Thayne Castro, you would be for animal cruelty. Just look at you wearing dead animal fur. You clearly have no ethics, old woman.
Since we are talking about rape and violence towards women, I have to point out recent research (link below) As American women you are twice as likely to be raped by a COP than any random civilian including a convicted felon. Yet those we put in power GET TO VOTE on who they want to discriminate against to deny them compensation + services and cops get to keep stalking sex workers.
Its time to change the social perception that she wasn't a person, she was a "prostitute". No one wants to feel a sense of community or sameness with her. She was something other than us and therefore we don’t need to feel fear or grief at the fact or the manner of her death."
Op-Ed: Rapists with badges: Sex crimes and cops
Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/363443#ixzz2nCYD8iWm
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the animals must come first. this generation needs to be the one to stop the agony of animals.
Fuck the money it brings!! Why is money more important than the well being of these animals?! If humans are so intelligent, they can find other jobs that don't include exploitation of ANY sentient being! I hate money and the people who love it!
I have been to the circus since I was in grade school. what would the circus be without the animals? and who are these people to make the rules of what we can do and not do. I will go to the circus when ever they are here.
If LA can "Ban the Bullhook" then so can Oakland... Reality is yes the animals are abused and yes we can do something about it!
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I do the purchasing where I work & I won't buy anything that I can get elsewhere from businesses in cities with these unconscionable policies ! Tell your families,friends & neighbors to let these businesses know that the reason they will no longer shop or eat there is because of their cities obstructionist laws ! You'll be happier & your money will be better spent in more enlightened communities like San Francisco,Oakland,Berkeley or San Jose for example. In the meantime we must double our efforts to dispatch these self-righteous simpletons at the ballot box,as no one who puts their ill-conceived personal biases before the wishes of the majority of their constituents is worthy of representing them ! Anti-marijuana is anti-American !!!
What gets lost in the rush to ban everything and anything cannabis-related is the original framework set down in SB 420: A comprehensive system of cannabis regulations that would address both personal and collective cultivation, while also acknowledging the strong police powers of cities and counties to regulate zoning and land use. Cities and counties are understandably focused on the latter, while feigning ignorance that SB 420 even exists. But if you think about it, they're trying to dis-invent what the Legislature invented: Safe and affordable access in urban areas for people who can't grow their own via collectives and dispensaries, a 6-plant threshold of presumed reasonableness for personal cultivation, and zero limits on sustainable outdoor cultivation.
To whom it may concern: A person posting herein and identifying his/herself as (literally) the son of God, and posting hateful things about the circus, is a candidate for removal from this site in my humble opinion. To this person - identify yourself and be reasonable or cease to comment.
It's not amazing to me that there are extremists here posting literally dozens of anti-circus messages. That you SCREAM loudly does not make you any more right. Your propaganda is NOT evidence of a crime (animal abuse is a crime) or it would have been used in a court of law. You repeatedly ask ME to "explain" those videos, but since you allege a crime, the burden of proof is upon YOU! The only crime/abuse we have witnessed at the circus is the abuse of the circus and it's fans at the hands of animal rights protestors. There is nothing wrong with regulation in the best interests of the animals. We are all for it. There is however a big difference between animal "welfare" and animal "rights"! The circus can possibly save the asian elephant, and other animals from extinction.... while you would accept extinction. You are entitled to your opinion, but we insist that you allow others to have an opinion, and if they prefer, to attend a circus with performing animals! You allege much and prove very little. Long live the circus and it's animals....they are loved and well cared for! I have been a witness to that for decades!
Has anyone even seen an elephant guide, known as a bullhook? I have. This management tool is designed to be used to tap the elephant to provide guidance on what is expected. You cannot talk to an elephant as humans are not tall enough to be able to do that effectively, as you would with a horse or dog. Individuals who think the bullhook is cruel just simply do not understand its use...and the animal rights radicals are taking advantage of that lack of information.
The elephant guide is a management tool, just as a dog leash or a halter and reins on a horse. To ban the bullhook is to BAN the elephants coming to town! The trainers would have no ability to communicate with the elephants if they could not use the bullhook. That is probably exactly what the radicals want but it would deny families and children the opportunity to experience these majestic creatures. Oakland Council Members need to learn the facts, but not from animal rights radicals who want to eliminate animals in entertainment!
$260,000---Pocket change...for alleged violations that included peeling paint, a hole in the ceiling, some screws that needed tightening, sawdust on a window ledge, some fences that needed mending--all fixed at the time of citation. Of course it's the biggest. Who else has 3 trains over a mile long and a 200 acre conservation center (oh, so you do admit it's real then, since it was mentioned in the inspections). And all of them inspected within an inch of their lives in transit and at set ups. These inspections took place over 5 years and Feld was busy being pecked to death by ducks during a 12 year frivolous law suit. So it was probably a back room deal. USDA got to pound their chests and the media and show the country what a great job they were doing and somebody got a pat on the head from the boss. Everyone probably went out for drinks after making that deal. But you prove a point. With USDA looking over them so well, ensuring nobody gets away with mistreating any animals, there should be no objection what so ever. Don't you feel better now? Nothing to worry about. USDA is on their tail and isn't going to let them get away with anything. Problem solved. So...oh, and then there's this....
ASPCA to pay nearly $10 million in lawsuit settlement
The nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) on Friday announced that Feld Entertainment, owner of the Ringling Bros. Circus, has reached a $9.3 million settlement with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) in connection with a federal lawsuit filed by Feld under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act.
Feld’s litigation will continue against other animal rights defendants, including the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and two of its attorneys, Jonathan Lovvorn and Kimberly Ockene, who could be liable for tens of millions of dollars due to criminal activity.
Feld’s lawsuit alleges that ASPCA, HSUS, Lovvorn, Ockene, and others took part in an illegal scheme to pursue fraudulent litigation against Feld that dragged through the court for years. Federal judge Emmet Sullivan dismissed this previous animal-rights lawsuit in late 2009 after finding that the key witness for the animal-rights plaintiffs was “essentially a paid plaintiff and fact witness who is not credible.”
In his dismissal, Sullivan exposed a system by which animal-rights plaintiffs funneled at least $190,000 to this witness. Feld alleges that the HSUS sent six payments earmarked to pay this witness through a nonprofit front group controlled by plaintiffs’ counsel. Evidence from court documents show some of the money was paid to the nonprofit group with an HSUS check signed by CEO Wayne Pacelle.
The $9.3 million settlement by the ASPCA indicates that HSUS and other defendants could face tens of millions in damages if they are found to have acted illegally, according to CCF. Feld has stated that it spent $20 million dollars defending against the failed animal-rights litigation, and the RICO Act allows for triple damages.
“While HSUS has spent this holiday season raising money with tear-jerking ads featuring pet rescues, the group really ought to be asking for money to pay their for their defense attorneys and shady dealings,” said CCF Executive Director Richard Berman.
According to public polling, 71 percent of Americans mistakenly believe that HSUS is a pet shelter umbrella group, and 68 percent wrongly think that HSUS spends most of its money on grants to pet shelters.
More information about the RICO lawsuit is available online.
Why is it ok for the bullhook and abuse to go on? All animals need laws to protect them. Shame on this country to allow this. It makes no sense and it makes me sick!
Hi Jaynelle, I saw you on the G GARVIN'S ROAD TRIP and I am still looking to buy one of those delicious pies, where can I buy them?
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