The Department of Environmental Conservation's
WAR ON FREEDOM
below is a log tracking many acts of retaliation by the NYSDEC
against Carrie Leo and her business Caring for Cottontails Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, Inc.
Seeing is Believing
September 1, 2019: Around this date, the home page was edited to include the picture of the stolen badger with a captions mentioning an effort in holding the DEC accountable for trafficking
September 18, 2019: Amendment Proposal for 6 NYCRR 180.1 submitted to the AARC by NYSDEC.
September 25,2019: Conference Call RE: Leo v Thomas Index No. 2017-1668. It was obvious by the attitude of the opposing attorney that the defendant wanted to delay his
fulfillment of the settlement offer. The law clerk, who was presiding over the hearing, gave the other side two more weeks to send the animal to New York or the case will
move on to trial. Opposing attorney, Michael Young, lied by saying that there's nothing going on with the
NYSDEC and that he never said he contacted them or vice versa, although there's evidence filed with the Court clearly showing him admit to such an
association with the NYSDEC in letters penned by Young dated September 6, 2018 and in August 2019, not to mention at least one time Mr. Young admitted to working with the
NYSDEC on the record in the courtroom.
October 7, 2019: USDA still hasn't issued the Plaintiff her USDA License Renewal and she fears that it is being held up in order to make her possession of the badger illegal. So long as no
regulatory activity is taking place with the animal, the Plaintiff doesn't have to license the animal for possession. However federal and state authorities get away with making
their own regulations in order to entrap a licensee. Cease & Desist Notices were sent to Joseph Therrien, Director of the Special Licenses Unit and Lieutenatn William Powell in
hopes they will refrain from harassment of the Plaintiff in the future as well as refraining with attempts to influence the outcome of the litigation currently pending in an effort
to gain compensation for her animals.