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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Depredation permit issued for mountain lion P-45 who killed alpacas issued to Victoria, Joseph Vaughn Perling

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UPDATE: 12/02/2016 I just found photos and video of the alpaca farm. The farm is in deplorable condition! I'm shocked the woman allowed the press to see this filthy, unsafe and totally unsecured property. I see no barn or permanent protection from rain, sun, wind and cold. That "fence" is flimsy and wouldn't keep out a small child. Their corral is basically a bunch of trash. This explains why the alpacas are muddy. Their hooves must be kept dry and clean. I also see overgrown teeth. If their lower teeth don't line up with the upper palate area they will over grow and need trimming.

The neighbor Phillips is not rational, neither is Victoria. They complain that the government must protect their alpacas from mountain lions. If they are going to keep alpacas in mountain lion country they should at least provide them with a secure enclosure. They were begging to have the mountain lion kill their alpacas. These people are very irresponsible animal people. They also lied about having barbed wire, security cameras, lights.... You wouldn't leave a wad of cash on the sidewalk and expect the government to protect your money. Why leave these poor defenseless animals unprotected in the mountains.













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Finally major attention seeker Victoria Vaughn Perling and her mean spirited, threatening attorney had yet another press conference at her Alpaca selling ranch in Malibu. She stated she will agree to get predator proof caging. She won't kill P 45. She makes it sound like she's doing all of us a very big favor from the bottom of her "caring" heart. Any sane person can clearly see that killing one specific mountain lion will not prevent others from eating your animals that you leave unprotected in a corral. The woman has shown herself to be a careless, lying attention seeker who only cares about money. She is in store for some upcoming reality checks. She should not have shown this light upon her unlicensed, unpermitted business operating from a site that has no occupancy permit, utilities, potable water or legal structures.

It seems when Victoria filed for divorce earlier this year she had her husband sign over the property to her alone.

Here is Victoria at her press conference this morning.

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Here is video from tonight's meeting. Everyone loves P 45 except Victoria.

https://www.facebook.com/JaneVelezMitchell/videos/10157791029065693/

And the story changes again. Victoria already hired a hunter to track and kill P 45 per Fish & Wildlife. "Hughan confirmed that a depredation permit had, in fact, been issued to the rancher and that she had already "hired an agent to make the attempt."" She never wanted to save it. A liar.

She said she had security cameras to protect the alpacas. How does that work with mountain lions? She said she had barbed wire and adequate fencing. No, she didn't. The property has no legal utilities. She said there was a loud radio. Again, no utilities. This is her place. She allowed her alpacas to be killed. She should be cited for animal neglect. Coyotes could easily get into this enclosure. As I looked on satellite image there was no protection from sun, rain, wind, no adequate water.
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She changed her story again. Victoria through her attorney Reid Breitman just threatened to kill P-45 if she doesn't get a trapping permit. She also thinks she will send P 45 to Wildlife Waystation. The Waystation lost their Fish & Wildlife permits, are not allowed to take in new animals. They also have no room or money.

“It is only a matter of time when someone will get a kill permit, and successfully kill P-45,” Vaughn-Perling said. The statement added that the law firm of Vaughn-Perling’s attorney, Reid Breitman, would cover the cost of the relocation. But, it warned, Vaughn-Perling “will proceed with killing this lion if she is not given a permit to relocate it within the next few days.”

Victoria Vaughn-Perling has changed her story. We don't care that she's lying. We're just happy that she won't be killing P-45 after she recevied many polite emails and phone calls. She asked for permit to kill it. There is no permit to trap and relocate and she didn't ask for one. It's illegal to trap and relocate healthy nuisance wildlife. We need P-45 in that area breeding if our local mountain lion species is to survive.

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victoria vaughn perling alpaca malibu p 45 depredation permit inadequate fencing and protection
victoria vaughn perling alpaca malibu p 45 depredation permit inadequate fencing and protection
 Another website said these are her dead alpacas. Look at that fence! It's four feet high in that area.
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Victoria Vaughn-Perling said in a news release that she was recently issued a permit to kill Mountain Lion P-45 with a gun within 10 days. She said the lion has killed 20 alpacas and at least 65 other animals belonging to neighbors in the last eight months. She wants the state to issue her a permit to trap, tranquilize and transport the mountain lion to an animal sanctuary.

"I obtained the kill permit in order to save P-45's life," said Vaughn-Perling in a news release. "P-45 has been very aggressive and active in the area, and a kill permit was issued by the Department of Fish & Wildlife earlier this year to another neighbor about a mile away. That resulted in P-45 being wounded by a rifle shot, but fortunately he survived. It is only a matter of time when someone will get a kill permit, and successfully kill P-45."

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We contacted all the alpaca ranches in the area to find out which one suffered the loss. We offered our services to help them build predator proof fencing. It was NOT the Gomez ranch. They stated "We haven't lost animals and will not kill a lion.  We use loud noisy dogs, and motion lights.  We've been here 19 yrs without any attacks." Hunters have been contacting the ranches offering their services. Gomez said they would never hire a hunter or kill a mountain lion.

We believe but are not 100% certain that MalibuAlpaca.com is the ranch that got the depredation permit. We emailed them offering to help with predator proof enclosures. This is most likely the ranch https://www.openherd.com/farms/7160 They are Victoria and Joseph Vaughn-Perling, 33477 Mulholland, Malibu, CA 90265.

The property had a shack on it which the county said was not livable or up to code. The property was bought in foreclosure as is with $150K of mandatory repairs. The well water is tainted. They were ordered to repair the property but there are no permits showing any work was done. No one can live on the property.

Here are the owners of this property. They claim to be alpaca ranchers and animal lovers.

Joseph Vaughn-Perling 49 years old
https://www.linkedin.com/in/vaughnperling

Victoria Vaughn-Perlint 58 years old
https://www.linkedin.com/in/victoria-vaughn-perling-8b287716

Here is her hypnotist website
http://www.hypnotherapeutic.net/
Her contact info victoria@hypnotherapeutic.net

Joseph Vaughn-Perling runs many odd businesses.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLmeww3LBRI

They had an illegal airbnb rental for a while. As the structure isn't legal or livable, that's illegal. I believe they also outlawed airbnb in Malibu, not positive. Their ad is gone. The MLS stated the well water was tainted yet they said it was fine. There are no permitted repairs or occupancy permit on this property.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=371646.0

I contacted these people to confirm the permit, their information and their plans. I told them if they didn't reply I would assume everything I sent them is correct. Below is their public info from who.is

joseph.vaughn-perling@bt.com
malibualpaca.com

This is from LinkedIn. The husband is a cryptologist. Wife is a hypnotist. They state this is their alpaca farm. It's illegal to run a business from this location. The property is not connected to utilities. Per the MLS the well is tainted. It's a 528 sf one room, bath shack.

They live at 4908 Calle Robleda, Agoura Hills, CA 91301 in a 5+3 they bought in 2003 for $650,000. The wife owns it, not the husband.

Owner
MalibuAlpaca.com
January 2012 – Present (5 years)Malibu. California USA
Bed and Breakfast on an Alpaca and Game Fowl Ranch
Organic and green
Suri and Huacaya Breeding
Fiber, Fertilizer, Wool production, Yarn Spinning, Shearing, Weaving and Knitting finished goods.
Beekeeping and honey, wax and finished goods.

They don't have a USDA breeding, dealing and exhibitor permit. They will never get one as the property is not livable and their enclosures are not safe or proper, obviously. They don't have utilities, potable water or an occupancy slip.

Here is the property. Description from MLS.

"Remarks : Great price for major fixer in great area of Malibu hills. One bedroom one bath house. Garage work shop may not be permitted. Buyer's responsibility to verify.
Agent Remarks : Please see photo of copy of Building and Safety violations. Water test show shows not pottable. Coastal commission violations also. Estimates show approximately $150,000 in repair work needed. Probate with court confirmation and subject to over bid. If you are not familiar with this process please educate yourself. Do not call agent for explanation. All offers must be cash, non contingent and non refundable deposit."

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They were married in a virtual reality world. His father is a priest at the church next door to my old church in BH.

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/COMPUSERVE+GIVES+AWAY+THE+BRIDE+IN+VIRTUAL+VALENTINE'S+DAY+WEDDING...-a017953253

Here is MLS on the property. These California Coastal Commission, Los Angeles County Building and Safety and other violations were never cured. I just looked at title. A road runs through her property cutting it in half. Her property can't be accessed from Mulholland legally. Other neighbors have rights to pass through her property to get to theirs.

