Last night, Tammy Grimes of Dogs Deserve Better was found guilty of theft and receiving stolen property for taking an ailing, 19-year-old dog named Jake from a yard in East Freedom, then refusing to return him to his owners.
It took the jury took less than 30 minutes to convict her of the charges, according to the local paper, the Altoona Mirror.
Inronically, Tammy Grimes' conviction came the very same day that the U.S. Senate passed the Farm Bill with a provision (pushed by Last Chance For Animals) that makes pet theft a federal issue.
Apparently, there were quite a few little twists during the trial, as the presiding judge ejected some of Tammy's supporters from the courtroom for
laughing out loud at testimony coming from the other side. (Note to DDB reps: NEVER piss off da judge)
Oooh - oooh - then there were the threats against the witnesses for the prosecution. A real class act, that Tammy and her crew.
A Calculated Risk Successfully Taken - According To The Plan
But before you go crying tears of sadness or tears of joy over Tammy Grimes' trial - depending on whose side you are on - lemme tell you this.
It all went EXACTLY according to the plan.
And Tammy Grimes and her inner circle - including her handlers at PETA, HSUS and Best Friends - musta cracked open a magnum of cruelty-free Champagne last night, doing the end-zone pee pee dance, and crying out for joy over Tammy's conviction.
Let's refresh you, shall we?
Tammy and her supporter trespassed onto someone else's property to "rescue" a seemingly ill dog. The timing was perfect - no one was home - giving Tammy and her helper plenty of time to film the whole thing.
Tammy filmed the "rescue", which she then posted all over the Internet - including the Animal Liberation Front 's website.
Oh - in the video she clearly stated that she would be arrested, and in the accompanying email she begged for donations.
Then upon discovery, she refused to return the dog or even release the dog into the custody of the local animal control authorities.
- How many legimate rescuers do you know that film their "rescue" and post film of their rescue all over the Internet?
- How many legimate rescuers do you know that upload their FILMED efforts to the ALF site?
- How many legimate rescuers would refuse to turn over an animal to authorities?
As a member of the media, I can tell you without hesitation this:
Tammy Grimes deliberately took a calculated risk (one where the penalties if convicted were low), filmed her whole operation, THEN......
TAMMY GRIMES turned that film into an MARKETING CAMPAIGN with THREE STRATEGIC GOALS:
- A) Create an instant supporter base and as much public empathy as possible while turning herself and Dogs Deserve Better into household names
- B) Legitimize the THEFT - and taking of other people's animals by so-called rescuers in hte name of "kindness" as socially acceptable
- C) Advance the passage of anti-chaining laws
But hey - do you think Tammy Grimes is actually that smart?
Did Tammy Grimes dream this up all by herself OR have the resources capable of planning and executing on this strategy?
Or did she have help?
Tammy Grimes had the public support of three major animal charities: PETA, HSUS and Best Friends.
BTW - didn't Best Friends write a letter in support of legislation that would shield Tammy and Tammy wannabe's from prosecution for
stealingrescuing dogs? Download BestFriendsTAmmyGrimesALtoonaMirror.pdf
BTW -- do you think it's any coincidence that PETA, HSUS and Best Friends had coordinated anti-chaining, anti-tethering campaigns going?
BTW - do you think it's any coincidence that Tammy Grimes' theft of Jake/Doogie just happened to happen during the coordianted anti-chaining campaigns of PETA, HSUS and Best Friends?
Because if you do - then I have a bridge to sell you over in Brooklyn.
Martyrdom Becomes Her
Tammy's Grimes conviction was the culmination of months of hard work, planning and strategy sessions - orchestrated and executed by a well-oiled press machine - by some of the best press sluts in the industry.
Just think of all the dough that will pour in from donations.
Just think of all the thong panties with pictures of Doogie/Jake that Tammy can sell on Cafe Press.
Just don't think about Tammy and thong panties together. Ugh.
PETA Press Sluts To Your Stations!
And martyrdom means even more press. It works great for suicide bombers, doesn't it?
So now that press machine will swing into high gear, pumping out news stories, and press releases about the injustices done to Tammy and her efforts to save a dying dog.
And right on cue, PETA and HSUS and Best Friends will fire up their engines to once again splash Tammy Grimes across the headlines and pump up the volume in chatrooms and Care2CAre, etc. to galvanize support for anti-chaining laws.
Tammy Grimes is their newly-minted martyr and the front girl for an anti-chaining legislative agenda. But there's a deeper agenda hidden inside.
