HSUS Pushes Probable Cause Forfeiture in California, for “abuse” even if only Search Warrant, No conviction required
HSUS in CA tried again, 2011, to push this “probable cause” law— to take animals away from anyone ACQUITTED OF ANIMAL ABUSE —yet tells the news that Vick would be a great pet owner, even after Vick pled GUILTY to dogfighting–which is not negligent behavior, but actual intentional, felony animal
Further, for this 2011 CA law, HSUS tried to include that “prior to final disposition of any criminal charges, the seizing agency or prosecuting atty may file a petition in the criminal action requesting that the court issue an order FORFEITING the animal to the county or seizing agency PRIOR to the final disposition of the criminal charge, and if the court finds probable cause exists, shall order IMMEDIATE forfeiture of the the animal to the petitioner“ (Petitioner would be seizing agency)
If there ever was a person that lacks any scruples, honesty or veracity in the world, it is Wayne Pacelli of the HSUS, a complete and utter jackass by his own words.
Here is an example of the ultimate hypocrisy by Wayne P the ass: http://www.ajc.com/news/dog-advocates-disagree-about-778151.html
Here we find “Wayne Pacelli” of the HSUS claiming that Michael Vick should be a great PET owner……………………..
“I would love to get another dog in the future,” Vick told a website called the Grio…… “I think it would be a big step for me in the rehabilitation process. I think just to have a pet in my household and to show people that I genuinely care, and my love, and my passion for animals.” [Barf!!]
“I do it because I want to,” he said in an interview with theGrio’s Mara Schiavocampo. “I think if I can help five or six kids daily, then I’m playing my position as a positive role model in our society. It doesn’t hurt to do it and it’s fairly easy.”
Double Barf!! HSUS got him to do it. Shill for HSUS. Vick can never be a positive role model. Can we take a child molester to kids and have him talk to 5-6 daily and be a positive role model? Be serious. We are talking torture, not stealing. Who is fooling who?
Oh brother………so now Vick can parrot what HSUS tells him to say to the media………GREAT.
The convicted dogfighter and former Falcons quarterback was released from prison last year. He also has been touring schools across the country, telling children that he is reformed and that dogfighting is bad. But he is still living under a court-ordered ban on dog ownership. [Uh-yeah–“touring” because HSUS told him to do it to try and convince the public that HSUS doesn’t hate pitbulls and that HSUS didn’t REALLY tell the government to KILL ALL OF VICK’S DOGS BECAUSE THEY WERE ALL DANGEROUS; several of the dogs actually became therapy dogs, as publicly acknowledged in the news]
“Vick has critics who believe the ban should be permanent, but others say he can be a responsible pet owner.”
“I have been around him a lot, and feel confident that
he would do a good job as a pet owner,” Wayne Pacelle,
president of the Humane Society of the United States,
told the AJC Wednesday.
[This is Wayne P. talking, yes Wayne P. CEO of HSUS, the arch enemy of all pitbull type dogs in the USA. The same Wayne P. that bragged about his dog raids, seizures, and maybe even the dogs they killed. All of the dogs. Thousands of them. No hearings, no evidence, just wiped out.]
Pacelle, who has toured schools with Vick, said the football player has committed to speaking publicly against dogfighting for the rest of his life.
Vick pleaded guilty in 2007 for his role in a dogfighting operation called Bad Newz Kennels. That December, a federal judge in Virginia sentenced him to 23 months in prison. U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson also ordered him to serve three years’ probation during which he could not buy, sell or own dogs.
How will the HSUS proposed 2011 law (in CA legislature right NOW) which states that
even IF YOU ARE ACQUITTED OF ANIMAL ABUSE—the ARs can still petition the COURTS by PROBABLE CAUSE only—- to claim you really cannot take care of your own animals–and that therefore you should FORFEIT
Animals seized by search warrant are going to fall under this law as well. BUT–the legislature FINALLY woke up and deleted the forfeiture provision and replaced it with those convicted under this code PC597.1 :
(a) If found residing,caring for,owning or possessing an animal, within 5 years of misdemeanor conviction,is guilty of a public offense punishable by $1,000 fine
(b)If found (same as above) but for felony conviction, within 10 (ten) years, $1,000 fine
So it appears the HSUS attempt at forfeiture without proper due process will not pass THIS year. http://www.theanimalcouncil.com/CA2011.html You can see all animal related bills for 2011 CA here in link
But we have Wayne P. asshole telling the news reporter that Vick– who was not acquitted but pled guilty to dogfighting— “would do a good job as a pet owner” ?? The only possible reason that we think WP might say this about Vick, is because HSUS is testing the market to see if people WANT or don’t want to let Vick off for the crime.
If there is negative response, WP would change his stance. If there was positive response, HSUS could continue on. Just a free “marketing” test by HSUS.
People—this is all you need to know to oppose any and all laws by HSUS and its sponsors.
VICK SHOULD BE BANNED FOR LIFE FROM OWNING AN ANIMAL, PERIOD. Only HSUS Wayne P Asshole would be insane enough to claim Vick should own an animal. EVER.
The hypocrisy is enough to never never trust HSUS no matter what.