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Critters Documents Government Legal

HSUS comes through on the USDA APHIS records

Today, HSUS filed a Notice of Violation of Court Order with the Department of Justice because of the USDA pulling the APHIS records. I did not know that the HSUS had filed a lawsuit years ago forcing the USDA to provide access to its inspection records for universities and research labs. By pulling these records, the […]

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Animal Welfare

Responding to Charity Navigator’s DA on the Humane Society of the United States

I was sent a link to a story and asked if it was true. The story noted that Charity Navigator, the charity watch dog group, had attached a Donor Advisory to the Humane Society of the United State’s listing, specifically because of the lawsuits related to the Ringling Brothers circus. I was astonished. A donor advisory because of a […]

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Animal Welfare Critters

Animal welfare groups settle with Feld Entertainment

Last update I’ve had a day to get over the shock at the settlement amount. All of the statements by the animal welfare folk I posted links to make logical sense. And believe it or not, once I got over the shock at the amount of the settlement, I wasn’t necessarily against a settlement in […]

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Animal Welfare

Bitch

The intent was to finish my book on the Ringling Brothers animal welfare court cases by year-end. After all, the cases have settled down into an analysis of legal fees, and long, silent periods reflecting discovery, with a trial date a year or two (or three) into the future. Publish now, incorporate an epilog into the e-book […]