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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Alleged animal cruelty in production of "A Dog's Purpose" movie coming out soon - Animal Advocates

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UPDATE: 01/23/2017 I thought Gavin's name sound familiar. We went to Beverly Hills High School together.

Gavin Polone producer of "A Dog's Purpose" just gave a statement about the incident and the American Humane Association (AHA). He stated "American Humane Association (AHA) is not an adequate protector of animals on set. They are not independent from the studios. They don't take a stand against abuse. They should have stopped this."

http://tmzvod-a.akamaihd.net/tmz/2017-01/23/0_rqf3japn_0_dibiz8d9.mp4

PETA has released a protest flyer.

http://tmz.vo.llnwd.net/o28/newsdesk/tmz_documents/dogs-purpose-peta-flier.pdf

The animal trainers have released this statement. This doesn't change anything. The dog was frightened. Everyone admits that. This is considered "harm." They admit the dog got sucked under the water. That would have also been frightening for the dog. They pulled the dog out. He did not drown or have any permanent harm. Still, he was frightened. Per AHA you cannot allow the animals to be frightened to shoot a scene. We still don't know who was holding the dog and trying to force him in the pool. It had to have been someone with Birds and Animals Unlimited. It doesn't look like Beals or the other listed animal trainer.

http://tmz.vo.llnwd.net/o28/newsdesk/tmz_documents/0123_a_dogs_purpose_statement.pdf

This is from Gavin from the Hollywood Reporter.

"Last Thursday, I went to Amblin's office and watched all the film shot on the day in question, as well as saw video from the trainers and still photographs. As with the TMZ video that you saw, two things were evident: 1) the dog handler tries to force the dog, for 35 to 40 seconds, into the water when, clearly, he didn’t want to go in; and 2) in a separate take filmed sometime later, the dog did go into the water, on his own, and, at the end, his head is submerged for about 4 seconds. These two things are absolutely INEXCUSABLE and should NEVER have happened. The dog trainer should have stopped trying to get the dog to go in the water as soon as the dog seemed uncomfortable, and the trainers should have had support under the dog as soon as he came to the side of the pool and/or had less turbulence in the water so he never would have gone under. The American Humane Association (AHA) representative who is paid by the production to “ensure the safety and humane treatment of animal actors,” as its website states, should have also intervened immediately on both of those parts of the filming. So should have whomever was running the set. Those individuals should be held accountable and never used again by that studio or its affiliates.

I also hold myself accountable because, even though I was not present, I knew and had written about how ineffective AHA has been over the years. Its monitors have been present when bad things have happened to animals on sets, not offering enough protection to stop those events and displaying no real protest after they occurred. Though AHA is the standard guarantor of animal safety on all studio productions and I was not consulted when they nor the dog trainers were hired, I should have fought with the studio to come up with alternatives to serve those functions. I didn’t, and there is nothing to mitigate my inaction. I’m deeply sorry about that."

Full link

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/gavin-polone-a-dogs-purpose-outcry-what-happened-whos-blame-967160

01/21/2017 The producer has supposedly seen the "original full video." That is impossible because that was someone's personal cellphone video. The producer could have only seen the professional video the cameraman shot from a different angle. Of course the cameraman is not going to be shooting when the animal is just getting used to the water. Cameraman would only film when they were ready to shoot it for the film.

The producer said that the dog was in the water earlier that day and was fine. They just wanted to shoot it from the other side. Dog was not trained to jump in the water on the other side. Dog got scared.

That story makes no sense. The trainer was trying to dip the dog in the water so he would realize the water is warm. That is on the audio on the video. If the dog had indeed been in the water earlier, he would have already known it was warm.  Dog also would have been wet and not dry.

Producer went on to say the dog was not physically harmed or killed. We realize that. Still, the dog was frightened. When I worked for AHA we had to make sure the animals were not frightened. They said dog chasing cats can't be induced by fear. They must train the animals to follow the other and make it appear to be chased. That dog was clearly frightened. Everyone admitted that. That is against AHA regulations. The dog doesn't have to die for it to be a violation of AHA regs or cruelty.

I think that was first time dog was getting into the water with the jets on. Why not put him in the water with the jets off then slowly turn them on so he can get used to it? If you look at the final cut, the dog jumps off a wooden ledge. There's no water in the pic. The next frame is from another angle with the dog going into the water. The dog did not jump into the water on the final film. I haven't seen the full movie, only the trailer.

