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AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION
February 15, 2012

Although a once historic and honorable organization, American Humane Association (AHA) is now a non-profit organization with negligent employee management, unfit leadership and questionable fundraising practices.

INHUMANE RELATIONS
During the organization’s recent downsizing process, employees who had been with the organization for more than five years were laid off without severance pay. Staff members were told explicitly that they could continue their work if they moved to another office location, and then—after agreeing to the move—were laid off. Office closure announcements were made and then changed multiple times.

INCOMPETENCE IN HIGH PLACES
Many of AHA’s senior leaders lack sufficient expertise and competence in their field. There are several department heads who continually make poor choices for the organization and often rely on junior staff members for real expertise.

DISHONEST DONOR DEALINGS
As it has courted potential partners, AHA has sacrificed the integrity of its donor relations. More specifically, AHA has both sold and given away its email lists, as well as actively facilitated the distribution of commercial advertisements to its constituents.

For all of these reasons, I could not, in good conscience, recommend American Humane Association as a place to seek employment or to contribute charitable funds.

(Please note: American Humane Association is NOT affiliated with your local humane society.)

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2011

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