos “prisons” and claims zoos are a form of “slavery.” PETA would rather—by its own admission—see elephants killed than be cared for in a zoo, much as the group has killed 35,000 animals by its own hand. Kagan has also received a “Backbone Award” from PETA, which he boasts about in his LinkedIn profile.

Kagan’s also been an ally of PETA’s big brother, the Humane Society of the United States—even going against the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) to do it. Kagan brought HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle out to Detroit in 2011 for a symposium, and HSUS gave Kagan a slot at its Taking Action for Animals conference the following year. Detroit Zoo also signed on to a petition, alongside HSUS and other radical groups, submitted to the USDA in 2013 to ban people from taking pictures with baby tigers or bear cubs. Not a single other zoo was a petitioner—in fact, the AZA has serious concerns about the petition.

At the Harvard law event last month, Kagan argued for enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act to move from the USDA to the Department of Justice. Think about that for a second. Instead of inspections and enforcement being done by USDA staff, does Kagan think they should be done by the FBI, US Marshals, or DEA? Does he want the Hostage Rescue Team to helicopter in armed with automatic rifles if a bonobo’s cage isn’t clean? We’re being a tad facetious, but the idea that we should move animal welfare enforcement to a more militaristic branch of the federal government ought to concern everyone, to say nothing of the wisdom of diverting resources that are better spent fighting drug cartels and terrorists.

At the end of the day, there are people who believe in zoos—that is, most of society—and a small band of radicals that wants to do away with our ability to have animals. It’s clear which side Kagan is on. The question is, will the zoo community leadership keep letting this fox in the henhouse?

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As bad as the USDA/APHIS is, I am having trouble rapping my head around giving authority to the Department of Justice for Animal Welfare issues-Kagan is completely out of his mind for even coming up with that idea, and then promoted it-seriously!?!

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 The issue of animal ownership can not and must not be taken so lightly as to take animals from one animal owner and placing it into the hands of another.

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

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Bye 2016-Hello 2017…Happy New Year

•January 1, 2017 • 8 Comments

I just abandoned my end of the year post-Deciding instead to just wish you a Happy New Year and to speak of a few things on my mind…January 20, 2017 is just around the corner and I welcome a new president and the new administration…

Bye-Bye UN Agenda 21/2030 and the idea of the New World Order leaning towards the total destruction of the American Way of Life and our American Animal Culture…Their will be a new sheriff in town adhering to US policies, the US Constitution and a devote respect for Civil Liberty rights.

HELLO 2017, now just hours away and I’m compelled to say that I’m looking forward to hearing who the new Secretary of Agriculture will be and the changes that are about to take place to protect our American Way of Life. I am hopeful that there will be protection of our American Animal Culture by putting a halt to animal owners being terrorized by vegan based, homegrown Fanatical Animal Rights Terrorists -Their groups and organizations of untrained, non government individuals with their emotionally generated opinions of their claims of animal cruelty and making every attempt to be a crime when no crime has been committed considering there isn’t a victim-only people can be victims by law, not animals…Time to recognize this fact and to put an end to laws that help no animals while criminalizing people.

Bye Bye to untrained non government people who create the illegal and unconstitutional laws. Laws should never be created that are based on emotionally driven politics that don’t help animals but by creation make criminals of animal owners…Repeating myself-There can be no crime when there is no victim-Laws are created and needed to protect people…period!!! Right to life, liberty and PROPERTY-YOUR ANIMALS are YOUR PROPERTY-No one has the right to take property when no crime has been committed and let me add, it is completely unlawful to seize property with no criminal charges.

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Hopefully Carole Baskin ceo for Big Cat Rescue will finally be exposed by the authorities and to the public for the lies and destruction of the lives perpetuated on animal owners…I am hopeful they will find out what happened the actual bodies of 179 animals MISSING-Just as I am hopeful the body of her late husband will be found. Baskin has furs on display in her party room but lacks any explanation for what happened to the rest of their bodies-There is no explanation to be found of laying their bodies to rest. Did she sell the bones and other body parts with a high demand for tiger bones and body parts-possibly their flesh went for human consumption!?! Will her PETA/HSUS/GFAS supporters continue with their support under such circumstance as missing animal bodies continue to accumulate?!? I hope that she is forced to show actual proof of where 179 animals have been laid to rest-and wondering if she can!!!-HA!

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One of Obama’s recent executive actions is against FAKE news-What about Carol Baskins 911 animal abuse site against animal owners and her reproduction of Fake News?!? How about all those dreadful deceptive ads and TV commercials produced by HSUS/PETA/ASPCA and all the other Fanatical Animal Rights Terrorists Organization and their filing false reports of animal cruelty?!? New laws for 2017…Where do we report Fake News?!?

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PETA still attacking animal owners in 2016-Will things change in 2017?

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http://joeforamerica.com/2016/12/peta-threatens-beloved-family-owned-zoo/

PETA Threatens beloved Family Zoo

In the latest animal rights outrage, the misnamed People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is attacking two American businesses and using taxpayer money to remove animals from our lives.   In the first case, PETA is threatening to sue the family owned DeYoung Family Zoo in upper Michigan owned by Bud DeYoung and Carrie Cramer because these vegan extremists just don’t like how experienced animal owners are caring for their animals.

