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    HSU$ assists with largest-ever cockfighting bust in U.S. history

    Breaking news: The HSU$ assists with largest-ever cockfighting bust in U.S. history


    Breaking news: The HSU$ assists with largest-ever cockfighting bust in U.S. history

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    Yesterday, we worked alongside the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to in U.S. history, with a staggering 7,000 fighting roosters at a single location. Early yesterday morning, more than 100 deputies from the sheriff’s office, along with large contingents from the **** Animal Rescue Team, spcaLA, and the Los Angeles County’s Department of Animal Care and Control, descended on a property in a remote canyon in Val Verde, California, in the northern part of Los Angeles County, after a tip came into The **** about the vast and complex enterprise.
    Our field personnel described a scene with almost uncountable numbers of roosters in cages or tied to blue barrels, covering the hills. Sick, dying, and dead birds littered the ground, along with shattered eggs. Thousands of crowing birds created chaotic and unyielding noise.

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    HSU$ is also looking at a $15.75 million settlement of a racketeering and bribery lawsuit.
    HSU$ moved money to several funds in the Cayman Islands include the following “investments:”

    • $500,000 to Ascend Partners Fund I, L.P., a Cayman hedge fund
    • $253,000 to BKM Holdings (Cayman) Ltd.
    • $8 million to Fore Multi Strategy Offshore Fund, Ltd., in the Caymans
    • $5 million to Hayman Capital Offshore Partners, L.P. in Bermuda
    • $6.7 million invested in Fir Tree International Value Fund in the Caymans

    Given that U.S. Charities are supposed to provide charitable services, while for-profit businesses invest money in hedge funds to make a profit, it is quite dubious that a non-profit charity from the United States would put $26 million in offshore funds in the Cayman Islands other than to stash money.





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    Re: HSU$ assists with largest-ever cockfighting bust in U.S. history





    IT's IMMORAL & Unconstitutional to IMPOSE ONCE PERSONAL MORAL CHICKEN Values to others,

    the anti cockfighting laws SPONSORED by HSU$ & member groups. IT VIOLATES INDIVIDUAL CONSTITUTIONAL LIBERTY RIGHTS & PROPERTY RIGHTS ( Chickens =a private property)

    It Denies Fundamental Constitutional liberties, which harms adults & children without Due process & for no good reason- No compelling gov't interest is advance through anti-cockfighting laws..

    IT is wrong to deny people fundamental Constitutional liberties, like equal protection under the law, simply because of who they are.

    NO LAW is allowed to violate the US Constitution over a chicken?, & our nation's founders established the court to protect every American's constitutional rights against UNFAIR laws.

    EQUAL JUSTICE!

    It VIOLATES Constitutional rights by creating separate classes of people with different laws for each one- Anti-cockfighting laws does IRREPARABLE harm to USA gamefowl sport practitioners,

    STIGMA< DISCRIMINATION & Economic HARM!

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    http://lobby.la.psu.edu/_107th/123_F...ckfighting.htm


    In 1999, The HSU$ began its legislative campaign to close the federal loophole on interstate shipments. The HSU$ turned to Senator Wayne Allard (R-CO), then the Senate's only veterinarian, to sponsor the legislation. Just weeks after he introduced the bill, a gunfight over cockfight gambling debts erupted in Colorado, leaving three men dead. This tragic incident underlined a well-known fact among law enforcement officials: Cockfighting involves not just animal cruelty, but a range of other criminal behaviors, including human violence, illegal drugs and guns.
    In the House, The HSU$ approached a frequent adversary—Representative Collin C. Peterson (D-MN), best known to us as the co-chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus—to introduce the companion bill. While The HSU$ had tangled with Peterson on many issues, including mink industry subsidies and steel-jawed leghold traps, we had always detected an open-mindedness in him, and we thought he would make a particularly powerful champion of anti-cockfighting legislation. He agreed to sponsor the bill.
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    Re: HSU$ assists with largest-ever cockfighting bust in U.S. history

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    http://m.humanesociety.org/news/pres...ds_091212.html

    September 12, 2012
    The HSU$ Presents its 2012 Humane Law Enforcement Awards in Seven States

