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  • Submitted: Tue, March 05, 2013
  • Updated: Tue, March 05, 2013

  • Reported By: limey3Too — bastrop Texas United States of America
Joellina mini ranch.com
bastrop texas and camp swift texas bastrop, Texas United States of America

Joellina mini ranch.com Lina Vu Haygood and Joel Haygood aka JL Kune Kune PIgs Crazy Pig Lady Sick PIgs bastrop , Texas

*Consumer Comment: This is BS

*Consumer Comment: JOEL and LINA BIG LIARS

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Criminal Investigation

*Consumer Comment: Another Victim

*Consumer Comment: harassment!!!

*Consumer Comment: Joellina Mini Ranch NOT CLEARED

*UPDATE Employee: NOT CLEARED INFACT HARASSERS

*Consumer Comment: Joellina Mini Ranch NOT CLEARED

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Joelina.com CLEARED

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I tried to buy a pig from this person, Lina Vu Haygood, but she will not allow you to come to her ranch to see the pigs.  She told me i had to meet her at the Bastrop Feed Store.  She gave me a list of names of references but when I called the names on list i was told that she lies about the size of her pigs and that two pigs received by another breeder were sold sick.  If you look at the pictures of her pigs they are running loose not knowing who is breeding to who.  How can you?  If they are all running loose?

After I refused to buy from the lady I was harassed by her and her husband by way of telephone and Facebook.  They made up lies on me, threatened me, and tried to cause me drama with other pig breeders.  I had to make a police report.  I have talked to other breeders that have been harassed by them too.

Beware!

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/05/2013 07:09 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Joellina-mini-ranchcom/bastrop-Texas-/Joellina-mini-ranchcom-Lina-Vu-Haygood-and-Joel-Haygood-aka-JL-Kune-Kune-PIgs-Crazy-Pig-1023672. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

This is BS

AUTHOR: RLIngram - ()

I was contacted on Facebook about Lina and it all seemed too weird.  I bought a piggy from Lina awhile back and zero had problems whatsover.  If anything I may have harassed her with so many questions and she was great!  So when I was alerted to this so called investigation and internet proof I couldn't believe it.

This looks like someone that is just really upset.  Reading over this report I see alot of info not even about pigs so it just seems like a hate thing.

One thing I noticed was the report was created by calluout and then another comment that said they had the same experience was by calluout also.   someone needs to get a life and stop trying to hurt this poor girl.  Lina is passionate about her pigs and anyone talks to her will know.
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#2 Consumer Comment

JOEL and LINA BIG LIARS

AUTHOR: PigScamsExposed - ()

Dear Joel and Lina,

That last report you just post made me laugh so hard that I almost cried.  A call to the Bastrop Sheriff department today resulted in Officer Anderson stating that "he didn't want your crazy azz in his office" and that "he had had dealings with the both of you previously".  "He wanted you out of his office" and that he told you "this was a civil matter at most".  There is NO criminal investigation.

Your statements about Target have been reported to them and hopefully they will speak to you at work for all the lies you posted about using your job connections to investigate others. The USDA has been contacted about your illegal shipping of animals across state lines, especially the sick ones.

Your statements about who I am is hysterical.  You will never find out who I am because I would be the very LAST person you would suspect would report your dirty deeds.

I doubt there is truth in any of the other statements you made here and I don't believe one word of them.  I don't know who is calling you so I can't comment on those statements.  IF anyone is calling you I would be surprised.  No PI would be able to trace phone calls.  Getting a phone tap is ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE and combined with your other lies posted here I have to call BS on what you are stating.

Pigart Sams is NOT a scam and account was not closed.  You do wish it was closed and that is why you created Pigart Scams and was too chicken to leave it up after you sent out so many messages that they were quite comical to all who read them.  You took down your own FB page to try to hide your illegal shipping across state lines posts.  You have been reported.  Now lying about miscarriages and fires.  That is low and only for sympathy.  Lying about losing a baby is just the lowest of lows.  You should be ashamed and your wife needs meds.