Unfortunately, many animal lovers and activists will fall for this garbage hook, line a sinker - easy prey, witless pawns in the scheme - as unseen forces pull the strings.
There's just one problem.
And They Call You Sucker
Anti-tethering laws are NOT about animal cruelty protecting innocent dogs. That what I said.
And to anyone who opposes BSL - breed-specifc legislation but supports anti-tethering laws, I say this:
You've been duped. You've been had. You've been date raped. You are a pawn, a John, an easy mark.
They're calling you SUCKERS behind your back.
Here are two reasons that should give you and every THINKING person who cares about pitbulls a clue as to why things are smelling rotten in Denmark - or in PETA's walk-in dead dog freezer:
- Number One - Anti-tethering laws have nothing to do with cruelty AND we ALREADY HAVE anti-cruelty laws on the books just waiting to be enforced.
- Number Two - The very same organizations that are pushing anti-tetheriing laws - meaning PETA, HSUS and Best Friends - are the very same organizations that SUPPORT BSL .
You got that? Can you say duh?
After you read this next part, forward this to ten people so they can tell ten more people.............
PETA SUPPORTS BSL
What's that? You didn't know PETA supports BSL?
A) First, you'll want to read theofficial PETA Positon On Pitbull Bans :
Legislatures across the country are increasingly seeking to ban pit bulls in an effort to crack down on dogfighting and prevent attacks by pit bulls. PETA supports legislation that bans the breeding of pit bulls, just as we support any spay/neuter legislation as the most effective way to combat the tragic companion animal overpopulation problem. We also support pit bull bans........
B) Then read PETA's letter to South Carolina legislators calling for the banning of "pitbulls' there. Download PETA_-_Ban_Pitbulls.pdf
C) And of couse there's Ingrid Newkirk's now famous statement in the San Francisco Chronicle stating that the only good pitbulls are dead pitbulls - that any pitbulls coming in the front doors of shelters should go out the back door in a body bag.
Controlling An Animal As Deadly As A Weapon
- Ingrid Newkirk
Wednesday, June 8, 2005
Most people have no idea that at many animal shelters across the country, any pit bull that comes through the front door doesn't go out the back door alive. From California to New York, many shelters have enacted policies requiring the automatic destruction of the huge and ever-growing number of "pits" they encounter. This news shocks and outrages the compassionate dog-lover.
Here's another shocker: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the very organization that is trying to get you to denounce the killing of chickens for the table, foxes for fur or frogs for dissection, supports the shelters' pit-bull policy, albeit with reluctance. We further encourage a ban on breeding pit bulls.............
Ingrid hates pitbulls so much PETA wants mandatory sterilzation of all pitbulls. No pitbulls should ever be born - ever and with mandatory spay neuter laws, she can wipe them from the face of the Earth.
HSUS SUPPORTS BSL
What's that? You didn't know HSUS supports BSL?
A) Ooh - then you'll want to read HSUS's letters - the ones they send behind-the-scenes to legislators calling for BSL - while telling the public - maybe lying is a better word - that they oppose BSL.
HSUS called for the mandatory sterilization of all pitbulls in letters like this one to city council members in Louisville, KY prove otherwise. Download Louisvillemulti-topicfinalletter.doc
B) And didn't HSUS send a massive email missive begging for money to support Vick's dogs when they didn't even have custody of the Vick dogs?
Wayne Pacelle's email to supporters( Download spam_michael_vick_indicted_for_dogfighting_take_action_now.htm ) went like this:
And if you are able, please make a special donation today to help us care for those animals while the case is being pursued by federal authorities.
C) Don't forget Wayne Pacelle's recent blog post supporting breed-specific measures for you- guessed it - pitbull owners.
HSUS has a long history of promoting breed specific laws and measures going back to the early Eighties, as documented in the late Vicki Hearne's book, "Bandit - Dossier of a Dangerous Dog" .
Ms. Hearne, though since passed away, thoroughly documents HSUS's historical support for BSL throughout her book. Pick it up at Amazon.com.
Furthermore, HSUS is not connected to your local Humane Society - nor do they support your local Humane Society or shelter.
You dear reader, should know that HSUS and Wayne Pacelle never met a pitbull they/he didn't exploit for money or gain.
Best Friends SUPPORTS BSL
What's that? You didn't know Best Friends supports BSL?
