February 27th, 2008, a visit by the Kern County Animal Services was made to the home out in the Mojave desert of
three elderly people who are all three handicapped. The supposed complaint was for a sick dog or pup.
unusual part is why four sheriff deputy squad units went along on this supposed “visit”. WHY???
handicapped victim cooperated with the deputies and showed that the dog in question was on medication, giving the deputy the
medicine as proof. Within seconds, she was TASERED IN THE BACK and left unconscious for 45 minutes without medical attention
nor seemingly any care rendered by the many deputies and ACO on site. WHY???
usual effect of a taser victim is to be stunned for a few short minutes, not unconsciousness. In all probability, this woman
was probably tasered multiple times which is NOT ever recommended unless a law enforcement officer fears for their life in
an isolated area with no back-up. Furthermore, such multiple tasering has caused the death of individuals. It is also recommended
that just the threat of taser use be employed first. The tasering in the back of this woman would not lead one to believe
that that course of action was employed. WHY???
of you believe that YOU are protected by the local authorities. Many of you believe that you have Constitutional rights that
protect you and your property. Many of you believe that should a rogue animal control agency come to YOUR door, you will simply
deny them access, or cooperate as you have committed no crime, and therefore, have nothing to fear. Many of YOU have said
you will not allow them to take your beloved pets. Many of YOU say you will video-tape the event and THAT will help to protect
let’s all look at the video that these individuals did indeed take while being terrorized and their fear is palpatable
as they attempt to videotape while breathing heavily in sheer terror.
how only seconds after handing the deputy the medication, the woman is tasered in the back, left unconscious without any medical
help for 45 minutes and even kicked in the stomach twice by the deputy. Ask any EMT if an obese handicapped person should
be left to lie face down in the dirt with all their weight on an already compromised heart and lungs as well as the additional
physical impediment of being handcuffed while unconscious. Ask the Kern County Sheriff if kicking a victim is the protocol
for administering aid.
assured that Senator Roy Ashburn of KernCounty district has been apprised of this atrocity
against his citizens as well as other Senators including Senator Gloria Romero, Majority Leader of the Senate, and Chairperson
of the Public Safety Senate Committee. We look to our representatives to investigate the corrupt KernCounty
where mass murder of shelter pets are occurring and citizens are terrorized of any possible inquiry by the Animal Control,
which was once staffed by caring individuals now pushed out by a NAZI minded group of animal rights terrorists.
you so sure that the NAZI Brownshirts are NOT here in America?
say a picture is worth a thousand words. Perhaps a video will be worth a million.
Senate representative and demand your Constitutional rights, including your right to property and due process be protected
above all laws and ordinances: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/yourleg.html
Barbarity At Animal Shelter Key To KernCounty
Spay/Neuter Law Debate
BAKERSFIELD, CA –
The Kern County Board of Supervisors decided this month to order a study of a mandatory spay and neuter ordinance, citing
rising kill rates at the county animal shelter.
However, an investigation by The American Sporting Dog Alliance (ASDA)
reveals that the cause of the rising euthanasia rates is not an increase in the number of dogs and cats entering the shelter.
Instead, the higher kill rates are being caused by shelter policies that are nothing short of barbaric.
analysis of euthanasia rates shows that rural KernCounty, with a population of 661,000 people, killed 18,669 dogs and cats at its
shelter in 2007. That is 3,660 more dogs and cats killed than in the entire City of Los Angeles, with a population of 3,695,000 people.
How can this happen?
learned that it happens because KernCounty
kills 67-percent to 80-percent of the animals that it takes in almost as soon as they come in the door. It kills them
before people are allowed to adopt them, before rescue groups are allowed to help them, and before their owners are
given the time period mandated by law to reclaim them.
The KernCounty shelter is divided into two parts, separated by what has been
sardonically nicknamed the green door. The green door is a chain-link fence with diagonal green plastic strips to prevent
people from seeing through it.
