Law Enforcement Receives Training from Fringe Group

It is not every day that you read that the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department of West Virginia is offering a free training course in taking your rights away from you being taught by fringe lunatics.

Yet, that is exactly what is happening.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department has announced they are offering “free” training in Animal Cruelty for law enforcement officers sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).


What could be wrong about that you ask?   For starters, HSUS is an animal rights group that operates no pet shelters of any kind.   They are not an umbrella group for any local animal shelter.

They are in fact a Washington, DC based vegan animal rights lobbyist group who lost a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act lawsuit in 2014.

HSUS was forced to pay $15.75 million to the Ringling Bros circus after they revealed just how these animal extremists had lied about how Ringling cares for their elephants.

The RICO Act was designed to go after the mob.

It’s only fitting that HSUS cried uncle to the same terms after all they are nothing more than PETA in a suit.  The money the public donates to HSUS goes in part to expand their hedge funds in the Caribbean.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, these vegan lobbyists passing themselves off as animal training professionals are going to be providing training to officers on evidence collection, warrants, and interviewing suspects, let alone how to go after puppy mills, large scale breeders, and animal fighters.   I wonder just how fringe vegan extremists ever gained such knowledge when their very movement views animal ownership itself as inherently cruel.   When HSUS views all American dog breeders as puppy mills no matter how large or how small.

In fact, I would recommend against listening to HSUS on anything related to going after dog breeders.   After all, HSUS was sued for $5 million by dog breeder Daniel Christensen after the illegal HSUS raid of his dog kennel in 2009.   Court documents reveal that not only did the Animal Control Officers and HSUS activists illegal execute the warrant to raid the dog kennel but that serial dirtbag Scotlund Haisley bragged that he conducts SWAT team like raids to get better lap dances from strippers.

The Christensen case is so famous that Protect the Harvest, a group run by Forrest Lucas, the owner and founder of Lucas Oil, produced a film about it.   Protect the Harvest was formed and is funded by oil magnate Lucas to protect America’s farmers from attacks by animal rights extremists like HSUS. The Hollywood film called, The Wrong Side of Right, and featuring such stars as Lea Thompson and Jayson Blair was released just last year.  I wonder if the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department is looking to make their Hollywood debut as the focus of the next Lucas Oil production?  After all HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle has famously declared, “I don’t want to see another dog or cat born,” but that’s not all, HSUS has called to an end of all reptiles as pets.  Your child’s hamster is next.

I’m sure the HSUS trainers will bring up the discredited Body Conditioning Score System as part of their training.   The same junk science that is being attacked in the recent Upton case in Indianapolis.   There, Upton has not only sued the city and the animal rights indoctrinated Animal Control Officer, but outraged citizens are now holding protests outside of city buildings.

As another part of their training, HSUS is offering to educate officers on animal fighting.   I wonder, does the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department even know that the HSUS “animal fighting expert” John Goodwin is not only a five time convicted criminal, a former member of the Animal Liberation Front (ALF), an FBI certified domestic terrorist organization, but also he was completely discredited in a Wisconsin court in2007.

“My goal is the abolition of all animal agriculture.”
John “J.P.” Goodwin, Manager of Animal Fighting Issues, HSUS.

A prosecutor attempted to use Goodwin as an “expert witness” in an animal fighting case only to watch in amazement as Goodwin was impeached on the stand when it was revealed in court that he’s never seen a dog fight in his life. After word got out about Goodwin’s fake credentials, HSUS has replaced him in their training seminars with activists Adam Parascandola and Janette Reever.

Don’t worry, Goodwin is still a high level manager at HSUS. As for Parascandola, he gained his education in animals working for the Washington Humane Society (WHS) cleaning cages, which sounds good on paper, but the WHS is the same stopping grounds Scotlund Haisley came from. Neither of them have any real credentials in animals. Parascandola loves to shill for the media while he brags about rescuing former meat dogs from Asia and importing them into the United States for the HSUS discredited affiliate HSI.

Meanwhile these dogs haven’t been saved from anything, they were never meat dogs in the first place, just another retail rescue scam designed to part you from your money.   As for Reever, she has no documented education in animals at all.

Activists have no place offering their ideology as proven fact to law enforcement officers using indoctrination sessions. It is time that people hold their officials accountable.   Law enforcement training should be conducted by board certified experts, not fringe lunatics with a hidden agenda.  If you need training to spot cruelty, then what you are seeing isn’t cruelty.

Katharine Dokken is a Public Affairs Specialist at The Cavalry Group and the author of a new book, The Art of Terror: Inside the Animal Rights Movement, available on Amazon.

Follow Katharine and The Cavalry Group on Twitter:   @KatharineDokken @TheCavalryGroup

Add Comment