A FORMER ASPCA INVESTIGATOR REVEALS HOW ANIMAL-RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS DISTORT REALITY TO MANIPULATE LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THEIR QUEST TO END ANIMAL USE AND CAPTURE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DONATIONS .
John Bolin grew up on a small farm in central Indiana between Indianapolis and Bloomington . His family raised much of their own food , including livestock for meat and dairy . After graduating high school , Bolin entered law enforcement , first as a dispatcher and later as a patrolman for the Martinsville Police Department and deputy sheriff at the Morgan County Sheriff ’ s Department .
As his career trajectory continued to rise , Bolin became an undercover officer for Indiana and worked organized-crime investigations related to illegal gambling , as well as racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations ( RICO ) violations . While employed by the state , he was also deputized as a U . S . marshal and assigned to the Fugitive Task Force .
However , after a very rewarding career spanning nearly two decades , the experienced lawman decided to go to work for the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ( ASPCA ) as an investigator . We recently talked with Bolin about what he learned while working on the inside of one of the largest and most powerful animal-rights organizations in the world .
SPORTSMEN ’ S ADVOCATE : As an investigator , what were your primary duties ?
John Bolin : The title “ investigator ” is misleading . I didn ’ t do much actual investigating as it ’ s defined in law enforcement . Since the ASPCA has no law enforcement authority , it can only do the same research or information gathering that a private citizen can legally do . As a member of the Field Investigations and Response Team , I spent most of my time responding to animal rescues , at training events and supervising crews at temporary shelters . The ASPCA likes to use a lot of law enforcement terminology , but this is more propaganda than anything .