Sorry not sorry.
Humane Watch updated:
“While the winners of a few races from yesterday are still unclear at this point, one thing is clear: the Humane Society of the United States lost big. Let’s review.
HSUS’s lobbying arm, the Humane Society Legislative Fund, made incumbent Iowa Rep. Steve King (R) its major target. According to FEC filings, HSLF spent more than $750,000 to oppose King, insinuating he was a dogfighting supporter. (King said he wasn’t but opposed a federal bill on states’ rights grounds–plus, dog fighting is already illegal on the state level.) That’s a hefty pile of money. At one point, HSLF had earmarked more than half its political spending on opposing King.
HSUS piled on, too, with CEO Wayne Pacelle launching scurrilous attacks against King’s character, apparently in retaliation for the Congressman pushing pro-farmer legislation that would undo HSUS gains in increasing the cost of eggs and other food products from animals.
The result? Steve King won re-election handily, and HSUS’s lobbying arm added to the egg on its face with a complete whiff.”
Read about their other losses here.
Looks like the American public wasn’t interested in deceptive advertising with a goal of shutting down animal agriculture.
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