When a dog or cat enters the shelter, it goes to the side of the green door
that is closed to the public. In 2007, 67-percent of those dogs and cats never made it through the green door to the public
part of the shelter, where adoptions and rescues are possible, and where owners can reclaim their lost pets without hindrance.
In many if not most cases, people who have lost a dog or cat are not allowed to go behind the green door to search for
ASDA cannot perform a thorough statistical analysis, because Kern County failed to send legally required annual reports to the California
Department of Health Services for the years 2005 and 2006. However, complete data is available for 2004, from the state,
and for 2007, from the county animal control office:
ˇ In 2004, 13,097 dogs and 11,612 cats entered the KernCounty shelter,
for a total of 24,709.
ˇ In 2007, 28,241 dogs and cats entered the shelter (we do not have separate breakdowns
for dogs and cats).
ˇ This represents an increase 3,532 animals from 2004 to 2007. This increase corresponds to
a doubling in the county's animal control budget to $4.6 million during this period, and stepped up enforcement.
In 2004, 21,073 dogs and cats were killed at the shelter. This compares to 18,669 in 2007. This decrease in the kill ratio
appears to correspond with a lawsuit that was filed against the county alleging illegal euthanasia practices, but
KernCounty kill numbers are still 3,660
higher than the City of Los Angeles. The county lost this
landmark lawsuit in Superior Court in 2006, when the plaintiff proved conclusively that county shelter practices were
inhumane and illegal.
The lawsuit made several substantiated allegations about why only a few dogs and cats
make it to the safe side of the green door. It proved that:
ˇ The law requires the shelter to hold animals voluntarily
relinquished by their owners for at least four days, not counting their initial period of impoundment. The lawsuit
proved that the shelter records showed that only one dog was held for 24 hours, and the rest were killed immediately.
Cats identified as feral are killed immediately. They are not given a period to settle down to see if they aren't simply
scared from being thrown into a shelter environment that could be described as a madhouse.
ˇ The shelter could
produce no records that any dog or cat in its care has ever been given medical treatment. Any dog or cat identified
as sick is killed immediately, even if the ailment is only minor.
ˇ Nursing puppies and kittens are killed immediately,
even though there is no reason to do this, and some of them could be weaned and able to find good homes.
A satellite shelter uses an illegal anonymous "drop bin," where people can dump their animals after hours. The animals
are sometimes mixed together, and some have been killed by other animals in the bins. Mangled body parts of dead animals
have been pulled from these bins.
ˇ People who are looking for missing pets are not permitted to look for them
on the hidden side of the green door, unless their descriptions match descriptions on the computer system. One employee
reportedly lists almost every dog as a "shepherd mix" on the computer system. Many people have been denied the chance
to search for their missing pets, and the animals are not being held on public display for four days as is required
ˇ The euthanasia drug for both dogs and cats is Euthanol-6, which is listed by the manufacturer as being
safe for dogs only, because it causes intense pain for cats. Only one shelter euthanasia technician has received the
mandated training required for this job.
In addition, the KernCounty shelter uses a behavior test to measure the temperament of
all dogs entering the facility. It is a test that most dogs – and even most eight-week-old puppies – fail.
Failing this test was a death sentence for 3,555 KernCounty dogs in 2007.
These temperament tests are designed to eliminate vicious
or unstable animals. However, veterinarians say that almost no eight- week-old puppies would fail a temperament test
– except in Kern County,
where almost all of them fail.
Since the lawsuit was filed, more animals are passing through the green door to
safety. In 2005, a reported 80-percent were killed. This had dropped to 67-percent in 2007.
However, many rescue
groups say they are willing and able to help many more dogs from KernCounty, but have not been permitted to do so. Like members of the
general public, personnel from rescue groups and no-kill shelters are not permitted to go behind the green door to
save some of the dogs.