"Remarks : Great price for major fixer in great area of Malibu hills. One bedroom one bath house. Garage work shop may not be permitted. Buyer's responsibility to verify.
Agent Remarks : Please see photo of copy of Building and Safety violations. Water test show shows not pottable. Coastal commission violations also. Estimates show approximately $150,000 in repair work needed. Probate with court confirmation and subject to over bid. If you are not familiar with this process please educate yourself. Do not call agent for explanation. All offers must be cash, non contingent and non refundable deposit."

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None of these issues were ever corrected.





Seems they are getting divorced. That means that Victoria alone requested the depredation kill permit.

Case Number:  PD062917
VAUGHN-PERLING, VICTORIA VS VAUGHN-PERLING, JOSEPH

Filing Date:  06/29/2016
Case Type:  Dissolution of Marriage (General Jurisdiction)
Status:  Pending

Future Hearings

None
Documents Filed | Proceeding Information


Parties

VAUGHN-PERLING JOSEPH - Respondent In Pro Per

VAUGHN-PERLING JOSEPH - Respondent

VAUGHN-PERLING VICTORIA - Petitioner

VAUGHN-PERLING VICTORIA - Petitioner In Pro Per

Case Information | Party Information | Proceeding Information


Documents Filed (Filing dates listed in descending order)
06/29/2016 Summons
Filed by Petitioner

06/29/2016 Declaration-Uniform Custody Minor'
Filed by Respondent

06/29/2016 Petition
Filed by Petitioner

06/29/2016 Declaration-Uniform Custody Minor'
Filed by Petitioner

06/29/2016 Notice

06/29/2016 Response
Filed by Respondent
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Within the last six months Malibu mountain lion P-45 has killed and eaten some llamas and goats. In the most recent incident over the weekend it’s believed that P-45 killed 11 alpacas and didn’t eat them. Sometimes with young mountain lions like P-45 if they see lots of prey they go into a killing frenzy and kill them all. That is what most likely happened at an alpaca ranch in Malibu.

Earlier this year P-45 killed alpacas at the nearby alpaca ranch of attorneys Wendell Phillips and Mary Dee Rickards at 33173 Mulholland Hwy Malibu, CA 90265. They also raise alpacas to sell. Phillips got a depredation permit and hunted P-45. Phillips stated he saw P-45 and shot him but the bullet only grazed him. The permits are only good for ten days.

Mountain lions are protected in California. They can only be killed with a depredation permit, in self defense or for public safety.  In this situation killing P-45 doesn’t solve the problem. A new mountain will take over the territory and continue to kill farm animals until those animals are better protected. A mountain lion would prefer to kill a corralled alpaca over a wild deer as it’s much easier.

The main reason more farm animals are being killed is that many more people are raising alpacas and llamas. It was illegal to have them until we got an amendment to County zoning to allow wildlife rehabilitation in 2006. At the same time they added the keeping of llamas and alpacas on agriculture property due to demand.

We have reached out to the alpaca ranches in the area. One of our partners builds amazing enclosures for wolves and other animals. These enclosures are mountain lion and coyote proof. We’re hoping we can help the ranchers build better enclosures. Based on the photos the corral is made of low, flimsy material. While it is electrified a mountain lion could easily jump over it which is what happened.

In the meantime there will be a meeting to talk about the issues at 7:00 p.m. November 30, 2016 at the NPS Paramount Ranch movie set, 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA. This ranch was owned by the father of Mary Dee Rickards who used it as a Western movie set. We’d love to send someone to the meeting but our volunteers who do presentations are either too far away or sick. We know the Fish & Wildlife, Parks Dept, Santa Monica Conservancy and other groups who will be going and speaking about the issue.

We’ll keep everyone apprised of the situation with updates.

UPDATE: We just sent the following email to the ranches in the area.

"We're very sorry to hear about the loss of your alpacas. We are Fish & Wildlife permitted wildlife rehabilitators in Los Angeles. We are the group which got the amendment to zoning to allow the keeping of llamas and alpacas in Los Angeles in 2006.

We rehabilitate coyotes, bobcats ... and down to bats. Our enclosures must keep these animals in. For that reason we know they will keep the same animals out. Our facilities are in mountain lion country yet we've never lost an animal to a mountain lion. The reason is because our enclosures are predator proof.

One of our friends is Lockwood Animal Sanctuary in Lockwood, California. The husband of the team Matthew Simmons builds amazing enclosures. You should contact him about building enclosures to protect your animals from predators. Here is his email address ****@lockwoodarc.org Their enclosures are each a few acres in size in a hilly area. We highly recommend them.

If you do kill P-45, another mountain lion will take over his territory. Because it's easier to kill a corralled alpaca than a wild deer, the killings will continue unless you protect your animals. When some young mountain lions see corralled animals they kill them all at once in a frenzy and may only eat one.

Please, contact Matt and ask him about predator proof enclosures. They don't have to have roofs if you build them properly. You can incorporate the trees and natural surroundings in the enclosures so you don't see the fencing."

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game and the USDA. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.


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Monday, November 7, 2016

Andrew Baldini arrested for animal cruelty for beating a skunk to death with a shovel, Indiana University

Andrew Louis Baldini, Bloomington Indiana criminal cruelty to animals skunk, killer, shovel beat to death 53C09-1611-CM-002780 mephitis striped skunk murder animal cruelty Lamdba Chi Alpha fraternity
UPDATE: 11/16/2016 The Court and District Attorney received various amici letters asking the offense to be elevated to a felony. The Court stated they have no authority to elevate the classification of offense. The DA does have the authority. We shall see what happens. Discovery has begun. 01/19/2017 there will be a pre-trial conference. Here is Andrew Baldini's attorney. They chose a female attorney who went to the same University as the defendant. She worked in the Monroe County Criminal office previously so she know the DAs, courts, judges. I'm sure she will state that Andrew feared the five pound skunk. She will beg for leniency and another diversion program. This adult has two criminal priors. He was per records below on probation. He already went through a diversion program and failed.

http://higdonlaw.com/

This attorney speaks specifically about University of Indiana incidents.  I wonder if this was always in her website or did she add it recently because of this case. We reported him to the school and fraternity.

http://higdonlaw.com/bloomington-in-iu-ethics-issues.html

11/14/2016
Appearance Filed
Filed by Mary Higdon. kmp
For Party: Baldini, Andrew Louis
File Stamp: 11/04/2016
11/14/2016
Waiver of Initial Hearing Filed
File Stamp: 11/04/2016
11/14/2016
Request for Discovery Filed
File Stamp: 11/04/2016
11/14/2016
Jury Trial Demand Filed
Filed By: Baldini, Andrew Louis
File Stamp: 11/04/2016
11/14/2016
Hearing Scheduling Activity
Initial Hearing scheduled for 11/04/2016 at 1:30 PM was cancelled. Reason: Waiver of Hearing by Party.
11/14/2016
Hearing Scheduling Activity
Pretrial Conference scheduled for 01/19/2017 at 1:30 PM.
11/14/2016
Correspondence to/from Court Filed
File Stamp: 11/09/2016
11/16/2016
Administrative Event
The Court receives, reviews and forwards letter to the prosecutor and defense counsel. The Court has no authority to elevate the classification of offense filed. asb
01/19/2017
Pretrial Conference
Session: 1:30 PM, Judicial Officer: Harper, Teresa D

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Indiana University student Andrew Baldini, Andrew Louis Baldini born January 21, 1998 was arrested for beating a skunk to death with a shovel for no reason.

"Indiana University Police arrested him after he reportedly chased a skunk and beat it to death in front of T.I.S. College Bookstore Friday night. Police arrested 18-year-old Andrew L. Baldini, of Carmel, who is an associate member of a nearby fraternity, on a charge of animal cruelty."

The closest fraternity to the bookstore is Lambda Chi Alpha at 1210 E 3rd St, Bloomington, Indiana. I'm not positive this is the fraternity where he was a member. I will call and ask.   He is indeed a member of this fraternity. Proof is here  http://donate.rileykids.org/site/TR/DanceMarathon/DanceMarathons?pg=team&fr_id=2892&team_id=6683 He was an "associate member" which I believe means he's running to join the fraternity but he's a freshman. They just built a new basketball court in 2015 which faces the street next to the bookstore.