A) Ooh - then you'll want to read about their fake BSL conference they had about a year ago. You remember - that's when
Best Friends said their platform "acknowledges there are dangerous breeds" right in thier own magazine. Download BestFriends.pdf
B) Best Friends supported the "European" dog laws - oh- and wouldn't those dog laws be the most notorious BSL and breed bans in the world?
C) Best Friends called for the banning of the breeding of dogs with "aggresive tendencies". Would those just be pitbulls, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Akitas, Chows, Dobermans OR would that just be ALL dogs? That's because ALL dogs have "aggressive tendencies" - it's called prey drive.
In other words - Best Friends supports mandatory spay neuter of pitbulls, Rottweilers, etc. Read my previous post - MSN is the New BSL here: http://www.dogpolitics.com/my_weblog/2006/10/msn_is_the_new_.html
We didn't drink the green Kool Aid then and we ain't drinking it now.
Oooh - and before I forget, one more thing.
Best Friends Opposes Dog Ownership
Best Friends apparently doesn't believe in dog ownership anymore.
In his letter to the Blair County prosecuter concerning Tammy Grimes' theft of Jake, Best Friends General Counsel, Russ Mead offers to take the dog because Tammy doesn't want the dog to go back to some she feels negelcted it.
Gee Russ, since when is Tammy Grimes entitled to circumvent the laws meant for the rest of us mere commoners? And since when was Tammy Grimes appointed Judge and Jury?
AND then Russ Mead (wait for it!) asks to take the dog, Jake, because the prosecutor and the dog owner will want their "property" returned.
Apparently, Best Friends doesn't think I OWN my dog. Best Friends doesn't think that my dog is my property. Oh, really?
And Best Friends doesn't think your dog is your property either.
Best Friends thinks it's perfectly OK for any "rescuer" to steal any dog they want - without fear of prosecution
See the Best Friends letter below stating their support for legislation that protect people like Tammy Grimes from ever being charged or prosecuted for theft.
But from a legal standpoint - if dogs were no longer "property", then anyone stealing a dog wouldn't be stealing, would they?
BSL Recap - PETA, HSUS, Best Friends ALL Support BSL
OK - a little recap for those of you who need more coffee this morning. Ready boyz n girlz?
- PETA supports BSL and Anti-Tethering
- HSUS supports BSL and Anti-Tethering
- Best Friends Supports BSL and Anti-Tethering
BSL Recap - PETA, HSUS, Best Friends ALL Support BSL AND Anti-Tethering.
There - that's just so simple, isn't it?
I Smell A Rat
It would seem like the very people and the very organzations that purport to be the voices for animals are really wolves in sheep's clothing.
Or perhaps rats - or rat finks - would be more fitting. Selling all you pitbull people down the river like this.
Why Tammy, dear - is that you I smell? Y ou're making quite a stench, dear. It kinda smells like a..... hmmmm, a dead rat.
Do you smell a rat or is that just the stench of Ingrid Newkirk's signature fragrance, Eaude de Dead Dogue?
Do you smell a rat or is that just the stench of Wayne Pacelle's new Minty Martyrdom Mouthwash, Mr. ListerSpin?
Do you smell a rat or is that just the stench of Best Friends' pile of liquid asset-producing airlifted dogs from Lebanon, courtesy of KaChing KaChing Airlines?
Tammy Grimes' Sentencing
Now even though Tammy Grimes was convicted, she won't do jail time, according to the prosecutor, who said that sentencing guidleines call for probation.
No - not for you- for PETA, HSUS and Best Friends. "Cause ya know - if Tammy did actually do time, then she might be elevated to the status of Super Martyr.
But then again, she just might get raped in one of those rural women's correctional facilities in Pennsylvania by those meatloaf-eating murderers.
Or worse, forced to eat the meatloaf.
The Truth About Anti-Tethering Laws
So just what are anti-tethering laws REALLY for?
'Cause it ain't cruelty, and it aint about saving Doogie.
As Ingrid Newkirk always says - there's more than one way to skin a cat. hahahahahaaaaaa
And like Wayne Pacelle's fine example - if you can't get BSL through the front door, then shove it through the back door. Then he'll sugar coat it to make that poison pill go down real easy.
Then Wayne will smile the bling bling smile for the TV cameras and coo in a soft voice that it's really all about kindness and saving animals.
That Wayne - he sure is good at shoveling and smiling.
But I have one question- just WHO is that man's dentist?
Stay tuned for more, all you pitbull lovers and BSL fighters, and learn the Truth About Anti-Tethering.