HumaneWatch Blog

  • HSUS Contributions Drop $20 Million in 2013

    It must be a bad day for Wayne “I don’t love animals” Pacelle and company over at the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). They’re desperately trying to put lipstick on a pig, and it’s obvious.

  • Humane Bites #318: HSUS Lobbies, Can’t Spare Much for Shelters

    We’re back! Clippings culled from all over the electronic news world. (E-mail submissions for next time.) Misleading with a side of dazed and confused: An Ohio rescue group is speaking out about confusion between HSUS and local groups. Activists are pushing the European Union to goose its poultry welfare laws and increase regulations on egg farms—which just faced increased regulations. You can’t satisfy extremists. HSUS is pushing six—yes, six—ballot measures in Colorado, yet it can’t spare much for Centennial State shelters. BEEF magazine promotes a petition to strip HSUS of its non-profit status. Now enjoy this delicious strip steak recipe. Featured Shelter: Colorado’s All Aboard Animal Rescue (Donate. Volunteer. Adopt.)

  • HSUS and PETA are in Bed Together (Literally)

    The Humane Society of the United States markets itself as a moderate, cat-and-dog group, but it only spends 1% of the money it raises on pet shelters. Far from its crafted image as a mainstream group, HSUS is run by fanatical animal liberation activists—a number of whom have ties to the radical, pet-killing People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

  • Egg Lawsuit Fingers HSUS Mafia Tactics

    The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has been pressuring egg farmers for years to go “cage-free.” Mind you, HSUS doesn’t really support cage-free eggs—as an animal rights group, it wants to get rid of the egg industry entirely, by its own admission—but it sees cage-free as a step in the right direction for its agenda.

  • RICO Update: HSUS Affiliate May Be Financially Devastated

    The Humane Society of the United States and two of its in-house lawyers are being sued under federal anti-racketeering (RICO) laws. The lawsuit, brought by Ringling Bros. owner Feld Entertainment, alleges that a suit brought by animal rights groups over 10 years ago regarding the treatment of circus elephants was malicious and involved illegal witness payments and bribery. Heavy charges.

  • HSUS’s Office Features Our Work

    How do you know when you’re having an effect? When your opponent posts your stuff in its office.

  • Is HSUS Bad for the Environment?

    The US has 100 times more deer today than it did 100 years ago. That’s a good thing, whether you like wildlife watching or enjoy venison, but it has brought challenges, such as deer-car collisions, which damage property and can even kill people. But another challenge is environmental.

  • More Misleading HSUS Fundraising

    The Humane Society of the United States does not run a single pet shelter and gives only 1 percent of its money to local pet shelters. Despite the common misconceptions among the general public and HSUS’s own donors, HSUS claims that its fundraising isn’t deceptive. New documents cast doubt on that defense.

  • 13 Things You Didn’t Know About HSUS

    1) HSUS scams Americans out of millions of dollars through manipulative and deceptive advertising. An analysis of HSUS’s TV fundraising appeals that ran between January 2009 and September 2011 determined that more than 85 percent of the animals shown were cats and dogs. However, HSUS doesn’t run a single pet shelter and only gives 1 percent of the money it raises to pet shelters, and it has spent millions on anti-farming and anti-hunting political campaigns.