The DeYoung Zoo which opened in 1990 has many large natural habitat areas and was featured on the My Life is a Zoo television show on National Geographic recently.   The downside to being featured in the media is that it invites urban animal rights hysterics to believe that the DeYoungs need PETA’s keyboard warrior permission to care for their animals.  Surprising no one, a reporter from New York City was outraged when Carrie Cramer kissed a hyena on the show. How dare she! How unhygienic! I wonder if he stays up at night stressing over the millions of Americans who allow their dogs to sleep on their beds.

Fortunately the public has a vastly different opinion of animal care than the media and these out of touch activists.  Over 70,000 people a year visit the DeYoung zoo to interact with their big cats, bears, chimpanzee and a multitude of other animals. The zoo also successfully bred endangered Siberian tigers in the past, helping the species to avoid extinction. Today, Michigan has outlawed breeding.  The breed ban now contributes to the extinction of these beautiful big cats.

PETA is also threatening to sue the Missouri Primate Foundation in Missouri. The Missouri Primate Foundation is a 15 acre USDA licensed, charitable sanctuary for unwanted chimpanzees. Owner, Connie Casey takes in retired performing animals and animals that have lost their homes through exotic animal bans in other states. To raise money to care for all the animals, in the past the Casey’s ran a company called Chimparty in which the younger more social animals were used as actors on commercials, for ads such a series of Hallmark cards, or paid educational visits to nursing homes and schools. Activists who are against animals being used for entertainment were outraged and the business closed after numerous activist attacks.

In both cases, PETA recently sent out their typical threatening letters bullying these two organizations over ownership of their chimpanzees. Slandering their reputation and defaming the DeYoung Zoo by characterizing them as a “notorious roadside zoo,” PETA is threatening to sue them under the federal Endangered Species Act. Show me a zoo in America that you can’t get to by a road? Using the typical animal rights hypocrisy and talking out of both sides of their mouth, PETA claims that visitors are allowed to gawk at Louie the chimp yet at the same time he lacks an active stimulating life.   Get serious!

This is the same PETA who believes that people do not have the right to own pets and recently told a Virginia court that dogs are worthless and that stealing and killing a little girl’s dog was not “outrageous” conduct on their behalf. In their Notice of Intent to File Citizen Suit against the Missouri Primate Foundation,  PETA claims “the Chimpanzees are confined to cages that lack sufficient space, both horizontally and vertically, to allow them to express the physical behaviors of a chimpanzee.”  As if PETA would know. Nothing but a cult made up of largely urban vegans, PETA has no expertise in what chimpanzees need. PETA does not run a single animal sanctuary anywhere. PETA further offered to transport the chimps to a PETA approved Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) facility that does not allow the public to see the animals in their care.

For more please follow the above link

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BREAKING: Surrender is not an option-Taking Action Against the Fanatical Animal Rights Extremists

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/DeYoung-Family-Zoo-Files-Suit-Against-PETA.html?soid=1119659094732&aid=NPnyNrCvCS0

Wallace, Michigan – In response to the People for The Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA) recent threats to sue the family owned DeYoung Family Zoo, Harold DeYoung, owner and operator of the zoo, filed a lawsuit today, December 27, 2016, for declaratory and injunctive relief and defamation against the radical animal rights organization.

Kurtis B. Reeg, the managing partner of Goldberg Segalla, LLP’s, St. Louis office, and his colleague Lynn A. Lehnert, both attorneys representing Cavalry Group member, Harold DeYoung, filed the lawsuit in response to PETA’s false claims that the zoo’s possession of certain chimpanzees is in violation of the federal Endangered Species Act.
Mark Patterson, CEO of The Cavalry Group, LLC stated, “PETA’s false allegations against the DeYoung family zoo is nothing more than an effort to run a successful and law abiding animal enterprise out of business while at the same time using it’s slanted media reports as a fundraiser for this  radical animal rights group. PETA’s false claims are rooted in emotionally charged propaganda aligned with their radical animal rights ideology, and PETA has repeatedly used this tactic and their fundraising to attack small business owners.”
The DeYoung Family Zoo, a mainstay business and attraction in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for many years, has provided outstanding care and habitat for the chimpanzees who would perish if introduced back into the wild.   PETA, which is considered a militant animal rights group, advocates banning private ownership of exotic animals, and claims the DeYoung’s chimps would be better off living out their lives in a so-called animal sanctuary, typically run by like-minded animal rightists who know little about proper care of chimpanzees.   PETA’s track record shows very little interest in the negative consequences of their actions.
The DeYoung Family Zoo, a member of the nationwide animal enterprise advocacy group The Cavalry Group, is fighting back in court to protect their lawful business against the abuse from this activist animal rights group.

The Cavalry Group is a member based company working to protect and defend the Constitutional and private property rights of law abiding animal owners, animal related businesses, sportsmen, and agricultural concerns legally and legislatively, nationwide.  

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But you need a serch warrant to do that

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No search warrant it’s called TRESPASSING!!!
Personal Note-Never forget-sending my message-Hopefully Sheriff McKnight got the message loud and clear!!! Breaking the law with no criminal action and there was no victim accept the people abused thru unlawful procedure of the law…John Wilson-Theft of his animals without due process…Teresa Reynes…theft of her animals with unlawful due process making her a criminal…and the list will continue in Marion County until he gets the message loud and clear so, I’ll keep sending it -Protect the community and the real victims of a crime LAWFULLY!!! And I’ll keep reminding him as long as he remains a law enforcement officer and maybe thereafter, considering the duress continues!!!