The producer now asks the question "why didn't they take the video to the media 15 months ago when it was filmed? Why did they wait for the press junket?" The answer is clear. The dog was not injured or in danger of dying. There would be no reason to make it public instantly. PETA or whomever released the tape to TMZ a week before the opening of the film and press junket. The reason was to get full media attention on the issue. FTR I don't support everything PETA does. I'm against circus and zoo animals. I support sanctuaries. I think there can be some safe and humane exhibit of animals for education or positive media. This movie could have been that positive media. There was no reason to scare the dog like that.

They also should have tested the jets to see if the dog could get sucked under like he was. If you angle jets against a corner, it will cause animals, people to get sucked under. There's a place on some famous rapids where if you don't go straight through the middle, you will get sucked under and sucked to the bottom of the river. They can't even get the dead body out because the force of the swirling water keeps the body pressed to the rocks.

http://ew.com/movies/2017/01/20/dogs-purpose-author-additional-footage-paints-different-picture/

Here are the AHA guidelines.

"If any animal appears aggressive, stressed and/or charges, threatens or bites any
person or animal, it shall be removed immediately from the set and location."

https://www.americanhumane.org/app/uploads/2016/08/Guidelines2015-WEB-Revised-110315-1.pdf

01/19/2017 "There will be no premiere for "A Dog's Purpose" because the studio that produced it is still reeling from the video posted showing it's animal star in distress.

Amblin and Universal studios are still reviewing footage that syncs up with the video TMZ posted to determine what happened to Hercules when he clearly was recoiling as his trainer tried pulling him into the water. The studios say the dog is fine and was never abused.

The studios know lots of people are upset after seeing the video. The studios have also canceled the press junkets."

This is sad all the way around. I know the main producer, actors love animals and would never want to see them harmed. They hoped the movie would want to make people adopt pets from shelters which is why they teamed up with Best Friends. I hoped the same. I personally feel what happened with the dog on the second production team was the result of underlings just trying to get the shot no matter what. I don't know who is the guy holding the dog and trying to get him in the water. I don't think it's Bean because he looks different. It's also not the other animal trainer who looks different. No other animal trainers are credited in the film. Did they let anyone try to force the dog in the pool? If AHA was there, what went wrong? I was trained by them, worked for them for one day so I know that they don't really care about animals. Still, what went wrong here.

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I will predict that nothing happens to the people involved.

"A Dog's Purpose" crew members are now under investigation by Canada's Chief Veterinary Office, and jail time is on the table if the agency finds any wrongdoing.
The CVO tells TMZ it received a formal complaint on Wednesday, and has begun looking into what went down on the set during filming in Winnipeg.
TMZ posted the video of Hercules, a German Shepherd, appearing terrified to get in churning water to shoot a scene for the movie. The trainer tried for about 40 seconds to put Hercules in the pool. The CVO says it wasn't involved with the filming, because a rep from the American Humane Association was on set. That rep, we've learned, has since been suspended.
The Office could levy a fine up to $10k and/or sentence offenders to up to 6 months in jail."

PETA confirmed that all the animals in the film came from Birds and Animals Unlimited in Acton, California. That is the website and Facebook page that has been shut down all day.

"The animal-rights group is targeting a specific animal supplier — Acton, CA-based Birds & Animals Unlimited.

According to PETA, a manager at BAU told its undercover investigator that they provided all the dogs for the film and Deadline confirmed this evening that BAU handled the dog in the video."

The producer stated this,

“I’m horrified by this,” said Polone. “The first thing I asked was, ‘Is the dog OK?’ He’s fine. But if I had seen that, I would have stopped it in a minute. People have to be held responsible for this. It was someone’s job to watch out for this kind of thing. Why didn’t they? This is something I’ve written about before, whether it be circus animals or animals on set. American Humane are supposed to be there supervising. That’s their job that someone is paid a lot of money to do. Why wasn’t this stopped? There needs to be a better system than this. That’s what I’ve called for in the past. I agree with PETA that they not only need to make sure animals are treated properly on set, but they also need to find out where the animals are kept outside of the set. To make sure they are treated properly at all times.”

"Animal Justice says it has filed complaints with the Winnipeg Humane Society, the Chief Veterinary Office of Manitoba, and the Winnipeg police department alleging violations of federal and provincial animal protection laws.

