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Humane Society of Harford County Commits a Crime and a Tort? — 10 Comments

  1. HSUS is not always the organisation running and funding shelters in the USA I have learned, despite the inclusion of the words “Humane” and “Society” in the name of the shelter, HSUS which is a multi billion dollar corporation rarely donates money to shelters. They don’t seem to like animals very much at all. Look up Humanewatch on the net.

    These small town and large town shelters are so often just killing factories. Where workers and sometimes volunteers are immune to the pain and fear of the animals they handle. There have been so many awful cases where animals are just killed by the most awful and inhumane methods imaginable as part of “routine” Some workers in these hell holes become as immune to pain and bereft of humanity as those working in slaughterhouses. Temple Grandin has interesting things to say about how people become this way when working with animals.

    In the UK the RSPCA are beyond hope. They persecute individuals who are doing the best they can for their pets – specifically those on benefits, the elderly, independent rescues and sadly too, the disabled and sick. They recklessly bypass the Crown Prosecution Service and spend millions on spurious prosecutions all in the cause of publicity.

    They ignore calls for help for animals in peril or distress and vaguely suggest changes to The Grand National that make no difference whatsoever to the horses maimed and killed during that cruel race.

    Gumtree, a particular hell for animals where idiots, animal haters and the ignorant advertise pets for sale, for fighting, free to anyone who can collect and yes, for mating, only attracted the smallest whimper from the RSPCA who came up with a limp wristed response of asking Gumtree to put “If you want to buy a puppy, try and see it with its Mother” as education for the masses using the site. This only happened after months of campaigning by individuals putting pressure on the owners of Gumtree to tidy up their act with regard to animals. The site is as bad as ever.

    Genuine animal lovers have had their lives wrecked by the RSPCA. If they think a report of suspected cruelty is worth it (fits tightly prescribed media selling points) they will turn up, press in tow and irrespective of the rights or wrongs of the case, from that moment on the owner is doomed. Local press will be publishing it as a given that the person is guilty of whatever they are accused of. Every time this happens, the RSPCA receive tens of thousands of pounds in outraged, knee jerk donations.

    Every one of their uniformed staff seems to have been trained to say in whatever case they are attending with the press “this is the worst case of animal cruelty/neglect I have ever seen”

    The RSPCA have a monopoly in training magistrates in application of the Animal Welfare Act of 2006.

    They give their “Animal Collection Officers” minimal training in animal welfare. Up until recently these workers could carry Sodium Pentobarbitol in their vans and ruthlessly administer killing injections to seized pets.

    They assume a right they do not have by wearing uniforms that mimic those of the Police, they use this to gain entry to homes where they have no right to at all. They are charity workers, nothing more. If they knock on your door, do not let them in, they have no right of entry but will often tell a person they do. Sometimes they bring the police with them, citing a potential breach of the peace.

    Their purpose of preventing cruelty has been lost long ago. Their efforts at education are now pathetic and so often only have a political motive. They could single handedly fund a subsidised spay/neuter campaign for the whole country using mobile clinics, but it’s much more fun for them to spend millions on a shiny new HQ.

    They are the biggest killers of animals in the UK and I detest them. They have lost their way, their morals and are more interested in publicity and money than any animal that has the misfortune to fall into their hands.

  2. This happens here. I know of 2 occasions where the RSPCA killed owned cats that were in the proximity of their own homes. One was a sparsely furred Devon Rex the officer mis-identified as a mangy feral because it fought back (in fear!). Another was a friends much-loved elderly cat that went on its usual morning consitutional to sit by some bins. “Oh sorry it looked ill” does not bring back a much loved long-term companion.

    One of my rescue cats came to me because the RSPCA deemed her too old to be rehomeable and told the vet he might as well put her down. Luckily the vet knew better! The cat was a bit arthritic and had a benign oral tumour and was with me for 3 years. I remain biased against the publicity-seeking RSPCA. Ever had to go up onto a roof yourself to rescue a stuck kitten because the RSPCA refused to come out unless there was a local press photographer present to give them publicity? Publicity first, animals second. (end of tirade)

    • Yes, agreed, totally. For me, the RSPCA has lost its way. It has become too commercial. There has to commercialism to keep it alive but it should be about really caring for animals whereas the RSPCA leans towards commerce – money – business…..

      I say the chief executive is the wrong person.

      Thanks for commenting Sarah. Appreciated. Your voice counts.

      It is good to look at the UK as well. The worrying thing is this: charities are often businesses and I really hate that, in one way, because they lose a lot of their charitable attitude. They have to be businesslike but not like the modern RSPCA.

      Too many charities are really an excuse of a charity.

  3. I sincerely hope that Mr. Brooks aggressively pursues justice and change. They will just blow him off if he doesn’t. The HSUS is a huge and powerful organization. They won’t be hurt in the least by any monetary settlement although, you are right Michael, that it would be an admission of their wrongdoing.

    I think they would be most distressed by immense media coverage and perhaps investigative reporting from a news station (They do have investigating crews). They wouldn’t like their precious reputation tarnished and their clandestine activities brought to light.
    Mr. Brooks needs to spit and spit and spit!

  4. Yes Mr Brooks should go ahead and take that Shelter to court and if he wins the case he should donate any money he receives to The Paw Project in memory of poor declawed Mistoffelees.
    I wonder if he had the cat declawed or adopted him that way?
    Poor little cat, unused to the outside world, defenceless and then killed by uncaring ignorant people.
    R.I.P Mistoffelees x

    • Thanks Ruth. Fully agree. Mistofeless went from one disaster – declawing – to another – killed – both by people, a vet and shelter staff, who should know better and do better. Bloody makes my blood boil.

      • Mine too Michael, to some people cats are just possessions to do with as they please.
        Like us they only have one life, yet whether that life is good or bad, long or short, is in the hands of whoever fate passes them on to 🙁

  5. declawed – even worse and they thought a declawed cat was feral. They should be declawed and euthanized for criminal negligence – I would bet my last dollar they they just killed the cat as a matter of routine without so much as a thought – with EVEN realizing the cat was declawed.

    I tell you – if I had a ton of money I would take up the guy’s cause and take them to court, let him do it with my money. They deserve every bit of shame they get but I doubt they will get any.

    This happens everyday in the US. It’s a form of genocide of animals not people, the animals have no individuality and are just processed to save money.

    • I would bet my last dollar they they just killed the cat as a matter of routine without so much as a thought

      Yes, they got blasé, careless, used to killing cats. Totally against their objectives and purpose. Or is killing cats their purpose?

      It is time someone sued the arse of these people. Sue them hard and fast. Frighten them. Put them on the back foot and take charge. Make a noise and set a precedent. Equal things out. Courts should be places where everyone is equal.

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