I think Andrew's father is Michael Andrew Baldini of Polaris Property Management 46 yrs who has a pilot license, Linda Jean Baskall Bandini 45 yr is his mother and he has a brother Nicholas "Nick." These people move constantly states away. Their old home address as of his previous arrest was 2720 HEATHERMOOR PARK DR S
CARMEL, IN 46074. Here is his Facebook page which matches name, birth date, location https://www.facebook.com/andrew.baldini

His preliminary hearing was November 4, 2016. He's out on bond. We will update this page with his next hearing.

Turns out this kid was on probation for another crime. They previously put him in a diversion program. His probation isn't up until 05/2017. Before that crime he was arrested for criminal speeding. That is generally speed over 80 mph, reckless driving. Three crimes in less than two years.

He was charged with Indiana penal code Charges 35-46-3-12(b) when he should have been charged with Charges 35-46-3-12(c) which is a level six felony. He tortured, mutilated the skunk and killed it.

(b) A person who knowingly or intentionally beats a vertebrate animal commits cruelty to an animal, a Class A misdemeanor. However, the offense is a Level 6 felony if:

(1) the person has a previous, unrelated conviction under this section; or

(2) the person committed the offense with the intent to threaten, intimidate, coerce, harass, or terrorize a family or household member.

(c) A person who knowingly or intentionally tortures or mutilates a vertebrate animal commits torturing or mutilating a vertebrate animal, a Level 6 felony.

https://www.animallaw.info/statute/cruelty-consolidated-cruelty-statutes#s12


State of Indiana v. Andrew Louis Baldini
Male, White, 6' 0", 155 lbs.
Address 501 N. Sunrise Dr. Teter Rabb E515
Bloomington, IN 47406

Birth Date: 01/21/1998
Gender: Male
Height: 72
Weight: 155
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown

The state prosecutor is attorney, lawyer Justin D Roddye of Monroe, Indiana.

Roddye, Justin D. for state
Address:
Monroe County Prosecutor
301 N. College Ave.
Bloomington , IN 47404

Phone:
Work (Phone): 812-349-2670

Justin D. Roddye for defendant
#3158353
Attorney address   Monroe County Prosecutor
301 N. College Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Attorney phone   812-349-2670(W)

53C09-1611-CM-002780
Court Monroe Circuit Court 9
Case Type CM - Criminal Misdemeanor

Filed 11/04/2016
Status 11/04/2016, Pending
Charges 35-46-3-12(b)/MA: Cruelty to an Animal (misdemeanor)
Parties State of Indiana, Baldini
Attorneys Roddye

State of Indiana v. Andrew Louis Baldini
Case Number 53C09-1611-CM-002780
Court Monroe Circuit Court 9
Type CM - Criminal Misdemeanor
Filed 11/04/2016
Status 11/04/2016 , Pending  (active)

Reference
Prosecutor Case Management Number 53C0 -1611-CM-DM102203
Police Agency Number 16-2672
Parties to the Case
Show all party details
Defendant Baldini, Andrew Louis
State Plaintiff State of Indiana
Charges
Show all charge details
01 10/28/2016 35-46-3-12(b)/MA: Cruelty to an Animal
Bonds
Show all bond details
10/31/2016
Monroe Cash Bond - $500.00
10/28/2016
Monroe Corporate Surety Bond - $2,000.00
Chronological Case Summary
10/28/2016
Surety Bond Entered in Clerk's Office
11/04/2016
Case Opened as a New Filing
11/04/2016
Information Filed
Filed By: State of Indiana
File Stamp: 11/04/2016
11/04/2016
Application of Cash Bond Filed In This Cause
Filed By: State of Indiana
File Stamp: 11/04/2016
11/04/2016
Hearing Scheduling Activity
Initial Hearing scheduled for 11/04/2016 at 1:30 PM.
11/04/2016
Cash Bond Entered in Clerk's Office
11/04/2016
Initial Hearing
Session: 1:30 PM, Judicial Officer: Diekhoff, Mary Ellen

This kid has a history. This is his third criminal case and he's only 18. He is on probation for an earlier case for underage possession of alcohol. Below are the summaries of the three cases.


State of Indiana v. Andrew Louis Baldini
53C09-1611-CM-002780
Court Monroe Circuit Court 9
Case Type CM - Criminal Misdemeanor
Filed 11/04/2016
Status 11/04/2016, Pending
Charges 35-46-3-12(b)/MA: Cruelty to an Animal
Parties State of Indiana, Baldini
Attorneys Roddye Filed 11/04/2016

State of Indiana v. Andrew Louis Baldini
29D05-1605-CM-003422
Court Hamilton Superior Court 5
Case Type CM - Criminal Misdemeanor
Filed 05/05/2016
Status 05/20/2016, Decided
Charges 7.1-5-7-7(a)(1)/MC: Illegal Possession of an Alcoholic Beverage
Parties State of Indiana, Baldini
Attorneys Johnson Filed 05/05/2016

This is for criminal speeding. He pled no lo contendere, basically guilty without admitting guilt.
City of Carmel v. ANDREW L BALDINI
29H01-1501-OV-000182
Court Carmel City Court
Case Type OV - Local Ordinance Violation
Filed 01/20/2015
Status 02/26/2015, Decided
Charges 8-02S: SPEEDING/CRM
Parties City of Carmel, BALDINI

This is the detail of the 05/2016 criminal case. He was on probation. They put him in a diversion program. It obviously didn't work.

State of Indiana v. Andrew Louis Baldini

Case Number 29D05-1605-CM-003422
Court Hamilton Superior Court 5
Type CM - Criminal Misdemeanor
Filed 05/05/2016
Status 05/20/2016 , Decided
Reference
Prosecutor Case Management Number 29-DM133700
Police Agency Number 16-000877
Parties to the Case
Show all party details
Defendant Baldini, Andrew Louis
State Plaintiff State of Indiana
Charges
Show all charge details
01 03/04/2016 7.1-5-7-7(a)(1)/MC: Illegal Possession of an Alcoholic Beverage
Chronological Case Summary
05/05/2016
Case Opened as a New Filing
05/05/2016
Information Filed
File Stamp: 05/05/2016
05/06/2016
Administrative Event
Notice for Filing of Co-Deft.'s filed.
File Stamp: 05/05/2016
05/06/2016
Appearance Filed
IH set for 5/11/2016 at 5:00 p.m. per ticket.
Attorney: Johnson, Brian Patrick
For Party: State of Indiana
File Stamp: 05/05/2016
05/06/2016
Hearing Scheduling Activity
Initial Hearing scheduled for 05/11/2016 at 5:30 PM.
05/11/2016
Initial Hearing
Session: 5:30 PM
05/12/2016
Hearing Scheduling Activity
Initial Hearing scheduled for 06/29/2016 at 5:30 PM.
05/12/2016
Order Issued
Parties appear for initial hrg. and Deft states he is seeking entry into Prosecutor's Diversion Program. Initial Hrg. reset.
Order Signed: 05/11/2016
05/18/2016
Agreement of Parties Filed
Pretrial Diversion Agreement
Filed By: State of Indiana
File Stamp: 05/18/2016
05/18/2016
Hearing Scheduling Activity
Initial Hearing scheduled for 06/29/2016 at 5:30 PM was cancelled. Reason: Other.
05/20/2016
Order Issued
Approving Pretrial Diversion Agreement. Defendant has been accepted for the Pretrial Diversion Program. All pending court dates are vacated and case set for dismissal on 5/18/17, absent further order of the Court.
Judicial Officer: Sturtevant, Wayne A
Order Signed: 05/18/2016
06/29/2016
CANCELED Initial Hearing
Reason: Other
Session: 5:30 PM, Cancelled

53C09-1611-CM-002780 Parties State of Indiana v. Andrew Louis Baldini Criminal Open 11/04/2016
29D05-1605-CM-003422 Parties State of Indiana v. Andrew Louis Baldini Criminal Closed 05/05/2016 05/20/2016

Here is the front of the fraternity.

Andrew Louis Baldini, Bloomington Indiana criminal cruelty to animals skunk, killer, shovel beat to death 53C09-1611-CM-002780 mephitis striped skunk murder animal cruelty Lamda Chi Alpha fraternity basketball court


Here is the fraternity with the basketball court in view.

