Over the last couple of years I have learned much more about what The Humane Society of the US does and am more impressed and more grateful than ever! The reach of their work is astounding! I appreciate they way they care for and seek justice for all animal species, including pets, wildlife and farm animals. They have people "on the ground" rescuing animals, meeting with corporations to promote more humane treatment of farm animals, as well as working to change laws to protect animals in all different kinds of situations. I appreciate HSUS so much and am proud to volunteer my help in any way I can!
Less than 1% of your donations go to actually physically helping animals in need (taken from your own annual accountancy reports) - that is scandalous and shows how dishonest a group you are, taken money from 'real' animal rescue groups/shelters with all your continuous false advertising.
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.
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 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.
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!
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??
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.
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 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!
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.