Published: April 17, 2009 11:22 pm
Cruelty story a hoax?
As a concerned Oklahoma veterinarian I believe that the recent story involving a large gift allegedly being redirected away from the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine was largely a hoax designed to expand the political and fundraising agenda of Humane Society of the United States in Oklahoma.
HSUS is a national organization that uses sensational stories involving animals to encourage donations to their organization.
The story broke when a wealthy friend of HSUS, Madeline Pickens, told the press that she was, “redirecting,” a grant she had made for the veterinary teaching college to another college within the university.
Her statements implied that the grant had been made and would now be withdrawn and sent to a different part of the university system.
She said she was doing this because of cruelty allegations leveled against the veterinary teaching college by an anonymous person claiming to be a student at the college. Read More
This is an interesting letter to read. I posted in February about Madeline Pickens taking this money away for the vet college and now it looks as though this was all a publicity stunt. HSUS has become so focused on fundraising and eliminating animal agriculture that now they are even working to discredit veterinarian schools. To me it is just one more example showing that HSUS really doesn’t care about animals or the care they receive. It is about how much money they can make exploiting animals.