Andrew Louis Baldini, Bloomington Indiana criminal cruelty to animals skunk, killer, shovel beat to death 53C09-1611-CM-002780 mephitis striped skunk murder animal cruelty Lamda Chi Alpha fraternity basketball court


Andrew Louis Baldini, Bloomington Indiana criminal cruelty to animals skunk, killer, shovel beat to death 53C09-1611-CM-002780 mephitis striped skunk murder animal cruelty



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Monday, October 31, 2016

Animal Advocates IRS, California corporation, Attorney General reports, 990 tax returns, licenses, permits Los Angeles

We are licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) customer number 22273, permit 93-C-0973. We have a 13 year perfect history of inspections since we first got out permit in 2003. We have never had a violation ever. We follow all guidelines of the Animal Welfare Act.

We are licensed by the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (used to be called Fish & Game) as wildlife rehabilitators. We have a perfect record and history. We are permitted to rehabilitate all small mammals including coyotes, bobcats, foxes, raccoons, opossums, all squirrels, skunks, small rodents and bats. We also can rehabilitate all non-protected birds. We have legal unreleasable educational animals. We were first approved for our license in 2003. Mary Cummins worked as a satellite for other rehabbers since 2001. We have never had a violation ever. We follow all guidelines of Fish & Wildlife. We were approved for an exhibit permit.

We are a legal non-profit organization recognized by the IRS since 2002. We have never had a problem with our status or any violations ever. We follow all rules and regulations. We've never been audited. Here is our legal organization on Guidestar where you can see our 990 tax returns.

http://www.guidestar.org/organizations/48-1287089/animal-advocates.aspx

IRS determination letter 2002

http://animaladvocates.us/animal_advocates_irs_letter%202002.pdf

IRS determination letter 2007

http://animaladvocates.us/animal_advocates_irs_letter%202007.pdf

We are a legal California non-profit corporation originally filed in 2002. We have never had any violations ever. We have never been audited. We follow all rules and regulations. http://www.animaladvocates.us/animal_advocates_legal_corporation.jpg

We are a legal charity per the California Attorney General since 2002 entity #12118. We have never had any violations ever. We have never been audited. We follow all rules and regulations. Here is our report from 2003 to 2016.

http://animaladvocates.us/animal%20advocates%20california%20attorney%20general%20report.pdf

Below are our annual reports from 2010 to 2015. This includes number of animals rescued, released, domestics adopted, animals spayed and neutered, events, new fans, new programs, future goals...

2015
https://www.facebook.com/notes/animal-advocates/animal-advocates-2015-end-of-year-report-1711-animals-rescued/10153290790198199

2014
https://www.facebook.com/notes/animal-advocates/animal-advocates-2014-end-of-year-report-mary-cummins-los-angeles-california/10152534703458199

2013
https://www.facebook.com/notes/animal-advocates/animal-advocates-2013-year-end-report-thanks-everyone/10151834141638199

2012
https://www.facebook.com/notes/animal-advocates/animal-advocates-end-of-year-2012-report-thanks-everyone/10151192840383199

2011
https://www.facebook.com/notes/animal-advocates/animal-advocates-year-end-report-and-thank-you/10150439712748199

2010
https://www.facebook.com/notes/animal-advocates/animal-advocates-annual-report-2010/10150146808213199

It is against the law for us to show wildlife being rehabilitated for release back to the wild to the public. We can only show our educational unreleasable animals to the public. We cannot give tours or let people view our facilities. This is why we show photos and videos. NO ONE except USDA and Fish & Wildlife inspectors have ever been to our facilities since 2006 when we move to a new facility. We don't give out our physical addresses.

President of Animal Advocates Mary Cummins has a perfect history and has passed many Department of Justice background checks to have her many professional licenses (real estate appraiser, real estate broker, notary...), work with abused children, have a gun permit and go to the police academy, humane academy to become a Humane Officer. Mary Cummins has passed the strictest of all background checks to work with many high level government agencies. Cummins does not even have a speeding or parking ticket on her record.

A mentally ill, obsessed lady has been stalking us for the last few years. She has been stating completely false things about our founders and organization. If anyone ever says we have ever had a problem with our permits or the law, that is false. We have a perfect record. We've had our USDA permit since 2003 with no violations ever. This stalker woman has gone so far as to threaten to harm us and the animals in our care. We are working with authorities to have this person incarcerated.

Please, do not post pleas for money, donations, items for sale, services for sale... for yourself or another organization on our page. We don't know which are scams or not and don't have the time to research them all. We don't want our friends or fans to get ripped off by a scam. Ads, pleas for money will be removed. Don't ask us for money. We are a small non-profit with a small budget. We spend all of our money helping animals. We help the public with native wildlife in Los Angeles, California. We can only give advice for anyone outside of California of the US. Thanks.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Child bitten by coyote in Springbrook park in Irvine, California - How to prevent being bitten by coyote - Animal Advocates

Coyote Springbrook Park Irvine California, Animal Advocates, Los Angeles, coyote rescue, coyote rehabilitation, hazing


A six year old boy was bitten by a coyote in Springbrook Park in Irvine, California. The child was playing across the park from his father. The coyote approached and grabbed the boy's arm. The coyote then dragged the boy three feet. His father saw this and yelled at the coyote who let go of the boy.

Based on our experience this was caused by a few things. People are leaving food or trash out in the park for the coyote to eat. People may be BBQ'ing at the park which will lure coyotes to the area. People are probably feeding the coyote directly. Within only one hour in Griffith Park we witnessed four separate adults directly feed a coyote. The coyote also ate out of the trash. People are also not scaring the coyote away. They are taking photos and videos so they can post it on social media. That's probably why some are feeding them directly.

As we've stated many times "a fed coyote is a dead coyote." Because of this incident Fish & Wildlife have already killed four coyotes found in that area. They are being tested for rabies just to be on the safe side.

Another issue which this park has is it's location. Coyotes love to travel along the sides of freeways. This park abuts the freeway. The coyotes travel via the sides of the freeway. For all these reasons coyotes are drawn to this park.

We have the same suggestions that we always give. Secure the food and trash. Make sure animals can't get in the trash cans and the cans are emptied regularly. Educate with signs then warn people that feeding coyotes or any wildlife is illegal. Start citing people if they continue to feed. Get rid of the BBQ areas. Don't let people bring BBQ grills to the park. City employees, coyote rescue groups, Fish & Wildlife, Parks Dept need to go and haze all coyotes in the area. If you see a coyote, yell at it, rush it, stomp your feet, make loud noises. And of course most importantly closely watch small children and pets.


http://www.grindtv.com/wildlife/coyote-attempts-drag-6-year-old-away-arm-hot-spot-coyotes/#tOvQihlmKzSdY7g2.97

Below is a map of Springbrook Park in Irvine, California.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Clifford C Pellow - Anti fox hunt activist passes away in England at the age of 73 - Animal Advocates

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Clifford C Pellow was born in Devon, Cornwall, Scilly, England June 1943. Pellow was a former fox hunter of 23 years. He was ultimately disgusted by the cruelty of the sport and decided to fight against fox hunting. In 1997 Andrew Tyler wrote a booklet "A Brush with Conscience" that detailed Clifford's revelations. Many hunters who see the light just walk away - Clifford had the guts to stand up and be counted as an opponent of his former pastime. Clifford recently was fighting England Prime Minister James Cameron's move to relax the fox hunting ban. Clifford married Barbara Jones in 1983. He passed away at his home September 2016.

THE SORDID TRUTH ABOUT FOX HUNTING– BEHIND THE SCENE’S (sorry about the formatting)

A Brush with Conscience – Why a Huntsman Abandoned His Sport

Author: Andrew Tyler 1997          


INTRODUCTION

Formore than two decades, Clifford Pellow served as a professional Huntsman with several packs of fox hounds in England and Wales. The last eight years of hishunting career were spent with the Tredegar Farmers Fox Hounds in South Wales.Always a stickler for the rules, Mr Pellow became more and more outraged at theabuse of foxes ordered by his Hunt Master in breach of hunting codes ofconduct, until, unable to stomach it any longer, he protested. As a result helost his job.

Hetook his complaints to the Masters of Fox Hounds Association, which held amockery of an 'enquiry', and finally 'exonerated' the Hunt Master, Mr HowardJones.

