|Have my big, brown eyes
convinced you to part
with your money yet?
The Humane Society of the United States has quite the marketing gimmick going on. It has a tendency to air those late night television commercials depicting cats and dogs with big sad eyes while it asks you for just a little bit of money. It associates itself with local pet shelters. It wants you to believe that your little donation is going a long way to improving the life of one of those sad, neglected, and abused animals.
Scott Pruitt recently addressed the Oklahoma Farm Bureau and indicated he wants to see more accountability when it comes to charitable groups like HSUS. He stated:
“There’s a concern with charitable organizations-and this is not just with the Humane Society-but all charitable organizations when they raise money they make representations to those that they receive money from. I think there are many across the state of Oklahoma when they give to the Humane Society they think it’s going to local concerns. They believe they are actually benefitting an organization that helps make sure animals are taken care of locally and at the state level. And there’s a concern that that is not happening. As those dollars go nationally, there is a concern, perhaps, that they’re not coming back.
(Source: Oklahoma Farm Report)
Mr. Pruitt simply wants HSUS to hand over some information about what representations the organization has made through its advertising and donation literature and whether those representations are actually true. The cool thing is, the Attorney General’s office can actually hold HSUS accountable for it.
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It's about time this happened – these organisations can not continue asking for donations for one cause yet going after another as their main business.
Randy Janssen says
The HSUS is not your local animal shelter. The HSUA has been hijacked by radical animal rights activist. It is an over 150 million dollar corporation that spends almost every dime it gets on obscene salaries and filing lawsuits. It raises money by showing ads of cute dogs and cats, but it spends less then 1 cent on the dollar to feed and shelter cats and dogs. More and more members of congress are questioning the tax free status of the HSUS because of its political activities. The HSUS IS AGAINST RODEO AND WESTERN TRADITIONS. IT IS FOR A VEGETERIAN LIFE STYLE AND AGAINST EATING MEAT. The HSUS has been accused of paying employees to abuse animals and videoing the abuse as proof that meat production should be stopped. The HSUS wants to change our eating habits and standard of living by outlawing farming methods which are used on family farms. The HSUS is bad for America so don't applaud its lackeys. If you want to support something think about giving to the child fund, St. Jude, the Wounded Warriors, or you local food bank. If you want to help animals, give money to you local animal shelter. Giving money to the HSUS is throwing money away on a bloated bureaucracy that waste it on salaries and litigation. It claims to do good but if you really look at what it does, it only piggybacks on the work of local organizations.
The H$U$ *uses* local organizations to claim that it's helping animals when the reality is that it is a parasite on society, using donor dollars to further the anti-animal-use agenda of its leaders. H$U$ pays NO taxes, even gets taxpayer dollars for some of its lawsuits (legal loophole), and does very little actual animal care. The underlying focus is on furthering the "animal rights" no-animal-use agenda through vilifying and attacking animal enterprises.
When we think of how much money HSUS has removed from the economy in every industry that uses animals, my hair catches on fire! Billions upon billions would probably not cover the cost to the USA for the vegan animal rights social movement. Do they really believe that animal owners are killing the earth? I think they HSUS as one of the vegan animal rights movement are killing our economy bit by bit.
papa chixin, the HSUS use's lie's to fool the public. Put every thing you can find that is damaging to them on every media source you can to discredit these scum bags. we have them on the run. Now is the time to put them out of business. And the gov. can collect all the back tax's that they will owe. And that my friend will be the end of them.
This is nothing new. When the Vick trial was going on HSUS sent out emails to "help care for" the dogs that were confiscated. HSUS never had a single Vick dog in it's care & was actually telling the judge to kill them all.