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Is the HSUS (Humane Society) really who you think they are?

Posted by admin on January 20, 2008

I will begin this blog with an introduction about the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). On this blog you will never read anything that can not be backed up with FACTS.

I hope you enjoy it.


You might be one of the millions of Americans who have received fundraising letters from the Humane Society of the United States. Seeing the furry faces of Fido and Fluffy, you might even have sent a donation, thinking you were supporting animal shelters and pet adoption. But rather than help animals in need, your money instead lined the pockets of radicals who labor for animal liberation.ActivistCash examines the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) — a sprawling institute for animal rights masquerading as an animal-welfare charity. HSUS does not run a single animal shelter, and spends a miniscule portion of its millions giving to groups that do. This intentional deception has made it the richest animal-rights group on earth.

The unsuspecting pet owner who receives frequent HSUS fundraising appeals may be shocked to learn about the group’s deep connections to many other radical animal-rights and environmental groups. Here are a few selections from our profile, highlighting more disturbing facts about HSUS:

The current goals of this misnamed “Humane Society” have nothing to do with animal shelters. The group took aim at the traditional morning meal of bacon and eggs with a tasteless “Breakfast of Cruelty” campaign. HSUS even wants to put an end to lifesaving biomedical research: as early as 1988 the group’s mailings demanded that the U.S. government “eliminate altogether the use of animals as research subjects.” HSUS has never budged from this extreme position.

Even seasoned animal-rights veterans raised their eyebrows in April 2000 when the Humane Society of the United States sent John “J.P.” Goodwin as its emissary on an anti-fur junket to China. Goodwin was not just any animal-rights zealot: he was an avowed member of the terrorist Animal Liberation Front (ALF). Less than a year later, HSUS identified Goodwin as their newest legislative affairs staffer.

HSUS continually gets low scores from established charity watchdog groups. Charity Navigators recently gave the group only one star (out of four). It gave no stars to HSUS’s Earth Voice International, and one to Humane Society International and the Humane Society of the United States Wildlife Land Trust. Worth magazine gave HSUS a “D” rating for spending as much as 53 percent of its expenses on fundraising. An online rating service noted that the huge HSUS corporate family does not have an active governing board overseeing the overall structure, and criticized the organization for holding only three board meetings during 2000, two of them on the same day.“Humane” Deception Meets Its Match

If you’ve been waiting to confirm your suspicions about the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), we have good news. The HSUS — which by its own admission “does not operate or have any control over any animal shelter” — has joined forces with the tiny, PETA-esque Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights (AVAR) in a blatant attempt to borrow some lab-coat credibility.

According to its president, HSUS set up this new partnership (called the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association) because “veterinarians bring a special credibility and authority on animal issues.” But is there a hidden agenda? One pet-care blogger was spot-on in her hunch that HSUS is really trying to undercut the more mainstream (and animal-rights unfriendly) American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA):

“Could it be that HSUS wanted to cloak itself in the mantle of the AVMA’s and the veterinary profession’s credibility? To make an alliance with what is essentially a fringe veterinary group, and then use that oh-so-similar name to create an impression of a much broader veterinary medical authority? … ’Special credibility’ is not medical language. It’s not even animal welfare language. It’s PR language.”

Like the (false) presumption that HSUS runs your local animal shelter, its new affiliation with the veterinary profession is bound to be good for fundraising.

But AVAR is so “fringe” that it’s not even allowed to attend North America’s largest annual veterinary convention. Contrary to what its name suggests, apparently AVAR is not as representative of ordinary animal docs as they would like us to believe. Sounds familiar.

10 Responses to “Is the HSUS (Humane Society) really who you think they are?”

  1. […] Is the HSUS (Humane Society) really who you think they are? […]

  2. Lucy said

    Whats wrong with people? Why do they kill those beatiful creatures?

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