Deceptive fundraising by HSUS

 Resize text         Printer-friendly version of this article Printer-friendly version of this article has released a new report, Deceptive Fundraising Practices of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), that outlines the various ways in which HSUS parts well-meaning people from their money. says even 80% of HSUS donors think that HSUS “misleads people into thinking that it supports local humane societies and pet shelters.”

The 16-page reports includes an examination of HSUS print, television and direct mail fundraising, and how donors are misled in how that money is used once given to the organization. believes that HSUS is so deceptive in its fundraising, that it has recently sent letters to 25 state attorneys general outlining how the HSUS fundraising tactics may be illegal according to some charitable organization laws, and asking them to investigate.

The fight against HSUS isn’t just about the fact that their money isn’t spent on animal shelters as many believe, but it’s also about their well-funded drive to enact laws that suppress animal agriculture for an ultimate goal of its demise.

We all need to care about the activities of the HSUS whether we’re talking about cats or cattle, poodles or pork.

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Terry Ward    
Pa.  |  July, 19, 2012 at 11:41 AM

So here is what the so-called 'husbandry experts' have, to date, managed to accomplish:
 No matter who I am, what I know or what my experience is: 
If I support the HSUS or any other animal protection group I am stupid and clueless . 
If I support the HSUS I am a proselytizing vegan... therefore stupid and clueless
 If I support the HSUS and am NOT a vegan, nevertheless 'my goal is to abolish animal agriculture' which means my goal is to starve myself to death therefore I am stupid and clueless. 
If I support the HSUS 'I don't know where my food comes from' or have 'never visited a farm' so I must think my steak originates in Wegman's basement therefore I am stupid and clueless. 
If I question ANYTHING you folks do I am stupid and clueless. 
If I do not fall to my knees at the altar of your 'science' I am stupid and clueless.
 If I exhibit horror at the sight of animals' heads bashed against a concrete floor I am 'emotional', therefore stupid and clueless.

Maybe you can point me to ONE other profession that whacks it's customers ..and the public.....with such joyful disdainful abandon.
 Somebody slept through public relations class. 
And possibly missed ethics class altogether...

Illinois  |  July, 19, 2012 at 01:46 PM

That is so well put there is little I can add. Except everyone should read the Harvard Medical School report recently issued on how much red meat is good for you...... none. So even if your goal is only to peotect your own health DON'T EAT DEAD ANIMALS. By the way no one is really fooled by front groups like Humane Watch, you're just wasting your time. Fred

H. E. Tidwell    
Texas  |  July, 24, 2012 at 04:56 PM

Many of us have known for years that HSUS has nothing to do with being humane, but instead is a scam of the biggest order. It needs to be changed from non-profit to a profit organization because its funds go to the support (in luxurious style) of its officers and directors. Truly a Scam of the highest and cruelest order. Too many animal loving people are wasting their monies on this outfit. People need to be educated to support their locl shelters where their monies will do some good for animals.