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So Happy New Year!!!

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

Zoo Wars~Governor Kasich Linked to the Killing of Another Big Cat-Shere Con

•December 17, 2016 • 1 Comment

A few years back, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed into Ohio law a ban on exotic animal ownership. The law has cost Taxpayers millions tat would be better spent of helping PEOPLE residing in the state of Ohio. And it’s not just Ohio Taxpayers but what goes on in Ohio costs all Taxpayers throughout the United States. Besides the money spent to create but includes and not limited to the creation of the law itself, an agency known as the ODA, an exotic animal penitentiary, staffing for an agency (ODA) for regulation and the penitentiary (the animals that are confiscated or surrendered when people can not possibly comply with the new regulations although many hold a USDA permit, have for years and well within or exceeding the USDA regulations), sending sway teams in and guards during the illegal and inhumane treatment of animals…The list goes on and beyond anything you would expect; ridding the state of exotic animals (Personal Property)  is rather extensive…The enforcement team is nothing short of a group of Nazi like state employees who have over-step the limits of the law that were set in place to keep US citizens from theft of personal property.

Jack Hanna with Kasich signing SB310 as lawSigning the Exotic Animal Ban-Governor Kasich being congratulated by Jack Hanna who supported the ban.

Governor Kasich is well aware of these FACTS yet he’s done nothing to stop the illegal enforcement by the ODA. Amy property seized in Ohio is to remain in Ohio especially when there  are laws in place to protect to protect the property-Property rights are a Civil Liberty as all IS citizens are guaranteed their right to life, liberty and property as established by the creation of the constitution and it’s amendments. Animals are of no interest to the government beyond a public safety issue and this law does not address the actual reason they claim as reason for the laws creation which was based on a lie. The day will come when the actual truth is exposed as to what happened the night Terry Thompson died-Remember, the FBI did NOT investigate the matter but instead was instead by the local sheriff over a situation where the evidence, simply put, just doesn’t add up. There is still a reward out there for information concerning the Thompson’s death and one day someone will step forward to provide that information and to collect that reward.

This is a meltdown of humane treatment of animals by the state and the unlawful treatment of Ohio citizens with an illegal and unconstitutional law…That truth already exposed and thousands of US citizens are appalled.

11998925_10205911240319086_4978623254050456191_nLeo died at the Ohio Exotic Animal Penitentiary due to poor animal husbandry skills of the ODA.

The facility does NOT provide for the basic needs of any animal thus less large habitats, air or sunlight.
This facility can be and has been compared to the Auschwitz Concentration Camp* used by Hitler during World War II.

I am saddened to learn another animal has died away from her owners and a death that could have been possibly prevented had proper vet care been provided. A death that could have been prevented because ripping animals from their actual owners and caregivers most certainly would have notice their was a health issue rather that being moved numerous times adding additional stress imposed on animals caught in a system of bad wrongful laws.

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RIP Shere Khan

“Then the devil spawn ODA struck again. I really think they are trying to push us over the edge, well I got news for them.. I jumped off that cliff a long time ago, and climbed back up. Twice. So keep pushing, me and my army are pushing right back at you. You may enjoy the power trip your on now but your decisions and actions will be judged not only by a court of law and your peers but by God. You will have to justify your sins against a man and community that just loved and wanted to care for HIS animals. how any of them sleep at night is beyond me.
It’s time to fight back harder than ever or they are going to pick off the animals one by one. We need to be heard loud and clear all the way to Kasich’s office. Tomorrow I declare war…”

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2016/12/13/Tiger-Ridge-tiger-dies-at-Colorado-sanctuary.html

Tiger Ridge tiger dies at Colorado sanctuary

One of the tigers seized by state agents in early 2015 from a Wood County man was killed at a Colorado sanctuary Sunday, according to a statement released this afternoon by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Veterinarians had diagnosed the tiger known as Shere Khan with malignant melanoma after a biopsy of a mass in her mouth.

“Five veterinarians, representing Colorado State University, the Wild Animal Sanctuary, and ODA, examined the animal, reviewed its medical condition and spoke to the tiger’s regular caretakers,” department spokesman Mark Bruce said in the emailed statement. “The group unanimously decided humane euthanasia was the appropriate course of action for the animal.”

Corrina Hetrick Dankert, daughter of owner Kenny Hetrick of Tiger Ridge Exotics in Stony Ridge, said the female tiger should have been at home in her final days.

“She should never have had to have died in a place she didn’t know,” Mrs. Dankert said, noting she blames the department and not the Colorado sanctuary that was caring for the animal recently.

Shere Khan was one of three tigers and a Kodiak brown bear that in October had been removed from Spirit of the Hills sanctuary in South Dakota after an inspection by the U.S. Department of Agriculture revealed serious problems, including the poor conditions of Shere Khan and Kody, the bear.

“Had the ODA been watching her care more closely, they may have been able to catch this earlier and taken care of it,” Mrs. Dankert said. “That cancer’s growth didn’t occur overnight. Who knows how long she had it before the USDA came in, saw it, and said they had to do something about it.”

The other remaining animals are in sanctuaries in Arizona and Florida.

A necropsy is to be completed at Colorado State University.

