Fighting for animal liberation and an end to speciesism
It is time to allow the animals to speak on what they feel about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antoni Scalia. Although this nation's people speak highly of the great work this justice did in interpreting the Constitution these same people would have no idea how the animals felt nor would they even care about Justice Scalia’s death.
Justice Scalia did no justice to the animal kingdom. When not in the courtroom pursuing his personal "hobbies" he was a bitter enemy to the animals in the wild. I am quite sure he bragged as hunters usually do about his hunting pursuits in which he murdered probably hundreds of poor helpless animals to satisfy the lowest of carnal and bane instincts found in mankind.
We who speak for those who cannot speak say the animals today are rejoicing in front of that hunting ranch where Justice Scalia died, saying "good riddance you animal murderer, we have one less of those who desire to murder us". If you think what we say here is obnoxious and offensive, then put you self in these animals’ shoes and you could not utter one word of disagreement. According to divine law, the supreme law of God's Universe animals DO HAVE RIGHTS--the right to be here (implied) and the right to humane treatment (actually stated). Maybe Justice Scalia understood human or natural law applied to man, but sadly he knew nothing about divine law governing God's creation.
As much as St. Francis loved the Roman Catholic Church he would definitely boycott the funeral mass that will be celebrated over Justice Scalia. St. Francis strove so hard to get the Church to accept his compassionate teachings regarding God's creation and as such the Church does a huge dishonor in not doing so.
And isn't fitting the Justice died in a hunting lodge which speaks volumes of his contempt for our wildlife. Yes today the animals are celebrating while the people are mourning. Even justice eventually comes to the animal kingdom.
Since writing this editorial more news has surfaced on the dark side of Scalia's life. Fox News reported this judge belonged to a secret hunting society and just before he died about 30 members of that society had a meeting at that lodge. Here is that article:
Justice Scalia spent his last hours with members of this secretive society of elite hunters
What is St. Hubertus?
High-ranking members of the elite hunting society, St. Hubertus, were staying at Cibolo Creek Ranch at the same time as Justice Scalia in the days leading up to his death. Here's what you need to know about the group. (Monica Akhtar/The Washington Post)
By Amy Brittain and Sari Horwitz February 24 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com?subject=Reader feedback for 'Justice Scalia spent his last hours with members of this secretive society of elite hunters'
When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died 12 days ago at a West Texas ranch, he was among high-ranking members of an exclusive fraternity for hunters called the International Order of St. Hubertus, an Austrian society that dates back to the 1600s.
After Scalia’s death Feb. 13, the names of the 35 other guests at the remote resort, along with details about Scalia’s connection to the hunters, have remained largely unknown. A review of public records shows that some of the men who were with Scalia at the ranch are connected through the International Order of St. Hubertus, whose members gathered at least once before at the same ranch for a celebratory weekend.
Members of the worldwide, male-only society wear dark-green robes emblazoned with a large cross and the motto "Deum Diligite Animalia Diligentes," which means "Honoring God by honoring His creatures," according to the group’s website. Some hold titles, such as Grand Master, Prior and Knight Grand Officer. The Order’s name is in honor of Hubert, the patron saint of hunters and fishermen.
Cibolo Creek Ranch owner John Poindexter and C. Allen Foster, a prominent Washington lawyer who traveled to the ranch with Scalia by private plane, hold leadership positions within the Order. It is unclear what, if any, official association Scalia had with the group.
"There is nothing I can add to your observation that among my many guests at Cibolo Creek Ranch over the years some members of the International Order of St. Hubertus have been numbered," Poindexter said in an email. "I am aware of no connection between that organization and Justice Scalia."
An attorney for the Scalia family did not respond to requests for comment for this article.
Two other private planes that landed at the ranch for the weekend are linked to two men who have held leadership positions with the Texas chapter of the Order, according to a review of state business filings and flight records from the airport.
After Scalia’s death, Poindexter told reporters that he met Scalia at a "sports group" gathering in Washington. The U.S. chapter of the International Order of St. Hubertus lists a suite on M Street NW in the District as its headquarters, although the address is only a mailbox in a United Parcel Service store.
The International Order of St. Hubertus, according to its website, is a "true knightly order in the historical tradition." In 1695, Count Franz Anton von Sporck founded the society in Bohemia, which is in modern-day Czech Republic.
The group’s Grand Master is "His Imperial Highness Istvan von Habsburg-Lothringen, Archduke of Austria," according to the Order’s website. The next gathering for "Ordensbrothers" and guests is an "investiture" March 10 in Charleston, S.C.
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The society’s U.S. chapter launched in 1966 at the famous Bohemian Club in San Francisco, which is associated with the all-male Bohemian Grove — one of the most well-known secret societies in the country.
