Retail Rescue Enforcement: Colorado SB20-104 as a Case Study on the Dual loyalties of Animal Control
First thing first...
We must stop calling Animal Control “Animal Control” or “Animal Welfare Agents”. Colorado SB20-104 “Powers of Bureau of Animal Protection Agents” proves that we can NOT trust them. At. All. They are entirely something else. Animal Control IS “Retail Rescue Enforcement”.
SB20-104 publicly revealed something most of us have been unwilling to accept: The chilling reality that Law Enforcement has been effectively infiltrated and its Animal Control Agencies compromised by Animal Rights ideology and Retail Rescue corruption.
Quickly, the agenda behind Colorado SB20-104 is to override a “White Paper” opinion by the Colorado State Attorney General in 2015. Subsequently, the new rules thankfully rolled back the number of investigations, confiscation and impounding of animals by Retail Rescue Enforcement to roughly a quarter of what it was before. They then had to rely on actual law enforcement to oversee their duties, as they were. However, SB20-104 unties the hands of these ruthless Animal Control-Retail Rescue Enforcement Agents, granting them the full power and authority of a Peace Officer. It also encourages Retail Rescue to steal your animal using a pathetically low standard of Probable Cause. AS IF that has ever stopped them….it gets worse.
As such, Retail Rescue will also will be given the authority for one of their shill Rescue Retail Veterinarians to kill your dog WITHOUT a Court Order!
Click here for the Bill SB20-104
The Committee Hearing
The Local Government Committee Hearing on February 11, 2020 revealed just how sinister the agenda of Retail Rescue really is... Click here for the Recording
During supporting testimony, the President of the Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers had this to say:
“As you are all aware, we were recently voted 4th in the nation. I think we can move up. I think this bill is one step closer to where we can be in being number one in animal protection-animal rights here in the state of CO.” [emphasis added]
– Dave Lewis, President of the Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers (CAACO) quoting a ranking from the Animal Legal Defense Fund, an animal rights activist group. Note that Dave Lewis, Jr. is a supervisor at the Englewood Police Department and a Colorado Bureau of Protection Agent.
The testimony went on to expose that every single one of bill’s supporters were all in very thick with Retail Rescue. Every single one of these usurpers were from the lucrative “non-profit” humane societies, Denver Dumb Friends League, etc…i.e. Retail Rescue!
In reality, these “law enforcement” departments are full of animal rightists and they are committed to working for Retail Rescue in both enforcement AND administration. They promote hostile agendas at every level of government that undermines and threatens ALL animal ownership for their own gain. In truth, Animal Control has today become the enforcement arm of the humane society retail rescue rackets, HSUS, PeTA, ALF, et al.
Now just because there may be one or two good ones to be found out there somewhere, PLEASE DO NOT allow yourself to be disarmed. Just as these activist agents portrayed themselves to be competent in the committee hearing, they will often appear to be well-spoken and polished, charming and caring public servants dedicated to so-called “animal welfare”. However, behind the mask is a ruthless despot that is both a relentless usurper of the Law, who is also responsible for managing the operations of the corrupt empire of Retail Rescue. We must remember that most con artists also appear competent as they flatter, scheme, and prey upon your good will. Just look at those within the Retail Rescue syndicate. They are very good at what they do. Even Animal Rights activists can sometimes convincingly tug on your heartstrings so you'll get out your checkbook. So why would we expect that a “commissioned” law enforcement working for these “non-profits” be any different?! Be on guard. Always.
What to do:
It is important that you call your State Legislators immediately and inform them of these crucial facts. The bill must be defeated at all costs. The tables must be turned. Unfortunately, the usual defensive lobbying is no longer an option anymore as YOUR RIGHTS to Due Process have already been largely destroyed by these activist enforcers. Offense is your only option remaining. So CALL your lawmakers TODAY! Most of the time it only takes a 2-3 minute phone call to their assistants. Or just send them these cartoons. Share far and wide!
Use the points below if you are asked any questions. Click HERE to Find Your Legislators.
Here are some reasons why lawmakers should oppose the bill: