Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Defamation Suit Brought Against America's Leading Anti-Hunting Group

Source: U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance

The nation’s most vociferous opponent of hunting and all outdoor sports is being sued in a California court for defamation.

According to court records, Center for Earth Concerns de Costa Rica founder Karin Hoad partnered with the Humane Society of the United States to establish and maintain her organization. HSUS provided $35,000.00 yearly to help operate the shelter, and in 1994 increased the amount to $50,000. Hoad claimed she ran the facility for 12 years with HSUS support. The facility, rehabilitated abandoned and injured domestic animals.

The suit claims that after 12 years of working within this agreement, the HSUS and its top leaders publicly stated that she “murdered” domestic animals. According to court documents HSUS also urged people to stop contributing to the Costa Rica facility.

Hoad filed suit in California Superior Court in San Diego in November seeking $15 million in damages, alleging defamation, criminal defamation, and conspiracy to defame. Defendants include the Humane Society, HSUS President Wayne Pacelle, HSUS CEO Andrew Rowan and HSUS officer Roger Kindler. On December 5, the Humane Society moved to remove the case to the U.S District Court on the grounds that the defendants live in DC.

I can’t help it to feel a little satisfaction that finally somebody had the guts to take the HSUS to court. I do hope that Center for Earth Concerns de Costa Rica wins this case. I also hope that the hunting industry will be inspired by this action and hopefully also launches a suit against the HSUS and PETA too. Why you ask? The HSUS and PETA constantly engage in defamation, criminal defamation, and conspiracy to defame against hunters. Should the Center for Earth Concerns de Costa Rica win this case then so would the hunters and with that stop the HSUS and PETA from spreading hatred in the communities against the hunters.

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SimplyOutdoors said...

I would say to say that I hope they win this one as well and that HSUS gets what is coming to it.

Othmar Vohringer said...

I agree with you on everything you said. In addition I hope that others will get encouraged by this lawsuit and do the same. Usually I am not in favor of lawsuits but PETA and Co do this all the time to us and everybody else they don’t like in a effort to train finances. It’s about high time they all get some of their own medicine. We have enough grounds for a lawsuit from character assassination to defamation and hate mongering it’s all there.


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