“Day of Reckoning” Awaits the HSUS
And It’s Not An April Fool’s Joke!
Frank Losey, April 2011
If Paul Revere were alive today, he would be sounding the alarm
and shouting from his well-bred horse that “THE HSUS IS
COMING!!!!! . . . . THE HSUS IS COMING!!!!!” see
video link below !!!
Like a School Yard Bully, the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS)
has a documented track record for targeting animal owners who
are defenseless against the marauding, vigilante-type raids that
allege mistreatment of animals - not just dogs - resulting in
seizure and confiscation of their animals.
The alleged offenders are arrested, there’s questionable seizure
of personal documents from their homes and they must post bond
to secure their release. Meanwhile they are subjected to drug
tests and fingerprinting and the stress associated with being
formally charged with felony counts of animal abuse. They face
life-altering convictions if found guilty of possibly trumped up
charges. The guilty truly should pay but what of those animal
owners who are innocent? Their life savings will be used to
defend themselves, often leading to total bankruptcy and they
still may be found guilty as a result of falsified “evidence”
but will not have any money left to mount an appeal. And
no April Fool’s Joke!!!
Constitutional Rights – Not Animal Rights
Each time I think of Paul Revere, my respect grows for our
Founding Fathers who rebelled against the tyranny of the British
Rule. Those Founding Fathers were extraordinary individuals,
farmers who owned, bred and used animals because America was an
Agrarian Society in the 17th Century, and America depended upon
the use of animals on the land that was farmed. In those days
there were no cars, trains, or planes. In fact, horses were the
primary means of transportation. Yes, our Founding Fathers truly
understood the importance of caring for animals.
While animals were of paramount importance to our Founding
Fathers, conspicuous by their absence were the Words “Animal” or
“Animal Rights” in the Declaration of Independence, which was
written by Thomas Jefferson. And the same may be said about the
U.S. Constitution that was authored by James Madison. Neither
the word “Animal” nor the words “Animal Rights” are mentioned
anywhere in the U.S. Constitution. Notwithstanding that fact,
today there are those who are desecrating the Constitutional
Rights of anyone who breeds dogs, cats, horses, cows, pigs and
chickens. In their parochial, overzealous actions that seek to
criminalize those who have done no wrong, the radical animal
rights zealots trample the very documents upon which this great
nation was founded. They attack Americans who are simply and
innocently pursuing their God-Given Rights that our Founding
Fathers supported and codified in our Nations first documents.
Those desecrations are deliberate and intentional, as evidenced
by the November 16, 2009 E-Mail from Mr. Wayne Pacelle,
President and CEO of the Humane Society of the U.S., in which he
stated “People rationalize their conduct when it comes to
mistreatment of animals. Every puppy miller is a responsible
breeder, every factory farmer a family farmer, and every poacher
a responsible hunter, in terms of their self-description.”
Justification for acts of “civil disobedience” as you shall see
in a moment.
Repudiates Federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act
Wayne Pacelle, President & CEO of The Humane Society Of
The U.S. (HSUS) suggests the Federal Animal Enterprise
Terrorism Act is an “unjust law” that should be changed
through acts of “civil disobedience”
What does Mr. Pacelle and the HSUS think
about the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act - a Federal
Terrorism Act that was amended to specifically include
“breeders” as a protected class from acts of domestic terrorism?
Here it is important to note that this Act was amended at the
request of the Official Representatives of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation and the Department of Justice during a
Congressional Hearing Chaired by Senator Hatch in 2006.
In a written response to my request to Mr. Pacelle that the HSUS
unequivocally condemn those who explicitly violate the Animal
Enterprise Terrorism Act, he did state that the HSUS was opposed
to acts of violence but he did not condemn those who violate the
Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, which includes non-violent acts
that interfere with the operation of an animal enterprise.
