January 30, 2012: Last Monday, Judge Caldwell denied a motion brought by Michael Sandlin and the Tiger Truck Stop (TT that sought to suspend Judge Caldwell’s order while Sandlin and TTS appealed. In other words, Tony would have stayed put at the truck stop until after the appeal ran its course, which could take months. Instead, Judge Caldwell’s order instructing the Department to revoke the permit will go into effect right away. Sadly, this does not necessarily mean Tony is leaving the truck stop soon. Sandlin has filed his own lawsuit against the Department, which has been temporarily restrained from taking any action to remove Tony. Our attorneys are doing everything they can to resolve these conflicting orders to make sure Tony makes his way to a humane, accredited sanctuary as soon as possible.
SHARED AND QUOTED FROM MR. SANDLINS FACEBOOK PAGE …. Keep Tony Where He Is “UPDATE ON COURT CASES…Judge Michael Caldwell denied our request for a Suspensive Appeal. His ruling of denying a new state permit remains. Steve Leblanc (attorney) expected him to do that.
He is definately in the ARA’s pockets. However, the appeal will go on and Wildlife & Fisheries has promised to take no actions against me. This includes any criminal charges or seizing Tony.
The NEW DESCRIMINATION LAWSUIT is underway. Judge Janice Clark has requested a $100,000.00 bond in connection with our request for a restraining order against the State.
I am busy trying to find an insurance company to write it. Jennifer Treadway Morris (attorney) is trying to get the judge to lower the bond amount because it is unreasonable.”.
With the UK government continuing to drag its feet over the introduction of a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses - despite that all the potential legal obstacles cited by Defra have now been swept away – ADI, together with a group of amazing MPs, is leading the political charge to insist that the government brings in a ban at the earliest opportunity.
ADI has released previously unpublished and unseen evidence that shows the failure of inspections – including sick animals being hidden from inspections, and teams of inspectors failing to notice animal care problems. Our‘Out of Control’ reportprovides clear evidence that an inspection system is doomed to failure.
Please ask your MP to sign EDM 2563 Ban on Wild Animals in Circuses - to view a list of current signatories click here
Please also ask your MP to sign EDM 2586 Inspection Reports on Circus Establishments - to view a list of current signatories click here
In the United States there is no nationwide registry of animal abusers. No state has a statewide registry of animal abuses. This could soon change. Maryland legislators will consider enacting a statewide animal abuser registry, via a bill set to be introduced by Senator Ronald Young. The bill is set to be introduced within the next few weeks
A move to put down dozens of endangered big cats at the troubled Zion Wildlife Garden is a tragedy and an ethical crime, the lawyer for the park's operator says.
The Northland wildlife park was placed into liquidation in August after the High Court at Whangerei found it could not pay debts said to be more than $100,000.
The fate of the 36 big cats at the park was to be decided in the High Court next month, but receivers Rabobank have since applied for an urgent hearing in the High Court at Auckland tomorrow (Wed).
Evgeny Orlov, lawyer for park operator Patricia Busch, said he was more than surprised by the move.
"I'm angered and offended that they could even contemplate asking for an order to kill 36 wild animals that are perfectly healthy," he told APNZ.
Mr Orlov said there were places all over the world where the cats could go, and he had talked to various investors who were very interested in opening a park overseas.
How can receivers ask for 36 healthy endangered & breeding big cats to be put to sleep...Just the notion is attrocious. I'm sure homes could be found for all of them especially the breeding white cats. Surely the courts will say no....won't they??
Authorities are now probing whether an official at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture tipped off a Butterball turkey farm at the center of an animal abuse investigation. ABC News reports that officials suspect that the information leak came from a veterinarian at the agency charged with overseeing the health of Butterball's animals.
Last month Mercy for Animals alerted officials to possible animal abuse after releasing a hidden video filmed at the North Carolina Butterball turkey farm. Â The group accused workers of committing what the group called "acts of violence and severe neglect."
Hoke County Sheriff's Department raided the farm on Dec. 28, where officials inspected 2,800 turkeys, seizing 28 and euthanized four.
The investigation is ongoing and no criminal charges have been filed.
Phone records show calls between Butterball and the state's Department of Agriculture, which raises questions about the relationship between the turkey producer and the regularity agency expected to oversee it.
According to a search warrant for the phone records, the agency was contacted by a prosecutor in the Hoke County District Attorney's office prior to the December raid. The prosecutor inquired if the office wanted to assist with the inspection of the turkeys during the action.
The prosecutor alleged in a search warrant that conversations about the pending raid were intended to be treated as confidential.
Instead, investigators charge that the Director of Animal Health Programs contacted a veterinarian employed by Butterball. Although initially denying knowledge of the raid, the director admitted of calling the Butterball veterinarian before the raid and "informed him she had heard there was an investigation into a Butterball farm in Hoke County."
Nathan Runkle, executive director for Mercy for Animals, voiced concern about the latest development.
Â "It is deeply troubling," Runkle, told ABC News. "that a governmental agency that is entrusted with monitoring and overseeing agriculture and food production is so corrupt that it's in bed with the very corporate interests that were documented abusing and neglecting animals. The fox apparently is guarding the henhouse."
The N.C. Department of Agriculture released a statement, saying the agency was, "cooperating with law enforcement agencies in Hoke County in their investigation of whether any of our employees may have inappropriately shared information about an animal cruelty investigation at a turkey farm. Once the investigation is complete, we will take appropriate action based on the facts."
DO YOU BELIEVE ANIMALS DESERVE BASIC LEGAL RIGHTS?
Deprived of legal protection, animals are defenseless against exploitation and abuse by humans. Through the Animal Bill of Rights, the Animal Legal Defense Fund is working to show Congress a groundswell of support for legislation that protects animals and recognizes that, like all sentient beings, animals are entitled to basic legal rights in our society.
More than a quarter-million Americans have already signed the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Animal Bill of Rights. Sign on your support and speak out to your lawmakers today!
A Petition to the United States Congress
I, the undersigned American citizen, believe that animals, like all sentient beings, are entitled to basic legal rights in our society. Deprived of legal protection, animals are defenseless against exploitation and abuse by humans. As no such rights now exist, I urge you to pass legislation in support of the following basic rights for animals:
The Right of animals to be free from exploitation, cruelty, neglect, and abuse.
The Right of laboratory animals not to be used in cruel or unnecessary experiments.
The Right of farm animals to an environment that satisfies their basic physical and psychological needs.
The Right of companion animals to a healthy diet, protective shelter, and adequate medical care.
The Right of wildlife to a natural habitat, ecologically sufficient to a normal existence and self-sustaining species population.
The Right of animals to have their interests represented in court and safeguarded by the law of the land.
The Czech government has approved new legislation that will enhance the protection of animals against cruelty. The draft bill, which introduces a series of EU-wide measures fighting animal abuse, brings new rules for animal slaughter & lab testing
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