Signed,
The Person Who IS Calling OUT ALL BAD BREEDERS of Mini Pigs

YOU ARE BUSTED FOR YOUR DIRTY DEEDS.  THE MORE YOU POST HERE THE HIGHER THIS GOES ON A GOOGLE SEARCH THAT ANYONE WHO LOOKS AT YOUR NAME WILL SEE.
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#3 REBUTTAL Individual responds

Criminal Investigation

AUTHOR: Joellina.com - ()

There are no reports on Joel or Lina Haygood for animal abuse or neglect - anyone can easily verify with anyone at the Bastrop sheriffs department and/or Bastrop animal control.  The main instigator is an upset woman in Sherwood, AR that we never wanted to deal with because she was making adverse remarks about other breeders when she inquired about a piglet.

We believe the entire report is a scam constructed by 2 pig businesses (competitors) and a career criminal that has offenses dating back to 1987.  We had a PI investigate phone records of blocked calls that have been traced back to 3 locations: Sherwood AR, Houston TX, and Durham, CA.  A police report has been filed with the Bastrop, TX sheriff's department and a
criminal investigation has been initiated.

We believe this report is about a few breeders conducting defamation of character strategies using Facebook accounts: "pigart sams" (removed from Facebook as a scam) - now "minip oinksalot" and "petunia paddle" (among other fabricated accounts) to defame others and gain additional market share. Another fake account named "Michaeel Stock" was forwarded from a few of our clients - they received messages with extremely negative and false statements about Joellina.com and were recommended to contact the other 2 breeders in question - intent to shift sales. 

Joellina.com is not the only victim, you will find the same reports on Angela at Posh pigs (filed the exact same day!)
and now another breeder.  In all of our situations the subjects have been placing excessive calls to our local law enforcement, animal control, local feed stores, and Facebook clients.  So who is really being harassed?

In the meantime, we ask that everyone uninvolved remain in a neutral position until all of the information unfolds. 

Thank you, Joel & Lina Haygood

Note: The pigart sams/mini pig audience should also be aware that the facilitator was only posting negative information about joellina.com and had zero interest discussing pet pigs.
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#4 Consumer Comment

Another Victim

AUTHOR: AnotherVictim - ()

I am another victim of these people, Lina and Joel Haygood.  I believe everything the original reporter says in their report.  I bought a pig and when i tried to ask questions i was harassed for months.  These people have no business raising any animal and could care less about customer service after the sale.  If you start to question any of the lies you were told prior to giving them your money they will harass you and threaten you. They will harass your family members.



I called the Bastrop County Sheriff office and there are reports for animal neglict and harassment on these people.  Lina has complaint of harassment and Joel has a complaint of animal neglict.  Call for yourself it is public record.  There are many recent complaints for harassment and i was told that they are being investigated and to file a report locally, get a report number and then to call back to the Bastrop Sheriff and give them the report number.  They are looking into it.



I have talked to other victims out there and in no way am i the only person complaining about these people.  i agree, Buyers should Beware!!!!!!!!!
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#5 Consumer Comment

harassment!!!

AUTHOR: hapepigE - ()

I have been dealing with Lina from joelina and have been harassed by a few people trying to bash her ...I have taken it upon myself to check all of her references  and they are outstanding!! Also she is located in a small texas town and any animal abuse would never ever go undetected so the people posting this nonsense really need to leave this woman and all of her customers alone!!! I  am  proud to do business with people like Lina and Joel Haygood.  thank you PIggie lover
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#6 Consumer Comment

Joellina Mini Ranch NOT CLEARED

AUTHOR: PigScamsExposed - ()

Joellina.com Mini Ranch and JL Kune Kune Pigs, Owners: Lina Haygood and Joel Haygood 6 Blossom Hill Street Bastrop, TX. (512) 348-6438.

I was contacted by many group members and non-group members who have had issues with this person. Both sides were asked to provide proof that what they were saying really happened. I received so much information in my inbox that I spent the last two days mainly reading this stuff. The accusations against her were as follows:

1. She and her husband harass anyone who disagrees with them, or asks questions about pigs they purchase from them, or ask to come to their ranch to see the pigs. That when she was blocked from the people she was harassing Facebook accounts, that she created other user accounts to continue to harass these people and they had to block those accounts as well.

