Kathy Andrews has 200 acres in South Carolina. She wrote:
11/16 - Just wanted to give you folks an update. I was recently
arrested for taking a dog collar.
Spent the night in jail. Needless to say, the time has come to
put a stop to this.
It has been absolute hell dealing with these people. They managed
to get a special investigator with the Sheriff’s Department to arrest me
for having a radio dog collar. My lawyers said I could have that collar
for 48 hours before turning it in. They got it in a matter
of hours by persuading campus police to let them in my locked office.
I work at a local university.
11/27 - I still have no word on the dismissal of the dog collar (petty larceny)
case against me. I guess I’ll go to a jury trial for alledgedly stealing
a dog collar the hunters got back in a matter of hours after going into
my locked office. I have written 60 minutes with my problems and I think
it would be good if others experiencing problems with hunters would
write them also. I wrote and also emailed
email@example.com. Perhaps folks
could ask them to carry my story: Victoria Gordon, Story Editor-60
minutes, CBS News, 524 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
I have also talked with the head of the South Carolina Law
Enforcement (SLED) about what I’ve been going through and what others in
my community have gone through with these hunters who have a relative in
the Florence Sheriff’s Dept. He said if my attorney contacts him, he
In the meantime, it’s really a mess. A landowner who
was going in with me in a harassment lawsuit against the hunters was set
up with stolen goods. An old co-worker asked him if he could put a
tractor and other farm equipment on his land (he has 500 acres) because
he was going out of business. This old co-worker is friends with the
hunters we’ve found out since. My friend was arrested for stolen goods
and now he can’t find the co-worker who put the goods on his farm. My
friend was arrested and jailed. The equipment was in one of his fields
in the open and he said he honestly didn’t think too much of the
Time of Terror in a small town in South Carolina
Landowners for a Safe & Peaceful Environment
By Kathy Andrews
Pamplico, S.C. November 28, 2006- “The gun blasts start at 5am. It’s
constant disruptive noise from gunshots and barking hunting dogs. The
hunters use the dogs as an excuse to trespass, threaten and harass
landowners,” said Kathy Andrews who was arrested for taking a radio dog
collar off of a hunting dog that was harassing her animals. “We can’t
walk out our door without fearing we’re going to be shot to death or our
animals killed by hunting dogs.” For some residents of Pamplico, a rural
town in Florence County, the holidays mean terror.
For Dr. Pickins Moyd, a prominent surgeon in Hartsville, S.C.,
trespassing hunters have ruined his dream of having a place for his sons
to hunt on the Great Pee Dee River. Dr. Moyd purchased 378 acres
bordering the river. “I don’t feel that any landowner should have to
turn over use of his property to any group simply to provide them a
place to hunt,” said Moyd. “It seems a crime that a man can buy land,
develop it for wildlife enhancement, and then have hunters who use dogs
to track wildlife take over.”
“We’ve put up “No Trespassing” signs and these people continue to commit
acts of violence and law enforcement is helping them. They had me
falsely arrested,” said Darryl Cox, of Pamplico, who has had numerous
confrontations with trespassing hunters.
“For African Americans like Andrews, dog hunting has historical
significance and these hunters use it to their advantage. They drive
around in huge trucks with confederate flag emblems on the windshields,
and dog cages in the back. We know that when the Ku Klux Klan wasn’t
using dogs to run down and lynch blacks, they used the dogs to hunt coon
and deer,” said Merritt Clifton, editor of ANIMAL PEOPLE, a leading
Kathy Andrews’ book “Hunters Kill More Than Animals” will be available
December 25th at www.dangeroushunters.com. Kathy can be contacted at:
1/14 – Story appears in SC paper
…and Kathy is not alone ….
C.A.S.H. was sent the following email during this hunting season in
I am Pastor Randall Cali of St. Clair County Missouri, about ten miles
south east of Osceola MO.
As many of us, I have had many problems with trespassers and poachers,
and just plain criminals shooting and harassing us here in our acreage
in the woods.
We have been shot at, our property vandalized and through
most of the year harassed morning, noon and night by gunshots. We have
even been outside as bullets hit the trees. The local authorities have
really done nothing to end the problem. We even had convicted felons
being given hunting licenses even when in Missouri they are not suppose
to be in possession of a firearm. We have had our woods set on fire
twice also. I have called Conservation agents out but I don’t anymore,
as they do nothing.
I know others can agree with me that we feel we at
times are living in a war zone. Why do we have Homeland Security when
even convicted felons can wander around in the woods armed and others as
well? Since we moved here 11 years ago, the wildlife population has
suffered greatly, we used to have deer running through our woods and
even coyotes at night, but now we hardly ever see deer and don’t even
hear the coyotes. I know many Americans are having these problems and
probably even worse.
I think it is way past time this sport hunting, in
fact all hunting was abolished. I am tired of my life and others being
endangered and tired of being harassed. We have rights too, and it’s way
past time they were upheld.
Pastor Randall Cali can be contacted at:
If you are a landowner and have been threatened or harassed, please send
Your account to: WILDWATCH@VERIZON.NET.