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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Who is Ezra James, Ezra Lee James who lit a raccoon in a trap on fire for eating his mangoes?

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UPDATE: The probably cause document has just been unsealed. It's below redacted as a two page pdf. Ezra is listed as retired. It states as follows,

"On August 16, 2018 Ezra Lee James did commit the offense of Animal Cruelty resulting in death by intentionally and willfully capturing a raccoon, pouring gasoline on it and setting it on fire while still in a metal trap. This resulted in the cruel death of the raccoon; when I arrived on scene the raccoon had been pulled out of the cage and was laying on the ground. The raccoon was still alive, completely burned, skin was pulled back from the feet from the burns. I had to put the animal down with my gun to end its suffering."

https://drive.google.com/file/d/16jA494dsi2XjflGeVJx16gQl1qUD4EBX/view?usp=sharing

ORIGINAL: Ezra James trapped a raccoon which he believed was eating his mangoes. He admitted to then pouring gasoline on it lighting it on fire August 15, 2018 at night. He left the raccoon in the trap. The neighbor saw it and called police. Police humanely shot the raccoon to death to put it out of its misery. He was arrested at his home August 16, 2018. He paid bond and was bailed August 17, 2018. James, Ezra booking number 4857028.

Ezra Lee James was born February 12, 1930 in Jamaica. He currently lives in Palm Bay, Brevard County, Florida. He was arrested August 17, 2018 at his home. He was charged with a felony, cruelty to animals in the third degree. There are many other cases against him in Brevard County.

Ezra James was charged with a felony animal cruelty in the third degree. Sentence is no more than five years in jail and/or $10,000 fine. I personally believe Ezra James has some senility and has seriously lost his judgment. He admitted to his crime on video for the media. I think he should be sentenced to counseling, community service, a fine and probation. Jail time for an 88 year old man makes no sense.

Here it the court record as a pdf. It's also below as text but it falls apart.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L5ZCTU4_6a7Tq5v1S52AGeM49TU2TsBA/view?usp=sharing

In 2006 Ezra James went bankrupt. At the time he owned three homes and three cars which included a Cadillac Fleetwood, Lincoln Towncar and a 15 passenger Ford 350 bus. All homes were in foreclosure. He is listed as a transportation provider for the Port Authority of Florida. In 2006 he was a taxi cab service for E & J Transportation making $771/month and unmarried. He collected social security in the amount of $600/month. His bus was repossessed. He tried to get it back. His creditors fought the stays and discharges. His debts were discharged in 2007.

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Booking information.

Inmate Details - James, Ezra Lee
Demographic Information
Name:
James, Ezra Lee
Subject Number:
4857028
Date of Birth:
02/12/1930
Age:
88
Gender:
Male
Race:
Black or African American
Height:
68
Weight:
150.0
Address
535 CONOVER AV
Palm Bay, FLORIDA 32907

08/16/2018 17:57

08/16/2018 17:57
Booking History
Booking 2018-00012700
Booking Date:08/16/2018 16:53
Release Date:08/17/2018 16:48:56
Prisoner Type:03 - FAM Awaiting Trial
Total Bond Amount:
Total Bail Amount:
Booking Origin:
Bond Number Bond Type Bond Amount Charge Count
2018-00028985 Cash or Surety $2,000.00 1
Charge Offense Date Docket Number Sentence Length Crime Class Court Date Judge Arresting Agency Attempt/Commit
Animal Cruelty-Felony-Cause Cruel Death Pain & Suffering 08/16/2018 Felony 08/17/2018 Initial Appearance Palm Bay Police Department Committed

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STATE VS JAMES EZRA LEE

Case Information

Case Number Case Type Filing Date Case Status Status Date Judge Jurisdiction Charging Agency

05-2018-CF-041191-AXXX-XX OTHER 08/17/2018 ORIGINAL PENDING 08/17/2018 NANCY MALONEY PALM BAY PALM BAY POLICE DEPT


  Participants Print
Type Name Participant Id DL Number Race Gender DOB Address 1 Address 2 City State Zip
DEFENDANT (1) JAMES EZRA LEE 159860 FL J520212300520 BLACK MALE 02/12/1930 535 CONOVER AVE NE PALM BAY, FL 32907-1632
PLAINTIFF (1) STATE OF FLORIDA 3684 2725 JUDGE FRAN JAMIESON WAY BLDG D VIERA, FL 32940-6605
ATTORNEY FOR: P1 BREVARD CO STATE ATTORNEY 34 2725 JUDGE FRAN JAMIESON WAY BLDG D VIERA, FL 32940-6605


