HSUS has a history of publicizing false information in an effort
to raise money. They do not operate a single pet shelter or pet adoption
facility anywhere in the U.S. HSUS spends millions on programs that seek to economically cripple meat and dairy producers; eliminate the use of animals in biomedical research labs; phase out pet breeding, zoos, and circus animal acts; and demonize hunters as crazed lunatics. |
Additional information to understand about HSUS:
1. During 2006, HSUS contributed only 4.2 percent of its budget to
organizations that operate hands-on dog and cat shelters. In reality,
HSUS is a wealthy animal-rights lobbying organization (the largest and
richest) that agitates for the same goals as PETA and other radical groups.
2. HSUS raised money online with the false promise that it would "care
for the dogs in the Michael Vick case." The New York Times later
reported HSUS wasn't caring for Vick's dogs at all. HSUS president Wayne
Pacelle told the Times that his group recommended that government
officials "put down" the dogs rather than try to adopt them out.
3. HSUS senior management team includes a former spokesman for the
Animal Liberation Front (ALF), a criminal group designated as
"terrorists" by the FBI.
4. Less than 12 percent of money raised for HSUS by California
telemarketers actually ends up in HSUS's bank account. The rest is kept
by professional fundraisers.
5. HSUS raised a reported $34 million in the wake of Hurricane Katrina,
supposedly to help reunite lost pets with their owners. Little of that
money was spent for its intended purpose. Public disclosures of the
disposition of the $34 million in Katrina-related donations add up to
less than $7 million.
6. “I don’t have a hands-on fondness for animals…To this day I don’t feel bonded to any non-human animal. I like them and I pet them and I’m kind to them, but there’s no special bond between me and other animals.” Wayne Pacelle, CEO, HSUS
7. "One generation and out. We have no problems with the extinction of
domestic animals. They are creations of human selective breeding."
Wayne Pacelle, CEO, HSUS
8. "My goal is the abolition of all animal agriculture." J.P. Goodwin,
Director of Grassroots Outreach with HSUS. Formerly with the Animal
Liberation Front (ALF). Mr Goodwin has a lengthy arrest record and a history of
promoting arson to accomplish animal liberation.
9. “The life of an ant and that of my child should be granted equal consideration.” — HSUS senior scholar Michael W. Fox
10. In January 2005, with the combination of The Fund for Animals and The Humane Society of the United States, the groups were able to launch a new Animal Protection Litigation Section which conducts precedent-setting legal campaigns against our rights to breed and own animals in state and federal courts around the country. With a staff of eight full-time lawyers, as well as numerous law clerks, administrative staff, outside counsel, and pro-bono attorneys, the section is the largest in-house radical animal rights litigation department in the country.