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April 8, 2009
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April 8, 2009
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Please please donate to your local area shelters, they are the ones who need the money. You can donate food, blankets, toys and money.

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

Spread the donations to all shelters in the USA.

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all the money they get went to shelters.

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

Dishonesty to people who donate

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1997

April 8, 2009
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April 8, 2009
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These people are so dishonest. I just found this article: WASHINGTON – According to new research from the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF), the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) contributed less than four percent of its $91.5 million budget to hands-on dog and cat shelters in 2007. CCF is criticizing the nation’s largest animal rights group for not doing more to help hard-working local humane societies, calling HSUS’s name "misleading." According to its most recent tax return (filed on November 14, 2008), HSUS contributed about $3.1 million of its $91.5 million operating budget to hands-on pet shelters. CCF performed an exhaustive audit of HSUS’s giving last month. Martosko continued: "HSUS is telling Americans how hard it is for local shelters to stay open in this economic climate. But it’s taking their donations straight to the bank. More Americans need to understand that the Humane Society of the United States is not an umbrella group for local humane societies. But the hard-working professionals and all the homeless pets in those shelters could certainly use one – especially now." To read the explosive "Seven Things You Didn’t Know About HSUS," visit www.ConsumerFreedom.com.

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articles.

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

nothing

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they did not exist

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

all the lies

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

April 7, 2009
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April 7, 2009
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I received mailings from the HSUS regularly with return address labels picturing cute puppies and kittens. Their literature encouraged me to give to them to help needy animals. I thought that my donations were going to go to care for, feed, and help find homes for these animals. I was appalled to learn that they do NOT operate a single shelter, they CHARGE shelters for evaluations (of up to $12,000), they have used fradulent methods of fund-raising such as the "HELP US help Michael Vick's Dogs" when they had NO responsibility for them AT ALL, and they were investigated for their handling of donations in relation to Hurricane Katrina by the Lousiana Attorney General. The HSUS paid $300,000 to settle with them. However, the HSUS then spent I have seen how they have tried to stamp out pet owner's rights through a myriad of proposed legislation all over the U.S. They use misinformation and emotional appeals without unsubstantiated by fact. Matter-of-fact, THAT is what they are--The LARGEST Animal Rights Political Lobby in the world. Hundreds of thousands of dollars go to political campaigns (including the Louisiana Attorney General election since they did not like being investigated). They are NOT a SHELTER. It really rips to know that they could build a state of the art shelter in every state and territory in the U.S. to actually care for animals, but instead spend their millions to incrementally legislate pet ownership out of existence. PLEASE GOOGLE and research the H$U$ before you give your hard-earned money to them....BETTER YET, give to your local shelter that actually DOES care for the needy animals. I didn't want to give them a star at all, but you have to in order to post.

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This organization has more money than anyone could hope to have and uses it irresponsibly....NOT for caring for animals like they want people to believe they do.

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2009

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HSUS is attempting to take away our rights to own and enjoy pets, as well as force us to become a vegan society by making the cost of meat and dairy products out of reach for most people. They are doing this by proposing and supporting legislation across the country that makes pet breeder so difficult, no reputable breeders will exist. In addition, adding outrageous restrictions and requirements for farmers and ranchers will force many of them out of business or make them raise prices to pay for the right to do business. HSUS is NOT for animals - they do not support local shelters, and the money they raise from unsuspecting Americans goes to pay staff and political pros across the country. SO NOT SENT THEM ANY MONEY!

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NOTHING at all

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

It HAS 10 million bucks and it does NOT spend it on animal care - it spends it paying off professionals to lobby an extreme agenda designed to eliminate animal ownership and use completely

Ways to make it better...

the HSUS was disbanded and their money distributed to those local shelters who would use it appropriately to help animals in need.

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The HSUS is nothing more than an Animal Rights lobbyist organization. They do not care about Animal Welfare, their only goal is to eliminate animals from our lives - as pets, as food, as clothing, and in every other way. Please do your research on the HSUS before donating any money to them. Personally, I would not have given them any stars, but 1 star is the least you can give.