  Register Of Actions   Viewable    Viewable On Request    Pending   Sealed  Confidential To purchase copies, click here. Print
View Event Date Document Number Description Page Count Amount
08/17/2018 1 ARREST AFFIDAVIT INITIAL ARREST 2
08/17/2018 2 COST OF INVESTIGATION AFFIDAVIT 1
08/17/2018 CAL:INITIAL APPEARANCE
08/17/2018 CR: HEARD
08/17/2018 3 COURT MINUTES REGARDING INITIAL APPEARANCE
  Total Number of Document Pages 3


  Initial Charges Print
Arrest Number Count Offense Date Florida Statute Charge Description Class Degree
1 1 08/16/2018 828.12.2 CRUELTY TO ANIMALS FELONY THIRD DEGREE

  Court Charges Print
Arrest Number Count Offense Date Florida Statute Charge Description Class Degree Disposition Date Final Disposition Citation Number
1 1 08/16/2018 828.12.2 CRUELTY TO ANIMALS FELONY THIRD DEGREE

Ezra Lee James lied about not having a record. He definitely does. A very long record.

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-1991-TR-082330-AXXX-XX 02/15/1991 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Expired registration tags DEFENDANT 1 05-1992-TR-059975-AXXX-XX 03/13/1992 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Improper lane change DEFENDANT 1 05-1992-TR-053192-AXXX-XX 11/12/1992 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-1994-TR-060286-AXXX-XX 06/15/1994 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-1994-TR-061797-AXXX-XX 11/18/1994 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding. Hazard. Failed to use care DEFENDANT 1 05-1995-TR-058768-AXXX-XX 05/09/1995 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-1995-TR-059996-AXXX-XX 10/27/1995 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

No drivers license DEFENDANT 1 05-1996-TR-057498-AXXX-XX 03/01/1996 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

No registration DEFENDANT 1 05-1996-CT-024994-AXXX-XX 10/18/1996 JAMES EZRA L 12/12/1930 0.00

Speeding. No insurance DEFENDANT 1 05-1996-TR-052901-AXXX-XX 10/18/1996 JAMES EZRA L 12/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-1997-TR-065876-AXXX-XX 02/07/1997 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Expired drivers license DEFENDANT 1 05-1997-TR-051265-AXXX-XX 03/20/1997 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-1997-TR-051914-AXXX-XX 04/07/1997 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-1998-TR-043953-AXXX-XX 09/29/1998 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-1999-TR-066416-AXXX-XX 01/06/1999 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-2000-TR-036823-AXXX-XX 05/26/2000 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding. No vehicle registration DEFENDANT 1 05-2001-TR-051433-AXXX-XX 07/23/2001 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Fail to yield at alley or driveway DEFENDANT 1 05-2001-TR-053967-AXXX-XX 07/30/2001 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

No safety belt DEFENDANT 1 05-2003-TR-026140-AXXX-XX 04/14/2003 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-2004-TR-004714-AXXX-XX 01/16/2004 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-2005-TR-101666-AXXX-XX 12/15/2005 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Eviction. PLAINTIFF 1 05-2006-CC-011400-XXXX-XX 03/17/2006 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Eviction. PLAINTIFF 1 05-2006-CC-045585-XXXX-XX 05/12/2006 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-2007-TR-027629-AXXX-XX 04/09/2007 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-2007-TR-042180-AXXX-XX 06/01/2007 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-2007-TR-083639-AXXX-XX 11/02/2007 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Ran a red light DEFENDANT 1 05-2008-TR-026989-AXXX-XX 04/04/2008 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

No drivers license DEFENDANT 1 05-2008-TR-068578-AXXX-XX 09/19/2008 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Failed to use designated single lane
DEFENDANT 1 05-2008-TR-078306-AXXX-XX 10/30/2008 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-2009-TR-026377-AXXX-XX 03/17/2009 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Moving violation. Failure to use due care DEFENDANT 1 05-2010-TR-004743-AXXX-XX 09/15/2010 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

