1989 HSUS Banquet Brochure, Award Given to Sonny Bloch

This is a selection of text from inside the brochure for the Humane Society of the United States’s 1989 Awards Banquet held in Houston, Texas.

At this event, HSUS gave its James Herriott Award to Irwin H. “Sonny” Bloch, a radio host & financial advisor who later pled guilty to tax evasion. He died of lung cancer before he could be sentenced for defrauding investors who listened to his show of $21 million.

HSUS’s “James Herriott Award,” likely the result of Bloch contributing large amounts of money to HSUS, was presented to him by then-HSUS Board Chairman K. William Wiseman.

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