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getting restrictive animal legislation passed - their concern is not for the animals, but to liberate them from people. Humane should be removed from their name.

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2009

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HSUS is all about legislation and not about animals. They collected funds for the care of Michael Vick's dogs when they didn't even have the dogs! They collected millions for Katrina and spent a fraction of it. The last raid that rounded up pitbulls with HSUS involved ended up with all 150+ dogs, even puppies being euthanized. Don't waste your money - give to your local shelter. These folks will be happy when there is no use of animals at all.

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nowhere

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

disband it.

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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...

opinionated and fanatical.

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

do what it's already doing - stealing the public blind

Ways to make it better...

they would just go away.

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

lack of honesty and complete deceit in purpose.

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2009

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April 7, 2009
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HSUS is an arm of Peta. Like Peta they see only select animals as worthy of saving with pitbulls and feral cats high on their hit list followed by pets in general.

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

anti animal and anti pet legislation

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

focus on animal welfare not animal rights which is anti pet and anti owner.

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

nothing as of late

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

self interest and unresponsive

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

give it all to animal control shelters in need all over the country

Ways to make it better...

get the Peta people out of the org and refocus on welfare. They need to share not charge everyone for everything

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

honesty they need to come clean on their current agenda and what they really do with your donations. they are NOT a sheltering org but a legislative and policy group

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

get rid of Wayne

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

April 7, 2009
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April 7, 2009
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The HSUS cares NOTHING for animals. They are a power hungry legislative lobbying group ONLY. Not ONE shelter for dogs and cats.. NOT ONE. HSUS lobbys for the extinction of pets. They recommended the KILLING of all of Vicks dogs ( who were VICTIMS themselves).. and still collected MONEY saying they would try to save them.. talk about two faced. PETA with an expensive ( bought with YOUR money) watch. If you don't mind your donations going to expensive airline tickets, schoomzing with legislators and killing dogs who have the "crime" of being born the "wrong breed'.. then donate.. then by all means.. send a check.. other wise Friends Don't let Friends Donate to the "HSUS". Give to your LOCAL shelter.. the ones who REALLY do the work

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the killing of "pit bulls'.. even nursing puppies..

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THAT would never happen.. but if it did.. i would spend all of our money on low cost and free spay/neuter.

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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...

it does.. and much more..and still does not help animals

Ways to make it better...

HSUS actually helped animals and actually cared about people

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

people like me.. who understand that the "HSUS" is noting but a money making sham.. and we are a growing group

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

Friends Don't Let Friends Donate to the H$US

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2009

April 7, 2009
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April 7, 2009
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7 Things You Didn’t Know About HSUS (The Humane Society of the United States) 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. HSUS operates sanctuaries for large animals only, not shelters within the commonly accepted definition of shelter. 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’s2007 dog fighting 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.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. 5. 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. 6. 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. 7. 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.” Want evidence? Visit www.AnimalScam.com • www.ActivistCash.com • www.consumerfreedom.com Revised October 2008. Complete sources and documentation available upon request.

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

the horrible anti-pet owner laws they have pushed all across the country.

Ways to make it better...

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

Donate the money to ANIMALS not pay salaries and push anti-pet legislation

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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...

interested in money, control and power more than animals.

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

destroy all animal ownership in this country.

Ways to make it better...

HSUS had been HONEST about their true goals - to end all animal ownership.

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

learning to be honest with the American public about their "true goals."

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

animal "rights" is mental illness masquerading as a philosophy.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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April 7, 2009
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HSUS does nothing to actually feed, house or care for animals. It is an Animal Rights organization whose main goal (and where they spend most of their money) is passing legislation to make pet ownership more difficult and expensive.

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

bad legislation across the country.

Ways to make it better...

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

spend millions on low-cost spay neuter programs across the country.

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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...

deluded.

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

It does. 10 times 10 million.

Ways to make it better...

they didn't exist.

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

arrogance

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

They are duplicitous.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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