2. She has rescued pigs and then sold them as breeders, even shipping them across state lines without microchips or health certificates as required by the USDA. She also misrepresented these pigs and did not disclose that they were rescues.

3. She has shipped pigs across state lines that were infected with lice (a common problem with pigs) but against USDA regulations to ship in that condition and that pigs were also sold and shipped with mange.

4. She sold a pig that she represented as being born at her ranch to her breeder pigs, but that really came from another ranch in Texas where she was purchasing the piglets she was selling. She refused to give the parent names or birthdate of the pig to the person who purchased the pig and also shipped this pig across state lines without health certificate or microchip, again this is against USDA regulations.

5. That her animals were living in unclean conditions.

6. That she feeds chicken scratch instead of proper pig diet to her pigs. That she is withholding food to keep the piglets small.

7. That she was previously using a local feed store as her address until she was called out on it and will not allow ranch visits. That she meets potential pet owners at Pet Smart and the feed store.

8. Pigs are being shipped under age.

9. That she took pictures from FB off other's pages and then text them terrible things about their pictures and even sent the picture around to other to make fun of and taunt the people she was harassing and their families.

During my investigation I was provided with pictures of a ton of inbox messages from FB accounts and text messages that were harassing in nature and that were sent to multiple people by both Lina and her husband. I was provided with proof that some even spent money to block Lina and her husband from contacting them on their cell phones. MULTIPLE people blocked Lina, her husband, and all of her other FB identities from their FB accounts. I contacted Lina and she actually talked with me under several FB user names.

In her defense, she did say, when I questioned this, that one account was personal for only friends and family. She never said what the other accounts were used for? She was given an exorbitant amount of time to tell her side of the story and provide proof to back up what she told me. I was never provided with one shred of proof by her. I kept putting off my report to try to give her the opportunity to provide the proof and all but begged her to provide it, yet as of the posting of this report, I still have not one shred of proof from her. My findings are as follow:

1. Lina provided names of references. The phone number to one of the references kept being busy and when I googled it, it was a fake identities web site. I googled the name of the reference myself and called them. It was the person's work apparently and I was told off by them and they refused to give me a reference on Lina and even hung up on me. This same lady was posting on Lina's page last evening and Lina said that was her neighbor. This lady was even posting that she hung up on me and told me off. Yet, she refused to give a reference on Lina. I was also accused of looking this ladies number up by Lina later, even though she provided the ladies name as a reference to me in writing.

2. Another reference, a local feed store, said they could not give me a reference on Lina but that she sure did talk a lot. They did verify that she does buy a lot of supplies there for her multitude of animals.

3. Another lady, who seems to be a friend on Lina's page reported that she has bought 12 pigs from Lina and has been to her ranch. She said she approves of Lina's ranch. I noticed this lady posting a lot on Lina's page too. This lady reports that Lina has been very helpful to her with the pigs she has purchased.

4. The husband, from the reference in #1 above, is a local animal control person. He was also given to me as a reference by Lina. I looked up the animal control phone number myself and called him. He is going to be at Lina's house today at 3. He did verify that there had been previous reports on Lina in the past, but thought her ranch had checked out. I felt he was very defensive toward me and seemed biased toward Lina, a little too much for me to believe he was not somehow connected and since it appears him and his wife are friends of Lina's (Lina even reported that they were her friend and I saw for myself his wife talking with Lina on her page last evening). But, I have to assume since he was in an official capacity when I spoke to him that he should have been honest about the animals well being. He did say he thought her ranch was fine.

5. Enough messages were provided to me that prove that Lina and her husband have harassed these people. Most people asked not to be named but they were willing to talk to me and provide proof. These people are a collection of pet owners, former clients of Lina's, breeders, and some were friends on FB of the people she was harassing. She harassed people with both FB and text messages. Some of the messages were very ugly and threatening in nature. All of the people asked her to stop prior to blocking her. In the messages from her husband he threatens that he is in law enforcement, yet I have no proof this is true. It was reported that he is security for Target, but I did not try to verify that information. She did taunt one lady saying she took her picture off FB and called her and her husband names. It was verified that she sent this picture around to at least several other people encouraging them to use it to harass and taunt.

