The Center for Biological Diversity is an evil organization that was proven guilty in 2005 of making "false, unfair, libelous, and defamatory statements against Jim Chilton, a Southern Arizona rancher."
Jim Chilton and his family were awarded $100,000 in actual damages and $500,000 in punitive damages. He planned to use part of the money to pay his lawsuit expenses, and donate the rest to the Arizona Cattle Growers Association to "promote truth and responsibility with respect to cattle grazing issues."
"Our opponents don’t use science. They subvert science," stated Mr. Chilton. "Endangered species are just their tool to raise money and impose their anti-production philosophy." He is incensed over the lost livelihoods of tens of thousands of rural westerners: timber workers, ranchers, and miners who have lost productive well paid employment. "Too many other victims just couldn’t defend themselves against relentless attacks by the CBD (Center for Biological Diversity) and Forest Guardians."
"Environmentalists wear people down until they can no longer function," stated a witness.
As Jim Chilton said, "Ranching is not a job. It’s a culture. It’s a unique western American way of life and a national cultural treasure worthy of preservation."
Dear friends of liberty, the Center for Biological Diversity is one of the many radical environmental groups that has learned how to subvert the legislative process and, between FY2009 – FY2012, fleeced American taxpayers out of over $2 million in their ESA (Endangered Species Act) lawsuits against federal agencies. It’s quite a racket. See This is How Radical Environmental Groups Fleece the Taxpayer and Use the Money to Advance Their Agenda.