And so it came to pass that eventually, attorney herein recognized that certain animal groups were pushing certain animal LAWS that basically-- amount to what is known as FORFEITURE.
This amounts in many cases, to the government being able to steal one's property by claiming that under the law or laws re certain animals, are thereby forfeited to the government because one cannot or doesn't want to shell out ransom money if accused of some alleged crime? Attorney herein has for many, many years, pointed out the illegality of the CA Penal Code 597.1, especially when it comes to the seizure, illegal seizure, or any other type of taking by seizure, either by animal control, rescues, the government or whomever.
Usually this has nothing to do with dangerous dogs, but rather with dog breeders or sometimes cats.
However, the CA Penal Code involving the animal law seizures is nothing but one big, huge monstrous patchwork of crap--it is and was cobbled together such that it is mostly not comprehensible and is exceptionally poorly crafted.
This was apparently done on purpose for two reasons-- One, so that animals would not be sold; Two- so that owners would not make any money on sales of animals; Three-- so that ALL animals sold (particularly DOGS or puppies-- would ONLY be sold by alleged non profit groups claiming to be "rescues" when in fact, most of the groups never bothered to incorporate as a 501(c)(3) at all, and are operating illegally and without oversight?
There is currently a big, key federal case in Eastern District Federal Court (Sacramento) which evolved from Placer County. Attorney herein was working with the criminal law specialist attorney on the defense side (for the animal owners whose animals were stolen by claimed non profit/other employees of the county, etc.)
This is how bad the CA Penal Code is on animal law seizure: even the criminal law specialist did not understand the seizure law, as it is severely convoluted and actually illegal, but he easily saw there was NO due process. In fact the laws as written, are simply the same as drug laws are---they are simply forfeiture statutes, even though the animals are NOT illegal contraband??
Attorney herein readily agreed that such law is illegal (especially "as applied" in constitutional law) and that the statute is illegal?? The involved people don't want publicity, so no attorney is even challenging the law itself, but instead is pursuing various types of claims in an attempt to settle it with Placer County? This is not Placer County's first federal lawsuit for animal law cases, believe me! and the non profit group involved is distinctly guilty, yet still is handling animal rescue for what appears to be the city or county? That should be illegal!!!
Thanks to the Humane Society of the USA aka as HSUS (which fell far, far from grace) after it was proven that HSUS in their 14 year crusade against the Ringling Brothers circus case in federal court, in conjunction with ASPCA/others--were charged with
........RACKETEERING IN FEDERAL COURT?? The guilty groups (all allegedly "non profits") then were allowed to "settle" with the circus after being allowed to stay in federal court over that huge amount of time???? After that, Ringling Brothers circus shut down. It is not a secret that animal activists got Sea World shut down, but Sea World reformatted their shows and stopped using animals in shows? at least they stopped having animals such as dolphins "perform" for audiences....and of course, activists are still currently attempting to stop RODEOS, roping, and the like?
While animal activists have not been as vocal as they had been seven years ago, they are in the same category as scientology and like minded people. In fact, rescue groups were actually going to dog auctions and BIDDING AND BUYING PREGNANT DOGS, AND THEN RESELLING THEM ON THE OPEN MARKET? This was widely shown online several years ago.
In other words, non profits were doing the very thing they tried to persecute breeders for-- selling puppies and dogs? The non profits then made profits off the animals themselves, by claiming that selling such animals was ok because they altered the animals later?
The hypocrisy of these groups is legendary. If your family wants an animal, we recommend you do not get such animal from a rescue because you know nothing about such groups. You would do well to find a competent breeder who actually has knowledge of animal science, and has done well with the breed line. Usually AKC can point buyers in the direction of those that at least know the breed standards, health issues and related. Rescues or so called rescue groups usually know little or nothing at all about canines. [Cat rescues usually do know about cats; there are basically too many cats.]
On the heels of the Humane Society of the United States being downgraded by Charity Navigator and losing its accreditation from the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, a third charity watchdog has some bad news for America’s supposed “most effective” animal charity. The respected CharityWatch has downgraded HSUS to a “D” grade in its most recent rankings due to HSUS’s highly inefficient spending practices.