“There is no amount of animal husbandry or medical care that could have prevented this diagnosis or prolonged the animal’s life in a humane way,” Mr. Bruce said.

The Hetrick family has been embroiled in a number of legal battles after the ODA seized 11 large exotic animals from the Tiger Ridge property in January, 2015, because Mr. Hetrick did not obtain a permit as required by state law.

An elderly lion in failing health known as Leo was killed at the ODA’s holding facility in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, in April, 2015.

“It just reopens everything,” Mrs. Dankert said. “If we win this, how many animals are we actually going to get back?”

A Wood County judge in November ruled on two cases regarding Mr. Hetrick’s permit applications, ordering the animals returned and permit applications granted, but the orders were stayed pending the state’s appeal in the 6th District Court of Appeals.

Another appeal regarding the state’s original transfer order for the animals is pending in Franklin County, as is a third action in the Wood County court regarding the 2015 search warrant.

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The kicker-Did Shere Con actually receive the most up-to-date care in the treatment of a malignant tumor? Thanks to research done by my dear friend-it is questionable that the vets in CO at TWAS considered what the best treatment would be and certainly wouldn’t have been to put her to sleep as the first option!!!

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/257029024_Diagnosis_and_treatment_of_a_dermal_Malignant_Melanoma_in_an_African_lion_Panthera_Leo

Diagnosis and treatment of a dermal Malignant Melanoma in an African lion (Panthera Leo)

ArticleinJournal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 44(3):721-7 · September 2013with55 Reads

DOI: 10.1638/2013-0023R2.1 · Source: PubMed
Abstract
A 13-yr-old intact male African lion (Panthera leo) presented with a 4-mo history of left maxillary lip swelling. On physical examination, a 10-cm-diameter, ulcerated, round, firm, and pigmented mass at the level of the left maxillary canine tooth was noticed. All other organ systems examined were within normal limits. Multiple biopsies of the mass were collected and fixed in 10% neutral buffered formalin. Histopathologic evaluation of the biopsies revealed a malignant dermal melanoma. Hematologic and plasma biochemical parameters were within normal reference ranges. Thoracic radiographs taken 3 days following initial presentation showed no evidence of metastasis of the tumor. Computed tomography of the skull and neck was performed to evaluate local tumor invasion and to plan for hypofractionated radiation therapy. Therapy included four weekly treatments of 8 gray external-beam hypofractionated radiation and four bimonthly immunotherapy treatments. Following this treatment regime, the tumor size was reduced by 50%, and surgical excision was performed. No major side effects associated with radiation or immunotherapy were seen. Six months after diagnosis, hematologic and plasma biochemical parameters were within normal limits, thoracic radiographs showed no evidence of metastasis, and the lion showed no clinical signs of disease. The lion will continue to receive immunotherapy every 6 mo for the rest of its life. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first report of a successful treatment of a malignant dermal melanoma with external-beam hypofractionated radiation, immunotherapy, and surgical excision in an African lion.
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Apparently Pat Craig’s vets are not up-to-date yet that article was written in 2013!!! I contend that Shere Con did not have to die because only an actual owner would have done all the research to make proper treatment possible. Pat Craig is not the actual owner of those animals and likely a low priority on his list.
TWAS should be held responsible for this senseless death where no attempt was made to continue her life.

Neither Dead or Alive, Shere Con’s remains will not be returned to Tiger Ridge…Her owner Kenny Hetrick will not be seeing Shere Con again. Note: Carole Baskin collects the skins and even bones of her animals and on display in the BCR Party Room and trophy hunters collect the remains of the animals they kill; both prime examples that indicate the value of these animals after their death. Whether Kenny Hetrick would collect some of the remains before laying her to rest will remain unknown. It is a FACT that he and his family are suffering and grieving over the losses that the Governor of Ohio is responsible for once he signed that bill to become [BAD] law. Anyone who has lost a pet knows what this family is feeling right now. Governor Kasich should be held libel for the senseless deaths of the Tiger Ridge animals even if the court case is lost. The Hetrick family remains the legal longstanding owners of their animals. YOU the Taxpayer should be alarmed no matter where you live in the United States as YOUR tax money is paying for the abuse of US citizens and their animals (Valuable property).

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Meanwhile, Pat Craig’s Wild Animal Sanctuary who was paid with Taxpayer dollars, YOUR MONEY, to provide for the transport and care of the Tiger Ridge animals yet has used their likeness to produce one of those heart-wrenching rescue videos for the collection of funds for the animals transport and care…Can you say F-R-A-U-D?!? This should be reported to Charity Navigator

Video can be found on The Wild Animal Sanctuary FB page, November 16, 2016…He did not have permission from the animals actual owner to use their animals in the making of a video to collect donations-It’s legally libel and The Hetricks should pursue a lawsuit for the use of their animals in the making of “Anatomy of Rescue” published 11/16/2016 as a promotion to collect donations which in this case would be FRAUD as he was paid by taxpayers…Remember, this the guy who threatened to kill all his animals if he didn’t receive donations-Just how was it responsible for the ODA to place those animals in the care of a crazy person?!?

Over 17,000 likes…Over a 1.6 million views…No telling how much money was collected as donations with this heart-wrenching professional video similar to others put out and promoted by others and was made intentionally to gather finds for TWAS; however, that money should go to Hetricks because this video was made for the collecting of funds based on a lie-TWAS was paid for transport and is being paid to provide for those animals!!! No permission or contract was ever made with the Hetricks family who are the actual owners of the animals by law NOT the ODA!!!

