The Humane Society Of The United States

Rating: 3.04 stars   359 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

2100 L Street, NW Washington DC 20037 USA

Mission:

Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty

Results:

-We passed a bill in Congress making interstate dogfighting and cockfighting a federal felony -We worked with law enforcement agencies to bust abusive puppy mill operations -We continued to investigate and combat Canada’s gruesome hunt of Atlantic harp seals, and our boycott of Canadian seafood now has the support of more than 1,000 restaurants and food businesses and 300,000 individuals -We persuaded the National Institutes of Health to ban the new breeding of chimpanzees for research -We provided hands-on care to thousands of animals at our network of sanctuaries and wildlife centers -We responded to the wildfires in southern California, and helped save more than 1,000 animals—dogs, cats, horses, goats, and others -We passed the first bill in a state legislature to outlaw cruel confinement of farm animals when Oregon banned gestation crates for breeding pigs -Food industry leaders like Burger King, Wolfgang Puck, and Compass Group adopted ground-breaking humane reforms advanced by The HSUS -Our efforts persuaded leaders in the fashion industry such as Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, and Foot Locker to go fur-free, and other designers and retailers such as Burlington Coat Factory to drastically reduce the amount of fur they sell -We passed two precedent-setting bills in the New York state legislature to require accurate labeling of all fur garments, and ban the electrocution of animals in fur factories -We passed state legislation in Illinois to ban horse slaughter -We continued passing laws to ban Internet hunting, with 34 states now prohibiting the practice -In Congress, we secured language in the Senate Interior Appropriations bill to stop the imports of polar bear trophies killed by sport hunters in the Arctic -We won court victories to protect endangered right whales from being harmed by fishing longlines, to stop invasive research on Steller sea lions, and to protect wolves and Canada lynx -Our Rural Area Veterinary Services (RAVS) program provided more than 30,000 medical treatments to animals in remote areas of the country often underserved by veterinarians -We helped pass 86 new animal protection laws in state legislatures in 2007, a record year

Target demographics:

mostly women ages 40-50

Geographic areas served:

USA and beyond

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HSUS has changed from an Animal Welfare org to an Animal Rights org run by by avowed Vegan Wayne Pacelle, and and Vegan and ALF member John Goodwin. Their true agenda is not to save animals but to remove animals from our lives as companions and food animals. A hard look at their own Tax Reports will show less than 1% of donations filter down to the very shelter's that donors think they are helping. Check out their website and notice the all Vegan recipes, go to any HSUS run conference and see that the menu is ALWAYS VEGAN.
HSUS runs NO shelters .. NONE! They do show up at disasters (which is what they SHOULD be doing) as long as the cameras are rolling. They collect millions in donations for Katrina, Haiti, The Gulf, Missouri, etc. but most of that money is used for lobbying , pensions, and big salaries, not for the victims of said disasters.

I used to be a supporter, but no more. Their vegan, anti-pet, anti-meat agenda is far removed from the original purpose of Cleveland Amory's Humane society. Their manipulation of generous, soft-hearted Americans is sickening and dishonest.

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

HSUS has been increasing pressure in my state to regulate farmers out of business by lobbying for ever more restrictive laws. This, from an organization that has no farming experience and is run by Wayne Pacelle, a man that has said he has no real bond with animals and has never had a pet in his adult life, worked on a farm, hunted, or eaten an egg.

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

Force HSUS to be truthful and honest about their real agenda and have the IRS revoke their tax exempt status due to excessive lobbying and demand that their advertising reflect how donations are Truely used.

 
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There is nothing great aout HSUS except their abiity to raise money under false pretenses. They do NOT fund any local shelters and many people who donate to them don't know that! It is a very left wing group with hidden agendas that have nothing to do with helping animals. The ads they run sound like they are helping animals, but in reaiity, they are more aimed at crippling the agricultural industry. HSUS doesn't say it too loudly, but you can find the information if you look--they want to turn our society into a vegan one.

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

teir stand on horse slaughter, cage free chickens, and puppy mills.

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

Close it down or at the very least, make them disclose their true use of the donations they receive.

 
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I find it sad that HSUS masquerades as a welfare organization but is more actually political lobbyist than anything else. Even if they gave 10% of their millions to brick & mortar shelters, that would be a vast improvement of the less than 1% that they currently donate. They're more about photo ops & a vegan agenda than actually helping animals.

