That’s a lot of peanuts for the elephants. The ASPCA, that bullshit charity organization that murders hundreds and thousands of cats and dogs at shelters every year, paid a Ringling Bros. animal worker 200K to falsely claim that the circus abused its elephants. Ever since, the Humane Society and PETA, along with the ASPCA, have been trying to shut down Ringling Bros and their elephant acts. Now they’ve lost a lolsuit and its time to pay the circus.
From Denverpost here:
An animal rights group will pay Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus $9.3 million to settle a lawsuit the circus filed after courts found that activists paid a former circus worker for his help in claiming the circus abused elephants.
Courts later found that the animal rights activists had paid a former Ringling barn helper involved in the lawsuit at least $190,000, making him “essentially a paid plaintiff” who lacked credibility.
Two courts agreed the former barn helper, Tom Rider, wasn’t credible and didn’t have a right to sue.
The Vienna, Va.-based Feld Entertainment Inc. sued the animal rights groups and Rider in 2007, accusing them of conspiring to harm the company’s business and other illegal acts. The lawsuit claims the groups were working together with the goal of permanently banning Asian elephants from circuses. Twelve other defendants including The Humane Society of the United States, the Animal Welfare Institute and The Fund for Animals are still involved in the lawsuit
If you donate the these animal rights organizations, you are financing the harassment of American businesses, and are financing a lawsuit that gives the money to the largest employer of clowns on the planet. And I certainly had no idea the owners of the Ringling Bros. Circus were from a neighboring town.