A 'senior' lady, who is petite in size and recovering from a broken hip and
therefore walks with the help of a crutch, answered her door
at 6:45 pm, to face THREE armed FBI Agents who showed their ID. They
wanted to talk to her about "animal rights issues, and groups". Of
course, knowing her rights, she told them she had nothing to tell them
and promptly closed the door.
Apparently, the so-called authorities are taking this act seriously,
so this is a heads up for anyone involved in animal advocacy issues.
All this woman has ever done was picket at puppymill stores, and have
people sign petitions, she was never arrested and did everything within
the law. She is an investigator for I-SPEAK and checks abuse
complaints. We are so appalled that of ALL the people out there, she
was singled out!!!! Doesn't the FBI have better things to do with its
time than this? No wonder they can't catch the "real terrorists".
Just want you all to know your rights: if they do not have a warrant, you need only politely tell them you have nothing to talk with them
about, and close the door. YOU HAVE NO OBLIGATIONS AT ALL TO SPEAK WITH ANY LAW
ENFORCEMENT OR THE FBI if they do not have a warrant. They may try to get around
you by asking subtle or seemingly benign questions - do not fall into this trap.
Just be polite and firm. Yea, I'm saving little furry things so I'm now a
terrorist....jeez. Please make sure that this gets onto AR news and pass it
around! You never know who will be next....bet Joe McCarthy is laughing himself
silly in his grave over this one......
We have put her in touch with one of our attorneys. If you need
assistance please feel free to contact us. We can also be contacted at
Oh, and FBI'ers, if you are reading this too, please don't knock our
doors - the dogs will NEVER let us get near the door to even tell you
to go away!
:-)) Call first and let me know you're on your way!! Whata world....