Anatomy of Rescue can be found here: WARNING-You might just puke in your mouth over this shot!!! https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheWildAnimalSanctuary/videos/?ref=page_internal

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Freedom-The Animal Welfare Act-Was It Designed to Protect Freedom or Take It Away?

•December 3, 2016 • Leave a Comment

My thoughts…I am reminded of ‘fifty years’-The Animal Welfare Act-What as well as Why it was created and What it has become since it’s creation and enforcement. You wouldn’t think that animal welfare would need to be enforced however, the Animal Welfare Act has little to do with the welfare of any animal.

The Animal Welfare Act is actually a regulatory system to provide a government form of issuing licensees to regulate businesses utilizing certain LIVE animals in three categories, Breeding, Exhibiting and Broker sales of warm blooded animals excluding livestock such as cows and horses.

Regulations were put in place that required businesses to comply within certain regulations supposedly for the protection of the live animals. Those standards have changed over the years and have provided a means to confiscate animals although that action goes beyond the intent as a licensing agency as it’s nothing more. It has the right to suspend or challenge a business’ right to remain in business but was not created to take property from legal longstanding owners of the animals…such action would be unconstitutional however the Animal Welfare Act is, by it’s creation, is illegal and unconstitutional.

Throughout the United States, we are told we can trust in a system that has allowed the over-reach of the USDA/APHIS agency to regulate animal usage. However, cities, counties and states have also created their own set, a new set of animal usage laws that concern private animal ownership.

City, county, state, and more federal laws have been created since to regulate an already regulated federal government regulatory agency…ALL of it illegal and unconstitutional!

American Animal Culture allows for all animal usage. -That translates to all animal usage as guided by those constitutional rights provided in the amendments to those constitutions. The Animal Welfare Act is and of itself is an outreach of the government towards regulations that do nothing to help a single animal but instead, with the flip of a pen, can put any business utilizing live animals out of business. It is a fact that it is your God-given right to provide for your family whether that’s through a business utilizing animals as a means for income, eating meat, hunting, and even reaching for the American Dream of every family to own family  pets. This is a major part for Americans living FREE from government intrusion into the lives of all American citizens; especially when there has been no crime committed against anyone. No crime can be committed against any animal as animals are not protected by the constitution and its amendments.

FREEDOM-What Does That Mean?

Freedom is the most important virtue in America. We not only strive to protect our freedom on our home front to be safe from anyone taking away our freedom but we strive world wide to protect the freedom in other lands with concern for human rights against atrocities.

American Freedom is the leader of the free world as exceptional with safeguards to protect that freedom.

American Freedom means that we strive to be the best that we can be.

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The government decided that they needed the Animal Welfare Act so that certain standards are met but only for the purpose of regulating the business for consumer protection; in essence, created as an interest pertaining to public safety issues when none have ever existed. Businesses registered, bought their permits and agreed to inspections of their facilities as part of that regulation; no matter where that business is conducted. From small businesses doing business from home to larger businesses doing business on a much larger scale; all businesses are required to operate within the same regulations…Forced to buy permits, to be licensed and subject to inspections without a warrant! There was no actual reason for concern from the get go…Most people and businesses are considered in to keep ARFs away but has since backfired as they have infiltrated the agency designed to permit and regulate with Fanatical Animal Rights Terrorists gaining control over the USDA and are busy using this agency it to file complaints even when no violation exists with a waste of tax payer money-You bet you are paying the price of it!!!-from complaints, sending inspectors for investigation and writing reports-I venture to say EVERY facility is now under investigation with the few exceptions of those in association with HSUS, PETA, ASPCA and other homegrown vegan based Fanatical Animal Rights Terrorist organizations.

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The SPCA was the first to become concerned with animal welfare in all phases of animal usage and began to create laws concerning animal protection; deeply involved with the creation of the Animal Welfare Act just as PETA, HSUS and the numerous other vegan based Fanatical Animal Rights organizations. ALL humane societies and animal rescues which includes adopting (selling) out animals needing homes, flourished as a less expensive means to purchase an animal and at the same time giving an animal in need a home with an American family. Humane societies and most animal rescues remain un-regulated by the government.

Animals are purchased yet many (the majority) of these places do NOT pay sales tax on their sales of animals and therefore, not contributing in any way shape or form to the community where they are in residence or with the IRS allowing businesses to obtain a 501-C-3 status  for DONATIONS NOT SALES even though the same does NOT pertain to retail sales.

Pet shops had always sold animals, considered reliable places for purchasing animals and contributed by paying both state sales tax and federal tax as a business yet suddenly, in recent years, Pet Shops are being forbidden from selling companion animals that were purchased from USDA/APHIS permit holders, now referred to as ‘puppy mills’.

Now I don’t know about you, but as a US citizen, I am put off by the over regulation of businesses using animals and then forbidding places that would utilize animals for live animal or companion sales from pet shops and other places that were a reliable source for purchasing animals. It takes away my freedom of choice and the freedom of free enterprise to ban the sales of pure-bred animals yet allow these so called recued mutts as the only available source to purchase companion animals that I repeat, are unregulated!!!.

