Tricked into Treating: HSUS Preys on its Donors

TRICKED INTO TREATING: HSUS PREYS ON ITS DONORS

Wayne Pacelle Zombie What kind of street does a ghost like best? A dead end. What kind of music do mummies listen to? Wrap. What is HSUS’s favorite costume? A charity that actually helps animals and doesn’t just use its money lining pockets… On second thought, they already pretend to be that every day. The Halloween season is here and we thought that this would be a appropriate time to discuss the actions of an organization who year round should be associated more with horror than help. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has an unethical financial record that proves its administrators have an inability to keep their greed, self-interest, and raw ambition out of their animal rights business.  The most guilty and unethical of which is the leader of the horde, Wayne Pacelle. Count Pacelle Forget blood, Count Pacelle is here to drain you of your money! The nearly $3 million dollars he has taken from HSUS donors for his personal salary thus far is not enough for his appetite. Ad after ad the Humane Society and Pacelle prove that they have no respect for the intelligence of their supporters, and their naive followers are yet to give them a reason to. They release misleading information and have manipulated millions of people into thinking they are an umbrella group for local animal shelters. This is absolutely false. They utilize natural disasters and claim to help lost animals, while in actuality they are shipping millions of dollars to overseas bank accounts and investing more and more (about half of their donations) into advertising! The majority of what is left goes to the enormous salaries of their administration, with less than 1% actually reaching animals. It appears the only treat the animals are getting are the fallen crumbs from the table of Washington cronies like Pacelle conning the system. Then, when something goes wrong, they turn into the modern day Mob, pay off witnesses and do whatever it takes to stay incognito. After it was all said and done, one RICO court case against the Humane Society PROVED their racketeering (Pacelle signed some of the checks himself), and after the settlement it cost them and their donors $15.75 million. Hey, maybe he can dress as the Dogfather for the upcoming holiday. Even worse than a loose pocketbook, false advertising, and bribery, though, is their proven stance on animal welfare, the thing for which they claim to advocate. Over and over they have chosen to let animals die, supported their systematic torture, and fought for policy that puts animals in harm’s way. Looking at their behavior regarding animals is nothing but a nightmare. The Nightmare on L Street With their headquarters lying on 2100 L St. in Washington, D.C. there is no better name for the following section on the Humane Society. It also helps that they have less compassion than Freddy Krueger. To start we will address the lobbying for absolutely terrible policies in California and throughout the states, specifically on the cages designed for veal and poultry. They show a misunderstanding of animal care and have created a higher risk of predator attack, infection, and self-mutilation, all things that these animals are prone to. Although we could blame bad policy on pure stupidity, which is probably a degree of the problem, what’s coming next has no excuse: HSUS has come out in full support of kill shelters despite many tests proving the viability of no-kill options. In fact, when legislation was constructed by the No Kill Advocacy Center called the Companion Animal Protection Act that made it illegal to kill animals in shelters when rescues were willing to take them, HSUS said they would “actively fight” against CAPA. Their reasoning? ‘Animal rescuers are hoarders in disguise, and that these animals are better off dead.’ Yeah, that makes sense… In some parallel Halloween universe where being dead is a good thing. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for the millions of companion animals that HSUS has supported murdering each year. To top it all off, Pacelle not only condoned but fully supported organized animal torture when he came out in support of Michael Vick, the most notorious dog fighter in American history, AFTER he was convicted of animal cruelty. He claimed Vick would “do a good job as a pet owner.” Surely he didn’t say that because Vick’s employer at the time, the Philadelphia Eagles, gave a generous $50,000 grant to HSUS around the same time, right? [divider] It’s as if the only thing able to cure this organization from corruption is an exorcism. The fear you feel while walking through a spooky house or watching a scary movie this weekend doesn’t even begin to compare to the real horrors committed by these Washington D.C.-based zombies, who feed on the brains (and money) of donors who want to help animals.

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