ASPCA VIOLATES DOG BREEDERS
Call the office of the attorney general public comment line (202-353-1555), and leave the following voice mail message:
I AM CALLING TO ASK THAT YOU SUPPORT THE REQUESTS OF THE THOUSANDS OF CITIZENS WHO HAVE ASKED THAT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ENFORCE THE ANIMAL ENTERPRISE TERRORISM ACT AGAINST THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, WHICH HAS LAUNCHED A NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN THAT UNLAWFULLY, AND WITH PREMEDITATION, INTERFERES WITH THE OPERATION OF AN “ANIMAL ENTERPRISE.” SUCH ENFORCEMENT ACTION WILL BE CONSISTENT WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY ON MAY 18, 2004 BY MR. JOHN LEWIS, DEPUTY ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, COUNTERTERRORISM DIVISION, FBI, WHO URGED CONGRESS TO EXPAND THE COVERAGE OF THE AETA, WHICH CONGRESS DID, AND THE PRESIDENT SIGNED THE AMENDED AETA ON NOVEMBER 26, 2006.
If you are a USDA licensed breeder, a hobby breeder or you sell over the internet, use the text set out below for an e-mail that is addressed to: AskDOJ@usdoj.gov (Add as a BCC my E-Mail so that I may have a Running Count: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dear Attorney General Eric Holder:
I respectfully request that the Justice Department carry out the Will of Congress that amended the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA). The Amended AETA was signed into Law by the President of the U.S. on November 27, 2006. Most significantly, the Preamble of the Act reads as follows: “An Act to provide the Department of Justice the necessary authority to apprehend, prosecute, and convict individuals committing animal enterprise terrorism.” This wording was based upon the testimony of Mr. John Lewis, Deputy Assistant Director, Counterterrorism Division, FBI, who testified in support of amending the AETA during a Congressional Hearing that was chaired by Senator Orrin Hatch on May 18, 2004.
My request is based upon the fact that the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has launched a Nationwide Campaign that is intended to interfere with the operation of every breeder who is currently, or who may be required to become a USDA Federally Licensed Breeder, as well as every pet store in the U.S. that sells puppies bred by USDA Licensed and Inspected Breeders. The ASPCA Campaign, and its actions in support of its Campaign are violating the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA). Accordingly, I respectfully request that the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) open a Criminal Investigation that will ultimately seek criminal prosecutions of not only the ASPCA, but all who are aiding, abetting and conspiring in the effort to harass and interfere with an "animal enterprise," as defined by the AETA. As set out in Subsection (d) of 18 U.S.C. 43, includes "breeder" and "pet store" in the definition of an "Animal Enterprise."
As part of the Unlawful Campaign of the ASPCA, it posted on its Website on June 12, 2013 an Article entitled: "ASPCA Launches Consumer Tool Linking Puppies Sold in Pet Stores with Licensed Inhumane Breeders" that allows consumers to link pet stores that sell puppies with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) licensed commercial dog breeders that supply puppies to pet stores around the country."
The posting further states that: "The database contains more than ten thousand photos of commercial dog breeding facilities and links some of them to specific pet stores throughout the country that have sold puppies from them within the last year. Consumers are able to search the database by pet store name, USDA license number, or name of the breeding facility, or by zip code and specific breeds. The photos were taken by USDA inspectors during routine inspections of the facilities." In this regard, USDA routinely takes photos of all USDA Licensed Kennels that it inspects, even if no violations are found during the inspections. Consequently, a photo of every USDA Licensed Breeder eventually will be able to be accessed on the ASPCA Tool Website. The ASPCA has distorted the truth in its message to the general public by stating that the "photos show . . . conditions that are legal, but that the ASPCA . . . consider inhumane."
Thus, if a kennel photo is listed on its Website Tool, the USDA Licensed Breeder is "Bad," and no puppy should be bought that comes from that Kennel. Compounding this criminal misuse of USDA photos is the fact that the ASPCA "No Puppy Store Puppies" Campaign is designed not only to interfere with the activities of Pet Stores, but also all USDA Licensed Breeders. In short, ALL BREEDERS and pet stores - - animal enterprises - - are being indiscriminately targeted by the ASPCA for its stated purpose of stopping all sales of puppies, which purpose is an expressly prohibited "attempt" to interfere with the operation of my “animal enterprise.”
Since the ASPCA is using the Internet as part of it "No Pet Store Puppies" Campaign, the interstate element of the AETA is met. And since this Campaign is designed for the purpose of "interfering with the operations of an animal enterprise," or "attempting to do so," that criminal element of the AETA is also met.
Consequently, I am faced with the threat of having my private and personal information being misused by the ASPCA and all others who "conspire" to assist the ASPCA in its unlawful Campaign to interfere with the animal enterprise of breeding puppies. And since I am a Breeder whose kennel or home could be shown on the 10,000 photos that are already on the ASPCA Tool, or may soon be, I am faced with the real, existing or potential “THREAT” of becoming a victim of the Criminal Actions of the ASPCA that are in direct violation of the AETA. Compounding the pre-meditated, intrusive and disruptive interference with my lawful enterprise is the fact that the ASPCA gained access to the USDA photos and information on the USDA Networking System by agreeing, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), not to use the information for “improper use” - - Violating the AETA is an “improper use!” And the "improper use" is further compounded by the ASPCA which is divulging private, personal information that should have been excluded from release under the FOIA. Such release constitutes a Civil Rights Violation as well!
Unfortunately, breeders like me do not have “deep pockets” to sue the ASPCA, as did the Feld Corporation. That is why I am asking that you act on behalf of the thousands of breeders and pet stores that are targeted “victims” of the ASPCA.
The Mission Statement of the Department of Justice reads as follows: “To promote and establish justice and the appearance of justice by vigorously and fairly representing the United States and its citizens in all matters, civil or criminal, within our jurisdiction.” I trust that you will ensure that the illegal activities of the ASPCA are stopped and that appropriate actions are initiated against ASPCA for its criminal violations of the AETA. I look forward to your timely response to my request.
Copy and paste the above text of your e-mail to Attorney General Holder under the following text in e-mails that you send to your two U.S. Senators and your U.S. Representative.
TEXT FOR E-MAILS TO YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Subject: Violation of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act
Dear Senator/ Representative
I am a Breeder whose Statutory Rights are being violated, or potentially will be violated, by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), which is ignoring the statutory prohibitions as set out in the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. (18 U.S. C. 43).
I have sent an E-Mail to Attorney General Eric Holder which asked that the Justice Department investigate the illegal activities of the ASPCA which is violating the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. I understand that thousands of other concerned citizens are doing the same.
The text of my E-Mail is set out below:
(COPY AND PASTE THE TEXT OF YOUR E-MAIL TO ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLDER)
As a law abiding constituent, I ask that you follow up with Attorney General Holder, and request, on my behalf, that he ensure that the ASPCA is appropriately investigated for its alleged violations of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act - - a Federal Domestic Terrorism Act that was enacted by Congress. Please advise me of his response.
Respectfully, Your signature
GUIDANCE FOR SENDING E-MAILS TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
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