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  • Bank of America Drops HSUS Card?

    DiscovertheScamOn Monday we launched BoycottHSUS.com to ask Discover to reconsider its financial support of the deceptive Humane Society of the United States. It’s worth noting that a previous financial institution that supported HSUS apparently no longer does: Bank of America.

    As recently as 2012, Bank of America had an affinity VISA card with HSUS. Today? No longer, as far as we can tell. BofA’s debit card page has VISA cards for sports teams and animal nonprofits such as Defenders of Wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation—but not HSUS.

    It appears BofA ended its relationship with HSUS last year—which is probably why HSUS is now working with Discover.

    There are a number of good reasons for any company not to work with HSUS—here are 15,750,000 reasons, for starters. If you haven’t already, sign the petition at BoycottHSUS.com and make your voice heard to Discover executives. We’ve received one reply so far from Discover, and we’ll keep you posted on any future ones.

  • Discover Responds to “Boycott HSUS” Campaign

    DiscovertheScamAfter we launched BoycottHSUS.com on Monday targeting Discover for its affinity card that financially benefits the deceptive Humane Society of the United States, we received an email from Discover vice president Kevin O’Donnell. Here’s what he said:

    Discover respects that its cardmembers have different opinions and interests, and recognizes their right to choose the organizations that they wish to support. In the relationship between The Humane Society of the United States and Discover, The Humane Society of the United States  benefits only from cardmembers who choose to carry that particular card. We can assure you that we regularly evaluate our business relationships and monitor public sentiment toward their operations.

    We appreciate your feedback and will share it with our management who operate that line of business.

    That’s a long-winded way of saying “We don’t care—at least, not until enough people complain.” So show Discover that you do care: Sign the petition at BoycottHSUS.com and make your voice heard to company execs.

    And if you’d like to send Mr. O’Donnell a note, his email is [email protected]. Please be polite and factual.

  • Boycott Discover for its Support of HSUS

    We’ve launched a new site: BoycottHSUS.com. And we have our first campaign. The credit card company Discover recently started a new affinity card to benefit the deceptively named Humane Society of the United States. For every $100 someone with one of these cards spends, Discover will donate between 1 and 20 cents to HSUS. That […]