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February 15, 2010

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February 15, 2010

They have contributed little to the welfare of the animals in the circumstances which provide the organization with their best fund-raising opportunities.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

is being able to deny them any contributions from my own resources, which are now directed toward local hands-on assistance to needy domestic animals.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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February 15, 2010

As a dog lover and breeder of purebreds for over 50 years, I can support all the negative comments regarding HSUS. It is a sham political front collecting monies under the guise of helping animals; it does no such thing! It purports to help the helpless; it really intends to make all animals obsolete and turn society into it's idea of a vegan society--no zoos, no circuses, no sensible farming methods, no hunting, no furs, no meat eating, no American way of life. These radicals have no desire to help animals; they do have an intense desire to help their political causes and themselves through large salaries and luxury offices. I hope the gullible American public wakes up and quits listenting to little Hollywoodites who know next to nothing about real life! They just support causes that "sound good."

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their political donations and activities.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 14, 2010

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February 14, 2010

Misappropriation of funds, does not help animals as they claim to be doing. Does not actually help any animal shelters and very little helps any animals. Money instead goes for fundraising and attorney/lobbyist fees to pass anti-animal legislation.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

People pretending to love animals to make money when the truth is that their goal is the end of all pets and livestock. Read their comments, watch their actions.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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February 14, 2010

I wish I could give zero stars. There is nothing humane about H$U$. All they really care about is lining there own pockets and lobbying legislators to enact laws to eliminate individuals rights to own and care for animals. They should have their 501 status revoked and forced to pay taxes because in no way are they a charity.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Attempting and actually being successful in getting anti pet ownership and pet breeding laws enacted.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would be honest with people about H$U$ true intentions and actually use the money we scam to do helpful local work.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Absolutely nothing.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Uninformed and naive.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

They have 10 millions plus at least another 100 million, none of which is actually used for the betterment of animals.

Ways to make it better...

They would use their millions of dollars they have scammed uninformed charitable donators out of to help local REAL humane organizations.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Being truthful of their true intentions.

One thing I'd also say is that...

They should be ashamed of their actions and be held accountable for all of their deceits.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 14, 2010

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February 14, 2010

Owner of a computer/network repair and maintenance company. With exceptions of very short duration, I have owned animals all my life including, but not limited to dogs, cats and fish. I have never been involved with HSUS, but have been impacted by their agenda and the ideas they push.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

having to live with laws and ordinances they favor or have pushed to pass, none of which really favor the good welfare of the animals.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

actually start spending the majority of the budget on the animals either by helping local organizations and/or creating and/or running shelters for them. The rest of the money would be available to repeal legislation and ordinances they have helped pass p

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I cannot think of a single thing.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I've not actually met any staff, but, in my research of the organization, many higher ranking staff members were formerly involved with PeTA, and other radical organizations.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

actually spend it on helping animals rather than lobbying against them. However, with approximately 200 million US dollars available to them, another 10 million would not have much of an impact.

Ways to make it better...

HSUS actually did what they imply in there commercials that beg for money to "help" animals rather than trying to end ownership of animals, making animal products more expensive, urging the killing of animals, such as the dogs "rescued" from Michael Vick.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Not being found out for who they really are and there agenda.

One thing I'd also say is that...

It is unfortunate that one can not give them a zero star rating, It is what they deserve.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 14, 2010

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February 14, 2010

They want to be the animal police in our country. They deceive the people about what they are doing with the contributions they receive. Their own comments are they are not in the business of animal shelters. They have not done any scientific studies to back the stories they tell. They are a not a government agency either. Their agenda is to do away with all animals. There will be a large economic impact on this country when businesses and family farms are lost do to the legislation this organization is getting passed. They are not the good ole boys they want people to think they are and they don't care about animals or people.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The horse industry has been damaged drastically from what this organization has been able to get done.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do what I say I'm doing with the donations being asked for and really take care of animals. Be honest about the agenda we are after with legislation we are asking for.l

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Nothing

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

They have $200,000,000.00 and could use it to take care of the animals they are supposed to be concerned about.

Ways to make it better...

They wouldn't lie and take what doesn't belong to them.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Telling the truth about themselves and what they are really up to.

One thing I'd also say is that...

People need to check this organization out before donating. Give to their local shelters who really need the help, since the HSUS doesn't.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 14, 2010

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February 14, 2010

This group spends less than 5% of all monies they take in on animals. Instead they buy land and acquire assests so they can further their Vegan agenda. They have taken monies under false pretenses and been investigated by the Attorney Generals in at least two states. This group does NOT operate shelters nor do they prefer spay/neuter services. They are a lobbying group operating under a 401 3 C for to push Vegan philosophies.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Only in pushing ridiculous laws that make animal ownership impossible.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Spend money on ANIMALS not AGENDAS.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Nothing.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Rude and unhelpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

It does have over 100 million but none spent on dogs/cats.

Ways to make it better...

The organization would focus on giving money to ANIMALS not AGENDAS.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Wayne Pacelle

One thing I'd also say is that...

