We put out some jaw-dropping material about the Humane Society of the United States in the first few months of HumaneWatch. But since this blog's audience has grown so much, and so quickly, most of today's readers have never seen these early blockbusters.
So today we're starting a brief period of flashbacks. Call it a look back in time. Call it a back-to-basics moment. Or call it a refresher course on the road HSUS has traveled from the animal-welfare mainstream to the animal-rights fringe. However you look at it, we hope you'll come back for more!
Our first look back in time involves some opinion polling we commissioned in late February 2010:
Mar 02 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NATIONWIDE POLL: SEVEN OUT OF TEN AMERICANS WRONGLY BELIEVE THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES IS A PET-SHELTER “UMBRELLA GROUP”
Consumer Group Reminds Americans that Less than One Percent of Donations to HSUS Benefit Local Pet Shelters
Washington, DC – Seventy-one percent of Americans questioned in a new opinion poll wrongly believe the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is an “umbrella group” for America’s local humane societies. Sixty-three percent incorrectly think their local “humane society” is affiliated with HSUS. And fifty-nine percent falsely believe HSUS “contributes most of its money” to local organizations that care for cats and dogs.