My post yesterday concerning several animal rights groups being linked to eco terrorism drew quite a bit of attention from both sides of the debate. A representative from the HSUS contacted me to suggest that they had been completely cleared in this matter and told me I should update my blog. They also tried to tell me that the source of this information had “backed off” on this claim. The HSUS has a letter from FEMA as their proof that they had been cleared, but my question and the question of some others is why is FEMA involved? That doesn’t really make much sense to me that FEMA would be involved in a domestic terrorism investigation. So is the letter legitimate? I don’t know, but one thing is for sure, no one is backing down from this report. Ammoland.com featured more information on this topic this morning which continue to suggest that HSUS has some very direct ties to eco-terrorism supporters.
HSUS Responds to DHS Ecoterrorists Report
New Jersey Outdoor Alliance
Belmar, NJ – -(AmmoLand.com)- I have been contacted by Mr. Michael Markarian, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, HSUS regarding yesterday’s alert “DHS Reveals NJ Based Groups Provide Cover for Ecoterrorists.”
Mr. Markarian forwarded a letter from FEMA in which the acting Deputy Administer states,
“HSUS and the Fund for Animals are inappropriately described as having “known or possible links to ecoterrorism,” and as “known or suspected of having financial ties to individuals and groups associated with ecoterrorism.”
The link to the letter follows. In fairness to HSUS, I encourage each of you to read the letter.http://www.hsus.org/web-files/PDF/dhs-letter.pdf
The NJOA is committed to forwarding accurate information to our members. We are flattered that our E Action Alerts are monitored by animal extremist groups; it is proof of their concerns about the weightiness of our conservation message.
Since our E Action Alerts have a pipeline to Mr. Markarian I would respectfully ask him to explain to NJOA members the working relationship between the New Jersey Animal Rights Alliance and HSUS.
Evidence of a “link” or “tie” between NJARA and HSUS is articulated by the Director of NJARA in a letter included below.
The Anti Defamation League (the nation’s premiere civil rights organization) has reported that the Director, Angi Metler, has acted in the capacity of a press spokesperson to communicate ecoterrorism acts by groups such as ALF and others. Such a position obviously condones ecoterrorism. Mr. Markarian, wouldn’t a relationship between NJARA and HSUS be a “tie to individuals and groups associated with ecoterrorism or a “link” to ecoterrorism?”
Furthermore, NJARA acted as a broker to fund the freeing of six extremists from jail – they were convicted of a campaign to terrorize a New Jersey based company along with its employees and shareholders. Coincidently, it was the office of US Attorney Christopher Christie, currently a NJ gubernatorial candidate who convicted the hoodlums.
Upon the judgment Mr. Christie stated, “This is a trial victory of national importance…The verdict reveals these individuals for what they really were: thugs who went far beyond protected speech and lawful protest to engage in and incite intimidation, harassment and violence.”
Here is a link to one of many websites showing NJARA acted as fiduciary to free the convicts known by the acronym S.H.A.C.
Mr. Markarian, below is an email from Ms. Metler of the New Jersey Animal Rights Alliance to various animal extremists and groups looking to eliminate conservation (fishing, hunting and trapping) in New Jersey. This particular email was to derail the prospect of Sundy Bow Hunting in NJ. You’ll note that Ms. Metler refers to the relationship between NJARA, HSUS and PETA.
_____________________________________________________________________Letter from Director, Angi Metler, NJARA:
“We’ve been given great advice (thanks, Sue Russell) to get as many contacts from different interest groups, (trail groups, Sierra, Christian, HSUS, etc.) and go public with the press and legislature as soon as possible to combat this…” [Sunday Bow Hunting]…“NJARA is sending letters to every legislator in Trenton opposing this, sending press releases, reaching out to HSUS and PETA and will continue to write alerts…”“In the meantime, we need more group names would oppose this. We have the names and numbers of all the groups HSUS used the last time, but we need more…”
“Furthermore, we are also working on the possibility of opening up a chapter of the League of Humane Voters in NJ to work in conjunction with the paid lobbyist and have a meeting set for this coming Sunday to explore this…”
“If you are a representative of a group, please send your own press release out on this issue and please also send out letters to all of the legislators. NJARA can fax these for you once written…”Thanks in advance for all your help and assistance. Thanks to everyone who has already forwarded our alerts.
If anyone needs to reach me today, please call my cell phone at -/-/–
The membership of the NJOA, and concerned hunter everywhere, looks forward to your response.
Anthony P. Mauro, Sr.
New Jersey Outdoor Alliance: “We’ve got your back!”
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