The Truth About HSUS
The 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. The 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 the HSUS:
1. During 2006, the HSUS contributed only 4.2 percent of its budget
to organization that operate hands-on dog and cat shelters. In
reality, the 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. The 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 the HSUS wasn't caring for Vick's dogs
at all. The 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. The 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 the HSUS by
California telemarketers actually ends up in the HSUS's bank
account. The rest is kept by professional fundraisers.
5. The 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, of the Humane
Society of the United States, quoted in Bloodties: Nature,
Culture and the Hunt by Ted Kerasote, 1993, p. 251.
7. "The life of an ant and that of my child should be granted equal
consideration. — HSUS senior scholar Michael W. Fox