Support your local shelter.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 14, 2010

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February 14, 2010

1) The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is a “humane society” in name only, since it doesn’t operate a single pet shelter or pet adoption facility anywhere in the United States. During 2006, HSUS contributed only 4.2 percent of its budget to organizations that operate hands-on dog and cat shelters. In reality, HSUS is a wealthy animal-rights lobbying organization (the largest and richest on earth) that agitates for the same goals as PETA and other radical groups. 2) Beginning on the day of NFL quarterback Michael Vick’s 2007 dogfighting indictment, HSUS raised money online with the false promise that it would “care for the dogs seized in the Michael Vick case.” The New York Times later reported that HSUS wasn’t caring for Vick’s dogs at all. And HSUS president Wayne Pacelle told the Times that his group recommended that government officials “put down” (that is, kill) the dogs rather than adopt them out to suitable homes. HSUS later quietly altered its Internet fundraising pitch. 3) HSUS’s senior management includes a former spokesman for the Animal Liberation Front (ALF), a criminal group designated as “terrorists” by the FBI. HSUS president Wayne Pacelle hired John “J.P.” Goodwin in 1997, the same year Goodwin described himself as “spokesperson for the ALF” while he fielded media calls in the wake of an ALF arson attack at a California veal processing plant. In 1997, when asked by reporters for a reaction to an ALF arson fire at a farmer’s feed co-op in Utah (which nearly killed a family sleeping on the premises), Goodwin replied, “We’re ecstatic.” That same year, Goodwin was arrested at a UC Davis protest celebrating the 10-year anniversary of an ALF arson at the university that caused $5 million in damage. And in 1998, Goodwin described himself publicly as a “former member of ALF.” 4) According to a 2008 Los Angeles Times investigation, less than 12 percent of money raised for HSUS by California telemarketers actually ends up in HSUS’s bank account. The rest is kept by professional fundraisers. And if you exclude two campaigns run for HSUS by the “Build-a-Bear Workshop” retail chain, which consisted of the sale of surplus stuffed animals (not really “fundraising”), HSUS’s yield number shrinks to just 3 percent. Sadly, this appears typical. In 2004, HSUS ran a telemarketing campaign in Connecticut with fundraisers who promised to return a minimum of zero percent of the proceeds. The campaign raised over $1.4 million. Not only did absolutely none of that money go to HSUS, but the group paid $175,000 for the telemarketing work. 5) Research shows that HSUS’s heavily promoted U.S. “boycott” of Canadian seafood—announced in 2005 as a protest against Canada’s annual seal hunt—is a phony exercise in media manipulation. A 2006 investigation found that 78 percent of the restaurants and seafood distributors described by HSUS as “boycotters” weren’t participating at all. Nearly two-thirds of them told surveyors they were completely unaware HSUS was using their names in connection with an international boycott campaign. Canada’s federal government is on record about this deception, saying: “Some animal rights groups have been misleading the public for years … it’s no surprise at all that the richest of them would mislead the public with a phony seafood boycott.” 6) HSUS raised a reported $34 million in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, supposedly to help reunite lost pets with their owners. But comparatively little of that money was spent for its intended purpose. Louisiana’s Attorney General shuttered his 18-month-long investigation into where most of these millions went, shortly after HSUS announced its plan to contribute $600,000 toward the construction of an animal shelter on the grounds of a state prison. Public disclosures of the disposition of the $34 million in Katrina-related donations add up to less than $7 million. 7) After gathering undercover video footage of improper animal handling at a Chino, CA slaughterhouse during November of 2007, HSUS sat on its video evidence for three months, even refusing to share it with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. HSUS’s Dr. Michael Greger testified before Congress that the San Bernardino County (CA) District Attorney’s office asked the group “to hold on to the information while they completed their investigation.” But the District Attorney’s office quickly denied that account, even declaring that HSUS refused to make its undercover spy available to investigators if the USDA were present at those meetings. Ultimately, HSUS chose to release its video footage at a more politically opportune time, as it prepared to launch a livestock-related ballot campaign in California. Meanwhile, meat from the slaughterhouse continued to flow into the U.S. food supply for months.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

proposing legislation against pet owners. They DO NOT want people to own pets, and do everything they can to make owning them as difficult as possible, under the guise of "helping the animals".

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Hey, it already has that much money, and is using to destroy pet ownership.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

January 2, 2010

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January 2, 2010

This review is more of a review of the negative reviews written against this charity. 90% of the negative reviews occur in in two separate two-day span. This appears to be a smear campaign against the HSUS. Please take this into account when researching this charity.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

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November 15, 2009

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November 15, 2009

I saw their TV Commercial, and went to their website - this organization does work work. I was happy to be able to read Mr Pacelle's blog to get a more personal feel for the group. I volunteer at my local shelter and am happy to see and hear about what is happening on the national level to help animals, I donate to both because I can't pick one!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their website and the commercial. I'm glad to see a group doing something about the cruelty through courts and legal systems!

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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