The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is the largest zoo accrediting group in the United States, and is part of a worldwide network of accredited zoological institutions that contribute greatly to animal conservation and public education. The existence of zoos, however, is threatened by radical animal rights groups including HSUS and PETA, who have […]
Yet another city has tabled an HSUS-backed ordinance to ban circuses in its city limits. The committee in Newark, OH charged with deciding the proposal’s fate decided not to send it to the full city council. A bi-partisan majority, two Democrats and two Republicans, refrained from seconding the motion to vote, effectively killing the proposed law.
Unfortunately, the local Kiwanis club had already decided to cancel a circus later this summer that was expected to raise thousands for charity. The circus has been a constant target of HSUS and other groups. HSUS, the ASPCA, and lawyers that pursued litigation against Feld Entertainment, the owner or Ringling Bros., had to pay Feld over $25 million in damages in a RICO lawsuit after they paid the plaintiff in a case that was widely used to fundraise and lobby against circuses.
While training animals is legal, HSUS sees a cash cow in exaggerated claims of abuse. It’s time the HSUS stopped clowning around with the livelihoods of dedicated professionals and real charities doing good work.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) isn’t known for spending its money well. Only about 1% of its revenue goes to help shelter pets while millions go to pensions and Caribbean “investments,” but recent news out of Georgia shows another side of the organization’s poor management. HSUS sent a hidden camera to […]