6. The pictures of the pigs that are on her Joellina FB page show approximately 25 pigs living all together in a pen with very little grass and no shelter, food or water shown. There are pigs of all sizes and there is no way that she has a controlled breeding environment if this is her breeder pigs. I have not been to her ranch to see for myself and she refused to provide proof with other pictures that there was shelter.

7. At least one pig that she got from a petting zoo was sold to a breeder in California, shipped across state lines pregnant, with no USDA health certificate or microchip. The person buying the pig did not know the pig had been a rescue from a petting zoo.

8. Lina harassed the lady that wanted to know the birthdate of her pig that she purchased from Lina and this pig was not raised by Lina even though Lina represented the pig as one of her own stock.

9. Lina was contacting multiple breeders trying to start drama between the breeders. There was enough evidence of her messaging people to prove that she had some sort of motive and those that did not cooperate with her she began to harass and they too ended up blocking Lina from their FB or cell phone.

10. She has advised clients to feed chicken scratch and that is what she provided to new pig owners with their pig.
11. There were verified reports of people receiving pigs with lice but I could not find anyone to confirm that pigs had mange when received.

In summation, I can not say that the reports of Lina abusing animals is true. One local animal control person, who Lina provided the name for and admitted is a personal friend to her and her husband, says her ranch has checked out in the past. The pictures on her FB page do not look like good conditions to me and many others but I can not say that animal abuse or starvation is taking place at her ranch.

There is way too much proof of both her and her husband harassing many, many people that I have to conclude that this accusation to be 100% true and I believe may be the driving force behind a lot of the on going drama on FB that is currently taking place. By the end of my investigation I even ended up blocking Lina because she started trying to harass me. Lina herself told me that she does not have to follow USDA standards because she does not sell pigs for food. That is not my understanding of the USDA regulations so I do believe there is enough proof and by her own admission, to show that she is not following USDA regulations when pigs are being shipped across state lines. Pigs she has rescued have been sold as breeders, pigs she has sold and represented as pigs she has raised obviously came from another breeder.

She did take FB pictures of another person and harass them with the pictures calling them and their family members names in text messages. There are many, many complaints about her and her farm on multiple company sites on the internet. Ripoff reports had multiple reports as well as two other sites. The reports do not look to be from the same person so I believe multiple people made the complaints. Lina also calls herself a HOBBY ranch and calls her animals her COLLECTION. If she is indeed a hobby ranch then she should not have any profit off of these animals yet she repeatedly told me that all these reports were hurting her business and means to make money.

Conclusion: I would be very careful if I decided to purchase a pet from this person. You should check her out on the internet and insist on visiting her ranch. While her animals may or may not be healthy, you may not be assured you are getting a piglet from parents o her ranch or that she has any idea on their blood lines. It is guaranteed that if you cross her you will be harassed and she will not stop until you are forced to block her.
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#7 UPDATE Employee

NOT CLEARED INFACT HARASSERS

AUTHOR: PigScamsExposed - ()

Contact me for more info at "redacted" or follow my FB page at
http://www.facebook.com/groups/511378822255731/

This company and it's owners have harassed MANY MANY people just come to my FB page and you will see for yourself.  Many people coming forward.

Here is my original report but much more has come to light after my original report such as shipping of pigs across state lines without proper health certificates or micro chips. This has been reported and I am sure some type of investigation has been filed.  Please contact Officer Anderson at Bastrop Texas Sheriff Office if you want to verify how many people have complained so far about the harassment from Joel and Lina Haygood.  He is a Target Security Cop and tries to muscle you saying he has connections.  He makes many racial slurs.

Joellina.com Mini Ranch and JL Kune Kune Pigs, Owners: Lina Haygood and Joel Haygood 6 Blossom Hill Street Bastrop, TX. (512) 348-6438.

I was contacted by many group members and non-group members who have had issues with this person. Both sides were asked to provide proof that what they were saying really happened. I received so much information in my inbox that I spent the last two days mainly reading this stuff. The accusations against her were as follows:

1. She and her husband harass anyone who disagrees with them, or asks questions about pigs they purchase from them, or ask to come to their ranch to see the pigs. That when she was blocked from the people she was harassing Facebook accounts, that she created other user accounts to continue to harass these people and they had to block those accounts as well.