Furthermore, he suggested that the Animal Enterprise Terrorism
Act, which specifically lists “breeders” as a protected class,
was an “unjust law” that should be changed through acts
of “civil disobedience.” A specific quote from his letter
dated January 18, 2008 reads as follows: “This nation has a
strong tradition of civil disobedience where people in a
transparent, peaceful, nonviolent way take action to draw
attention to unjust laws.”
Clearly Mr. Pacelle and the HSUS believe that the Animal
Enterprise Terrorism Act is an “unjust law,” and that it is
appropriate for HSUS supporters to violate the rights of
Responsible Breeders through acts of “civil disobedience.” Just
as Pontius Pilate claimed that he had “no blood on his hands,” a
similar claim appears to be made by Mr. Pacelle and those who
ignore the Rights of all Americans (including animal owners)
that are set out in the U.S. Constitution. In the minds of
Responsible Breeders who have been victimized, their Rights, as
guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution, have been desecrated!
This is no April Fool’s Joke!!!
The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act is but one of the Federal
Statutes that the HSUS has apparently chosen to “thumb its nose
at.” When one reviews the allegations against the HSUS, made by
the Feld Corporation, Parent Company of Ringling Brothers
Circus, it may cause chilling goose bumps.
Circus Sues HSUS Under RICO Act!
way of background, years ago the HSUS filed a lawsuit against
the Feld Corporation and alleged that Ringling Brothers was
abusing circus animals. After years of litigation, the judge in
the case dismissed the lawsuit that had been filed by the HSUS.
Unlike many Responsible Breeders who have been victimized, the
Feld Corporation had the financial wherewithal to defend itself
from trumped up charges. And then after the lawsuit was
dismissed, the Feld Corporation filed a lawsuit against the
HSUS, as well as its Senior Attorney for Litigation. The
allegations made against the HSUS include a violation of the
RACKETEERING AND CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS (RICO) ACT, another
Additional allegations include “Money Laundering," ”Bribery,”
“Illegal Witness Payments,” “Obstruction of Justice,” “Mail
Fraud,” “Wire Fraud,” “Conspiracy to Harm a Business,” “Abuse of
Process,” and “Malicious Prosecution.” These
exceedingly serious allegations are not an April Fool’s Joke!
They are contained in a lawsuit filed in the Federal District
Court of the District of Columbia on February 16, 2010 (Case
Tax Time Follows April Fools Day
Yet another Federal Statute that the HSUS has
apparently “thumbed its nose at” is the U.S. Tax Code.
While most tax-payers wish the April 15th deadline for filing
their tax returns was an April Fool’s Joke, it is not. The
United States is a Nation of Laws, and all law-abiding citizens
and corporations are expected to comply with ALL Federal
Laws. One of the provisions of the U.S. Tax Code
places limitations on how much lobbying a tax-exempt, public
charity may do without jeopardizing its tax-exempt, public
The general rule is that no more than 20% of the time and
resources of a public charity may be devoted to direct or
indirect lobbying. So how does the HSUS measure up? For the sake
of argument, let’s take Mr. Pacelle at his word and accept his
claim that 20% of the expenditures of the HSUS are used for
animal care, even though the facts suggest otherwise. That 20%
begs the question of “Where does the other 80% go?!?!?!?!?”
Well, the IRS has received documentation that suggests that at
least 60% of the time and resources goes towards direct and
indirect lobbying. And included in that documentation are
extracts from Tax Returns filed by the HSUS and its
subsidiaries, which some might suggest are used to further
“launder,” “mask” and “cover-up” the magnitude of the
lobbying activities of the HSUS. In fact, the IRS has now
received 1,551 pages of irrefutable and
self-incriminating documents that show the extent of the
excessive lobbying activities of the HSUS.
And oh yes, the IRS has assigned a Tax Fraud Case File Number
for the HSUS (29-92012). That investigation has been on-going
for over 2 years. And to add insult to injury, the “thumb your
nose at” actions of the HSUS are further highlighted when one
reviews the Tax Returns of the HSUS for the Tax Years of
2005-2009. The HSUS Tax Returns for those years show Zero - -
REPEAT ZERO - - revenue from Membership Dues, even though the
HSUS claims to have over 11 Million Members who pay $10 a year
for Membership Dues. That “omission” represents a potential
under-reporting of revenue by over $500 Million!