InNovember 1991, Clifford Pellow, at the invitation of the League Against CruelSports, attended a Press Conference in the House of Commons, where he describedto the media and several Members of Parliament, several incidents during whichfoxes were abused in contradiction of the rules of the Masters of Fox HoundsAssociation during his career as professional Huntsman for the Tredegar FarmersFox Hounds.

Mr Howard Jones, Master of that Hunt, who was publiclyaccused by Mr Pellow of being responsible for these abuses, launched a libelaction against Mr Pellow. The case came to court on 24th November 1994 in CardiffCrown Court. In his defence Mr Pellow called hunt supporters as witnesses toverify his allegations.

On1st December, after a six-day hearing, the jury cleared Mr Pellow of libel. Thecourt ordered Hunt Master Mr Jones to pay all the costs of the case - estimatedto be almost £100,000. Mr Jones, however, continues as Master of the Hunt withthe blessing of the Masters of Fox Hounds Association.

Awardwinning journalist Andrew Tyler was commissioned by the League Against CruelSports to interview Mr Pellow and write the compelling story of a man whoseburning conscience caused him to turn his back on a sport which had enthusedhim from childhood, and in which he had risen to the top, but whose governingbody pathetically failed him when he complained of horrific cruelty in breachof their own much-vaunted codes of conduct.

CliffordPellow has since carved out a new living unconnected with bloodsports and is amember of the League Against Cruel Sports. The League and its active membersnow benefit from his advice and unique knowledge and experience. He now looksback on his hunting days with new eyes and can no longer justify the continuingexistence of the 'sport' he once loved - even if conducted in accordance withthe rules. However, it is possible that he would still number amongst hunting'sleading professionals today, had his less conscientious superiors supported himin upholding the standards they publicly and piously proclaim in defence of foxhunting.

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Clifford Pellow, aprofessional fox hunter for 23 years, believed unwaveringly in the integrity ofhis 'craft'. He'd learnt its mysteries in night stories from his grandfather -all about wily Reynard and the special breed of man in red tunic who led thechase with horse and hounds that, on a good day, ended with Reynard beingvanquished. Grandfather was a Devonian quarryman who crushed stones for aliving; he followed the hunt on a push-bike. But Clifford achieved themiraculous. He married well and rose to become a huntsman: the highest rankingpaid 'servant' of the hunt.

Disillusionmentcame in stages. The Ruritanian cap-doffing and knee-bending, once an integralpart of the grand mystique, grew wearisome - especially after he came to seethe calibre of man to whom he was expected to defer. When, in 1985, he took ajob with a Welsh hunt - the Tredegar - that played slack with the rules, theremnants of his pride disintegrated.

‘I was getting very bitter, if you like, about the things that I saw. Itwasn't what I'd been brought up to. It wasn't the hunting that I knew, thesport that I had enjoyed, once loved and defended.' In advance of hunting days,he says, foxes were caught in traps, put into sacks and, after being draggedacross a couple of fields to get up a good scent, released for the hounds toslaughter. Bad sport. In one incident, a milk churn rather than a sack wasused. In another, the terrified fox bolted from the bag into a farm where hefell into a manure pit. The farmer's son shot him.

Whatmade matters worse for Pellow was that, from the start of his career, he'dalways been a man of starchy correctness, a disciplinarian who'd once beenfired for inflexibility. Now, here he was playing his own part in thetravesties. "I was as guilty as everyone else. Sickened by it, butguilty".

He remembers one fox, caught and handed over by a localfarmer, who was kept for a week in a 40 gallon bone bin, where he was sustainedon liver and water. "I remember looking in on him on the Friday, lookingat this beautiful creature, which he was, and thinking: Tomorrow this timeyou'll be a thing of the past, ripped to pieces. Seventeen-and-a- half coupleof hounds will be biting at you, each hound with 32 teeth."

'And before that there's the fear as you're grabbed by the tongs andstuck in the sack.'

‘I've held a fox many times by the scruff and brush and felt howpetrified they get; their hearts banging away like hell; farting and excretingand peeing every time the hounds speak. And I'm the person giving him threeseconds to live. I am responsible for it. Absolutely ghastly..'.

InJune 1990, oiled by a few whiskeys, Pellow spilt his complaint to theTredegar's joint master at a hound show in West Wales. Pellow had been talkingto another practitioner when his master called over, condescendingly:"Have you finished with my kennel huntsman, because I am ready togo?"

"Iam not your fucking kennel huntsman", Pellow replied. "I am not youranything mister!"

Threemonths later, disgusted by the hunting establishment's failure to respondproperly to his complaints of malpractice, he took his case to the old enemy -the League Against Cruel Sports. Before the year's end, he was travelling toLondon with his wife, Barbara, to address a House of Commons press conference,at which he would denounce not merely the rule-breakers but the whole 'crueland pointless' hunting business. Death threats awaited him on his return to hisMachen home. A potentially costly libel action would soon follow.

'Asthe train pulled into Paddington, I remember looking out the window andthinking: What the hell am I doing here! Barbara, who is herself from ahunting background, looked at me and said "What's the matter withyou?" - because I must have gone quiet for a bit.'

Itold her I wasn't sure and she said: "Urn, you're not going to back outare you?" And I said, "Oh no, I won't do that". And she said,very staunch, like: "Good!" So I knew she was following what I wasthinking and I knew she was with me.

Acouple of days later when I had been accused of lying by someone when they wereinterviewed on our local television station, and I told them that nobody callsme a liar and gets away with it, Barbara looked at me and said: "Go on boy,you show the bastards what you mean!".

CliffordPellow is still trying to disentangle his feelings about a 'sport' to which hedevoted much of his childhood and all of his working life up until June 1990.He talks with almost starry-eyed nostalgia of the old-time 'greats' who trainedhim in his various jobs around the country - 'proper, professional huntservants' like Jack Champion of Sussex, Jack Dark of Somerset and Jim Chapmanof Yorkshire.

‘Theywouldn't have put up with the kind of nonsense I've seen in my time - likebagging, or tying a fox's leg over its shoulder to slow it down for the houndsto catch. If you did that in their country, they'd put a whip around you,without a doubt.’

But, on reflection, he recognises that, even in his 1960sGolden Age, things weren't quite so perfect. The rule book allowed, in thosedays, a fox to be dug up and thrown alive to the hounds. And it was alsoacceptable to cut the footpads of captured foxes, or dowse them in their ownurine, before turning them loose, so giving the dogs a stronger scent tofollow. While such trickery persists, it is, at least, formally proscribed.

‘The rule changes of the early 1960s were forced by public opinion,'says Pellow. 'For there was that same opposition as is happening today. Now,though, it's probably even stronger'.

‘Iremember you would be going through a village at night after a day's hunting,and the children would run out and shout things at you like, "How manyhave you killed today, mister?" Today they run out and throw bricks andcall you all sorts of rotten so and sos.’

'Whatevermight be said, hunting is no longer the thread that runs through village life.Eighty-five per cent of rural people are ignorant about its doings. It existstoday purely for a die-hard crowd who have been brought up to believe that itis a way of life, the country sport.'.

Pellowwas himself cast from such a mould. He dresses in the tweedy, striped shirtstyle of gentleman's apparel from the early '60s. His bearing is somewhat regimental,although gives way to quieter, melancholic interludes. His physique is compactand his stride brisk. He still has a crop of healthy black hair which brushesback ruthlessly, away from crisp, clean features. The dialect points to a lifeon the move, being a mixture of Welsh and Devonian. And there is the habit oflaying sudden and startling emphasis on a word or phrase that, for the moment,means everything to him.

Whathe has always wanted, you suspect, and what he turned to hunting for, was a safeniche within a clearly codified and stratified world; a world of orderly dramasin which the role of honoured professional - the potent leading man with thelicence to kill - would be his. Over the years, the thing unravelled. The gamewasn't played straight, he found out. And it wasn't worth playing, anyway. Itwas an awful realisation for a man like Pellow, but he has had the courage notonly to recognise it for his own sake but to make the discovery public.

Hewas born March 1943 in the mid-Devonshire village of Sticklepath and raised byhis mother and grandparents after his father vanished when Pellow junior wasjust three years old. His quarryman grandfather was the quintessential workingclass hunt adept, whose Saturday 'sport' gave focus to a life of frugality andhard labour. With his bed-time stories, grandpa was the tireless mythologiserfor the cause - the huntsman as stoic hero; the fox as bloodthirsty killer ofchickens and lambs.