2. She has rescued pigs and then sold them as breeders, even shipping them across state lines without microchips or health certificates as required by the USDA. She also misrepresented these pigs and did not disclose that they were rescues.

3. She has shipped pigs across state lines that were infected with lice (a common problem with pigs) but against USDA regulations to ship in that condition and that pigs were also sold and shipped with mange.

4. She sold a pig that she represented as being born at her ranch to her breeder pigs, but that really came from another ranch in Texas where she was purchasing the piglets she was selling. She refused to give the parent names or birthdate of the pig to the person who purchased the pig and also shipped this pig across state lines without health certificate or microchip, again this is against USDA regulations.

5. That her animals were living in unclean conditions.

6. That she feeds chicken scratch instead of proper pig diet to her pigs. That she is withholding food to keep the piglets small.
7. That she was previously using a local feed store as her address until she was called out on it and will not allow ranch visits. That she meets potential pet owners at Pet Smart and the feed store.

8. Pigs are being shipped under age.

9. That she took pictures from FB off other's pages and then text them terrible things about their pictures and even sent the picture around to other to make fun of and taunt the people she was harassing and their families.

During my investigation I was provided with pictures of a ton of inbox messages from FB accounts and text messages that were harassing in nature and that were sent to multiple people by both Lina and her husband. I was provided with proof that some even spent money to block Lina and her husband from contacting them on their cell phones. MULTIPLE people blocked Lina, her husband, and all of her other FB identities from their FB accounts. I contacted Lina and she actually talked with me under several FB user names.

In her defense, she did say, when I questioned this, that one account was personal for only friends and family. She never said what the other accounts were used for? She was given an exorbitant amount of time to tell her side of the story and provide proof to back up what she told me. I was never provided with one shred of proof by her. I kept putting off my report to try to give her the opportunity to provide the proof and all but begged her to provide it, yet as of the posting of this report, I still have not one shred of proof from her. My findings are as follow:

1. Lina provided names of references. The phone number to one of the references kept being busy and when I googled it, it was a fake identities web site. I googled the name of the reference myself and called them. It was the person's work apparently and I was told off by them and they refused to give me a reference on Lina and even hung up on me. This same lady was posting on Lina's page last evening and Lina said that was her neighbor. This lady was even posting that she hung up on me and told me off. Yet, she refused to give a reference on Lina. I was also accused of looking this ladies number up by Lina later, even though she provided the ladies name as a reference to me in writing.

2. Another reference, a local feed store, said they could not give me a reference on Lina but that she sure did talk a lot. They did verify that she does buy a lot of supplies there for her multitude of animals.

3. Another lady, who seems to be a friend on Lina's page reported that she has bought 12 pigs from Lina and has been to her ranch. She said she approves of Lina's ranch. I noticed this lady posting a lot on Lina's page too. This lady reports that Lina has been very helpful to her with the pigs she has purchased.

4. The husband, from the reference in #1 above, is a local animal control person. He was also given to me as a reference by Lina. I looked up the animal control phone number myself and called him. He is going to be at Lina's house today at 3. He did verify that there had been previous reports on Lina in the past, but thought her ranch had checked out. I felt he was very defensive toward me and seemed biased toward Lina, a little too much for me to believe he was not somehow connected and since it appears him and his wife are friends of Lina's (Lina even reported that they were her friend and I saw for myself his wife talking with Lina on her page last evening). But, I have to assume since he was in an official capacity when I spoke to him that he should have been honest about the animals well being. He did say he thought her ranch was fine.

5. Enough messages were provided to me that prove that Lina and her husband have harassed these people. Most people asked not to be named but they were willing to talk to me and provide proof. These people are a collection of pet owners, former clients of Lina's, breeders, and some were friends on FB of the people she was harassing. She harassed people with both FB and text messages. Some of the messages were very ugly and threatening in nature. All of the people asked her to stop prior to blocking her. In the messages from her husband he threatens that he is in law enforcement, yet I have no proof this is true. It was reported that he is security for Target, but I did not try to verify that information. She did taunt one lady saying she took her picture off FB and called her and her husband names. It was verified that she sent this picture around to at least several other people encouraging them to use it to harass and taunt.