The lawsuit was filed by Frazier Park, CA, rescuer Patricia Lock. She is represented by
Ventura, CA, attorney Kate
As an answer to the shelter problems, the KernCounty supervisors appear ready to impose an ordinance mandating
that all dogs in the county be spayed or neutered.
However, ASDA has documented that calls for a publicly funded
voluntary low-cost spay and neuter program have been stalled off or ignored for several years. Various committees
have strongly recommended this kind of program, but the supervisors have failed to act on these recommendations.
KernCounty, donations by veterinarians
and rescue groups have produced a modest low-cost program, but residents of this economically distressed rural county
have not had access to the kinds of low-cost voluntary programs that have been credited with dramatically reducing
shelter populations in most communities in California.
supervisors appear to be taking the advice of Tammy Grimes, a well-known activist for mandatory spay and neuter laws with
close ties to several extreme animal rights groups that want to eliminate the private ownership of animals. In 2006,
David Price, who heads the Kern County animal control program committee, joined Ms. Grimes, Humane Society of the
United State representative Adam Goldfarb, and other animal activists on the stage at an event called "Chain Off 2006"
for a group called Dogs Deserve Better.
In addition, Laguna Beach
animal rights activist Judy Mancuso has praised the supervisors for shifting toward a mandatory spay and neuter ordinance.
is our conclusion that the problems with animal shelter populations and euthanasia in KernCounty are entirely self- inflicted.
It is utterly illogical to use the situation at the Kern County shelter to justify a mandatory pet sterilization ordinance.
We can only
speculate about the reasons why the Board of Supervisors allowed the barbaric conditions at the shelter to continue for
many years. It appears to us that the proposed ordinance is revenge against dog owners for losing the lawsuit about
the terrible conditions at the shelter.
It also appears to us (although we cannot prove it) that the high euthanasia
rates at the shelter and the refusal to allow people access to shelter animals to reclaim lost pets or rescue animals,
reflects the animal rights philosophy that opposes the private ownership of animals. Radical animal rights groups,
such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), believe that euthanasia is preferable to owning an animal.
PETA's own "shelter" in Virginia, 97-percent of the animals
were killed in 2006. Is this what is happening in KernCounty? We don't know, but that is the way it is appearing to us. We must ask if
the shelter killings are a deliberate attempt to reduce animal ownership in the present, and if the spay and neuter
ordinance is not intended as a giant step toward eliminating animal ownership in the future.
The American Sporting
Dog Alliance urges our members and readers to contact the Kern County Board of Supervisors to voice opposition to the
proposed mandatory spay and neuter ordinance. Supervisor Jon McQuiston's email is firstname.lastname@example.org; Supervisor Don Maben's email is email@example.com (Maben plays a key role in this issue); Supervisor Mike Maggard's email is firstname.lastname@example.org; Supervisor Ray Watson's email is email@example.com; and Supervisor Michael Rubio's email is firstname.lastname@example.org. The mailing address is Kern County Board of Supervisors, 1115 Truxton Avenue,
Fifth Floor, Bakersfield, CA93301.
The American Sporting Dog Alliance strongly opposes mandatory pet sterilization
ordinances, which have been proven to backfire and make the problem worse. We believe that this is an unfair an irrational
interference with the rights and lives of dog owners. Such an ordinance makes no sense in light of dramatic statewide
and national declines in the number of dogs entering shelters, especially in areas with strong public education and
low-cost voluntary programs.
Please visit us on the web at http://www.americansportingdogalliance.org. Your participation and membership are vital to our work to protect the rights of dog owners. We maintain strict independence
and are supported only by the voluntary donations of our members.
Thank you, Mr. Yates, for allowing us to re-print your article here.
March 20, 2008
Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Attorney General's Office
California Department of Justice
History is repeating itself.