Clifford'sfirst memories of a hunt go back to when he was four. He was on his way toSunday school in his best blue suit when a car backed into his drive and ranhim over, breaking his leg.

Aftertreatment, he remembers being pushed in a pram to where the hunt met atSticklepath's Taw River Inn. "A hound jumped up onto the pram and I stillremember his name after all these years: Wallflower. That was the name thehuntsman snapped when he put the whip around him".

1didn't go on the hunt itself but I did see them take off from the back of thevillage. The hounds were barking - or speaking, as I learnt to call it - and,being a bit afraid, I hid under the table. Our house was quite close to thecovert where they were and I thought for some reason they were going to getinto the house and get me. My mum came in and said, "Don't be so daft.It's only foxes they chase." A year later, nerves settled, he attended hisfirst chase where he was ritually 'blooded'. It was a pre-season event at which'un-entered' puppy hounds were being taught, by the example of the older dogs,how to kill, and at which the main quarry were fox cubs aged 20 to 28 weeks.

Wewere outside the village of South Tawton. A cub had gone to ground under abank. I saw him dug out. I was standing quite close, about 10 feet away. And Isaw him carried alive from the earth into a nearby field where he was chucked15 or 20 feet up into the air. When he landed, the hounds grabbed and tore himapart. Then the huntsman went forth and did the thing they still do today: cutoff the brush (tail) and the pads and distributed them among different people.Then the mask (head) was removed and given away as a trophy for mounting.

Beforethe carcase was thrown to the hounds, the huntsman - Bill Tozer was his name; abig gruff man, who, to me was like royalty (I remember pacing up and downoutside his house for half an hour just to get a glimpse of him) - he said tome, "Come here boy". Then he stuck his finger into the carcase andplaced two dabs of blood on my forehead and two on the cheek. I was bloodied.Years later, I myself used to blood the youngest member of the field.

ButI remember being absolutely over the moon, that this man had caught hold of meand touched me. And, of course, you don't wash it off. You let it wear off.

Fromthen on I went hunting as often as I could - always on foot, keeping up somehowby taking short cuts, like across rivers that the horses had to go around. Eventhough it was a minority of kids who went hunting. I'd always go with friends.Often their parents would come. But never my mum. Like my sister, she's alwaysthought it was cruel and used to grumble like heck at gramps when he waschatting about it.

Bynow, I was bunking off school to go hunting. I'd deliberately miss the freeschool bus so that I could go home and get sixpence from my mum for theomnibus. I'd use the sixpence to go to Tongue End and walk from there towherever it was. One day, I was caught by my form mistress, Miss Harvey; shewas at the hunt herself. All she did was smack me round the ear and say: "Enjoyyour day boy!".

Heleft school in 1958, aged 15, but was sacked from his first job, cutting kale,when he gave chase to a pack of hounds after they'd crossed the field in whichhe was working. His life's ambition at the time was to be a policeman, rather thana hunt servant. "In those days" he says, "the police wererespected. They had a certain power and trust. You had to be very, very carefuland polite with them. They were something special.".

Twicehe failed the police entrance exam; poor maths letting him down. A successionof labouring jobs, mostly on farms, followed before he walked into his firsthunt post in 1967 at the age of 24. It came after a chance meeting in a localpub with the top paid servant for the Tetcott Hunt. His name was Jim Deakin andhe invited Pellow to a Saturday chase, then back to the kennels - 'a greathonour' - where he watched the hounds being fed and their field wounds attendedto. They went for a drink in the village inn where Pellow recognised, in theway the regulars deferred to his older companion; buying him drinks andmanoeuvring to gain his ear; that to be a huntsman was to possess what he'dhoped to get from the police force: respect and honour.

OnDeakin's advice, Pellow wrote to the Masters of Fox Hounds Association (MFHA),hunting's governing body, and asked to be put on their jobs-wanted list. Somemonths later came an offer from the Sussex-based Old Surrey and Burstow Hunt.Pay, for a seven day week, was £13 10 shillings, plus use of a tithed house andthree tons of coal a year. As kennelman, his task was to look after the houndsand their quarters. Also, to prepare their food - skinning and carvinglocally-collected cattle and sheep who had perished, from injury or disease,before they could be taken to slaughter.

Aheadof him on the rungs to the top were the whipper-in (the huntsman's ears andeyes on the hunting field) and the huntsman himself. While the master was thehuntsman's social superior, the man - guided by a committee - who hired andfired, it was the huntsman who was supreme when the chase was on. 'The masteris strictly the amateur', says Pellow. 'He might tell him where to go and whatcoverts to draw but it is entirely up to the huntsman where and when he doesit’.

Downstairsas much as upstairs the lines of demarcation were fastidiously observed. To thekennelman, the huntsman was always Mr or Sir and his orders were not to bequestioned. The hounds also had their clearly defined functions and, as soon asthey failed to meet the terms, were ruthlessly expunged.

'Untilthat time, they were kept in warm, clean kennels - bitches and dogs apart -where they slept together on bench beds in a huge pile. In the morning theywere turned out into the grass yard for exercise'.

Morestringent conditioning, known as walking out, began during the spring andbecame progressively more taxing as the November start to the seasonapproached. At first, they are led on foot. Later, it would be by bicycle and,ultimately, by horseback for 15 mile cross-country trots.

Controlledbreeding was by the 'best' male and female specimens, with the new-born in thecharge of the kennelman for the first seven or eight weeks. Then they wereturned over to a friendly local farmer or some other hunt supporter so thatthey could get used to a world of chickens, geese and tractors.

'Bythe time they come back, it will, hopefully, be with some knowledge of theoutside world. As summer wears on, they are introduced to the kennel activityproper and trained to obey the various commands. At this stage, they are still"un-entered", which means they have no hunting experience. This comesduring the cubbing season - starting in August - when they will be 12 to 18months old. Those that fail to make the grade get the bullet; they are takenround the back and shot'.

Dogspast their prime (generally, older than five or six years) are also killed.Altogether, says Pellow, out of a pack of 60 animals, eight to ten are disposedof every season.

Howdoes a dog fail his or her master? There are many ways: A hound that won'tdraw (search for a fox) when a fox goes into covert but sits outsidewaiting for somebody else to do it, he's no good to anyone. Nor is the houndthat won't speak (bark) - because there's no point a hound finding a foxif it won't tell you about it. Or you might have a hound that speaks ateverything that moves - at a blackbird flying into a tree. Babbling it'scalled.

OldSurrey and Burstow was good hunting country, clean with plenty of open fieldsbetween coverts, hedges and ditches. The kill rate averaged about one a day.Most followers, of course, wouldn't have a clue whether you've killed or not.But, for hunt servants, the kill is essential. It's good reward for the hounds,sharpens them up, does them the world of good to have a bit of blood, as theycall it.

The game, for the two seasons he was at the Old Surreywas, he says, played straight. The Master, local squire Sir Ralph (pronouncedRaif) Clarke, was a 'splendid fellow, a first class chap'. And, with his fellowservants, Pellow developed genuine friendships. He also received the respect hecraved. ‘In the village you were the hunt. You were accepted by the localpeople as being something a little bit special.'.

Thechance of more variety took him to the Seavington Hunt in Somerset. Here, hewas allowed to ride the huntsman's horse, drive a Land Rover and build or mendthe odd fence… but never on hunting days. You weren't actually allowed out ofthe kennels on hunting days. No, no! Good gracious me! A kennelman's place, asthe name suggests, is in the kennels.

Hishuntsman tutor at the Seavington was 'the great' Jack Dark, whom he remembersbeing as straight as squire Clarke from the Old Surrey. And yet, while therules were observed, it was still a wounding business, and not only for thefoxes. The field injuries incurred by the hounds came regularly and were oftensevere. But, like soldiers in battle, pain and infirmity were invariablydeferred.

'Every-dayinjuries were thorns in feet and minor and major rips from barbed wire. ButI've seen hounds with their intestines hanging out, their eyes hanging down,and hounds with broken toes, broken legs, exposed testicles, and with ribs thathave stuck through their flesh; a collision with a vehicle or with a horsewould be the likely cause. I've never had a hound die in the field, though. Onehad a heart attack back in the kennels but she didn't die until the Sundaymorning'.

