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Defamation Suit Brought Against America's Leading Anti-Hunting Group

From U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance

-- The nation's most vociferous opponent of hunting and all outdoor sports is being sued in a California court for defamation.
According to court records, Center for Earth Concerns de Costa Rica founder Karin Hoad partnered with the Humane Society of the United States to establish and maintain her organization. HSUS provided $35,000 yearly to help operate the shelter, and in 1994 increased the amount to $50,000. Hoad claimed she ran the facility for 12 years with HSUS support. The facility rehabilitated abandoned and injured domestic animals.   
The suit claims that after 12 years of working within this agreement, the HSUS and its top leaders publicly stated that she "murdered" domestic animals. According to court documents HSUS also urged people to stop contributing to the Costa Rica facility. 
Hoad filed suit in California Superior Court in San Diego in November seeking $15 million in damages, alleging defamation, criminal defamation and conspiracy to defame.  Defendants include the Humane Society, HSUS President Wayne Pacelle, HSUS CEO Andrew Rowan and HSUS officer Roger Kindler. On Dec. 5, the Humane Society moved to remove the case to the U.S District Court on the grounds that the defendants live in DC. 

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