HSU$ Trains Prosecutors,Police,FBI+Judges

Below the dog attorney picture,  is what HSU$ posted on their own website, we will not put the entire direct link but you can find it yourself, now you know who trains the JUDGES POLICE and Prosecuting Attorneys???? Animal Rights Group HSUS. Which means ASPCA and the lot of them are not far behind. HSU$ manages to INTERVENE into nearly every single animal law case in the USA…. Is it any wonder we have problems??

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april 2 2014


Animal Cruelty Prosecutor and Judicial Training

For prosecuting attorneys, judges, and law enforcement

  • …Understanding how animal cruelty can relate to other issues like domestic violence of juvenile crime may help protect human as well as animal victims.

A former prosecutor in the Monmouth County, N.J., District Attorney’s office, Sherry Ramsey, Esq. has successfully prosecuted and advised hundreds of animal cruelty and neglect cases involving pets, wildlife, and farm animals.

As The HSUS’s director of animal cruelty prosecutions, Sherry conducts training seminars on prosecuting and adjudicating animal cruelty cases. Geared toward law enforcement personnel, prosecuting attorneys, and judges, the presentations draw from Sherry’s experience to help participants learn the skills essential to prosecuting and adjudicating animal abuse cases.

In 2012, Ramsey began working with federal agencies to provide input and training on federal animal cruelty crimes. This included presentations at a day-long training seminar at the FBI offices in Newark, N.J., as well as a presentation at a seminar hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice.

As a licensed attorney in New York and New Jersey, Ramsey runs an online group for prosecutors and attorneys general to exchange ideas and information on animal cruelty cases.

Law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges (and others as indicated below) are invited to join Sherry at these upcoming conferences.

2014 Animal Cruelty Prosecution Seminars

April 9, 2014: New York, N.Y.

The Dangers of Dangerous Dog Laws
Justice Speaks Luncheon
New York Law School, Room W320
12:50 – 1:50 p.m.
More information »

May 5-7, 2014: Atlanta, Ga.

National Animal Cruelty Prosecution Conference: Prosecuting Animal Cruelty
Presented by the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA), in partnership with ALDF and the Prosecuting Attoneys’ Council (PAC) of Georgia

Past Animal Cruelty Prosecution Seminars

March 27, 2014: Hudson County, N.J. – Prosecuting Animal Cruelty (open to prosecutors only)

September 12, 2013: Phoenix, Ariz. – Effective Enforcement and Prosecution of Animal Cruelty [PDF]*

September 13, 2013: Scottsdale, Ariz. – Effective Enforcement and Prosecution of Animal Cruelty [PDF]*

April 30, 2013: Washington, D.C. – U.S. Department of Justice panel on animal cruelty

April 13, 2013: Daleville, Va. – A Guide to Virginia’s Animal Welfare Laws

March 5 & 6, 2013: Tallahassee , Fla.– Third Annual Animal Investigation & Prosecution Seminar Series [PDF]

October 2012: Los Angeles, Calif. – Association of Prosecuting Attorneys’ Third National Animal Prosecution Conference: Prosecuting Animal Cruelty and Preserving Community Safety

September 2012: Baltimore, Md. – Animal cruelty prosecution training for law enforcement and prosecutors, sponsored by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office

June 2012:  Newark, N.J. – Animal cruelty and animal-fighting seminar presented (alongside forensic veterinarian Dr. Dana Miller and USDA-OIG-Investigations Special Agent in Charge Beth Dinkins) to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Newark division

May 2012: New York City – Animal Cruelty and the Use of Veterinary Forensics presented by the New York City Bar Association

April 2012: Indianapolis, Ind. – Continuing Legal Education on Animal law presented by the Indiana State Bar Association and The Animal Law Society

February 2012: Philadelphia, Pa. – Continuing Legal Education course for prosecutors regarding animal-cruelty case prosecutions, offered by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office

October 2011: Virginia Beach, Va. – Training for animal control officers on investigating animal cruelty cases, sponsored by the Virginia Animal Control Association