Thehorses also suffer. He has, personally, shot two in the field after they'dbroken their legs. And he remembers another being so badly ripped across herchest and legs by newly-erected barbed wire, she was incapacitated for threemonths.

Manyof the injuries to the dogs are dealt with by the hunt servants. 'We considerourselves, somewhat, as veterinary surgeons, which of course we aren't. Wedon't have the competence or the equipment, such as local anaesthetic. Yet, Imyself have stitched a hound with ordinary needle and cotton. She was calledTablet and you could see the fleshy part of her ribs underneath a barbed wiretear. Happily, she made a good recovery and the vet congratulated me on a goodjob'.

Onanother occasion, he used a razor blade to sever a toe that had been danglingby the cord through much of an active day's hunting. ‘I think it was then shefelt it, for she gave out with a yelp. I washed, bandaged and put some cream onit and she was out again in a fortnight.'

Trainingthe younger hounds and rebuking older ones for loss of concentration is also abruising business. To scold a pup, the servant seizes the culprit and strikeshim with the handle of the whip across the ribs - firmly enough, says Pellow,to raise a row of bumps. At the same time, the youngster is verballyreprimanded. An older dog who, say, shows interest in a sheep, will feel thewhip's leash. 'And I can tell you, I've had a whip around me a couple of times,that it does smart a bit.’

The aspect of his hunting career that, today, causes him mostremorse is his participation in 'cubbing' - the annual hunting and destructionof foxes aged no more than five to seven months, with the aim of teaching theirfamily group as well as the new entry of hounds a suitable lesson.

‘It is a barbaric, hideous business in which the victims are stillcompletely and utterly inexperienced and still dependent on their mothers.

‘It works like this: a huntsman, who knows his salt, knows there isa vixen in a particular covert and that there are five cubs with her. He goesinto the covert and soon the hounds pick up the vixen's scent and speak to her.They rattle around a bit. She'll try to warn them off and, when the going getstough, put her cubs to what she considers safety underground, in the earth.

'She will then break covert to take the hounds - she knows, she's experienced- away from the cubs. She'll run across the fields and when she decides to go,she'll go, never mind that there are 50 frightful people out there makingnoises and shouting. The hounds will come out and chase her a bit. This is agood thing. It enables your young hounds to know what happens when you'rehunting across a field.

'After a field or field-and-a-half the huntsman will call them back.Now they go to the earth where the cubs are and they dig them out. And theydon't kill one or two or three but every one of them - after which theycongratulate themselves on a beautiful morning's cubbing.

'Sometimes the cubs themselves break covert. I remember seeing one -no bigger than a ten-inch ball of fluff - up at the Lamerton (in Devon). Whenhe saw all these people shouting at him he stopped, looked at the hounds in aclump of brambles a distance away and thought, "Oh well, I'm safehere", and sat down. He was no more than ten feet away. And of course, thehounds came and he never moved. The master, a chap called Robbins, said to me:"Committed suicide that one." When a second cub came out, the samehappened to her'.

At the other end of the hunting season in March, many vixens areeither already nursing their new-born cubs or at least heavily pregnant.

'At the Tredegar, my last hunt, we had a vixen to ground. We justhappened to come across her hiding, if you like. One of the bitches slippedaway and started to mark the ground. The master said, "We haven't had akill so we'll have this one." When we got to it, I said to the master'Whoops vixen in cub sir!" And he said, "That don't matter, we'llstill have her." 'We carried on digging but by now my blood is boiling,for this is against all etiquette. And, now, he said, "Don't bother toshoot it, just fire into the ground and we'll leave her to the hounds."But I couldn't.

‘I did shoot her. I couldn't be bothered to go through the ritual,either, of holding her up. I just threw her and the hounds ripped her topieces, and as they ripped her, there were four little baby foxes, not yet withhair. They were naked, or bald, or call it what you like. And the master wentalong and just screwed them into the ground with his feet'.

If cubbing is the practice that, when looking back, most 'revoltsand sickens' him, the element within the hunt for which he reserves hisgreatest contempt are the terriermen. These are the hunt addicts who, aided bytheir fearless terrier dogs, block potential fox escape routes prior to thehunt and, on the day itself, dig out and either bolt or shoot animals who stillmanage to go to ground.

As well as 'official' terriermen - those attached formally to hunts- there are the 'unofficials', who freely assist the officials on hunt days forthe pleasure of 'working' their dogs.

Often, this second category will race to be first to get their dogsdown earths so that they can test them in underground battles with the corneredfox. They enjoy vying with each other to see who has the toughest, mostaggressive terrier and will proudly display their animal's, sometimesappalling, wounds.

Whenever a dog-fighting or badger-digging case comes to court, aterrierman will more often than not be at the centre of it.

‘Terriermen' says Pellow, 'are the thugs of the hunt. They are,quite frankly, a law unto themselves. They consider themselves in charge ofthings and completely indispensable. If you get too close when they are diggingout and producing a fox - 90 per cent of the time by foul means - they becomeaggressive. I've heard them even tell a hunt master to bugger off and come backwhen they've finished.

'They are aggressive because, deep down, they know what they aredoing is wrong and they believe you will see something and report them. What'sin it for them is that they get the fox in the end. It doesn't matter whetherthey throw it to the hounds, bash it on the head with a spade or stick an ironbar through its guts. And I've seen it all.

‘I've seen an iron bar stuck right through the lower jawof a fox. "Whheeerrr, you bastard," this one said to me "Thefucker won't get away now." And he, literally, had him pinned with an ironbar through his nose and jaw.'

Theactivities of terriermen, says Pellow, are tolerated because the spectacle ofsuch men at work is enjoyed by a large number of hunting's foot followers. Andit is these people who provide valuable revenue through their membership ofsupporters' clubs.

AfterJack Dark and the Seavington came The Holdemess Hunt in Yorkshire. Pellow wasthere, as kennelman, for one season, resigning over what he regarded was theshoddy treatment of his immediate superior and friend, Huntsman Patrick Read.

Readwas put down a peg when the master - an amateur - decided to take charge of thefield. Then came Read's dismissal, by means of a letter and withoutcompensation.

'Theydidn't even have the guts or the decency to tell him to his face.’

Thenext day I handed in my own notice and although they tried to get me to changemy mind, with an offer of a better job, I wanted no more part of it. They hadbeen, personally, very good to me, providing me with a couple of convectorheaters when my son was born and, every week, filling my car with petrol. Butthe principal of the fact remained. And I am a stickler for principal. I won'tbudge from it.'

Next,came a Hunt in North Yorkshire, where he was to witness a sadistic piece oftrickery.

Ridingahead of his huntsman, he saw what he thought was a three-legged fox. Hereported what he'd seen, they gave chase and eventually found the animalhobbling in a hedgerow. The dogs killed him. Pellow's huntsman - 'a first classprofessional and first class man' - jumped off his horse to take a closer lookand discovered that one of the fox's legs had been tied up behind his shoulder.Someone had hobbled him to ensure a straightforward kill.

'JimChapman called it a day there and then. On the way home he said something thathas always stuck with me. He said, fox hunting is the best sport this countryhas ever produced. Therefore we must always play by the rules. He was broughtup with that belief and because he saw the rules had been broken he stopped andwent home.'

TheHursley Hunt in Hampshire was his next posting and, here, he finally reachedthe pinnacle position of huntsman. He joined as something less - as kennelhuntsman, which placed him in charge of the kennels but not of the huntingfield. This was under the command of one of the joint masters - a ColonelDouglas Drysdale. The Colonel had followed in the previous huntsman's tail-windfor years. Now he, the amateur, wanted to do the professional's job.

'Fromthe reports I've had, you're a good chap,' he told Pellow at the interview. Hewas doubly convinced after seeing Pellow in action. From May I, when Pellow wasengaged, until the Thursday in November prior to the Saturday start of theseason, the Colonel persisted with his ambition to take charge of the action.

Then,returning to the kennels after exercise, he confessed: ‘I must have been acomplete and utter idiot if I think I can hunt hounds. As from now, you arepromoted to huntsman.' At this moment of opportunity, Pellow panicked: ‘I said"I'm not ready for the huntsman's job sir". And he said, "Well,see how it goes”’

Theywere due to start cubbing at 6.30 a.m. The Colonel called his new huntsman out45 minutes early so that Pellow's first moments in charge would be without thescrutiny of a critical audience. Drysdale was not only pleased with that firstperformance, he went on to describe Pellow to the Duke of Beaufort - hunting'spremier figure of the day - in superlative terms "Give this lad a couplemore years experience and he'll become one of the top six huntsmen in thecountry."

