HSUS Still Seizing Animals

HSUS still involved in seizure of animals………..

http://www.wdam.com/2019/01/09/court-raises-constitutional-concerns-over-seizure-jones-co-animals/

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) – The case between the Sennes and Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge continues, and this time the Attorney General may get involved.

 

David and Mary Ellen Senne had their property raided on July 11, 2018, by the Jones County Sheriff’s Department and the Humane Society of the United States. Dozens of animals were seized from their 161-acre property on Lyons Ranch in Jones County. The Sennes were each charged with aggravated animal cruelty.

The couple filed an amended order denying motions for summary judgement in the Circuit Court for the First Judicial District of Jones County. The Sennes claim that Hodge and the HSUS violated their rights under the U.S. and State Constitution when five of their personal animals were seized in the raid, according to court documents.


Update on Northern CA “Malamute” Seizure Butte County

Information indicates that the Butte County seizure of the claimed “mill” was not only illegal, but that data in the case is tainted [often typical of seizures/raids]….. further, evidence indicates that a tort claim has already been filed and a Federal lawsuit will likely follow.  All stories regarding this huge raid have been tainted with false data, which is often typical of raids involving rescue groups which are not usually actually bona fide rescue groups.

Also in Sacramento Federal Court Eastern District, the alleged PM bust case from the Roseville area is slowly moving forward. In that particular case, evidence shows that the well known attorney from SF claimed in state court, that PC 597.1, when applied to a purported seizure using a SEARCH WARRANT—means that NO HEARING is afforded at all simply because the code (PC597.1) allegedly does not give such a hearing as written?

The plain meaning of this interpretation by attorney Wagman is incorrect. Wagman claimed it was the fault of the legislature, yet, in the 2018 Butte County seizure, the dogs’ owner has been faced with HUGE improperly handled documents, including the initial warrant(s) and other improperly bungled documents…..that case is simply laden with one material mistake upon another, including [if you can even believe this]– the Commissioner claimed he was putting the alleged defendant in jail with NO BAIL because she missed the “psychiatric” hearing date?  Dog owner then hired a Sacramento attorney to get her released, and she not only passed the psychiatric “testing” or whatever they did, and she in fact scored well, well above average?  Dog owner speaks six languages and her I.Q. is very high–so the claim of psych hold is only one thing: it speaks to the corruption in some Butte criminal cases? Butte, Trinity and Plumas counties are all compromised…..

“Acting on a tip from a concerned resident, the canines were seized under the California Animal Cruelty Law based on poor living conditions and inappropriate confinement, the release stated.” We have seen both the vet reports prior to post seizure, and more, and the dogs were not in the condition quoted to media—-pure media hype….typical baloney. A political case used to raise $$$……

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This isn’t the end of the seizure of the Malamutes. A word of warning to anyone who has an animal case in Northern California— you do not really have any rights under the CA law involving PC597.1… mark our words on that.  The wording of that law must be changed by the legislature or the Courts.

We have it on personal first hand data– attorney Wagman has instructed animal control employees to now give owners whose animals are seized, the document which gives them the opportunity for a post seizure hearing.

Yet Wagman stated in open court  in 2017 (where court reporter was present) –that the owner(s) are NOT AFFORDED ANY HEARING BECAUSE A WARRANT WAS USED TO SEIZE THE ANIMALS……..AND THAT IT WAS THE LEGISLATURE’S FAULT BECAUSE THEY WORDED THE CODE?  Our recollection is that most of the Code was likely worded by Wagman……….maybe we are mistaken? Probably not…..his last attempt to again modify PC597 or PC597.1 was rejected by the legislature.

We are here to tell all animal owners: The CA PC597 and 597.1 are some of the worst laws ever written, and the wording alone will convict most owners, regardless of what evidence is produced.  BEWARE!!!!!!  We have reviewed many cases involving this code and the majority of those cases are lost because it is very easy to find fault with anything an owner may do. and due to the propaganda pushed for YEARS by HSUS and even Best Friends— seizures continue year after year.