6. The pictures of the pigs that are on her Joellina FB page show approximately 25 pigs living all together in a pen with very little grass and no shelter, food or water shown. There are pigs of all sizes and there is no way that she has a controlled breeding environment if this is her breeder pigs. I have not been to her ranch to see for myself and she refused to provide proof with other pictures that there was shelter.

7. At least one pig that she got from a petting zoo was sold to a breeder in California, shipped across state lines pregnant, with no USDA health certificate or microchip. The person buying the pig did not know the pig had been a rescue from a petting zoo.

8. Lina harassed the lady that wanted to know the birthdate of her pig that she purchased from Lina and this pig was not raised by Lina even though Lina represented the pig as one of her own stock.

9. Lina was contacting multiple breeders trying to start drama between the breeders. There was enough evidence of her messaging people to prove that she had some sort of motive and those that did not cooperate with her she began to harass and they too ended up blocking Lina from their FB or cell phone.

10. She has advised clients to feed chicken scratch and that is what she provided to new pig owners with their pig.

11. There were verified reports of people receiving pigs with lice but I could not find anyone to confirm that pigs had mange when received.

In summation, I can not say that the reports of Lina abusing animals is true. One local animal control person, who Lina provided the name for and admitted is a personal friend to her and her husband, says her ranch has checked out in the past. The pictures on her FB page do not look like good conditions to me and many others but I can not say that animal abuse or starvation is taking place at her ranch.

There is way too much proof of both her and her husband harassing many, many people that I have to conclude that this accusation to be 100% true and I believe may be the driving force behind a lot of the on going drama on FB that is currently taking place. By the end of my investigation I even ended up blocking Lina because she started trying to harass me. Lina herself told me that she does not have to follow USDA standards because she does not sell pigs for food. That is not my understanding of the USDA regulations so I do believe there is enough proof and by her own admission, to show that she is not following USDA regulations when pigs are being shipped across state lines. Pigs she has rescued have been sold as breeders, pigs she has sold and represented as pigs she has raised obviously came from another breeder.

She did take FB pictures of another person and harass them with the pictures calling them and their family members names in text messages. There are many, many complaints about her and her farm on multiple company sites on the internet. Ripoff reports had multiple reports as well as two other sites. The reports do not look to be from the same person so I believe multiple people made the complaints. Lina also calls herself a HOBBY ranch and calls her animals her COLLECTION. If she is indeed a hobby ranch then she should not have any profit off of these animals yet she repeatedly told me that all these reports were hurting her business and means to make money.

Conclusion: I would be very careful if I decided to purchase a pet from this person. You should check her out on the internet and insist on visiting her ranch. While her animals may or may not be healthy, you may not be assured you are getting a piglet from parents o her ranch or that she has any idea on their blood lines. It is guaranteed that if you cross her you will be harassed and she will not stop until you are forced to block her.

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#8 Consumer Comment

Joellina Mini Ranch NOT CLEARED

AUTHOR: PigScamsExposed - ()

Don't believe the owner using this site to try to trick anyone.  They are the ones that posted they were CLEARED NOT RIP OFF REPORTS.  Follow us on Facebook to keep up with the latest about Joellina Mini Ranch and more:  http://www.facebook.com/groups/511378822255731/

Here is more proof.

Joellina.com Mini Ranch and JL Kune Kune Pigs, Owners: Lina Haygood and Joel Haygood 6 Blossom Hill Street Bastrop, TX. (512) 348-6438.

I was contacted by many group members and non-group members who have had issues with this person. Both sides were asked to provide proof that what they were saying really happened. I received so much information in my inbox that I spent the last two days mainly reading this stuff. The accusations against her were as follows:

1. She and her husband harass anyone who disagrees with them, or asks questions about pigs they purchase from them, or ask to come to their ranch to see the pigs. That when she was blocked from the people she was harassing Facebook accounts, that she created other user accounts to continue to harass these people and they had to block those accounts as well.