‘Ifmy grandfather could have looked down through the clouds he would have said,"Well done boy!", because I had done it. I had got there. Walking outinto the kennels in the morning half an hour after everyone else, it was readyfor you. The yards were clean, the hounds were ready for you to exercise. Andit's "good morning sir", with a little twiggle of the cap.'

Troubleat the Hursley started after two seasons following the Colonel's departure;there had been a financial dispute with his committee members. A banker, HughDalgetty, came in as master and now he wanted what the Colonel had originallysought but relinquished: command of the hounds.

Thecritical point of tension, however, related to Pellow's marriage breakdown. Hehad met and wed his first wife, Anne, seven years earlier in 1968 while at theOld Surrey and Burstow. She was gentry; an uncle owned a vast estate in NorthWales. She rode expensive horses, shot and hunted and did nothing much else inthose days (though Pellow says she's now a reformed character, living apractical life in the Orkneys. They remain friends.)

In1975, news of their discord alarmed Pellow's new master. He was worried the'antis' would make great play of it and that the whole matter would bedetrimental to hunting's reputation.

‘Iwent down to his house, Lockerby Hall, which was quite a big house; he waslocal landed gentry. And I said, "I can't be bothered with people likeyou". His mum came in and they all stood up, and they're not dukes orearls or lords. They're just Mr and Mrs who happen to own 16000 acres.

'Andthere was all this bobbing up and down like mushrooms in a frying pan and hewas rattling on. He wanted me to resign at the end of the season because he wasworried for the hunt's reputation, but I said, "Oh, stuff it!" Ichucked it in, I resigned - there and then.'

Inhis early days, the arcane nature of the hunt - the social stratification, thebaronial etiquette - were a prime attraction for Pellow. But, at the Hursley,he came to see that his cherished world was unjust as well as risible. It wasprobably here that the seeds for that rich crop of discontent were sown.

Amatter of personal pride, fiercely defended, led to the break, after five yearsservice, with Pellow's next hunt: the Tivyside in Cardigan.

Hewas out in the field one day chasing a fox when he came across a rider who, hesaid, caused him to send the hounds in the wrong direction, yet shifted theblame onto Pellow.

‘Ifa fox breaks covert and goes East, you turn your horse, take your cap off andpoint the way he's going. But he didn't, he holloaed and carried on lookinginto the covert. I put the hounds on the way he was looking, to which he said,"You're hunting heel line (in other words, the opposite direction that thefox took) you daft bastard".

‘Itold him if he knew what he was doing he wouldn't be looking in the wrongdirection anyway. And he replied, "Don't you dare speak to me that way, Ihappen to be this, that, and t'other." And I said, "You also happento be a bloody idiot", and carried on.

Areprimand from his master followed, with an order to apologise; the offendedparty was an important hunt official. Pellow refused, insisting he had been inthe right. His master insisted on obedience. The following day, Pellow formallyresigned. For some weeks, the master stalled about accepting it. Pellow was askedto reconsider but he wouldn't budge.

'Thischap accused me of doing something that wasn't my fault and it wasn'tretracted. As anyone who knows me will tell you, I am a stickler for principle.I would not be moved.'

Itwas 1980. For one season he worked as huntsman with the Lamerton, his 'home'pack in Devon. He was fired from here for excessive strictness - a failing heconcedes. ‘I wouldn't have people riding in front of me, in front of hounds.Wouldn't have people calling me Clifford. If they couldn't say "Goodmorning sir", don't bother to speak at all was my attitude.'

Withno job and no house, he, his two children and first wife (from whom he hadstill not parted) sheltered for several months in a caravan belonging to alocal farmer. Their furniture was kept under tarpaulin for eight weeks on thelawn of the tithed cottage he had been forced to vacate.

Hisfinal hunt job was with the Tredegar Farmers in Gwent and it was here that hemet his 'adored' second wife, Barbara.

Hewas to stay with the Tredegar for eight years, the longest any servant hadremained. This was despite the fact he regarded the area as poor huntingcountry, with little opportunity to gallop through its small fields which werespiked with barbed wire and had lots of woodland and other cover. At theTredegar a familiar theme re-surfaced: the master who wanted charge of thefield rather than leaving it to his professional servant.

He considered resigning in 1985 but persisted. Jobs wereno longer easy to find. ‘I stayed and gave the master all the support I couldbut then I noticed things were going wrong.' Trapped foxes held captive in milkchurns and in bone bins, then, on hunting day, put into bags and dragged acrossfields - all so as to impress the followers whose donations keep the enterpriseafloat…this was not the 'sport' of his grandfather's night-time stories.

‘It was "only a fox" at the end of the day, not a creaturewho could feel the same as you or I. The excuse given in arguments with theantis is that the fox is a killer, a pest. But when you're at your huntfunction, such as your hunt dance, you never hear the hunting fraternity say,"Oh, we'll have to kill a fox tomorrow because it killed a chicken or asheep." That's just an excuse. The hunting fraternity have hundreds ofexcuses for hunting but not one justification.

'Thereason for hunting is simply to provide sport for, as we term it in the huntingtrade, those who follow you. That is to say, for those who pay the subwhich, in the end, pays your wages.'

Followingthe bust-up with his master at the June 1990 Builth Wells hound show, Pellowlodged a formal complaint about the rule breaking with the Masters of FoxhoundsAssociation. Several letters passed between the two parties. An inquiry time wasset but, when Pellow asked for it to be re-arranged because one of hiswitnesses couldn't attend on the given day, the MFHA refused.

"Theirhandling of it,' he says, 'was absolutely filthy. They had been given dates,places, what was done by whom and three signed statements - and still theyallowed the guilty party to carry on. But then they were not going to be toldwhat to do by a mere servant and, at the end of the day, that's what we are.When I had asked for another date for the inquiry, I was told, "That's itboy, you've had your chance." I might at least have been called Mr Pellow.I was not a boy. I was 47 years old.'

TheMFHA rejection drove Pellow into the arms of the League Against Cruel Sportsand, before the year's end, into a public denunciation of the 'craft' to whichhe'd devoted his life.

Hebriefly took a job as a senior security man for government offices in Gwent,heading a team of eight other men. At the back of the offices was a fox earth,occupied by a vixen and her young. Pellow regularly threw out food for them,brown bread and other scraps. Now he is running his own business deliveringanimal feed to farms in South Wales.

Butthere is still one ghoulish reminder of the bad old days: the head, or mask, ofthe fox from Tredegar whom he kept alive for a week in the 40 gallon bone bin.Though Pellow was not in at the kill, he arrived soon after and, personally,decapitated the slain animal. Until he abandoned hunting, the mounted trophywas displayed at his home. It now sits in a cupboard. One day, he says, he'llsell it, and give the £60 or so it should raise to charity.

‘Ifyou were to put two petitions in front of me - one for the continuation ofhunting and one for the abolition, I would, without hesitation, sign for abolition.All the hunting fraternity think I've been got at. After all, I've had myencounters with the antis. I've galloped over them and put the whip aroundthem. Caught one chap by the hair and galloped up the road and bounced him alittle bit.

‘Myopinion of the antis was that they were scum, scruffy, glorified hippies, andthat they only did it for a free lunch, or £20, or whatever it was. Now,looking at it from today, the antis I've met - the active saboteurs – OK, theydress odd to say the least. They have long hair and have earrings stuck wherethey shouldn't have earrings. But they are, when you think about them, genuinepeople who genuinely feel for the quarry. And, as such, I don't think theywould do damage to hounds or horses. It does happen but it is not theirintention to do it.

'Whenit comes to the fighting in the hunting field, I can only speak from the videoevidence that I've seen, and 9 times out of 10, it is the hunting fraternitywho start it.'

'Yes,they think I've been got at. But nobody approached me. I made the approaches -both to the MFHA and, when that failed, to the League Against Cruel Sports.

'Orthey might say that I was not up to my job. Yet, the afternoon of my argumentat the Builth hound show, I had been speaking to a regional secretary of theBritish Field Sports Society who wanted me to do a public relations stand forthem at a major event in Swansea.

‘I believe that speaks for itself - that I must be regarded by those in the knowas some sort of authority on hunting.'

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game and the USDA. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.


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