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  • Breaking: HSUS Lays Off 55 Amidst Budget Crisis

    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.

    It sounds to us like a lot of charitable donors are wising up and figuring out that the HSUS ads they see aren’t aligned with how HSUS spends their money (only about 1% is given to pet shelters to help them care for animals). Or that the mail they get with branded socks or gardening gloves translates to a lot of money wasted.

    Here’s what has to be a real slap in the face to HSUS staff: Not only were six-figure-salary executives retained (and there are dozens of those around) while a lot of little fish got flushed, but HSUS has parked about $150 million into offshore funds. Apparently Wayne Pacelle, Mike Markarian, and other HSUS bigwigs weren’t willing to dip into those accounts supplied by donor contributions to keep those 55 staffers employed.

    And all this isn’t even the most shocking news to emerge from HSUS on Friday. We’ll give you the rest of the story this week.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]