Well, now that the AR faction has completely set up CA pet stores to only offer the sales of “rescued” animals, it appears that the “rescues” have now become the new pet sellers; hence, they go to breeders, pay $4,000 for a pregnant dog, and then hawk the puppies out at $4,000 apiece, and claim that they are RESCUES. Yes, rescues are supposedly 501(c)(3) entities—-meaning they pay NO TAX on their profits????

—> Different Case:

https://www.northcoastjournal.com/NewsBlog/archives/2018/06/18/arcata-rancher-charged-on-35-counts-related-to-animal-cruelty-investigation

https://www.northcoastjournal.com/NewsBlog/archives/2018/03/19/multiple-agencies-investigating-animal-abuse-on-arcata-ranch

We may be able to talk about this after we find out more. In any event, we are not surprised because this area was also semi-involved with one of the other cases we know about. There is suspicion that most of the child abductions are taking place either in Trinity County or close thereabouts. When people talk about that, it puts pressure on law enforcement to keep people from snooping around, and people who own animals often have to make sure their animals are actually around (in other words, that the animals aren’t being killed or stolen by whomever….) This case mainly appears to be about cattle that were deceased and other issues not necessarily related to livestock….will update if we can get more information. —————>>>> HERE IS THE UPDATE, FROM THE ATTORNEY REPRESENTING THE CATTLE OWNER:

https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2019/jan/31/lawyer-ray-christie-says-first-they-came-ray-chris/

Defense attorneys for Arcata rancher Raymond Christie asked a judge this morning to dismiss charges that Christie abandoned hundreds of rotting cow carcasses within 150 feet of state waters.

The California Fish and Wildlife code that Christie is accused of violating “is unconstitutional and it is almost an absurdity,” attorney John Cogorno argued during the defense’s motion to dismiss.

Judge Timothy Canning, who is reviewing the written motion and heard arguments this morning, said he will issue a written ruling on Feb. 4.

Cogorno said the land Christie used for grazing cattle is zoned as pasture land by either a city or the county, yet the state is trying to control it.

“Why would I go to a Fish and Game code to see how to manage my land?” Cogorno asked.

“This (Fish and Game code) is unconstitutional. How can a lay person violate a law they don’t understand?”

Cogorno said that according to Fish and Wildlife, all surface water in California, “including the water on my front yard,” is “waters of the state.”

“That’s an absurdity,” he said.

As to the felony animal cruelty charges Christie faces, Cogorno said there’s no proof the malnourished cows found on Christie’s property didn’t arrive in that state. Christie buys old and sick cows at auction, hoping to nurse them back to health and sell them for a profit. Many of them don’t make it.

“Emaciation is a condition, not a cause,” Cogorno said. “There’s no evidence to support the cause for the condition of the cows.”

Co-counsel Ken Bareilles said there’s no doubt that whoever had custody of the animals was responsible for their welfare, but there’s no proof the person in charge was Christie.

“There’s a tremendous gap in evidence on the condition of the cows that morning (when law enforcement raided Christie’s ranch on the Arcata bottoms) and their condition at the auction the day before,” Bareilles argued. “They were bought in this sub-par condition.”

“This (Fish and Game code) is unconstitutional. How can a lay person violate a law they don’t understand?”

Cogorno said that according to Fish and Wildlife, all surface water in California, “including the water on my front yard,” is “waters of the state.”

“That’s an absurdity,” he said.

As to the felony animal cruelty charges Christie faces, Cogorno said there’s no proof the malnourished cows found on Christie’s property didn’t arrive in that state. Christie buys old and sick cows at auction, hoping to nurse them back to health and sell them for a profit. Many of them don’t make it.

“Emaciation is a condition, not a cause,” Cogorno said. “There’s no evidence to support the cause for the condition of the cows.”

Co-counsel Ken Bareilles said there’s no doubt that whoever had custody of the animals was responsible for their welfare, but there’s no proof the person in charge was Christie.

“There’s a tremendous gap in evidence on the condition of the cows that morning (when law enforcement raided Christie’s ranch on the Arcata bottoms) and their condition at the auction the day before,” Bareilles argued. “They were bought in this sub-par condition.”

Deputy District Attorney Adrian Kamada, asking Canning to den

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