Suddenly, there are other laws created to prevent those sales and limiting the freedom of each and every American of  a ‘choice’. The price on those ‘rescued’ animals now escalated and beyond what any breeder dared to charge for a purebred animal, thus less a mutt.

More laws created for the sole purpose to limit what US citizens are allowed to own and even how many animals that they are allowed. Other laws have now been created outside The Animal Welfare Act that insinuate that ownership of an animal, any animal, has translated to animal ownership being equivalent to abuse and that the USDA/APHIS form of regulation with the purchase of permits and licensing is un-reliable, not worth the paper the document is written on and their inspections scrutinized. No longer do people enjoy their freedom of animal ownership but instead choose to own no animals or be in a business partnered with animals. And this is helping animals…HOW???

As breeders are put out of business and with fewer places to raid, animals are brought in from other countries with the claim of rescue. Really, are animals from other countries more important than homegrown animals in need-NO! Yet animals are killed just to make room for more animals being brought in from other countries and out of state. The community mutt now regarded as less value and unadoptable when other animals are available and will cost more. Most animals coming from other countries are coming from breeders and never was a rescue to begin with…Those animals are un-regulated, not properly vetted before entering this country and bring unknown diseases to the US.  Animals from other states fetching a greater price with tell-tell stores of rescue. With fewer places breeding and animal owners to raid, it has become necessary to import the high demand puppies that fetch greater fees. That stray animal is now considered of no value and disposable -A quick injection covers that problem-PROBLLEM???

Sanctuaries and zoos are being raided and ownership shifted to another that could also end up in a raid and shifted once again. It goes on and on with wild stores of abuse and improper care which began with the creation of the Animal Welfare Act and the regulatory USDA/APHIS passing judgement based on personal opinion. Exotic animals shifted from their legal rightful owners that they enjoyed a relationship with are stressed each time they are relocated to anther facility and most are no contact facilities.

So, as I am reminded of the conflict of laws and over-regulation of animals. I am reminded of the harm it has brought to animals and their owners rather than the intent of the creation of the act.

Animals are being destroyed to accept more either to exhibit or sell, and I haven’t even addressed all venues that are effected by the Animal Welfare Act…Anywhere where animals are used for business purposes are under attack including your sources for food and what will be on the dinner table tonight.

from Protect the Harvest:

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“Your rights and ability to feed your family are under attack.
Most Americans are completely unaware.
Sign up for our newsletter to keep informed: http://protecttheharvest.com/newsletter-sign-up/Extreme special interests in America have evolved into a wealthy and successful attack industry determined to control our farmers, eliminate hunting, outlaw animal exhibitions (like rodeos and circuses), and restrict animal ownership. The result is an America that is less free and less prosperous, with reduced access to affordable food.
Protect The Harvest was created to defend and preserve the freedoms of American consumers, farmers, ranchers, outdoor enthusiasts, and animal owners.
Our Mission: Inform. Protect. Respond.
We have three objectives:

INFORM America’s consumers, businesses and decision-makers about the threats posed by animal rights groups and anti-farming extremists.

PROTECT our freedoms and way of life by creating lasting legal safeguards for farmers, ranchers, hunters, anglers, and animal owners.

RESPOND to the activities of radical groups by opposing their efforts to pass laws or enact regulations that would restrict our rights, limit our freedoms, and hinder our access to safe, affordable food.”

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

Zoo Wars-Animal Cruelty Caught in Video at Big Cat Rescue

•December 2, 2016 • 7 Comments
I’ve said all along that the things Baskin claims that others do, are the things Big Cat Rescue does themselves!!!
This is the video that is Carole Baskin’s nightmare come true!!! CEO Big Cat Rescue/BCR

Expose the Real Animal Abuser-Big Cat Rescue

Let me use a hot shot on you and see how you react!!! Hot shots are for trainers protection against ARFs not their animals!!!
This is an example as to why you don’t piss off an animal that can kill you!!! Send your complaint to the USDA/APHIS East Coast -ask for a case number and reply to ur complaint!!!
This video has been removed once so share this post quickly before the video is taken down once again!!!-If you can download it and then share it so it can not be removed as it travels thru the internet like wild fire which, by the way already is happening -Do it NOW!!!
Anyone working closely with animals knows that a natural response would be to run or turn towards the pain to protect themselves If trapped in a small cage or area will turn to protect themselves-Neither Carole Baskin or her daughter Jamie, manager of BCR and married to a veterinarian (!!!), can claim that they were unaware that this was going on at the facility-That’s Jamie standing on the cage holding the door open and  appears bothered that the tiger doesn’t want to leave the transport cage so fast-What cat doesn’t like a roomy ‘den box’ of not trained to go in and out of a transport cage?!? To the best of my knowledge, there has never been a ‘rescue’  of any circus animal at BCR -Ringling placed tigers there and she was paid to provide for those animals!!!
Obviously, Baskin KNOWS what is going on in that facility!!!
If you donate to BCR, then you are helping them to continue to abuse animals and condoning this type of human behavior-They do NOT need your money with over 4 MILLION in reserve and little to none of that money going towards animal care, with no updates done to the old cages that can not even be considered natural habitats as those cages ARE insufficient to provide proper space and/or to provide proper shelter!
The tiger in the video:
Was happily in residence at Serenity Springs, Colorado…
This tiger was actually stolen property by way of Turpentine Creek who claimed it and other animals as a rescue but it isn’t…let’s be clear about this…WASN’T, no matter the claim!!!
Turpentine Creek PURCHASED Serenity Springs with the promise that the doors would remain open. The only reason the facility was sold was due to the owner being stricken with cancer and concerned was for the welfare of his animals as well as that the community would continue to have a place to view and learn about the animals. Instead after the down payment was made and a contract was signed; Turpentine Creek began stripping the property of it’s assets-I can only imagine how horrifying this is for Nick and Julie who loved each and every animal in their facility and had close relationships with each animal.
Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinions of others…Stay tuned -B

