HumaneWatch Blog

  • HSUS Cozies Up to Trump Administration

    The Humane Society of the United States’ political arm endorsed Hillary Clinton last year, calling a Donald Trump administration a “threat to animals everywhere.” So why is HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle now getting close to the very people he condemns?

  • Humane Society of the U.S. Has $51 Million in the Caribbean

    While most of the country enjoys the temperate fall weather, snow has already fallen in many areas out west. Those looking for warm retreats as the weather cools are already looking at places in the Caribbean. We might suggest the Cayman Islands, where the Humane Society of the United States is keeping donor money tanned, rested, and ready—and away from the animals it is supposed to help.

  • HSUS Exploits Vegas Tragedy to Push Unconnected Lobbying Agenda

    The mass murder in Las Vegas has shocked the country. As investigators still try to figure out a motive, some public figures have questioned whether new gun control laws are justified or not. To some, asking these questions so soon after the tragedy is inappropriate; to others it is timely. It’s a delicate balance to take into account people’s feelings.

  • Dogs Die in HSUS “Care” in New Hampshire

    Big news broke this summer when 84 Great Danes were seized from a New Hampshire woman’s mansion. She was charged with animal cruelty, and her trial starts next week. But whether she is found guilty or not, the “care” of the animals by the Humane Society of the United States is drawing scrutiny following several dog deaths.

  • Your Taxpayer Dollars Fund HSUS

    The $640 toilet seat bought by the Pentagon. The $7,600 coffee pot. The $37 screws. The annals of government waste run long.

  • How Much Did HSUS Spend on its CEO’s Book Tour?

    The Humane Society of the United States is a wasteful charity, spending more than half of its donors’ money on fundraising-related expenses last year, according to its tax return. It also appears that HSUS spent a pretty penny on a months-long, multi-city book tour for its CEO—whose book doesn’t even appear to have sold well at all. Donor money even was spent flying his wife around.

  • HSUS’s Zoo Deception Takes Center Stage

    Any good con relies on wooing the conned. It also relies on the sin of omission.

  • Humane Society of the U.S. Spends Over Half of Donations on Fundraising

    With the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) attempting to exploit Hurricane Harvey to fill its coffers, it’s a good time to take a look at its newest tax return to see how the group uses donor money. Spoiler alert: Poorly.

  • HSUS Slums it with Ex-Cons

    While the Humane Society of the United States claims to be a mainstream organization to the public-at-large, its continued participation in the annual Animal Rights National Conference shows its true intentions and motivations—and allies.

  • Want to Help Animals Affected by Hurricane Harvey? Be Careful.

    The pictures that emerged over the weekend of stranded animals in southeast Texas certainly pulled at our heartstrings. Along with all of the damage Hurricane Harvey has inflicted on humans, it has also impacted many dogs, cats, and other pets. But anyone moved to make a donation to help animals affected by the storm should think twice about giving to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).