Update: Discover has dumped HSUS. Read more about it here.
We’re calling for a boycott of Discover for its continued financial support of the deceptive “Humane Society” of the United States, a group that is under investigation by at least one state attorney general and that settled a racketeering and bribery lawsuit in May for up to $15.75 million. Discover has an affinity card program that directly benefits HSUS.
There are many people who don’t have Discover personally but who want to help. What can you do, besides sign the pledge at BoycottHSUS.com? Ask your local businesses to also boycott Discover by refusing to accept it now or in the future until Discover drops its HSUS card.
Discover has responded that it cares about its customers’ concerns, so it’s time to make your concerns heard by getting businesses to pledge to refuse to accept Discover until the company stops giving money to HSUS. The company has a way to get out of its contract with HSUS. The contract has a “reputation” clause that allows Discover to terminate it if “has committed any act or makes any public statement tending to bring them or Discover into public disrepute or which creates adverse publicity which reflects unfavorably upon Discover.”
A group settling a federal RICO lawsuit alleging bribery and racketeering, a group that is under investigation for deceptive fundraising, a group that attacks farmers and has the goal of ending animal agriculture, a group that had its charity rating revoked by Charity Navigator and replaced with a “Donor Advisory”—those are substantive things about the “Humane Society” of the United States that should bring shame to the Discover brand.
Businesses across the country—from groceries to hunting supply stores to pet stores to farm equipment sellers to pizza shops—would be negatively affected if HSUS’s radical animal-liberation agenda took hold. Send the names of any businesses who pledge to boycott Discover to [email protected] along with the city and state.