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I wanted to take this opportunity to say farewell to Sheila Leonard of Indiana; dedicated AKC Australian Shepherd breeder, animal ownership rights activist and friend.  Sheila passed away last week from pancreatic cancer. Sheila was a rare member of the AKC breeding community.  She truly recognized the scope of animal ownership related legislation sweeping through […]

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Well, it looks like the chickens (or would those be elephants) are coming home to roost.  Feld Entertainment, the parent company for Ringling Brothers, has launched a RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) suit against the following organizations and individuals: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Humane Society of the United […]

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On October 18, the Carroll Cox Show interviewed Ronnie Graves and Allan Schwartz, former members of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Emergency Rescue Team.  There are 3 items that stand out that indicate that the Humane Society of the United States as an organization and volunteers as individuals may have been put into […]

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HSUS, Indiana Attorney General & Garwood Raid Update (Transcript Added)

New developments on the story of the Garwood dogs, the HSUS and the Indiana Attorney General.  Who says there is justice for all?  It doesn’t appear to be the Indiana Attorney General’s Office Tune In AR-HR.com Indiana Dog Raid Update on Blog Talk Radio Date / Time: 8/15/2009 6:00 PM ET Call-in Number: (347) 838-9842 […]

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On August 2nd, the AR-HR.com article “Is Indiana House Rep. Linda Lawson Volunteering for HSUS on Constituents’ time” was released raising a number of ethical questions into her behaviour during this joint action by the Indiana Attorney General’s Office and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). On August 4th, the following article was released on […]

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IN Map Lawson at farm

In light of recent documentation obtained regarding the seizing and sale of dogs in Southern Indiana, the question must be raised, “What is Indiana State Rep. Linda Lawson’s involvement in this situation?” Reported in a previous article by AR-HR.com, Rep. Linda Lawson was seen participating in the June 2, 2009 seizure of dogs from the […]

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HSUS Buys Dogs Under ‘Do Not Disperse’ Order from Indiana AG’s Office

  It has come to light how the Humane Society of the United States gained possession of the dogs from the Indiana jeopardy tax assessment raid.  On June 3, 2009, the HSUS purchased all 241 of dogs seized from the Garwood’s farm in Indiana for the grand total of $300 as shown in page 1 […]

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In a brief update, it appears AR-HR.com is not the only organization asking about due process in regards to the Garwood raid.  The Garwood tax-related case, which resulted in the seizure of 241 dogs, went before Judge H. Lloyd Whitis in Harrison County, Indiana on Wednesday July 22, 2009. The Attorney General’s office is arguing that the […]

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In the AR-HR.com article published on June 11, 2009, “Why is Indiana Attorney General Zoeller Ignoring Citizen Inquiries into Handling of Tax Evasion Case“, a number of questions were posed regarding the conduct of the AG’s office were raised: Why has property seized by the state of Indiana been handed over to an organization predominantly involved in […]

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The interstate dog-fighting raids this week were a huge story that received lots of media attention, and rightfully so.  Training dogs to tear each other apart as a gambling sport is something that I find incomprehensible, especially in light of the  so-called fighting breeds possessing such drive to please their owners.  The coordination and execution of […]

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Picture it … there’s a knock on your door.  When you answer, you are met by a child protective services official announcing they are here to inspect your home.  You ask why, they won’t tell you.  When asked for a warrant, you are told they don’t need one since you have 3 children. They stroll […]

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I had a couple of thoughts last night, dangerous I know.  They stem from a  key question: “Why are so many people convinced that pet ‘adoption’ differs from pet purchase?” The question struck me after reading the following comment on Twitter and the HSUS response. (click here)  The original comment was, “So discraceful.(sic) I would never buy […]

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” – The Declaration of Independence On this day, of all days of the year, Americans take time to celebrate these […]

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Welcome to my bi-weekly philosophical self-examination. Although it might surprise you to hear, I struggle with my own ideas on animal care legislation.  I struggle especially when it comes to the matters of companion animal legislation.  It wounds me to the core to find myself unable to stand shoulder to shoulder with many good people.  […]

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