In 2010, Poindexter hosted a group of 53 members of the Houston chapter of the International Order of St. Hubertus at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, according to a Houston society publication. A number of members from Mexico were also part of the ranch festivities that included "three days of organized shoots and ‘gala’ lunches and dinners."
Poindexter told CultureMap Houston that some of the guests dressed in "traditional European shooting attire for the boxed bird shoot competition" and for the shooting of pheasants and chukar, a type of partridge.
For the hunting weekend earlier this month, Poindexter told The Washington Post that Scalia traveled to Houston with his friend and U.S. marshals, who provide security for Supreme Court justices. The Post obtained a Presidio County Sheriff’s Office report that named Foster as Scalia’s close friend on the trip.
Sheriff Danny Dominguez confirmed that a photograph of Washington lawyer C. Allen Foster is the same man he interviewed at the ranch the day of Scalia’s death.
From Houston, Scalia and Foster chartered a plane without the marshals to the Cibolo Creek Ranch airstrip. In a statement after Scalia died, the U.S. Marshals Service said that Scalia had declined a security detail while at the ranch.
The friend, Louisiana-born Foster, is a lawyer with the Washington firm Whiteford, Taylor & Preston. He is also known for his passion for hunting and is a former spokesman for the hunting group Safari Club.
In 2006, Foster was featured in The Post when he celebrated his 65th birthday with a six-day celebration in the Czech Republic. He flew his family and 40 Washington friends there to stay in Moravia’s Zidlochovice, a baroque castle and hunting park. The birthday bash included "tours of the Czech countryside, wine tasting, wild boar and mouflon (wild sheep) hunts, classic dance instruction and a masked costume ball."
A secretary at Foster’s law firm said he is traveling in Argentina. The firm’s director of marketing, Mindee L. Mosher, said Foster was traveling and she would try to contact him. A woman answering a phone associated with Foster hung up when asked for comment.
Planes owned by Wallace "Happy" Rogers III and the company of A.J. Lewis III left from San Antonio and arrived at the ranch just after noon Feb. 12. The planes departed the ranch about 30 minutes apart Feb. 14, according to flight records provided to The Post by FlightAware.
Rogers owns the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum in San Antonio. He has donated $65,000 to Republican candidates since 2008. Lewis is the owner of a restaurant supplier company, also based in San Antonio. He has given $3,500 to GOP candidates since 2007.
Rogers and Lewis have both served as prior officers in the Texas chapter of the International Order of St. Hubertus, according to Texas business records. Rogers spoke to a Post reporter briefly on the phone and confirmed that he was at the ranch the weekend of Scalia’s death. He declined to comment further.
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Lewis did not respond to several attempts for comment.
The Presidio County Sheriff’s Office released an incident report to The Post on Tuesday that revealed Foster’s name as Scalia’s traveling companion and provided details about the discovery of his body.
Poindexter and Foster told the sheriff that Scalia had traveled to Texas the day before to go hunting. Poindexter told the sheriff that they "had supper and talked for a while" that evening.
Scalia "said that he was tired and was going to his room for the night," the sheriff wrote in his report.
When Scalia didn’t show up for breakfast that morning, Poindexter knocked on his door and eventually went in and found the Justice dead in his bed, Poindexter said.
Law enforcement officials told The Post that they had no knowledge of the International Order of St. Hubertus or its connection to Poindexter and ranch guests. The officials said the FBI had declined to investigate Scalia’s death when they were told by the marshals that he died from natural causes.
Alice Crites in Washington and Eva Ruth Moravec in San Antonio contributed to this report.
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Christians need to be highly suspicious of those who attend the Bohemian Grove Event. They make sacrifices to Moloch, the god of child sacrifice. The sacrices do not consist of actual humans but images of them.. This is a dangerous form of idolatry which God of the4 Bible considers an abomination. No true born again child of God would ever participate in such an event. Just because Scalia was a Catholic does not mean he is saved., Many members of our churches are not saved as they never became born again and established a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This so called saint seems to be a demonic apparition giving a false gospel to this individual; in fact the the message, "to respect animals as God’s creatures" is totally contradictory in nature. m You are not respecting God's creatures by destroying them by taking their very lives. This same type contradictory message runs through the same attitude of hunters who say they love the animals they kill. That on its is face is grounds to send such an individual racing to a psychiatrist's couch for heavy and detailed analysis. If I were an animal and that individual told me he loved me and then said he wanted to kill me, I would say "you can that love and stick it". I shiver in absolute fear wondering what he would do to me if he said I hate you"., You have two saints in the Catholic Church whose lives completely opposite to each other--St. Francis and "St?" Hubertus. I believe St. Francis was far closer to God's heart in how He felt towards His creation, going as far to allow His Son to not only save man but redeem His creation as well. If Christ was willing to die to redeem a grain of sand His creation must have infinite worth and value to Him and we should treat and view creation in that light.