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The Humane Society Legislative Fund is Afraid of Scott Pruitt
The Humane Society of the United States and their Legislative Fund are afraid of Scott Pruitt. Why are they so afraid? The answer is simple; Mr. Pruitt has their number – about a hundred million that is stashed in offshore accounts to be exact. They are so afraid that they are sending out emails asking for even more money. They want more money to campaign against Pruitt’s appointment as head of the EPA and for “the many challenges that lie ahead”.
Their email plea:
“… we need your support right now. Can you chip in $35, $45, or more to not only help us speak out against dangerous nominees like Scott Pruitt but to ensure we are prepared for the many challenges that lie ahead?”
Why the Humane Society of the United States is afraid:
It is great to hear that the Humane Society of the United States and their Legislative Fund are running scared. For too long the previous administration and government has stood by allowing these extremist groups to push their agenda down the throats of unsuspecting Americans. It is long past time they were stopped in their tracks.
They are afraid because Scott Pruitt has a history of standing up to the Humane Society of the United States. In 2014, when Pruitt was Attorney General for the State of Oklahoma, he opened an investigation into the activities of the Humane Society of the United States. He also issued a public message stating that groups like the Humane Society of the United States are asking for donations and giving the impression that the funds collected would go to assisting Oklahoma animal shelters. Instead, funds were really going to write and promote legislation in other states and on the federal level. Of note, the HSUS responded with a lawsuit against Pruitt for harassment because they didn’t want to release the information he requested under the Oklahoma Solicitation of Charitable Contributions Act.
They are afraid because as EPA Director, Scott Pruitt can better watch-dog their activities and attempts to influence law and regulations to push their radical extremist agenda. In addition to misleading fundraising efforts, the Humane Society of the United States has made efforts to influence the EPA, their regulations, and to obtain information from them. They have “Public Commenters” they send to open meetings equipped with slide presentations. Under the Freedom of Information Act, they tried to get a list from the EPA that included data collected on farmers in the United States as well as data from Clean Water Act permits. Using the EPA as their delivery system to help end all hunting, they have worked to make hunting more difficult by attempting to push through regulations about ammunition.
So, in a nutshell, not only does Mr. Pruitt have their number, but as the Director of the EPA, he can better watch-dog their other activities and attempts to influence law and regulations to push their radical extremist agenda.