No vehicle registration DEFENDANT 1 05-2011-TR-019465-AXXX-XX 02/02/2011 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Speeding DEFENDANT 1 05-2011-TR-023506-AXXX-XX 02/24/2011 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Ran a red light
DEFENDANT 1 05-2011-TR-004275-AXXX-XX 06/22/2011 JAMES EZRA L 02/12/1930 0.00

Improper backing, DEFENDANT 1 05-2013-TR-002258-AXXX-XX 01/29/2013 JAMES EZRA LEE 02/12/1930 0.00

Improper backing, traffic DEFENDANT 1 05-2015-TR-028163-AXXX-XX 10/15/2015 JAMES EZRA LEE 02/12/1930 0.00

Current case DEFENDANT 1 05-2018-CF-041191-AXXX-XX 08/17/2018 JAMES EZRA LEE 02/12/1930 0.00

A continuación encontrará sus datos de votante según nuestros registros. Full Name Nombre completo : EZRA L JAMES Street Address Dirección : 535 CONOVER AVE NE City Ciudad : PALM BAY Zip Code Código postal : 32907 County Name Condado : BREVARD Voter Gender Género del votante : Date Of Registration Fecha de inscripción : 10/2/1992 Party Partido : Republican Party of Florida Voter Status Calificación como votante : Active*

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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Friday, August 17, 2018

Coyotes not evil people are killing cats and small animals - Animal Advocates, Mary Cummins

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There have been many reports over many years about "sick, twisted humans" killing cats in gruesome manners. The owner of the cats and others insist a human must have used a "scalpel" to cut their cat in half or disembowel them with very little blood. Some even swears they saw a "sketchy looking man in a car driving around the neighborhood looking for cats to kill." They swear the body parts were "placed, staged" to cause humans fear. They even offer rewards for the "killer."

Years of evidence has shown that these are generally cases where a coyote or two killed a cat to eat.  Their main diet is wild bunnies, ground squirrels, gophers and berries. If you leave your cat outside and unprotected, they will eat it because it's easier to catch than a wild bunny or gopher. Keep your cat and all small pets indoors and protected.

WARNING! There are some dead cat photos at the bottom of this article. Don't scroll all the way down if you can't take it.

How to tell if a coyote or a human or a dog killed your cat.

Coyotes try to approach the cat from behind. They don't want to have to deal with sharp teeth and claws. They will grab the cat by the back of the neck and bite, shake hard to quickly kill the cat. Sometimes when they bite and shake the head comes off. They will keep their jaws clenched on the cat until they know it's dead. Sometimes the cats die from shock or suffocation.

Coyotes will generally just eat the protein and calorie rich organ meats. After the cat is dead they rip open the stomach area, disembowel the cat and eat the organs. Sometimes the intestines will be pulled out. Sometimes when eating the organs the cat ends up in two pieces. Sometimes they are hunting in a pack. One coyote may grab part of the cat while another grabs the other end. Sometimes they rip the cat in two ripping off all of part of the tail and maybe even degloving the remaining tail or skinning part of the body in the process.

They generally attack from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. when it's dark out. Because no humans are generally around at those hours they will eat the cat on the front lawn or parkway. They aren't "intentionally displaying the dead animal" as some state. Outdoor cats generally hang out in the front of homes. If the coyotes are interrupted while they are eating, they may take the cat parts and go eat elsewhere. If it's a pack of coyotes hunting for a female with pups, they may bring the entire dead cat back to the den. They also sometimes do this to train pups how to hunt and eat. Mom will rip open a cat so her pups can get to the organ meat.

Below is an article from Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico, Aug 1, 1993. It quotes Los Angeles County Animal Control.

"Mason's cat, Weasel, disappeared from the driveway of the couple's Plano home last month." "He found the body" "head and forepaw neatly severed, the heart and other internal organs removed and laid aside." 'Otherwise it was all clean. There was no blood on the cat's coat. The remaining intestines were all gone." "The body, head and paw, and heart seemed placed, Mason thought arranged in a triangle. He notified Plano police." Neighbors frequently see coyotes in the area but "Mason does not think coyotes killed his cat. I wouldn't rule anything out but I don't think so." "It looks like the animals have been surgically taken apart, because coyotes are very skilled predators," says Bob Ballenger, executive assistant of the Los Angeles County Dept of Animal Care and Control. "It's not a chew and a rip-up."

