HumaneWatch Blog

  • Fake News or Fact? See Our USA Today Ad

    Today’s edition of USA Today has a challenge from us in it: Can you spot the fake news about the Humane Society of the United States? Here’s the ad (click here to view the whole ad):

  • Convicted Animal Rights Terrorist Sneaks on to Fox News

    Tucker Carlson Tonight is Fox News’ new 9 p.m. show following the departure of Megyn Kelly, and the ratings are good so far. Complementing this, Carlson’s fiery takedowns of guests have had good pass-around value online. But it’s too bad he didn’t know that one of his recent guests deserved a grilling instead of a friendly chit-chat.

  • Did You See Our Super Bowl Ad?

    We’ve got an ad airing during the Super Bowl. You might see it depending on where you live. But why wait? We’re posting it early. It’s a shortened version of our extremely popular—3 million views and counting—ad, “Lawyers in Cages.”

  • HSUS Wants to Ban Fishing

    Are fish cute? You may recall a PETA anti-fishing campaign a few years ago attempting to rebrand fish as “sea kittens.” It was widely mocked. But picking up where PETA failed, expect the Humane Society of the United States to begin campaigning more aggressively against fishing and eating sushi.

  • Manicure Kits: The Humane Society’s Newest Waste of Money

    The Humane Society of the United States, an organization that CharityWatch has branded as an inefficient charity (C and D grades), has revealed a new plan to help make better use of its hefty budget.

  • Did HSUS Let Dogs Suffer in China?

    We’ve always suspected that HSUS’s work in China fighting the dog meat trade had a hidden dark side. While a worthy cause, the fact that it occurs half a globe away means that it’s a situation that could be ripe for abuse. Given HSUS’s history of attorney general investigations, paying $11 million to settle a fraud suit, and using high-profile events to pocket donations, we were skeptical that everything was as clean as a preacher’s sheets.

  • New Parody Video: I’m PETA, and I’m HSUS

    Most Americans understand that PETA, with its lettuce bikinis and gross “unhappy meals” for kids, is a radical organization. Its president and co-founder Ingrid Newkirk has called pet ownership an “abysmal situation” and said, “Even if animal research resulted in a cure for AIDS, we’d be against it.” PETA also has killed 35,000 animals at its headquarters since 1998, according to animal custody records it files with the state of Virginia.

  • Rapid Reaction: Ringling’s Rollback

    Over the weekend news broke that Ringling Bros. is shutting down its circus in May, after a storied 146-year existence. This is obviously a loss for animal lovers who enjoyed the Big Top shows, as well as the company itself, which has been harassed for years by animal liberation extremists at the Humane Society of the United States and PETA. Ringling fought the good fight for years—even winning a $25.2 million settlement in litigation against HSUS and other activist groups—but the news that the circus is shutting down isn’t surprising. It was only a matter of time.

  • Maine Governor Slams HSUS Inhumanity

    Speaking Monday, Maine Gov. Paul LePage had some choice words for HSUS. Speaking at an agriculture event, LePage unleashed on HSUS for its hypocrisy in conducting farm investigations—while not reporting the results of the investigations in a timely manner.