Request for Public Records Re Animal Neglect at Pierce

The below request for punci records we emailed to various faculty and deans at Pierce regarding the 2005-06 investigation by LAAS of animal neglect on the Pierce campus, as well as similar complaints of animal neglect in 2004.

A similar request will be sent to Ed Boks and others at LAAS.


Richard South
Dean Dorthy Rupert,
Dean Paul Whalen,
Elizebeth South,
Dr. Yates
Scott Henderson

Dear Above Mentioned,

This request is being made subject to the California Public Records Act: Government Code §6250-6268. Under this statute you have 10 calendar days from the date of receipt of this request to respond as to whether you will release the records requested as detailed below. It is preferred your response be made in writing to either the street address or email above.

Information Requested

Monthly Pierce College Farm Statements of balance sheets for farm projects or sales from January 1, 2001 to date.
Veterinary records for all student project animals since January 1, 2003.
Copies of all complaints received by any department, division, veterinarian or Dean, regarding treatment of project animals in 2004 and 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Any email from any of the above to Officers Bowers, Boswell, Navattette, Selder, Frias, Botta, Dancy or Frias regarding the investigation by LAAS or the LA ACTF conducted between March 1, 2005 and May 1, 2006 concerning alleged neglect of farm animals on the Pierce campus,.
Bill of sale or disposition data regarding animals mentioned as neglected on the website, including Bandit, Papa Billy, and Thomas, including date of sale.
Enrollment records for Ag 181 and AG 596 for 2002, and from 2005-to date.

Form of Information Requested
The requested information should be provided as an standard wordprocessing file, PDF file, Tiff file, JPEG file, and can be electronically transferred to the email address shown below. Should there be file size limitations on what you are permitted to send outside of your internal network, please contact me so that other arrangements for data transfer can be made. In lieu of electronic conveyance, please supply a hardcopy of the requested documents.

Denial and Redaction
Should you choose to deny this request, as required by law, please indicate the exact reason for denial and the person and title of the person who made such decision. Should information be redacted from the files, statute requires that you list for EACH record the reason for redaction and type of information redacted.

I am willing to pay reasonable copying fees, as defined under law, not to exceed $25.00. Should fees run higher, please contact me.

Should you have any questions regarding this request, please contact me immediately.


Edward Muzika, Ph.D.

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