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Here's another big scare that turned out to be coyotes. I have redacted the person's name and the name of the group. They were not from the area and not familiar with coyote kills. The coyotes live in the golf courses and come eat outdoor cats for dinner at night.

September 12, 2005

“Dear Friends,
It is with great sadness that I write you tonight, but I feel I must get the word out. There have been a rash of cat mutilations in the area near Cashio St. and La Cienega in West LA. Ten cats have been
chopped in half or into three pieces and posed in the front yards of neighbors in this area since July. *** has been investigating this horrible violent criminal activity and has some leads but have not caught the perpetrator yet. We have posted $1,000 reward signs for information leading to the
conviction of the killer in the area where the bodies have been found. If anyone would like to help with this investigation please contact me at the *** and I will discuss with you ways that you can assist. By the way, it is always best to keep your cat indoors, but especially if you live in this neighborhood!!!"

If a dog were to kill a cat, they also go for the neck. After the cat is dead they generally don't eat it. They may play with it by tossing it around by the neck or legs. You will see a bit of dog saliva on the neck. Coyotes don't play with their food. They just eat it. Very little saliva on the neck. The main wound is on the neck. The other wounds are just from eating it.

Some wonder why there is very little blood at the kill site. There's a very good reason for that. The coyote breaks the cat's neck quickly. This causes the heart to stop pumping. The coyote finally rips into the stomach area, peritoneal cavity when the heart has stopped. For this reason the blood loss will be minimized.

How to keep your cats, small pets safe from coyotes.

The most important thing to do is keep your cats and small animals indoors and protected. If a coyote doesn't kill your cat, a dog, car, another cat could kill them.

It never makes sense to trap and kill coyotes who eat pets. Every coyote you trap/kill will instantly be replaced by another coyote. You'd also need a permit and trappers charge about $1,000-$1,500 to trap each coyote. Coyotes don't go into Hav-a-Hart traps and snare traps are now illegal in Los Angeles, California. It's illegal to trap and relocate healthy nuisance wildlife in California. You'd have to drive them at least 50 to 100 miles away or they'll just return anyway.

The best thing to do is not lure them to your home. Keep small pets indoors. Don't leave out cat food. Coyotes are omnivores who eat berries and seeds. Remove the bird feeder. Lock up your trash. Pick up dropped fruit. Clear brush where they den.

Also deter and exclude coyotes. Every time you see a coyote scare it away by stomping your feet, yelling at it, making loud noise, charge it, run after it... Exclude them with proper fencing and walls. Here's an article we wrote about keeping your animals safe from coyotes which goes into more details.

http://www.animaladvocates.us/coyote.htm

Below are some photos of cats and other animals killed by coyotes. Sometimes just the stomach is eaten. Sometimes they are ripped in two. This cat was disemboweled.

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This cat was on my lawn May 2005. A neighbor was feeding a lot of outdoor feral cats. Coyote came through and within three days ate most of them. Coyote also ate neighbor's two outdoor cats. I know for sure this was a coyote kill. coyote, killer, cat, cats, los angeles, california, mary cummins, animal advocates, kill, murder, animal sacrifice, evil, cruel, scalpel, cut open, rip skin, tail, head, organs, santeria, religious, religion
Notice spine is broken clear through. Most of it is missing. Ribs were broken to get to organ meats. Part of intestine is hanging out with part wrapped around the cat. This cat was on my lawn May 2005. A neighbor was feeding a lot of outdoor feral cats. Coyote came through and within three days ate most of them. Coyote also ate neighbor's two outdoor cats. coyote, killer, cat, cats, los angeles, california, mary cummins, animal advocates, kill, murder, animal sacrifice, evil, cruel, scalpel, cut open, rip skin, tail, head, organs, santeria, religious, religion

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So many times people think it's evil humans when it's not. There have been some truly embarrassing cases of people even police insisting it's a devil worshiper or someone who practices Santeria killing the cats. In the end people realize it's just coyotes. Only three out of 1,300 dead cat calls to Los Angeles Animal Services were not killed by coyotes. Coyotes eat cats and small pets to survive. They don't do it to be mean to people or pets. If you left a stack of money in the middle of the street and someone took it, don't blame the person who took it. Blame yourself for leaving it there unprotected.

