By now, you probably know about the holy terror the Yellow Fail Tail Wine company unleashed on itself this month when it announced a $100,000 donation to the Humane Society of the United States. To put it mildly, the peasants with pitchforks revolted. Pressure got so bad for Yellow Tail that the company was practically forced to apologize, and promised that it would never make the same mistake again. Here’s one sentence from Yellow Tail’s letter to the Animal Agriculture Alliance:
We pledge to you that any future support for animal welfare will go to organizations specifically devoted to hands-on care, such as rescue, sterilization, feeding, or disaster assistance.
Now that the dust has settled, the interesting part is that Yellow Tail is just one of nearly 40 companies that HSUS describes as “featured corporate supporters.” Some of these are mom-and-pop outfits; others are Fortune 100 companies.
The full list (dated November 9, 2009) from HSUS’s own website, is after the jump. We’re not advocating any boycotts, but if those peasants wanted to dust off their pitchforks and light a few torches, who could object? We’ve linked each company name to its corporate “contact us” page, except for Yellow Tail. We think they’ve had enough, don’t you?
HSUS “Featured Corporate Supporters”
UPDATED with Facebook group
|Bank of America (FB)||Neue Galerie New York (FB)|
|BB&T (FB)||NSF Clothing (FB)|
|Buffalo Exchange (FB)||Oreck (FB)|
|Carivintâs Winery||Organic Bouquet (FB)|
|Charity Partners||Petco Stores/Foundation (FB) (FB)|
|Cheeky Monkey Jewelry (FB)||Pet e-Tailing|
|Crocodiles Not Waterlilies||Petfinder (FB)|
|Check Gallery||PetSmart Charities (FB)|
|DoGreatGood.com (FB)||Pilot Travel Centers (FB)|
|Ebay Giving Works (FB)||Prai Beauty Group (FB)|
|Grounds for Change (FB)||Tisbest (FB)|
|Harland Clarke (FB)||ViMax Publishing|
|Jakks Pacific (FB) (FB) (FB)||Xerox (FB)|
|Land Rover North America (FB)||[Yellow Tail]|
|Legacy Interactive||Zazzle.com (FB)|
|Microsoft Corporation (FB)|