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    ASPCA and HSUS fined

    Do you donate money to these groups? Did you know they were recently found to have made up charges to try to get Barnum & Bailey's Circus shut down, when the animals are in fact well-cared for?

    Here's one article ...

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.1229299

    Their TV commercial are touching, sure, but I never give them money, I'd much rather work to help local charities. I am horrified they would commit such blatant fraud, when so many people trust everything they say verbatim!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    hey were recently found to have made up charges to try to get Barnum & Bailey's Circus shut down, when the animals are in fact well-cared for?
    The article you appended does not support this statement; not even close.
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    If HSUS and the ASPCA had a legal leg to stand on, they wouldn't have agreed to pay $9.3 million to settle the suit.

    Paying someone to create testimony to prove your point is really nothing new for the animal terrorists, (PETA), I'm glad it's over and they've been exposed as the frauds that they are.

    They spend more to make commercials to raise money than they do to actually do good anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom View Post
    The article you appended does not support this statement; not even close.
    It does, if you read it, it states that the ASPCA paid a lot of money to the former handler to make up the charges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    It does, if you read it, it states that the ASPCA paid a lot of money to the former handler to make up the charges.
    I've seen the videos. Videos don't lie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    I've seen the videos. Videos don't lie.
    Yes they do, they lie all the time. PETA hiring people to go inside processing plants, abuse animal carcasses and video it as proof? Been done. Same with slaughterhouses. Same with Hamas, same with 60 minutes (rigging tests on GM pickups to "prove" that they were fatally flawed). CNN and others have been caught broadcasting their lies, but the retractions are normally buried 50 clicks into a web page or on the last page of a paper underneath the legal ads.

    Besides, pay one witness, who's to say they didn't pay witnessses to perform the acts in the first place?

    Seems to me a couple of their fellow travelers have been nailed more than once for doing exactly that.

    PETA, HSUS, (national) ASPCA.....peas in a pod, lying bastards in the charity business to make money and get attention. (note, none of the above applies to LOCAL humane societies and LOCAL SPCAs)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    It does, if you read it, it states that the ASPCA paid a lot of money to the former handler to make up the charges.

    The ex-trainer was paid for his testamony, the same is done in many criminal cases. He wasn't paid to make up charges. He was paid for his
    time and expenses to be available for court hearings. It is done all the time.

    The B & B Circus Group has been, and are now, guilty of animal cruelty every day of the week. Why don't you find & post the many trials where B & B have
    been found quilty & had to pay heavy fines for just this very thing. Treating animals like disposible commodities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizbud View Post
    The ex-trainer was paid for his testamony, the same is done in many criminal cases. He wasn't paid to make up charges. He was paid for his
    time and expenses to be available for court hearings. It is done all the time.

    He was paid $190,000 "just for his time"?????

    Must be one heck of an hourly rate. Experts are paid for their testimony (docs, forensics experts, etc), witnesses normally aren't. A paid witness is going to make their testimony fit the angle of whoever is signing the paycheck.

    Quote Originally Posted by lizbud View Post
    The B & B Circus Group has been, and are now, guilty of animal cruelty every day of the week. Why don't you find & post the many trials where B & B have
    been found quilty & had to pay heavy fines for just this very thing. Treating animals like disposible commodities.
    As opposed to ALF and ELF (who have both financial and personnel ties to PETA and HSUS) who treat Humans as disposable commodities?

    Sorry, I'm not buying what you're selling on everyday animal abuse at B+B. Animal performers need to be healthy to perform. "abuse" needs to be defined, and what would be abuse for one species isn't abuse for another. I can pick up a cat by the scruff and it's normal for the cat. Try doing the same with a large dog and it's abuse. If you hit a horse with the same force you whack a pup on the nose to get the pup's attention the horse won't even notice. If you hit a dog with the same force that you'd hit a horse to get the horse to move into a stall it's abuse.

    Videos lie, and issue activist charities lie like rugs.
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    One of my radio show hosts/friends - I am often a guest on her show - is a Florida veterinarian, who has treated circus animals, and is very familiar with the B & B facility down there. She described it to me as excellent, and said the animals are well-treated there. On the show today, she had a guest who described the facilities, which she confirmed.

    This is a woman who routinely has done surgery on tigers and lions, as well as treating ordinary household pets. She has no qualms about calling out abusers, and has no patience with them. So when she tells me the animals there are well loved and cared for, and not abused, I believe her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    It does, if you read it, it states that the ASPCA paid a lot of money to the former handler to make up the charges.
    No Karen. It says that they paid him to testify, which reduces his credibility. This does not mean what he said was false.
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    A conflict of interest clearly exists, calling the witness into question.
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    It is 2013. If people are not aware of the rampant abuse towards the animals in the circus, the non-charitable use of the money by the large "animal rights" groups, and that people lie (gasp, even our friends,)(double gasp- even vets) every day of the week, they need to go to their womb. Yep, intentional play on words.

    Paying someone for their testimony (and, it does happen in all areas of the law, and in with respect to all witnesses) does not mean what they say is false. Just that they were paid. Hell, we call lots of those people Doctor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokey the elder View Post
    A conflict of interest clearly exists, calling the witness into question.
    How so? The whistleblower statute comes to mind, most immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cataholic View Post
    Paying someone for their testimony (and, it does happen in all areas of the law, and in with respect to all witnesses) does not mean what they say is false. Just that they were paid. Hell, we call lots of those people Doctor.
    It isn't that he was paid that brings his credibility into question, but the amount that he was paid that does!

    And as I said, my friend the Florida veterinarian, a person of sound mind and strict conscience, has been to some of those facilities and was impressed with how nice they were. She is a surgeon, and of course some animals are too large to transport to a clinic when they need routine care, so it is not an infrequent thing that she is at these facilities. Many circuses "winter" in her area.

    No one will deny that years ago, some circus animals were abused, that we all know that. But that does not mean that people and trainers have not learned, changed methods and developed new, safer, more humane techniques in the intervening years!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    It isn't that he was paid that brings his credibility into question, but the amount that he was paid that does!

    The witness was paid $1000.00 every two weeks for the duration of legal process. This case went on for years.
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