“Throwing a terrified German Shepherd into rushing water is blatant animal cruelty,” Camille Labchuk, a lawyer and executive director of Animal Justice, said in a news release.

“It is illegal to inflict suffering and anxiety onto animals, and there is no loophole that lets Hollywood moviemakers get away with abusing animals on a film set."

"Actor Josh Gad, who lends his voice to a dog in the film, issued a statement on Twitter saying he has asked the studio and production team for an explanation of what he calls "disturbing images."

He said that while the finished film is "one of the most beautiful love letters to animals I have ever seen," he was troubled by the video.

"I am shaken and sad to see any animal put in a situation against its will," Gad wrote. A publicist for the actor confirmed the post was authentic."

The scene is included in the movie. You can't use film where someone, an animal was harmed. That's law so people won't make snuff films or intentionally do a dangerous stunt. Below are a few frames from the trailers.

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A Dog's Purpose, animal cruelty, dog, water, Birds and Animals Unlimited, Ray Beal, Raymond Beal, Canada, Animal Advocates

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A Dog's Purpose, animal cruelty, dog, water, Birds and Animals Unlimited, Ray Beal, Raymond Beal, Canada, Animal Advocates
A Dog's Purpose, animal cruelty, dog, water, Birds and Animals Unlimited, Ray Beal, Raymond Beal, Canada, Animal Advocates

The producers just said that the dog "Hercules" was not forced to perform and he's fine. They stated the film "A DOG'S PURPOSE, produced by Amblin Entertainment and distributed by Universal Pictures, is a celebration of the special connection between humans and their dogs. And in the spirit of this relationship, the Amblin production team followed rigorous protocols to foster an ethical and safe environment for the animals.

While we continue to review the circumstances shown in the edited footage, Amblin is confident that great care and concern was shown for the German Shepherd Hercules, as well as for all of the other dogs featured throughout the production of the film. There were several days of rehearsal of the water scenes to ensure Hercules was comfortable with all of the stunts. On the day of the shoot, Hercules did not want to perform the stunt portrayed on the tape so the Amblin production team did not proceed with filming that shot.

Hercules is happy and healthy."

Sounds like bullshit to me.

Story gets worse! American Humane Association was on set monitoring the animal. The inspector said and did nothing! I was trained by AHA and worked for them for a day. They side with the filmmaker over the animals.

"The representative from the American Humane Association who was on the set of "A Dog's Purpose" has been suspended after officials saw video of a terrorized dog on set."

Disturbing video below showing an animal trainer forcing his dog into turbulent water who then goes under was posted on TMZ earlier today. The scene was part of the movie "A Dog's Purpose" which is coming out January 27, 2017.



The animal trainers listed for the film are Raymond Beal of Birds and Animals Unlimited and Brian Turi of Studio Animals. The film "A Dog's Purpose" partners with VCA and Best Friends. We sent a polite email asking about the footage to ir@vca.com ericr@bestfriends.org studioanimals@gmail.com California@birdsandanimals.com. We will post their reply when they reply. The man in the video does not look like Brian Turi. It looks like Ray Beal a little. He works with that type of dog. Here's a pic of him. I am not 100% positive that Ray is the person in the video. The person in the video appears to be balding and has red hair. Maybe it is the water safety person? I've asked all involved who it was but no response. Nonetheless the trainer and AHA person should have been watching out for the dog and not allowed that shot.

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This is from a behind the scenes of the movie. This is one of the handlers. It looks like Ray Beal. I wonder if the guy is the AHA person. We had to wear our shirts and hat on set. I worked for them for one day though went through a week of training.



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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: 12/13/2016 Building and safety was at the property yesterday. There is a "no trespassing" sign on the front. Inspector is not allowed to go beyond a no trespassing sign. Ron Dockery (818) 880-4150 x281 said he has a large file on that property. He worked with the previous owner which was an old man who died. Victoria bought it in probate. He referred me to regional planning which enforces coastal commission, zoning, planning and health dept. 213 974 6483. He told me to forward any complaints to that department.

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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 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

_________________________________

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.

Animal Advocates
http://www.AnimalAdvocates.us
http://www.facebook.com/AnimalAdvocatesUSA
http://www.youtube.com/MaryCummins
Licensed by USDA, California Dept of Fish & Wildlife
USDA customer # 22273, permit # 93-C-0973
Legal non-profit organization IRS # 48-1287089
Legal non-profit California corporation # C2472297
California Attorney General Entity # 12118
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