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March 10, 2014
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March 10, 2014
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The Humane Society of the United States is not what it seems. **HSUS doesn’t run a single pet shelter** Despite the words “humane society” in its name, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) isn’t affiliated with any community-based humane societies or other pet shelters. , According to HSUS’s 2008 tax return, less than half of one percent (0.5%) of HSUS budget consisted of grants to hands-on pet shelters. And in 2009, again according to HSUS’s the tax returns, less than one percent of HSUS’s budget (0.8%, to be exact) consisted of grants to shelters. Donations go to lobbyists for anti-pet, pro AR extremist agenda, and HSUS pension fund.

Get the facts. HSUS is not what it seems.
May 8, 2013
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May 8, 2013
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I am a nationally known activist for animal welfare and human health issues. My work currently in bringing an end to commercial horse slaughter in North America brings me in contact with the efforts of The Humane Society of the United States and their opposition daily. From being personally involved in this conflict with the Agriculture Industry and fighting for exposure and education with the public, I have found that HSUS is currently being attacked by organizations intent upon spreading misinformation and lies in attempts to affect the funding, lobbying efforts and litigation effectively gained by this very worthwhile organization. HSUS was never set up to primarily support local shelters. They are the most effective advocacy, lobbying, litigation and enforcement agency for animals in the U.S. The work they have done to create and enforce legislation that protects animals from abuse, specifically in the Research and Agriculture fields is the reason why they are being attacked. Bottom line, to treat animals with respect, care and prevent abuse in these industries is much, much more expensive and HSUS does not let up. They are affecting these companies and corporations "bottom line" and that is why illegitimate organizations such as HumaneWatch exist. The fact they are being attacked is evidence of how effective they really are. The Ag Industry plays down and dirty. They make money off killing animals. Humane chemical euthanasia is the ONLY humane way to extinguish unwanted animal life on this planet. Slaughter is NOT humane euthanasia. Get an education yourself and research this very reputable and effective organization today. They are worth all of our support and encouragement.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2013

December 20, 2012
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December 20, 2012
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I have met Wayne Pacelle of HSUS and attended several workshops and presentations by paid staff. I have discovered that their goal is the elimination of all domestic species. They present a case for ending the eating of meat that is not scientifically valid and they use their funds to push laws that do harm to animals in the long run. HIs goal is to control the food supply and to limit all Americans to a vegan diet by controlling access to the food supply. He gets around people by lying to them and pretending he cares about animals when in fact he has and has said so, no real attachment to animals. He pretends to make the lower amount of CEO's in his level of position, but what he does not say is that all of his living expenses are paid for by HSUS. He is a true con man and his goals for this country are not in the best interest of our farmers, our animals or our citizens who love their animals. In fact I would go so far as to say he is a danger to all species of animals including the human species because he is out for the power to destroy not build or save. He is interested only in what you can offer him in the way of control. He is a dangerous man and he has built a cult like staff around him all looking like ken and barbie dolls with these blank unseeing minds following his every word like zombies. They do not understand the nutritional needs of the human body, let alone what an infant needs nor do they understand how to care of any animal. They even put out a vegan dog food and a vegan cat food which is a slow death for these animals.

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2011

November 24, 2012
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November 24, 2012
12 people found this review helpful

As a veterinarian, I know many people that have donated to HSUS who think their money is going to be distributed to local animal shelters. If you look at their tax returns you will see that less than .7% of their money goes back to any shelters. They do not own or operate any animal shelters. I have studied their website and followed them for years. Everything about them is designed deception to bring in money-primarily pet owners who love animals. Send your donations directly to you local shelters. They are 100% local and 100% volunteer and extremely underfunded.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Somewhat badly

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A little

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No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

September 9, 2012
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September 9, 2012
7 people found this review helpful

The HSUS is very disappointing. They claim to be experts on animals but often know little to nothing. They harness the goodwill and expertise of those who do, but don't give them credit. They mislead the public on their true agenda -which is the elimination of all domestic animals. The purposely create division among others in animal care fields. In short they do little to help animals and lie about their true intentions.

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A lot

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No

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2012

September 9, 2012
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August 22, 2011

This is not a charity and their non profit status is being investigated by the US Gov't. Almost none of the money they raise goes to help animals. They raise money to try to eliminate all animal owne... more

September 9, 2012
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It has been well documented that less than 3% of the donations received by HSUS actually go to helping animals. The rest goes to anti animal legislation and healthy paychecks to their employees. HSUS spends most of the donations it receives on things other than the actual care of animals. According to the Center for Consumer Freedom, after analyzing documents filed with the IRS, the HSUS collected $86 million in 2008 and — get this — gave only a half of 1 percent ($450,000) of that budget to the care of needy animals.

Furthermore, $20 million was allocated for legislation, litigation and campaigns. More than $24 million, which is 28 cents of every dollar received by HSUS, was spent on further fundraising!

Perhaps even more alarming is the fact that 41 HSUS employees were paid at least $100,000, and HSUS President Wayne Pacelle’s salary was more than $250,000.

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None

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No

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2012

August 22, 2011
5 people found this review helpful

This is not a charity and their non profit status is being investigated by the US Gov't. Almost none of the money they raise goes to help animals. They raise money to try to eliminate all animal ownership. Virtually all of the animals that they do rescue are euthanized. They are nothing more than a political group.
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This group needs to be disbanded.

July 30, 2012
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July 30, 2012
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Seeing as the leaders of the HSUS are being charged with racketeering, money laundering, and bribery and will likely serve prison time, maybe their employees will stop giving this group 5 star reviews. Here is a link to the article: http://www.sbsun.com/ci_21169780?fb_comment_id=fbc_10151133580557386_25480823_10151137220062386#f2c6fad6c8ixzz228locLv6

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2012

July 2, 2012
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July 2, 2012
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Both my wife and I have donated for years to the HSUS and specifically to its efforts in bettering the controls in factory farming. We have supported several of the organizations efforts toward education and legislative change. The effort we feel most dear to is their undercover investigations at meat processing facilities. We believe they have very rightfully earned our financial support and feel it is a worth while charity. Many who have written bad reviews of the organization simply are not educated to the reality that they are a more legislative/education society vs. a more hands on society such as the ASPCA. There is a distinct difference. Both types of organizations are justified and useful. the HSUS is more the former than the latter. The donator simply needs to do there homework and distribute their donations across the two types of organizations. In conclusion, we find the HSUS a worthy charity and will continue to support it.

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Very Well

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A lot

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Definitely

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2012

February 25, 2012
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Review from CharityNavigator
February 25, 2012
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HSUS doesn't pretend to run local animal shelters. That is not their role. They are responsible for getting thousands of pro animal bills passed in local and national government so that the local animal shelters have some help and can take care of the animals that need them. Oh, and by the way, HSUS does run 5 of the largest animal (equine, wildlife) sanctuaries in the country.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 6, 2012
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Review from CharityNavigator
February 6, 2012
2 people found this review helpful

This is not a humane society....it is an animal rights group. Money donated to this group goes to its radical agenda, they do not run shelters, less than 1% of its money goes to direct care of animals. The idea the HSUS got a positive rating is outrageous.

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A little

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No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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