Interesting Development as Nebraska Now Joins Other States to Prevent Civil Forfeiture without Conviction

•November 29, 2016 • 4 Comments

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Earlier this year…Nebraska joined other states in creating laws that prevent civil forfeiture without conviction of certain crimes but does not include conviction of animal cruelty…Would have to be prescribed by the law itself or the civil forfeiture of animals will come to an end.

Bloggers personal note-Already in Texas, the animals are to be returned without conviction of animal cruelty however, the Judicial system in Texas apparently does not and nor is it required that law enforcement or judges follow the law and instead do as they please-Just ask Marion County sheriff or previous County/District Attorney Bill Gleason how they are getting away with the abuse of the citizens that live there-Feel free to toss my name in the mix-HA!

Without conviction and without a court with proper subject matter jurisdiction they took and kept my animals…However the ACTUAL law for animal cruelty in Texas requires conviction!!! There was none-no criminal case exists…They tried to fool us ad fool the court however a Justice of the Peace Court is not allowed to hear class A misdemeanors in Texas…Midway, the case changed without any notification of the defendants…Note-There is a saying, a criminal case is criminal ad a civil case is civil and never the two shall meet-Two different sets of rules *NOTE-Argument regarding the JP Court and the taking of property-Civil Procedure: https://topcatsroar.wordpress.com/texas-animal-cruelty-law-and-the-justice-of-the-peace-jurisdiction/

The case went on appeal to the County Court as a civil matter however the County Court in Marion County is forbidden from hearing civil cases-Judge Phil Parker knew this although he is not trained in matters of law…Marion County Judge was required to sign a document regarding TX Government Code 26.258 when taking the assignment:

“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

The value of the animals and other property taken even though was not listed on the warrant exceeded $307,000.00-Civil Liberty abuse massive from law enforcement from day one from entering my farm property without a warrant to the jurisdiction and judgment of 2 courts that heard the case.

[NOTE: Phil Parker is an accountant and likely was looking for the extra money he would receive as County Judge-likely was already doing the accounting for the county as the County Judge is largely an administrative job in Marion County-nothing more beyond what is specified-I venture to say this was the biggest case ever heard in that court to this day. Likely he receives a retirement income from his time on the bench-He did not work within the parameters of the laws and rules that govern his court]

…and the very reason he was not allowed to hear the case-the judgement was carried out which was an illegal procedure.

I will not allow them to hide from this truth and never has any two defendants suffered from so much civil liberty abuse-Yes, I rant on this blog from time to time in hopes that someone will notice and start asking those questions as the suffering and duress continues from civil forfeiture without conviction of any crime as prescribed by Texas law.

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“are you aware that animal seizures and rescues are being conducted by a very sophisticated network of organized crime who have developed a very sophisticated scheme by which they are criminalizing longstanding animal owners; divesting them of ownership of entire herds of livestock and commercially valuable animals. ~all of this done at taxpayer expense?!?”

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/instituteforjustice/2016/04/20/nebraska-just-abolished-civil-forfeiture-now-requires-a-criminal-conviction-to-take-property/#6d0bc5f3159e

Nebraska Just Abolished Civil Forfeiture, Now Requires A Criminal Conviction To Take Property

Institute for Justice-Nick Sibilla, contributor

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a bill on Tuesday that eliminates civil forfeiture, which allows law enforcement to seize and keep property without filing charges or securing criminal convictions. The bill, LB 1106, passed the unicameral legislature last week by a vote of 38 to 8.

Civil forfeiture has ensnared a wide swath of victims in Nebraska. A Peruvian pastor once had $14,000 seized during a traffic stop. Only after the local chapter of the ACLU intervened was he able to recover his cash. Last year, a federal appellate court upheld forfeiting more than $63,000 in  savings from a decorated Air Force veteran, even though he was never charged with a crime.

The newly signed law provides sweeping reforms. First and foremost, Nebraska now requires a criminal conviction to forfeit property. The accused must be convicted of an offense involving illegal drugs, child pornography or illegal gambling to lose their cash, vehicles, firearms or real estate. Nebraska joins just nine other states that require a criminal conviction as a prerequisite for most or all forfeiture cases. Following North Carolina and New Mexico, Nebraska is now the third state largely without civil forfeiture. In addition to the criminal conviction requirement, LB 1106 also enacts new reporting requirements for seizures and forfeitures.

Financial Incentives in Civil Forfeiture Laws

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Grading State & Federal Civil Forfeiture Laws

http://www.forbes.com/sites/instituteforjustice/2015/07/02/civil-forfeiture-now-requires-a-criminal-conviction-in-montana-and-new-mexico/#4b5585e96a48

Institute for Justice-Nick Sibilla, contributor

Just in time for the Fourth of July, states are declaring their independence from civil forfeiture.

