I always thought very highly about Humane Societies and animal rights people in general. It’s not always the case.
In the film “The Stand At Paxton County”, I got an entirely different view of the whole situation. (It’s currently available on Netflix)
Though the film is fiction, it’s based on reality.
The events actually took place on a Gladstone, N.D., ranch owned by Gary Dassinger.
A person who had never been to Gary’s ranch submitted a complaint April 22, 2017, to the Stark County Sheriff Department that his animals were uncared for within the parameters of North Dakota law, Title 36, Livestock Chapter 36-21.1. Humane Treatment of Animals.
The entire story and the movie upon which it was based, takes you down a long, windy road, where the Dassingers were harassed, intimidated and manipulated.
It was about two things:
Overzealous animal rights activists, and…
As always $$$. Corrupt law enforcement and government officials were enriching themselves by selling the livestock they confiscated.
Things are not always what you think.