Below are some good articles about this subject. This includes research on what coyotes actually eat. It also includes necropsies done by experienced wildlife veterinarians and other experts. They can DNA test the saliva on the neck and other places on the body. They can check to see if there is any coyote fur under the nails of the cats. Generally there's not as the coyotes kill so quickly from behind. Of the small dogs I've seen who were attacked by coyotes and survived, they only have a neck wound.

"Cat Mutilations Spread Fear of Cults in Suburb" 1989
https://www.nytimes.com/1989/08/13/us/cat-mutilations-spread-fear-of-cults-in-suburb.html

"Case closed? Canada cats killed by coyotes — not humans" 2012
https://cattime.com/cat-facts/lifestyle/1289-case-closed-canada-cats-killed-by-coyotes-not-humans

"Signs that a coyote killed your pet"
https://animals.mom.me/signs-coyote-killed-pet-2226.html

"Observations of Coyote Predation on Cats" 2011
https://lostpetresearch.com/2011/01/observations-of-coyote-predation-on-cats/

"Pet owners warned after cats found killed in Westwood" 2013

"How do coyotes thrive in Southern California? Scientists dissect 200 plus carcasses to find clues" 2017
https://www.ocregister.com/2017/06/08/how-do-coyotes-thrive-in-southern-california-scientists-dissect-200-plus-carcasses-to-find-clues/


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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Friday, May 18, 2018

It's illegal to drown raccoons, opossums in Florida - Animal Advocates

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July 2, 2018 There was a set conibear trap under the chicken pen. Conibear traps snap onto the head or leg of an animal. Most animals will chew off that leg to get out of the trap. That's why these traps are illegal in most areas.

"New information: Law enforcement discovered an illegal steel trap set under a chicken pen at the Ocala school where a teacher had horrifically drowned three animals. The teacher, Dewie Brewton, admitted knowledge of this trap.

Yes, this illegal “conibear” trap was included in the report that went to state attorney, Brad King, along with irrefutable evidence of aggravated cruelty. Still, NO CHARGES were filed in this case. We will not tolerate deliberate cruelty to animals and blatant disregard for Florida’s laws."

May 14, 2018  Florida teacher Dewie Brewton drowned an adult raccoon, a juvenile raccoon and an opossum. He has just resigned.

People are asking if it’s illegal to drown raccoons and opossums. It’s illegal to drown nuisance wildlife in Florida. Below is the statute from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. http://myfwc.com/ .

68A-9.010 “Taking Nuisance Wildlife. (c) Euthanasia of nuisance wildlife shall be humane as defined by the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians or the American Veterinary Medical Association.”

https://www.flrules.org/gateway/RuleNo.asp?title=MISCELLANEOUS%20PERMITS&ID=68A-9.010

Per the AVMA, "S 1.5 page 46, “Other unacceptable approaches to euthanasia include hypothermia and drowning."

https://www.avma.org/KB/Policies/Documents/euthanasia.pdf

Drowning raccoons and opossums would be considered animal cruelty in Florida. Title XLVI Crimes, Chapter 828, “Animal Cruelty.”

828.12 (1)  “A person who unnecessarily overloads, overdrives, torments, deprives of necessary sustenance or shelter, or unnecessarily mutilates, or kills any animal, or causes the same to be done, or carries in or upon any vehicle, or otherwise, any animal in a cruel or inhumane manner, commits animal cruelty, a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or by a fine of not more than $5,000, or both.

(2) A person who intentionally commits an act to any animal, or a person who owns or has the custody or control of any animal and fails to act, which results in the cruel death, or excessive or repeated infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering, or causes the same to be done, commits aggravated animal cruelty, a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or by a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.

(a) A person convicted of a violation of this subsection, where the finder of fact determines that the violation includes the knowing and intentional torture or torment of an animal that injures, mutilates, or kills the animal, shall be ordered to pay a minimum mandatory fine of $2,500 and undergo psychological counseling or complete an anger management treatment program.

(b) A person convicted of a second or subsequent violation of this subsection shall be required to pay a minimum mandatory fine of $5,000 and serve a minimum mandatory period of incarceration of 6 months. In addition, the person shall be released only upon expiration of sentence, is not eligible for parole, control release, or any form of early release, and must serve 100 percent of the court-imposed sentence. Any plea of nolo contendere shall be considered a conviction for purposes of this subsection.

