If you want to help animals and actually make a difference, be sure to make your donations to animal shelters locally.
|Don’t let cute faces fool you!|
After spending a lot of time at local animal shelters, Diana Culp worked for three years at the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) as the director of education. But Ms. Culp jumped ship when she finally realized that HSUS was more focused on fundraising and raising a big stink, and not very focused on actually helping animals.
Ms. Culp revealed that HSUS spent 45% of their operating budget on overhead. That’s about $50 million that went to salaries, phones, and keeping the lights on. She says the SPCA sends about 35% of their annual budget on the exact same thing.
Oh, and let’s not forget to mention the extremely expensive lawsuit HSUS just settled. According to Ms. Culp, HSUS teamed up with some other animal activist groups to sue Ringling Brothers. The suit was eventually dismissed because it turned out the Plaintiff was being paid for bringing the suit. A lawsuit was then brought against the animal groups, ending with HSUS’s payout of $16 million to settle the case. The APSCA paid out $9.3 million to settle the same lawsuit a few months ago.
Look, I love animals too. Farmers, in general (and despite what those terrible abuse videos depict), also love their animals. These national groups are more focused on bringing down animal agriculture and less on actually helping animals that need it. Spending millions of dollars on anti-animal agriculture propaganda doesn’t cut it. The sad looking cats and dogs in the commercials are heartbreaking, but it’s also heartbreaking to see family farmers falsely accused of animal abuse.
Instead, these groups should go against the real bad guys – the ones with puppy mills, animal neglect, and the countless others that our local shelters work against. So, let’s give donation to the local shelters who are actually taking in animals and working hard to find them permanent homes.
(Source: Press of Atlantic City)