Just think what the IRS would do to a breeder who under-reported
$5,000 from the sale of puppies. The breeder’s goose would be
cooked and that is not an April Fool’s Joke. Non-compliance with
the U.S. Tax Code is a very, very serious matter. In fact, that
is what caused Al Capone to go to jail. His “goose was cooked”
for tax evasion rather than for his other serious, but unproven
crimes. So maybe, just maybe, the IRS is in the process of
heating up its Br’er Fox Caldron for some of its own home
cooking at the expense of the HSUS.
When the Tax Man Cometh For HSUS
So what would happen if the IRS were to drop
a hammer on the HSUS? Well, the IRS has the authority to rescind
the tax-exempt, public charity status of the HSUS and such a
revocation could result in the American Public perceiving that
it was betrayed by the HSUS and donations would dry up.
Alternatively, the HSUS could be placed on “probation,” and the
conditions of probation could include:
The HSUS agrees to pay an
IRS Assessment of $50-100 Million Dollars for back taxes,
penalties and interest.
The HSUS agrees to
totally refrain from any direct and indirect lobbying
activities at the Federal Level.
The HSUS agrees to cease
conducting any type of Lobbying Workshops, and further
agrees to cease sponsoring Lobby Days in the U.S. Capitol
and State Capitols.
The HSUS agrees to cease
using the functionality of its website to generate Hundreds
of Millions of lobby-related E-Mails being sent to its
supporters and to Federal and State Elected Officials.
The HSUS agrees to shut
down its State Director Offices in over 35 States that have
been used by its Registered Lobbyists to support the HSUS
Lobbying Efforts that were responsible for over 525 State
Statues and Ballot Initiatives being enacted and passed.
One thing is for certain, the IRS would not
just say: “APRIL FOOL!” And charging HSUS just might
spawn a Media Frenzy of adverse publicity about the HSUS once
the media sharks saw that the HSUS blood was in the water. And
that kind of Media Frenzy would have a further adverse impact on
the credibility of any future assertions or allegations made by
the HSUS about Breeders, Farmers or Ranchers.
It should be understood however, that the on-going investigation
of the Tax Returns of the HSUS is moving with the speed of a
glacier. Part of the reason for the deliberate speed of the
investigation is because no public charity of the size of the
HSUS has ever been the subject of an investigation that was
based on 1,551 pages of irrefutable and incriminating documents.
Those 1,551 pages represent a big lump under the IRS
carpet that simply cannot be ignored! Consequently, it is
appropriate for the IRS to proceed cautiously to ensure that if
it decides to drop a hammer on the HSUS, its action would
withstand the scrutiny of an inevitable HSUS court challenge.
For those who wish to help in the endeavor to light a fire under
the IRS for the purpose of expediting completion of its
investigation of the HSUS, it is not too late to contact the
HOTLINE Office of the Treasury’s Office of the Inspector
General (OIG). If you wish to do so, the following information is
OIG CONTACT INFORMATION:
The message to the OIG may be as simple as: “Please
direct the IRS to expedite its on-going investigation of the
HSUS, which has been assigned your Case File Number of
I am looking forward to the a new day when all
Responsible Breeders, Farmers and Ranchers will enjoy the
unfettered freedom to breed, raise and use their animals with
the same commitment to quality caring as was exemplified by our
Founding Fathers who resisted acts of tyranny while codifying
our God-Given Rights in our Hallowed Declaration of Independence
and the U.S. Constitution. Those two extraordinary documents
have withstood the test of time, and an IRS “Day of Reckoning”
most surely awaits the “April Fools” who have heretofore
sanctimoniously desecrated the Constitutional Rights of
put HSUS on the run by Tax Day, April 15th just CLICK THE
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