The Daily Mail is correct that justice was served after animal rights litigants were ordered to pay attorneys' fees in a failed, frivolous lawsuit against Feld Entertainment, which operates the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus.
The key witness received almost $200,000 from the animal rights plaintiffs.
It was, in the judge's words, "groundless and unreasonable from its inception," a lawsuit in which the witness "lied about the payments" and the "organizational plaintiffs also concealed the payments from FEI [Feld], in whole or in part."
What remains to be seen is whether animal rights activists also violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, a law that's been used to go after the mob and which Feld Entertainment is properly using to sue the Humane Society of the United States and others.
If these activists violated the law, then one hopes justice will continue to be served.
There's a lesson for animal-loving readers: When you donate to groups like the Humane Society of the United States, only 1 percent of the money gets sent to local pet shelters, which are unaffiliated with HSUS.
If you want your donations feeding homeless pets instead of lawyers - to say nothing of lobbyists and direct-mail marketers - make sure you give to your local shelters directly.
Berman is executive director of the Center for Consumer Freedom.