Monday, May 18, 2009

HSUS Exposed

Atlanta Investigation Uncovers Deceptive 'Humane Society' Agenda

ABC News in Atlanta is taking a cue from us and following the money donated to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). And the results aren’t pretty. The animal rights industry leader with the misleading name gives less than 4 cents of every dollar of its budget to support local animal shelters. The rest of the money, as WSB-TV Channel 2 News confirmed? It funds the group’s activist projects and lobbying for vegetarian-minded legislation.

Reporter Amanda Rosseter spoke with staff members from Atlanta-area animal shelters. She discovered that while HSUS talks a big game about stopping puppy mills, the heavy lifting required to care for rescued puppies falls on the shoulders of local humane societies – most of whom see nary a cent from HSUS to support their work.

Rosseter also attended a meeting of the local HSUS chapter to see for herself what was discussed. The agenda was just as we’d expect:

The two hour discussion was about activist plans and lobbying. The Georgia director for the HSUS agrees that's mostly what she does. Read More

Click Here To Watch The Video

For the first time that I am aware of, a media outlet has taken HSUS to task. Of course they have unleashed their own attack dogs to go after the reporter who put this piece together. It’s important to spread the word about what HSUS is really about and remind people to donate to their local shelters if they really want to help animals.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

HSUS has to have made some phone calls. The video is no longer available at the news station's site. Not in the archives, either. Hmmmm, what could have happened?