HSUS has a history of publicizing
false information in an effort to raise money. They
do not operate a single pet shelter or pet adoption
facility anywhere in the U.S. HSUS spends millions
on programs that seek to economically cripple meat
and dairy producers; eliminate the use of animals in
biomedical research labs; phase out pet breeding,
zoos, and circus animal acts; and demonize hunters
as crazed lunatics.
Additional information to
understand about HSUS:
1. During 2006, HSUS contributed
only 4.2 percent of its budget to organizations that
operate hands-on dog and cat shelters. In reality,
HSUS is a wealthy animal-rights lobbying
organization (the largest and richest) that agitates
for the same goals as PETA and other radical groups.
2. HSUS raised money online with
the false promise that it would "care for the
dogs in the Michael Vick case." The New York
Times later reported HSUS wasn't caring for Vick's
dogs at all. HSUS president Wayne Pacelle told the
Times that his group recommended that government
officials "put down" the dogs rather than
try to adopt them out.
3. HSUS senior management team
includes a former spokesman for the Animal
Liberation Front (ALF), a criminal group designated
as "terrorists" by the FBI.
4. Less than 12 percent of money
raised for HSUS by California telemarketers actually
ends up in HSUS's bank account. The rest is kept by
5. HSUS raised a reported $34
million in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, supposedly
to help reunite lost pets with their owners. Little
of that money was spent for its intended purpose.
Public disclosures of the disposition of the $34
million in Katrina-related donations add up to less
than $7 million.
6. “I don’t have a hands-on
fondness for animals…To this day I don’t feel
bonded to any non-human animal. I like them and I
pet them and I’m kind to them, but there’s no
special bond between me and other animals.” Wayne
Pacelle, CEO, HSUS
7. "One generation and out.
We have no problems with the extinction of domestic
animals. They are creations of human selective
breeding." Wayne Pacelle, CEO, HSUS
8. "My goal is the abolition
of all animal agriculture." J.P. Goodwin,
Director of Grassroots Outreach with HSUS. Formerly
with the Animal Liberation Front (ALF). Mr Goodwin
has a lengthy arrest record and a history of
promoting arson to accomplish animal liberation.
9. “The life of an ant and that
of my child should be granted equal
consideration.” — HSUS senior scholar Michael W.