2. She has rescued pigs and then sold them as breeders, even shipping them across state lines without microchips or health certificates as required by the USDA. She also misrepresented these pigs and did not disclose that they were rescues.

3. She has shipped pigs across state lines that were infected with lice (a common problem with pigs) but against USDA regulations to ship in that condition and that pigs were also sold and shipped with mange.

4. She sold a pig that she represented as being born at her ranch to her breeder pigs, but that really came from another ranch in Texas where she was purchasing the piglets she was selling. She refused to give the parent names or birthdate of the pig to the person who purchased the pig and also shipped this pig across state lines without health certificate or microchip, again this is against USDA regulations.

5. That her animals were living in unclean conditions.

6. That she feeds chicken scratch instead of proper pig diet to her pigs. That she is withholding food to keep the piglets small.

7. That she was previously using a local feed store as her address until she was called out on it and will not allow ranch visits. That she meets potential pet owners at Pet Smart and the feed store.

8. Pigs are being shipped under age.

9. That she took pictures from FB off other's pages and then text them terrible things about their pictures and even sent the picture around to other to make fun of and taunt the people she was harassing and their families.

During my investigation I was provided with pictures of a ton of inbox messages from FB accounts and text messages that were harassing in nature and that were sent to multiple people by both Lina and her husband. I was provided with proof that some even spent money to block Lina and her husband from contacting them on their cell phones. MULTIPLE people blocked Lina, her husband, and all of her other FB identities from their FB accounts. I contacted Lina and she actually talked with me under several FB user names.

In her defense, she did say, when I questioned this, that one account was personal for only friends and family. She never said what the other accounts were used for? She was given an exorbitant amount of time to tell her side of the story and provide proof to back up what she told me. I was never provided with one shred of proof by her. I kept putting off my report to try to give her the opportunity to provide the proof and all but begged her to provide it, yet as of the posting of this report, I still have not one shred of proof from her. My findings are as follow:

1. Lina provided names of references. The phone number to one of the references kept being busy and when I googled it, it was a fake identities web site. I googled the name of the reference myself and called them. It was the person's work apparently and I was told off by them and they refused to give me a reference on Lina and even hung up on me. This same lady was posting on Lina's page last evening and Lina said that was her neighbor. This lady was even posting that she hung up on me and told me off. Yet, she refused to give a reference on Lina. I was also accused of looking this ladies number up by Lina later, even though she provided the ladies name as a reference to me in writing.

2. Another reference, a local feed store, said they could not give me a reference on Lina but that she sure did talk a lot. They did verify that she does buy a lot of supplies there for her multitude of animals.

3. Another lady, who seems to be a friend on Lina's page reported that she has bought 12 pigs from Lina and has been to her ranch. She said she approves of Lina's ranch. I noticed this lady posting a lot on Lina's page too. This lady reports that Lina has been very helpful to her with the pigs she has purchased.

4. The husband, from the reference in #1 above, is a local animal control person. He was also given to me as a reference by Lina. I looked up the animal control phone number myself and called him. He is going to be at Lina's house today at 3. He did verify that there had been previous reports on Lina in the past, but thought her ranch had checked out. I felt he was very defensive toward me and seemed biased toward Lina, a little too much for me to believe he was not somehow connected and since it appears him and his wife are friends of Lina's (Lina even reported that they were her friend and I saw for myself his wife talking with Lina on her page last evening). But, I have to assume since he was in an official capacity when I spoke to him that he should have been honest about the animals well being. He did say he thought her ranch was fine.

5. Enough messages were provided to me that prove that Lina and her husband have harassed these people. Most people asked not to be named but they were willing to talk to me and provide proof. These people are a collection of pet owners, former clients of Lina's, breeders, and some were friends on FB of the people she was harassing. She harassed people with both FB and text messages. Some of the messages were very ugly and threatening in nature. All of the people asked her to stop prior to blocking her. In the messages from her husband he threatens that he is in law enforcement, yet I have no proof this is true. It was reported that he is security for Target, but I did not try to verify that information. She did taunt one lady saying she took her picture off FB and called her and her husband names. It was verified that she sent this picture around to at least several other people encouraging them to use it to harass and taunt.

