To help kittens like this one find loving homes, donate to local animal shelters, not HSUS (Photo by Kathy Dixon).
OK, so I’m back on my Humane Society of the
bandwagon again. But there’s just so much fodder, it’s hard not to rant. United States
In an online survey of more than 1,000 HSUS donors, most respondents said they gave to the organization because they believe their donations would help pet shelters or reduce the number of dogs and cats euthanized every year.
Of the donors surveyed, 90 percent were unaware that HSUS gives just 1 percent of its budget to local pet shelters.
Once they were given that fact, 80 percent of HSUS’ donors said they believe the group “misleads people into thinking that it supports local humane societies and pet shelters.” And nearly 50 percent of those donors said they would be less likely to support the group now.
If only all HSUS donors could be given this information.
HSUS’ ultimate goal is to abolish animal agriculture. Its president,
Wayne Pacelle, has admitted as much. HSUS spends millions on programs to shut down meat and dairy producers, eliminate the use of animals in biomedical research labs, phase out pet breeding, zoos, circuses and hunting. If the organization gets its way, there will be no more steak for dinner, eggs for breakfast or turkey for Thanksgiving. There will be no leather shoes and coats; no cancer-curing research.
HSUS is an animal rights organization; therefore, it considers raising animals for food inhumane.
I don’t want animals of any kind to be mistreated, but I don’t want someone telling me I can’t eat meat. I know plenty of farmers who raise animals for human consumption, and they take very good care of those animals.
If you want to help dogs and cats, donate to your local pet shelter. And if you want to continue enjoying lean beef and chicken filet sandwiches, wearing leather shoes and taking your kids to the zoo, don’t donate to HSUS!
And if you don’t believe me, check out “7 Things You Didn’t Know About HSUS”: http://humanewatch.org/images/uploads/CCF_7Things_HSUS.pdf