September 2011: Louisville, Ky. – Training for Law Enforcement and Prosecutors on investigating and prosecuting animal cruelty cases in Kentucky, sponsored by The HSUS

August 2011: Saint Paul, Minn. – 2011 Criminal Justice Institute, sponsored by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education

July 2011: New York City – National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, 74th Annual Conference

May 2011: Atlantic City, N.J.—“Domestic Violence and Animal Cruelty: Important Considerations,” part of the New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting

April 2011: Baltimore, Md. – “Conversations for Change: Improving Civic Society for Animals,” sponsored by the Maryland Bar Association

February 2011: Florida – “Investigating and Prosecuting Animal Cruelty Cases,” attended by over 120 prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and animal control officers and organized by Asst. State Attorney Adrienne Emerson and Alaqua Animal Refuge founder Laurie Hood.  

October 2010: Colorado – Three-day prosecutor training seminar sponsored by, and in cooperation with, the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA)

July 2010: Salem, Ore. – Prosecutor training sponsored by the Oregon Department of Justice on the Connections and Concerns With Domestic Violence and Animal Cruelty

May 2010: New Jersey – Prosecutor training at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting

April 2010: Rockland County, N.Y. – Prosecutor training at the Rockland County, NY District Attorney’s Office

March 2010: Las Vegas, Nev. – National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Annual Meeting: A seminar on the Connection Between Domestic Violence and Animal Cruelty and a seminar on the Important Considerations on Juvenile Crime and Animal Cruelty

February & September 2010: Charlottesville, Va. – JAG attorney training for the Army JAG School: an explanation of the new proposed provision for animal cruelty in the Uniform Code of Military Justice and ways to charge animal cruelty crimes under the Code 

September 2009: Washington, D.C. – The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys’ first-ever conference on Prosecuting Animal Cruelty and Fighting Cases, held at George Washington University Law School and sponsored by the Animal Welfare Institute 


“To step up its fight against all forms of illegal animal cruelty, The HSUS has formed its first National Law Enforcement Council, comprised of current and former law enforcement officers and prosecutors from across the country. The council will assist The HSUS in strengthening and better enforcing animal protection laws.” “Members of the national council were chosen for their leadership in protecting animals from neglect, violence, and other crimes. With a particular emphasis on animal cruelty, fighting, and poaching laws, the council brings together the best in the law enforcement field to help combat animal crimes nationwide. Member activities may include supporting state and federal legislation that strengthens animal protection laws, promoting animal protection training opportunities for local law enforcement, and  raising awareness of The HSUS’s animal crimes reward tip lines, and other resources.

Ann Chynoweth, Senior Director of the Animal Cruelty and Fighting Campaign for The HSUS, said, “We are honored to join forces with our National Law Enforcement Council to combat animal cruelty, fighting, and poaching crimes. By fostering relationships across local, state, and federal levels of law enforcement and prosecution, we can make meaningful improvements to policies and actions that protect animals across the country.”

Current council members

Former South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster
Former Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro
Wayne County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Gary Michels (W.V.)
Kemper County Sheriff James Moore (Miss.)
District Attorney General Mike Dunavant (Tenn.)
Sgt. Joel Caldwell, Galveston Police Department (Tex.)
Harris County Assistant District Attorney Belinda Smith (Tex.)
Virginia Assistant Attorney General Michelle Welch
San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos (Calif.)
Former Pittsburgh Chief of Police and current Pennsylvania Representative Dom Costa
Former Chief Wildlife Enforcement Officer Nancy Foley (Calif.)
Clatsop County District Attorney Joshua Marquis (Ore.)
National Sheriffs’ Association Deputy Executive Director John W. Thompson
Former Director of the Division of Law Enforcement, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Col. Julie Jones


We also offer Illegal Animal Fighting: A Law Enforcement Primer for the Investigation of Cockfighting and Dogfighting (for law enforcement only).

Guides and Manuals

The following investigation and prosecution guides are linked by permission and are for informational purposes only. They are the work of experts in the states specified, and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The HSUS. Nevertheless, they are excellent resources for cruelty investigators and prosecutors.