We reported several months ago that the Humane Society of the United States’ education arm—Humane Society University—is dead. The whole program seemed like a scam from the get-go: HSUS tried to get accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which would have allowed HSUS to get federal (i.e. taxpayer-funded) grants. Getting federal grants isn’t a big deal if you’re the University of Virginia, but when you’re the educational arm of a radical animal liberation group with a PETA-like agenda, the taxpayers shouldn’t have to subsidize your propaganda.
Fortunately, it seems Humane Society “University” couldn’t get accreditation. Now HSU is back in a different form as Humane Society “Academy,” which appears to have launched in May. And HSA is an empty shell, from the looks of it.
HSA has a few webinars, including one on vegetarian eating hosted by a former PETA activist and the PETA-linked Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, one on how to lobby for a horse bill, and a few on disaster preparedness (which, inside HSUS, really means fundraising preparedness). But as for actual courses, HSA only has a few listed, and several of those simply say “details coming soon.”
It’s hard to go anywhere but up when your previous “university” program was run by a guy with a phony Ph.D. But it seems the latest iteration of HSUS’s attempts to indoctrinate people—witting or unwitting—isn’t much of a step up.