More and more information is coming to me anonymously and from the Internet about Pierce and its connection with LA Animal Services, including an ACO at West Valley, Stacy Dancy.
ALL the information below is unconfirmed, an allegation only until proven.
Apparently instances of farm animal neglect were reported to Animal Services in 2005.
The animals in question were immediately reported to Pierce College by Stacy Dancy, a West Valley Shelter ACO.
These allegedly neglected or abused animals were then sent to slaughter the morning before the LA Animal Cruelty Task Force was to arrive and inspect the campus animals, thereby destroying the evidence of abuse. The Task Force later made a pro forma appearance nine days later.
I am quite sure the ACTF knows about the alleged relationship between Pierce and Dancy, if the relationship does exist. If so, why isn't something being done?
Allegedly, Dancy has an agreement with Dr. Richard South, Director of the entire Pierce Agriculture program, to board her cows on campus.
In turn, she protects the school from any and all charges of abuse and surprise visits from the Animal Cruelty Task Force.
Jeez, no wonder they went after Mason, because they could find him with a surprise visit, while Dancy allegedly gives Pierce a chance to kill the animals before the Task Force arrives.
Dancy allegedly is the only student allowed to conduct a private agricultural enterprise using the LAPC campus. She also serves on the IACUC, which is the institutional animal care and use committee and must abide by the Animal Welfare Act, which Carolina didn't in the mid 1990s.
Hey, anyone, I want to know more. Please send comments.
Some photos of the Pierce farm animals are here:
I do not know whether the photos are of the ones reported to Animal Services as abused. The upload date is April 23, 2006 and they could have been taken anytime.
So, Darcy boards her cows on campus and protects Pierce's animal programs from investigation.
I hope Ed Boks and the Animal Cruelty Task Force question Stacy and also the alleged co-conspirator, Dr. Richard South. email: SouthRW@piercecollege.edu <SouthRW@piercecollege.edu>
Does anyone out there know anything more about the alleged unique business relationship Stacy Dancy has with Drs. South or Shapiro? Who at LAAS knows about this alleged "special" relationship and how many cows Dancy is raising on the Pierce Campus?