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

... in observing their over-reaching legislative assaults on animal welfare.

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

... require that a minimum of 30% of their income be directed to actual brick & mortar shelters, to spay/neuter clinics or TNR programs.

 
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HSUS is a terrible organization. They disguise their anti-agriculture/anti-pet ownership agenda as an animal welfare org. They play on people's emotions to steal their money then use it to push their agenda and line their pockets. They mislead people into believing that they are using their donations to help animals, when in reality, they kill more animals than they save! Beware of this organization if you love animals and care about our hard working farmers!

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

Farming

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

Close it down and use the money to help the animals!

 
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Those that support H$U$ continuely try to deflect attention to the facts by attacking the messenger. If one was to ignore all information about the messenger, and deal strictly with the facts, it would be discovered that H$U$ runs continous misleading ad campaigns to solicit donations, spends money on promotional items to get more money, with NO FACTUAL documentaion showing that the money they have donated to them gets donated to hands on shelters in substantial amounts. Instead to blubbering slanderous attacks against the messenger, I challenge anyone to produce DOCUMENTED FACTS to support their claim that H$US does not give the majority of the money donated to them to salaries, pension funds, and political lobbying. Don't bother replying with opinions, or feel good stories. Please provide FACTS that I can personally look at and draw my own conclusion from. I've taken the time to examin the existing documentation that I can find and have reached my own conclusions without being blindly led by anyone. Have YOU??

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

I've had contacts with all sorts of rescue organizations and shelters. None have received any assistance from H$U$. I also live in one of the disaster zones they supposably helped.

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

I would make it a requirement that the name would be changed to remove Humane Society from it (since they are NOT affiliated with any humane society organization) and I would make it mandatory that their financial statements would be displayed before and after any commercial.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

 
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This "animal rights" organization, does more harm than good. They spend more money on lobbying than anything else, next is the salary for their execs. Not only do they take money away from local shelters that need it, and donate less than 1% to actually animals, but they along with their sidekick PETA, interfere with conservation efforts around the globe. Their representatives had publicly declared at town meetings, that they want no animals in captivity within 10 years. Including cats and dogs. They also frame people for illegal activity and spread smear campaigns.

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

My work with endangered animals, and the effects it has on everyone in my field.

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

abolish it.

 
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If you want your local shelters to be helped with thier homeless animal DO NOT donate to HSUS Less than 1% of thier 100 million a year goes to the animals. Their ads give the impression that it is going to your local shelters but it is not. They attend all high profile events and use that event to get more donations .

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

You can get information on Humane Watch both on the web and on facebook

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

they would loose thier non profit status

 
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I lump the HSUS in with the ASPCA and PETA. They all play on the publics sympathy to make money and further their causes. Animal welfare has little if anything to do with their goals. If it did, they would support animal shelters with a little more than words. They claim credit that is not theirs to claim and the steal $$ from those who deserve it.

Donate to your local shelters (unless they are are associated with one of the aforementioned) and become a member of an organization that supports pet owners rights!

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

This organization has attacked every part of the pet and agriculture industries............we've all been affected!!

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

Fire Wayne Pacelle and require this organization to follow its by-laws.

 
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Self-serving, tax-evading, and misleading. This nonprofit looks like a umbrella of humane societies or shelters, but it is not. While some of the things it has done, and continues to do, will benefit animals, the agenda of the organization is essentially to separate animals and man...as in extremist vegan and anti-companion pets. The ads I have seen on TV say that my donations go to help the (neglected/abused animals in the pound) but they don't state how. Upon researching, they do it by regulating man's ability to keep animals and how they keep them, not by supporting the animals in the pound, or their vet bills, or to start up/continue supporting shelters.

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

It's political support of banning my pets-some of the snake species I love and keep- and thanks to that, I am now limited in the areas I can live.

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

Return it to the original purpose-a non lobbying, non political group of people who actively help care for shelters and the animals in them, as well as helping educate and fund ways to reduce pet overpopulation and abuse.

 
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The H$U$ lures people through their sad commercials and I fell for it as well, but I didn't donate and good thing I didn't because instead of them being "non-profit" they are an "all-profit" organization and people should become aware of this.

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

that I have been cheated and lied to

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

end this organization all together

 
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