(3) A person who commits multiple acts of animal cruelty or aggravated animal cruelty against an animal may be charged with a separate offense for each such act. A person who commits animal cruelty or aggravated animal cruelty against more than one animal may be charged with a separate offense for each animal such cruelty was committed upon.

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0800-0899/0828/Sections/0828.12.html

We feel that Dewie Brewton committed three acts of intentional aggravated animal cruelty in the third degree. If convicted, the sentence would be six months jail time per act, $10,000 fine per act, psychological counseling and completion of an anger management program. We wrote a letter to the state attorney Brad King who oversees Marion county, Florida where this happened asking for charges to be made. We cc'd the letter to the Fish & Wildlife Commission, the school and the school district.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Baby allegedly attacked by raccoon may have been bitten by rats - Animal Advocates

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Allegedly around 11:00 p.m. mother Ashley Rodgers at 2141 North 22nd, Philadelphia, PA left her 4-month-old baby Journi Black alone in a one room apartment for one minute while taking another child to the bathroom a foot away. The baby's father Samuel Black was not present. During that one minute allegedly a raccoon entered the home, bit the baby then left the home. Mother found the baby on the floor. Baby was rushed to Temple and  then to St. Christopher for surgery. Now mother is raising money on gofundme and she wants to sue building owner. This is very suspicious.

https://www.gofundme.com/h4mj2p-jourinis-journey

We've rehabbed raccoons and rats for many years. These appear to be bite marks from a rat. They are not bite or claw marks from a raccoon. Raccoon bite marks leave a dental impression. A raccoon could have bitten the nose, ears, lips off. Claw marks would be five long deep marks. This was clearly a rat or rats.

I personally believe the mother had been out with some friends. She came home at 11:00 p.m. maybe even later and found her baby with rat bites on her face. Maybe the baby wasn't even bitten at the building but another building. Then she made up the story about a raccoon. It's a one room apartment she rented for $375/mo. True, there shouldn't be rats in the room but she had to have left the baby alone which is against the law. That baby would have been screaming. It would take a rat a while to bite, eat that much of the baby's face.

This research article is about rat bites on humans. It generally happens with babies, disabled or elderly left alone and unsupervised. Rats leave "multiple 3-4 mm long sharply demarcated, slightly curved incisions on face, ears."

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamadermatology/article-abstract/1379269?redirect=true

Below is a pic of a baby bitten by rats. This baby was left alone. Same short incisions.

journi black, ashley rodgers, samuel black, 2141 n 22nd st, philadelphia pa pennsylvania rat rats, bite bitten raccoon gofundme child protective services, cps,child neglect

Below is a pic of a woman bitten by a raccoon. You see the dental impression.
woman bitten in leg by raccoon dental impression powerful bite
Below is a pic of baby bitten in the face by a raccoon. This is a year or two afterwards. Raccoon ripped off nose, ear and cheek.

baby bitten face by raccoon animal advocates mary cummins

This is the police department for the address. I think instead of giving this woman money Child Protective Services should be called.

22nd District
PSA 1
 Email PSA LT Staycee Harris
17th St and Montgomery Ave.
 Google Maps
 215-686-3220
 police.co_22@phila.gov

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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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Charges filed against three who tortured shark to death - Animal Advocates, Mary Cummins

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Can't believe two of these aholes had the nerve to smile, smirk in their booking photos.

The men charged are the following,
Michael Wenzel (DOB 06/07/1996) of Palmetto, Florida
•Two felony counts of Aggravated Animal Cruelty (Third-degree felony).
•One misdemeanor count of Illegal Method of Take – Shark (Second-degree misdemeanor).
Robert Lee Benac (DOB 04/2/1989) of Bradenton, Florida
•Two felony counts of Aggravated Animal Cruelty (Third-degree felony).
•One misdemeanor count of Illegal Method of Take – Shark (Second-degree misdemeanor).
Spencer Heintz (DOB 10/14/1994) of Palmetto, Florida
•Two felony counts of Aggravated Animal Cruelty (Third-degree felony).

They turned themselves in to authorities and were booked. Wenzel and Heintz bonded out of jail while Benac remains in the Hillsborough County jail.

If convicted, they could each go to jail for up to ten years with $20,000 fines. 