Have you ever asked yourself how the NAZI party came into power? What events or social change occurred
to allow the atrocities that came with this upheaval? There are deeply troubling parallels and correlating events occurring
here in America that mirrors the early
days of the birth of the Nazi party. A key point is the explosion of animal rights organizations and their political power
to influence both law and justice while influencing our children in schools with “animal rights” programs as did
the NAZI party. The NAZI party utilized schools as well as news reels in the movie houses to urge civic duty to report “animal
abuse” including using whips on carriage horses. This snitch culture is now finding its way into the fabric of America
with local “watch groups” employed to snitch on dog breeders, owners that tether their dogs, and owners of horses
to name but a few.
"The preoccupation with animal protection in Nazi Germany
was evident in other social institutions and continued almost until the end of World War II. In 1934, the new government hosted
an international conference on animal protection in Berlin.
Over the speaker's podium, surrounded by enormous swastikas, were the words "Entire epochs of love will be needed to repay
animals for their value and service" (Meyer 1975). In1936 the German Society for Animal Psychology was founded, and in 1938
animal protection was accepted as a subject to be studied in German public schools and universities."
in Nazi Germany genuinely believed in
the "rights" of non-human animals, yet they simultaneously were capable of cruel behavior against members of the Jewish faith.
Not only that, but they went as far as using animal protection as a justification for their inhumanity to the Jewish people,
as explained by Arluke and Sax. ~~Martin Husley, Nazi-era Historian
When the Nazi Party
came into power in 1933, one of its priorities was to implement its "progressive" environmental policies... The Reichsnaturschutzgesetz of 1935 established laws every modern environmentalist would be proud of... restrictions
on the commercial exploitation of wilderness, reforestation programs, protection of animals, plants, and "natural monuments",
and the world's first "animal rights" laws. The Nazi agricultural minister from 1933 to 1942 was Walther Darré, who implemented
a massive campaign for organic farming. Darré was a rabid racist who described the Jews as "weeds". ~~End Times article
This overall philosophy
that there is no difference between animals and humans perpetuated by the animal rights movement can easily lead to the next
logical stage: the micro-chipping (identification as perpetuated against the Holocaust victims) and sterilization of humans.
These groups support the mandatory micro-chipping and sterilization of animals.
In fact, the Humane
Society of the United States has ongoing
research into sterilization of bears via contraception and chemical castration.Hypocritically,
they exert political muscle against vivisection and animal research. They promote veganism not only within society but to
our children while they are at school circumventing the awareness of parents. Homo sapien as a species is an omnivore and
children and infants do not develop properly nor can maintain health on a vegan diet.
of the NAZI party was to infiltrate animal organizations to control the public as well as breeding programs. Today we see
this as HSUS places key people in critical positions in animal control department leadership and supporting local SPCAs to
gain power in communities. Many abuses are being seen at this level already with the LA SPCA, armed and jack-booted with two
9mm weapons and operating illegally within the Los Angeles City limits to illegally without cause or due process or legal
authorityto take dogs from the elderly then selling them within weeks on their
website. In KernCounty,
one of the worse cases of police brutality in collusion with the sheriff’s department and the animal control violated
due process and subjected the elderly and handicapped to a violent raid due to a reportedly sick puppy. That puppy was on
medication shown to the officers in good faith by the citizen. The State of California in
the Court of Appeals has determined that “criminal negligence” is more than ordinary negligence in regards to
animal care (California v. Wood). These two departments
are now clearly attempting to not only railroad these unfortunate citizens but also to cover-up their brutality seeking to
obtain the tape taken of the event, alter times of medical assistance and use the justice system to effect cruelty upon these
It is YOUR duty
to protect your citizens from this abuse and to give relief to the animal owners of the State of California by helping to stem the ever advancing illegal legislation in the form of underground
rules being instituted county to county within our state.
and violations of the law are occurring on YOUR WATCH too numerous to name here but can be supplied to investigators including
evidence. We implore you to protect us, our property and most importantly, our Constitutional rights, which without, we will
lose our freedoms and rights we cherish for which our citizens have sacrificed their lives so that we may live free here in
America, here in California.