HumaneWatch Blog

  • Breaking: HSUS Lays Off 55 Amidst Budget Crisis

    Sinking ship

    In what could be termed “Bloody Friday,” we learned late last week that HSUS has laid off 55 employees in the middle of a major fundraising shortfall. Our understanding is that the figure is at least $20 million.

  • Maine Governor Slams HSUS


    Earlier this week, Maine Governor Paul LePage sent a letter to Humane Society of the US CEO Wayne Pacelle calling out the questionable practices of HSUS. The Republican Governor wrote a blistering letter to Pacelle, condemning him and HSUS for its “any means necessary tactics” and pursuit of “extreme proposals” in his state as well as others.

  • When Animal Rights Activists Attack


    Civil discourse begins to crumble when people who do not see eye-to-eye cease to civilly communicate with each other and resort to acts of aggression (see current Presidential election!). This notion was on full display last week, when several animal rights activists harassed families seeking one of the quintessential experiences in New York City: riding a horse-drawn carriage through Central Park.

  • HSUS’s “Future of Food” Looks Bleak, Bacon-less


    The weekend before last the Humane Society kicked off its “Future of Food “conference in Washington D.C. The event was held in a large hotel ballroom and promised to revolutionize the way you think about food. We, of course, went so that we could report back on what we observed.

  • “Separate, But Equal” Discrimination at HSUS?


    Contrary to the commercials you see on TV, the mission of the Humane Society of the United States isn’t to provide shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Instead, the group is run by radical PETA-like extremists who want to ban cheese, meat, milk, eggs, and other animal products. Pets are just a way to raise money.

  • Wayne Pacelle’s Revisionist History Begins a New Chapter


    HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle recently spoke at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. Speaking at an event entitled “Animal Welfare in America,” Pacelle fed the hungry attendees a healthy serving of vegan tripe as he continued his masterful evasion of his past/current radical views on the relationship between animals and humans. (Side note: Of all the meat substitutes, what vegans were crying for a tripe option?)

  • Hampton Creek’s “Humpty Dumpty” Moment?


    Fraud, phony science, an office paramour, and gullible youths: These are just some of the ingredients that make up the unappetizing reality of Hampton Creek Foods, according to a new exposé by Bloomberg. Founded by Humane Society of the US’s Josh Balk and fellow disciple Josh Tetrick, Hampton Creek has sought to create a “reset” on the foods we eat with its flagship vegan concoction, Just Mayo (“Just” meaning “righteous”). However, a recent Bloomberg report may force a Hampton Creek reset on its questionable business practices as federal authorities investigate.

  • HSUS Solicitors Busted in Oklahoma

    The Humane Society of the United States isn’t affiliated with local humane societies, doesn’t run any pet shelters, and only gives 1% of the money it raises to local pet shelters to help them care for animals, according to its tax returns. We’ve seen many local humane societies try to clear up this confusion—but they don’t have a marketing budget of $50 million like HSUS, so it’s a tall task. Just look at one incident in Oklahoma last week—a state where the attorney general has clashed with HSUS.

  • “Scarface” Takes on HSUS


    Mario Tabraue, likened to Scarface by federal agents, spent a dozen years in prison after raking in millions as a drug kingpin in Miami during the 1980s. Released in 2000, he’s now telling HSUS to say hello to his little friend: A lawsuit for defamation.

  • Video: Humane Society CEO Talks Radical Environmentalism


    Our recent post on Wayne Pacelle’s “spiritual” side might have surprised some. But the truth is this strategy has been fermenting for decades.