- Farming & Ranching, Fishing, Humane Society of the United States, Hunting, Pet Ownership
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) spends more money attacking Farmers, Hunters, and Animal Owners than helping local shelters. Instead of investing in the care of cats and dogs like every other ‘Humane Society,’ HSUS uses deceptive fundraising practices to pay off their corporate lawyers. But, that’s old news.
Just in the last week, HSUS became involved in three different court cases.
The Association of California Egg Farmers filed a lawsuit against the State of California claiming Proposition 2 (2008) to be unconstitutional. California egg farmers are seeking clarity before Prop 2 takes effect in January of 2015. HSUS’ $4 million assault on California egg farmers continues to increase now that they filed a motion to intervene in the case.
Ohio recently passed a law restricting the rights of animal owners and on Monday, a state court case began claiming the law unconstitutional. And, of course, HSUS is involved. HSUS used a lot of resources to pass the new restrictions and they can’t let this one get away. In a blog post, Erika Chen-Walsh explains HSUS’ true motives for intervening; a win for HSUS would ensure future private donations, provide a stepping stone for future legislation, and protects their current financial investment.
“If the State of Ohio upholds legislation that allows the DOA to take exotic pets from its residents without due process, it will set precedent for the taking of dogs, cats, and farm animals.” Erika N. Chen-Walsh, Dec. 9th, 2012
HSUS continues to attack animal owners and heading down this slippery slope only gives them ground to push the bar each legislative year.
The third lawsuit HSUS joined this past week was with the Fund for Animals in their assault of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). Earlier this year, FWS removed the gray wolf as an endangered species in Wyoming. HSUS joins with three other animal rights groups in protest.
“Rather than looking at Wyoming’s successful efforts, these groups are suing based on what they wanted,” [Wyoming Gov. Mead] stated. “Wyoming’s wolf management plan is working well. There is now a proven record of outstanding compliance by hunters with state requirements.” – Sublette Examiner, Dec. 11, 2012
Wonder what the total cost will be to pay for all three of these court cases?
This week, HSUS revealed their true colors attacking farmers, hunters, and animal owners. The seemingly endless stream of money is used more to pay off lawyers instead supporting local shelters.