    [COLOR=#0F4883 !important]Awardees include law enforcement, prosecutors and state agencies committed to rescuing animals from harm and enforcing animal protection laws[/COLOR]
    The Humane Society of the United States is presenting its 2012 Humane Law Enforcement Awards to authorities across the country who have taken an exemplary stand against animal cruelty. It is the fourth year The **** has presented Humane Law Enforcement Awards and this year’s awardees are from Mississippi, North Carolina, Texas, California, Florida, Virginia and West Virginia.
    "The Humane Society of the United States celebrates the work of law enforcement to crack down on animal fighting, puppy mills, the illegal wildlife trade, poaching, and other forms of cruelty and abuse,” said Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States. “The 2012 Humane Law Enforcement Award recipients exemplify the best of law enforcement in protecting animals from needless violence and harm, and we are privileged to honor them.”
    Awardees for 2012 are Caldwell County, N.C., Animal Control; Alachua County, Fla., Animal Services and Alachua County, Fla. Assistant State’s Attorney Deborah Hunt; Galveston, Texas, Police Department Sgt. Joel Caldwell; Calhoun County, W.Va., Sheriff Carl Ballengee; Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli; Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks; and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office and the California Department of Fish and Game for Operation Cyberwild.
    The 2012 Humane Law Enforcement Awards recipients:
    About the Caldwell County, N.C., Animal Control award: Caldwell County Animal Control Officers Greg Greene and Shanon Foster received an anonymous tip in June 2011 reporting the possible neglect of dogs living at a Hudson, N.C., residence. Greene and Foster investigated, called on The **** for help removing the animals, and seized about 300 dogs--mostly Pomeranians and other small-breed dogs--from crowded, feces-encrusted enclosures. Rescued animals were placed in shelters, rescues or homes, and the owners of the puppy mill pleaded guilty to 104 counts of animal cruelty.
    About the Alachua County, Fla., Animal Services and Alachua County Assistant State’s Attorney Deborah Hunt award: In July 2011, Alachua County Animal Services led the successful raid of pseudo-sanctuary Haven Acres, which resulted in the rescue of about 700 cats who were found living in deplorable conditions. After the rescue, which was supported by The ****, Alachua Animal Services provided ongoing veterinary and staff support for the animals. Both Haven Acres owners pleaded no contest to 47 counts of felony animal cruelty and both were sentenced to 15 years of probation, prohibited from owning or rescuing cats and ordered to pay restitution to The ****. All adoptable and treatable cats were placed up for adoption and were paired with loving caretakers, including 258 cats adopted at an **** adoption event in Gainesville.
    About the award for Galveston, Texas, Police Sgt. Joel Caldwell: Caldwell organized a Dec. 15, 2011 raid in Santa Fe, Texas, of a facility that was illegally breeding roosters for cockfighting. Police and **** staff, who provided the tip to local authorities, found more than 350 fighting roosters on the property; Caldwell charged the owner with two counts of felony cockfighting and one misdemeanor charge alleging he bred the birds with the intention to fight them—the first officer to use a just-enacted anti-cockfighting state law. Caldwell also helped to create a bigger animal services department for the county and brought together city, county and state animal protection officials for a forum to discuss improving animal welfare in the community.
    About the award for Calhoun County, W.Va., Sheriff Carl Ballengee: In December 2010, Ballengee, who was, at the time, a chief deputy for the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department, discovered 19 neglected dogs behind a rural home in Arnoldsburg, W.Va. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the property owner had died, inadvertently leaving the dogs to starve and suffer in severely cold temperatures at what turned out to be a massive dogfighting organization. With no animal shelter in his county, Ballengee made pleas to numerous animal organizations and stayed with the dogs while providing food and care. After The **** helped rescue the animals, Ballengee continued to sniff out other dogfighters in his community, leading to the state’s first felony arrest for dogfighting.
    About the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks award: In January 2012, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks seized three tigers, three cougars, two leopards, two wolf hybrids, and a Macaque monkey from Collins Zoo in Collins, Miss. The action came after a 2009 **** undercover investigation of the roadside zoo and legal petitions filed by ****. The agency worked with The **** for months on addressing the illegal display of dangerous animals, and arranging placement for animals they planned to seize. A few of the rescued animals now reside in permanent sanctuary at The ****’ Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Texas.
    About the award for Operation Cyberwild, an investigation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the California Department of Fish and Game; Prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California and the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office: In summer 2011, U.S. Fish and Wildlife special agents and a California Department of Fish and Game warden made undercover purchases of wildlife, including endangered species, being sold illegally over the Internet. Forty-six items were seized including an endangered tiger skin rug, a migratory bird mount, a live migratory bird, an elephant skin foot stool, a leopard skin and a bear skin. In an innovative, first-of-its kind partnership, six California-based volunteers from The **** assisted with the operation by producing some of the leads that enabled investigators to quickly make contact with sellers, saving significant time and agency resources for field investigations.
    About the award for Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli: Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has made a significant difference for the enforcement of animal protection laws in the Commonwealth. Since 2011, his office responded to more than 80 requests for assistance from Virginia animal control, law enforcement and commonwealth’s attorneys in animal cruelty and animal fighting cases. He is also helping to develop an animal cruelty and fighting curriculum with the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys; participates on the animal cruelty committee of the National Association of Attorneys General; and committed resources to combat the illegal sale of wildlife, animal fighting and animal cruelty.
    The Humane Society of the United States looks forward to future collaborations with law enforcement across the country. We are privileged to assist those who serve to make our communities safer, and together, we can help end the needless violence and neglect inflicted upon the creatures who share our world.
    Media Contact: Pepper Van Tassell: 240-751-0232; pvantassell@humanesociety.org

