Fake BatWorldSanctuary Sites

Fake web sites titled “batworldsanctuary.com” and “batworldsanctuary.org” have been created by Bat World’s cyber-stalker, Mary Cummins, a woman who has been stalking Bat World’s founder and president, Amanda Lollar, for the past three years.

In June of 2010, Bat World Sanctuary unknowingly accepted this mentally troubled Los Angeles woman into an internship program held in Texas. Cummins found the internship too challenging to complete and left the internship early, finishing less than six days of a two-week internship. Before leaving, Cummins alleged that she had “bumped her head” and Bat World owed her $2,500 for a cat scan. Bat World refused.

Within days, outrageous lies about Amanda Lollar and Bat World Sanctuary began appearing on the internet, posted by Mary Cummins. These lies included animal cruelty, animal neglect, fraud, extortion, filth, endangering human health, practicing medicine without a license, plagiarism, illegal drug use, forgery, libel, theft, illegally being on welfare and more. Cummins made numerous false complaints to the USDA, Texas Parks and Wildlife, the DA, the IRS, the Texas Attorney General’s Office, the Texas Veterinary Board, the City of Mineral Wells, the Texas State Dept of Health, the DEA, the CDC and animal rights groups around the world including PETA, HSUS, ASPCA, ASA, GFAS, IFAW and others. Lollar and Bat World Sanctuary welcomed investigations, and all of Cummins’ complaints were found to be baseless. Click here to view the results of those investigations.

With the help of renowned animal rights attorney, Randy Turner, who represented Amanda Lollar and Bat World Sanctuary free of charge, a lawsuit was brought against Cummins.

Attorney and Bat World volunteer Randy Turner, with  Peekaboo, an orphaned Egyptian fruit bat

In June of 2012, the court stated that Amanda Lollar is to bats what Jane Goodall is to primates, and awarded a judgement of 6.1 Million in damages to Amanda Lollar for Cummins “egregious as well as malicious as well as intentional” defamation.

After the judgement, it was discovered that Cummins is considered a career litigant. Click here to see a list of the 30 lawsuits that Mary Cummins’ has been involved with in her 47 years.

Since the judgement, Cummins reign of terror against Amanda Lollar has increased, and Mary Cummins has been charged with contempt of court for the third time. Cummins’ defamation has also intensified. The fake “batworldsanctuary” websites that were purchased by Cummins are part of her continual defamation. We are taking steps to have the sites removed, however, it is a lengthy process.

The following bullet-point list provides a history of Cummins’ attacks and retaliatory actions against Amanda Lollar and Bat World Sanctuary. Links to court documents and web pages are provided when available:

We receive numerous questions about what more can be done to stop Mary Cummins from her continual harassment of Bat World Sanctuary. Unfortunately, cyber-stalking, bullying and online harassment is new territory and laws have not yet been created to stop malcontent’s like Mary Cummins. Defamation is a civil issue, not a criminal issue, so
law enforcement is unable to help (when death threats are posted, however, action can be taken).

People like Mary Cummins have to be sued in court, which we have done. Until internet laws are strengthened, cyber-stalkers and bullies like Mary Cummins are free to destroy innocent people over and over again. Our only recourse is to warn other people by posting pages like this one.

For more information about our case and other like this please join us on Facebook at Stand up to Cyber-Stalkers.

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Fake BatWorldSanctuary Sites — 9 Comments

  1. SO sorry you have to waste your time with this mess when it would be way better spent helping your bats. Glad to see you have a lawyer and that it isn’t costing you. As if rehabbing wasn’t difficult enough, physically, financially and emotionally (although there is definitely an emotional up side.) Good luck.

  2. I have been a fan of bats for a long time, but because of you I have more knowledge of them and how useful they are. It is really sad that all the good you do is being fought alongside of having to defend yourself from someone that is mentally unbalanced. I love all the work that you do and hope that eventually laws can be put in place where you don’t have to continue to deal with this nonsense. Your focus is on bats, not having to waste your time in court with this sort of garbage.

  3. There are so many stalkers (trolls) that attack rescue…usually the positive rescue while they leave the negative to continue to abuse and troll for dollars thank you for stepping up and naming I for one will share this and hope that others will too. God Bless you for the work that you do.

  4. What you have here is a very ill woman who needs to seek professional help immediately before she precipitates a fatal event.
    What a horrible waste of your time and resources; time that could have been spent in the care and knowledge about this misunderstood and wonderful species.

  5. So sorry you are dealing with this; try contacting the FBI perhaps? i have heard that there are federal statutes prohibiting cyber-harrrassment now; a few cases have been successfully prosecuted. Good luck; you do great work and thanks to you & others like you I am now in love with bats!

  6. I’m happy to see you received a judgement of 6.1 million dollars. I hope you receive the actual money so you can continue to provide the excellent care of bats in need and to educate the public on these lovely animals. I love your posts of the babies. Keep up the good work!

  7. It is so sad that we cannot save people from themselves. Mary Cummins is clearly mentally ill. She may not be a danger to herself, but she is a danger to others. Yet, she’s out there, spreading her malice, doing harm. If she had a contagious disease, she would not be allowed to behave this way. I hope this nightmare ends soon for you.

  8. How sad that she cannot put her considerable energies to a more productive use. She is wasting a tremendous amount of other people’s time and putting at risk the lives of the animals she claims to care about. I hope she is shut down for good very soon!

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