HumaneWatch Blog

  • These Activists Don’t Want You to Enjoy Turkey on Thanksgiving

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    Thanksgiving is truly a special time of the year. Family and friends get together to celebrate a delicious feast, football games, and holiday cheer. But this turkey-focused holiday drives some vegan animal rights activists over the edge.

  • Another Animal Care Center Shut Down by HSUS?

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    For those who were disturbed to learn about the Humane Society’s plan to shut down the Cape Wildlife Center, we have bad news: It appears HSUS is shutting down another animal care center.

  • Does Wayne Pacelle Have a Problem with Women?

    HSUS recently laid off 55 staffers due to financial difficulties—despite pouring millions into lobbying campaigns for ballot measures this fall. The present situation isn’t the first time questions have been raised about Wayne Pacelle’s decision-making.

  • Where’s HSUS on the Ballot this Year?

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    Every time you look up it seems as though the Humane Society of the United States is spending money –except on pet shelters. With Election Day fast approaching, let’s take a look at some of the ballot initiatives that has HSUS reaching for its checkbook or media rolodex.

  • HSUS Closes Wildlife Center, Pours Millions into Banning Bacon

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    With the Humane Society of the United States recently laying off 55 staffers due to a serious financial shortfall, it’s a time when the organization’s true priorities show. And emerge they have. HSUS, which claims in marketing materials to care for more animals than any other U.S. group (we still doubt this claim) is opting to shut down an animal care center that provides direct care for 2,000 animals a year while continuing to plow money into lobbying campaigns.

  • Hampton Creek Co-Founder Charged with Assaulting His Mother

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    Hampton Creek, a vegan startup company that has received investment money from the Humane Society of the United States and was co-founded by HSUS VP Josh Balk, was recently reported to be under federal investigation following allegations of investor fraud. Now, Hampton Creek’s other co-founder and longtime Balk friend  Josh Tetrick, who also serves as CEO, is back in the news again—and it’s not good.

  • Breaking: HSUS Lays Off 55 Amidst Budget Crisis

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    In what could be termed “Bloody Friday,” we learned late last week that HSUS has laid off 55 employees in the middle of a major fundraising shortfall. Our understanding is that the figure is at least $20 million.

  • Maine Governor Slams HSUS

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    Earlier this week, Maine Governor Paul LePage sent a letter to Humane Society of the US CEO Wayne Pacelle calling out the questionable practices of HSUS. The Republican Governor wrote a blistering letter to Pacelle, condemning him and HSUS for its “any means necessary tactics” and pursuit of “extreme proposals” in his state as well as others.

  • When Animal Rights Activists Attack

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    Civil discourse begins to crumble when people who do not see eye-to-eye cease to civilly communicate with each other and resort to acts of aggression (see current Presidential election!). This notion was on full display last week, when several animal rights activists harassed families seeking one of the quintessential experiences in New York City: riding a horse-drawn carriage through Central Park.

  • HSUS’s “Future of Food” Looks Bleak, Bacon-less

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    The weekend before last the Humane Society kicked off its “Future of Food “conference in Washington D.C. The event was held in a large hotel ballroom and promised to revolutionize the way you think about food. We, of course, went so that we could report back on what we observed.