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    https://thoughtsfromatwinbed.com/201...in-california/


    Crooked police abuse power and shut down Cockfighting ring in California

    California authorities seized about 7,000 birds this week in what they said was the largest raid of illegal cockfighting in U.S. history.
    The animals were recovered from an alleged cockfighting operation after a months-long investigation that culminated in a raid on Monday at a remote property in northern Los Angeles County, authorities said at a press conference on Tuesday.
    “This, according to the experts here, is the largest seizure in U.S. history of illegal cockfighting roosters,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Jeff Perry said at the press conference.
    Big story coming out of Southern California today, as the police took on the largest raid of illegal cockfighting in U.S. history. Its interesting that the article clarified that it was illegal cockfighting. Makes you think, is there legal cockfighting? Because I want in. The closest thing I’ve done in regards to cockfighting is crossing swords with my roommates while taking a piss. And while that’s a great time, I want more. I’ve mastered that game. I’m a hall of famer. First ballot. Who do I have to get in contact with to get my foot in the cockfighting door? Is there a Facebook page?
    I get how some people might think this is animal cruelty, but I honestly don’t think it is. Have you ever seen a chicken? Nothing special. Chickens are basically turkeys on heroin. If you were to anthropomorphize (word of the day) chickens, they would be the trashy girl on your Facebook who keeps sharing articles on how addiction is a disease, and how she’s proving all the bitches from high school wrong by finishing her GED 5 years later and enrolling in beauty school. Chickens would be the ones selling you flowers on Mass Ave, while you try your best not to make eye contact with them and lock your doors while trying to not make it obvious. How is this cruel, but we have no problem putting chicken fetuses in our breakfast sandwiches? I wish some breakfast place had the balls to rebrand their eggs as chicken fetuses. Would love to hear people order like “hi can I have a sausage, chicken fetus, and cheese on an everything bagel?” Waitresses have to ask if you want your chicken fetus scrambled or fried. Classic family dining.
    Honestly if I were a chicken this is how I would want to go out. As a chicken, you know your only purpose is to be murdered, so why not make it interesting. It puts fate in their own hands. It gives the chickens a choice between life and death, as compared to immediately getting turned into McChickens. Its like Gladiator meets Charlotte’s Web. Fight Club meets Chicken Little.
    Lastly, I feel like the term “cockfighting” has different connotations depending on the regions. If you’re in Northern LA and get invited to a cockfighting event, then your probably gambling on some fighting chickens. You go up north a little bit to San Francisco though its a whole different ball game (no pun intended). Its important to keep that in the back of your head. Cockfighting is a spectrum. If you ever get invited, just remember where you are. If you see a lot of nice gardens and cafes, you might want to pass. If you see a suspicious amount of pimped out Honda Civics and pitbulls, then you in for a good night. The more you know.
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