6. The pictures of the pigs that are on her Joellina FB page show approximately 25 pigs living all together in a pen with very little grass and no shelter, food or water shown. There are pigs of all sizes and there is no way that she has a controlled breeding environment if this is her breeder pigs. I have not been to her ranch to see for myself and she refused to provide proof with other pictures that there was shelter.

7. At least one pig that she got from a petting zoo was sold to a breeder in California, shipped across state lines pregnant, with no USDA health certificate or microchip. The person buying the pig did not know the pig had been a rescue from a petting zoo.

8. Lina harassed the lady that wanted to know the birthdate of her pig that she purchased from Lina and this pig was not raised by Lina even though Lina represented the pig as one of her own stock.

9. Lina was contacting multiple breeders trying to start drama between the breeders. There was enough evidence of her messaging people to prove that she had some sort of motive and those that did not cooperate with her she began to harass and they too ended up blocking Lina from their FB or cell phone.

10. She has advised clients to feed chicken scratch and that is what she provided to new pig owners with their pig.

11. There were verified reports of people receiving pigs with lice but I could not find anyone to confirm that pigs had mange when received.

In summation, I can not say that the reports of Lina abusing animals is true. One local animal control person, who Lina provided the name for and admitted is a personal friend to her and her husband, says her ranch has checked out in the past. The pictures on her FB page do not look like good conditions to me and many others but I can not say that animal abuse or starvation is taking place at her ranch.

There is way too much proof of both her and her husband harassing many, many people that I have to conclude that this accusation to be 100% true and I believe may be the driving force behind a lot of the on going drama on FB that is currently taking place. By the end of my investigation I even ended up blocking Lina because she started trying to harass me. Lina herself told me that she does not have to follow USDA standards because she does not sell pigs for food. That is not my understanding of the USDA regulations so I do believe there is enough proof and by her own admission, to show that she is not following USDA regulations when pigs are being shipped across state lines. Pigs she has rescued have been sold as breeders, pigs she has sold and represented as pigs she has raised obviously came from another breeder.

She did take FB pictures of another person and harass them with the pictures calling them and their family members names in text messages. There are many, many complaints about her and her farm on multiple company sites on the internet. Ripoff reports had multiple reports as well as two other sites. The reports do not look to be from the same person so I believe multiple people made the complaints. Lina also calls herself a HOBBY ranch and calls her animals her COLLECTION. If she is indeed a hobby ranch then she should not have any profit off of these animals yet she repeatedly told me that all these reports were hurting her business and means to make money.

Conclusion: I would be very careful if I decided to purchase a pet from this person. You should check her out on the internet and insist on visiting her ranch. While her animals may or may not be healthy, you may not be assured you are getting a piglet from parents o her ranch or that she has any idea on their blood lines. It is guaranteed that if you cross her you will be harassed and she will not stop until you are forced to block her.
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Joelina.com CLEARED

AUTHOR: Joellina.com - ()

We believe the author/subject of this complaint (and any other false report) is named Lynn E**** - report originally originated from Sherwood, Arkansas.  There is no validation to the claim and is completely based on false accusations. 

As an added measure, we invited animal control and a veterinarian out to review our pigs and mini ranch and have been CLEARED of any and all wrong doing.  Feel free to contact "jlminiranch@gmail.com" with any questions - we will be happy to provide references of vet and animal control.  Note: We spend 7 days a week ensuring our piglets have proper nutrition, vaccinations, etc.  The photo IS ours - we let our pigs run around during the day to get exercise.

The alleged author, Lynn E****, also a past potential customer, purchased a piglet elsewhere that became sick.  E**** has been harassing several breeders that we know - therefore, we refused to sell E**** a piglet, which made her angry.  E**** is a career criminal that embezzled over 600k from a company, according to the Arkansas Business review...google "Lynn E****" to follow up.

We believe she placed this false report, as well as created bogus Facebook accounts (designed for harassment), as well as called and harassed our local feed store and references. (blocked phone numbers have been traced back to Sherwood, Arkansas and police reports are getting filed).  We also have texts from her containing harassment and even racial remarks.

Again, it is our personal opinion that Lynn E**** is responsible for this report as well as all the other harassment issues.
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