Enabled by civil forfeiture laws, police can seize and keep property without the government ever filing criminal charges. Innocent Americans actually must prove their own innocence in court if they ever hope to regain their property. Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies routinely seize property and pad their budgets with forfeiture revenue. Outlets as diverse as The New Yorker and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver have detailed this travesty of justice.

But thankfully, civil forfeiture’s days may soon be numbered. Starting July 1, two major reforms from Montana and New Mexico will go into effect.

Earlier this year, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock signed a law that requires the government to first obtain a criminal conviction before taking and keeping someone’s property through civil forfeiture.  This legislation also shifts the burden of proof onto the government—where it belongs—when spouses, neighbors and other innocent owners try to get back property used by a suspect without their knowledge. Montana’s civil forfeiture reforms are vital to restore due process and protect the property rights of the innocent.

New Mexico went even further and abolished civil forfeiture outright. As in Montana, law enforcement can only forfeit property after a criminal conviction. Crucially, this new law requires that all forfeiture money be deposited in the general fund, preventing it from becoming a police slush fund. Without a single vote cast against it, Gov. Susana Martinez (and a former prosecutor) signed this landmark reform on April 10.

Impetus for reform came after the Institute for Justice and The New York Times uncovered unsettling comments made last fall. Speaking at a forfeiture conference, Pete Connelly, then the city attorney for Las Cruces, New Mexico, called civil forfeiture “a gold mine,” and told attendees, “We could be czars. We could own the city.”

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I guarantee you that the homegrown Fanatical Animal Rights Terrorists that have gotten away with stealing animals (property) from their legal and rightful owners will not like the change in these states and states that will join in adopting anti-forfeiture laws -Laws that require conviction of a crime for forfeiture must meet the requirements as prescribed by law.

Note-Court cases and police reports are public information pay a visit to your courthouse and see for yourself what’s going on…just ask for animal cruelty cases and for civil forfeiture cases.

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

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Zoo Wars~BCR v Court ORDERS-Update the Return of the Tiger Ridge Animals

•November 23, 2016 • 2 Comments

Amazed that a government agency-the ODA- thinks they are above the law and the ruling of the court. An appeal will cost MORE tax payer money to tie it up with more litigation when there is already an issue for the safe return of the animals that exists once animals crossed state line-The state of Ohio lost control the second the animals left Ohio and now will be open to federal suit-Never mind an appeal there is a storm brewing with a claim of abuse.

BCR received several of the Tiger Ridge animals AFTER a lengthy stay with the ODA in charge at the Ohio Animal Penitentiary…ANY ABUSE OBSERVED WOULD BE THE ABUSE FROM THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE NOT TIGER RIDGE…The following demonstrates the abuse as documented by Carole Baskin of Big Cat Rescue (BCR) and now blaming it on Hetrick which couldn’t be further from the truth and also documented as well as in numerous posts that can be found on this blog.

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bcr-ohio-cats-arent-going-anywhere-statementCarole Baskin has been enjoying the money coming from Ohio from tax payer money to care for the animals-Wala-the creation of more lies begins to keep the money coming and no matter where it comes from-Help pay for their care-Help BCR fight a court order…Oh yeah, people gullible enough to donate to help her be in defiance of a court order-Baskin gets creeper by the minute with her professional techniques to beg for more money-The BCR 990 IRS reports reveals more than 4 million in reserve.

Tiger scamWho has so many IRS 501-C-3 corporation’s registered to themselves? And you didn’t think there is money in a Not for Profit business to be made-HA!

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Who will ever be able to forget Leo and all the images that came from the ODA?

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Carole Baskin is NOT so innocent herself of abuse-She’s the Mastermind behind 911 Animal Abuse

baskin-mastermind-behind-911-animal-abuseThe TRUTH Carole Baskin doesn’t want YOU to know!!! Put into a concise format with links documenting every single entry-Carole Baskin exposed and a fraud!!!

For more documented information http://bigcatexploiters.weebly.com/carole-baskin.html 

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Carole Baskin will always claim that the people behind exposing her for the liar that she is are lying however each and every claim is documented and Baskin is unable to dispose of this evidence. There is more to be found at the above link…These are some strong words:

  • Maintain compatible groups of animals in the same enclosure.
  • Handle animals in a manner that prevented physical harm.
  • Maintain structurally sound housing facilities for dogs.
  • Clean water receptacles.
  • Clean the premises and keep it free of accumulations of trash.
  • Maintain complete records on the premises showing the acquisition, disposition, and identification of animals.
  • Provide a suitable method for the rapid elimination of water from outdoor housing facilities.
  • Clean primary enclosures as required.
  • Store supplies of food in an adequate manner.
  • and Maintain a sufficient distance or barrier between animals and the viewing public.

And while she has been able to fly by under the radar…She can no longer hide HER PAST and her claim that only she is qualified to care fore those animals WRONG!!! No one has this much history behind them so start asking questions and see for yourself how she tries to get out of it…

baskin-pants-on-fireDrain the Swamp people from people making false claims-Stop donating!!! BCR is NOT a charity no matter the IRS status.
Tiger Ridge Ruling here: tigerridgeexoticsruling
Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinions of others…Stay tuned and follow this blog -B
Special note of gratitude to Big Cat Exploiters and BCR Watch for the tremendous amount of hours devoted to exposing the truth! Both have websites and dedicated FB pages-Both recommended!