Over the weekend, newspapers reported that a federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that was supported by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) against the pet store Petland and its supplier the Hunte Corporation. Previously, you might remember that WSB-TV in Atlanta investigated and reported on the group’s deceptive agenda and that HSUS President Wayne Pacelle claimed he didn’t say what he was quoted as saying by the Associated Press.
The reason for the dismissal was simple: that the plaintiffs failed to prove a “causal relationship” in their claims about Petland’s activity. A copy of the ruling can be viewed here.
We’ve already seen how animal rights activism can result in frivolous lawsuits, like this one seeking warning labels on hot dogs, so it’s no surprise that there wasn’t any meat on the bones of this latest media stunt. Remember that the next time you hear from HSUS (whose attempts to appear in the media won’t be ending any time soon). It’s good to see that the courts are keeping this radical group honest.