A person who intentionally commits an act to any animal, or a person who owns or has the custody or control of any animal and fails to act, which results in the cruel death, or excessive or repeated infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering, or causes the same to be done, commits aggravated animal cruelty, a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or by a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.
Up to five years in prison

A maximum fine of $10,000

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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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Why the USDA does not enforce the Animal Welfare Act regulations? Because they have no enforcement power - Animal Advocates

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I'm a licensed wildlife rehabilitator and have a small wildlife sanctuary of unreleasable wildlife. I must have a USDA permit to keep these animals. The USDA inspectors told me they have no regulations on size of enclosures, enrichment, type of food...for raccoons, skunks, opossums or squirrels. They only state they must be "sufficient." That said California Fish & Wildlife does have specific regulations for each animal. Our enclosures, treatment are always superior to these minimum standards.

People have asked why the USDA does not go after people who violate AWA regulations. I asked my USDA inspectors who are all licensed veterinarians the same question. They have pets and love animals. They told me they have no enforcement power. If someone is a repeat violator, they will cancel their USDA permit. That is all they can do. They don't have the power to seize the animals, arrest the people or bring charges. They said if they take away the permit, the person will just operate without one with no oversight at all.

Now the California Department of Fish & Wildlife does have enforcement power in regard to wildlife. They can take away someone's permit. If they continue to operate without it, they've committed multiple felonies. They can seize all the animals, arrest the person and file charges against them.

That said someone should write, propose legislation to give the USDA enforcement power just like the Dept of Fish & Wildlife. All that said even with enforcement power the departments don't have the resources to seize and hold all those animals. They have to keep them as evidence until the case is settled or the owner agrees to give them the animals. These cases are long and drawn out.

The only time I've seen Fish & Wildlife take action is when a non-profit rescue has offered to care for the animals during litigation and agrees to take them if the owner or court allows it. That was the only way Fish & Wildlife went after Tiger Rescue. Fund for Animals took care of the tigers and eventually placed them all after the owner signed them over. This is the reason why Fish & Wildlife won't go after the Waystation who has been in violation for years and years.

The only success I've seen is the HSUS Humane Officers who can enforce animal control, animal cruelty, wildlife, regular police...regulations. They only go after cases where they have the resources to care for the animals. They just don't have the resources to help with all the cases.

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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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Rowdy Girl Rescue loses lawsuits is sanctioned by Judge in Texas

This case is identical to my case except in my case they forged their exhibits and perjured their statements on top of this. Hopefully I will have the same result with my appeal

"A Harris County District Judge has ordered the owners of an Angleton animal sanctuary to pay nearly $29,000 in sanctions for filing a frivolous, harassing lawsuit against critics of the sanctuary who called the operation a "scam" on Facebook.

Renee King-Sonnen and her husband Tommy Sonnen, who run Rowdy Girl, described as a "vegan" farm animal sanctuary, were also ordered to pay nearly $29,000 in defendants' attorneys' fees. The couple had sued the critics in February for $1 million, accusing them conspiring for nearly two years to disparage the sanctuary's reputation.  (Tommy Sonnen is also a sanctuary board member).

The critics — which included former volunteers and donors who questioned the nonprofit sanctuary's finances — raised questions on a Facebook page called The Real Rowdy Girl Revealed.

The defendants, which include Dallas child psychiatrist and former sanctuary donor Sujatha Ramakrishna, successfully sought to have the lawsuit dismissed with prejudice under the Texas anti-SLAPP statute, which is meant to safeguard against meritless defamation lawsuits.

In his lengthy reply, the critics' attorney, Adam Milasincic wrote, "There is no doubt what this lawsuit is designed to achieve — stopping the public debate about Rowdy Girl, and silencing critics who raise questions about Rowdy Gir's less-than-stellar fundraising and animal-welfare records."

A presiding judge agreed, ordering the plaintiffs on July 26 to pay $28,750 in sanctions, noting that "The Court considered lesser sanctions, but determined that [the amount] is necessary to achieve the [anti-SLAPP's] deterrent purpose. The Court concludes that, absent the sanction awarded, there is a material risk that Plaintiffs will continue to bring similarly unsuitable claims in the future."

http://www.houstonpress.com/news/judge-sanctions-vegan-animal-sanctuary-for-frivolous-lawsuit-9659025

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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