Five Year Audit of the Humane Society of the United States

FIVE YEAR AUDIT OF THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES

Goodwin Quote Image The Humane Society to the United States (HSUS) spends tens of millions each year in an escalating assault on the rights of farmers, ranchers, sportsmen, and animal owners. But, that's not what they want you to know. If you've seen any of HSUS' late night television commercials, you've probably been led to believe that donated funds are used to help care for the mistreated and malnourished animals depicted on your TV screen.  Unfortunately, those television commercials mislead viewers and fail to reveal the truth about how and where HSUS spends its money. A complete audit of HSUS may never happen, but a search of HSUS's tax records and annual reports reveals a disturbing trend in the radical animal rights group's spending habits over the last five years. On IRS tax returns, non-profits, like HSUS, are required to categorize specific expenses to indicate how money was spent. HSUS will never directly admit their money is spent to further their goals of eliminating the rights and freedoms of rural America, but a description of each spending category reveals how they are spending those donated funds.  In layman's terms, "campaigns, litigation, and investigations" or "advocacy and public policy" means funding state-wide ballot initiatives, petition signature drives, undercover investigations and media propaganda designated to promote their anti-agriculture and anti-hunting motives. In 2007, HSUS spent $21.2 million on these activities, representing 23.2 percent of their total reported spending for the year. In 2011, HSUS spent a total $127.7 million, of which, $62.9 million was labeled under "Advocacy and Public Policy," containing the following description:

"urging consumers to modify their spending and lifestyle habits to favor humane products." - HSUS 2011 IRS Tax Return
HSUS_Advocacy&Policy From 2007 to 2011, their public policy spending steadily rose from $21.2 million to $62.9 million a year, an overall increase of more than $40 million.  That's a staggering 50 percent increase in just 5 short years. Who are they kidding? This radical organization accepts donations from good-intentioned people hoping to support those dogs and cats shown in late night commercials and in turn, they end up funding an extreme animal rights agenda to "modify" the lifestyle habits of American consumers. If recent trends continue, HSUS will continue to focus their spending on their ultimate goals to "end all animal agriculture" and to "stop all hunting in the United States". American farmers, ranchers, and sportsmen are under attack from America's wealthiest radical animal rights group, the Humane Society of the United States. The lies, deceit, and propaganda will continue to spread until the unified efforts of American agriculture, sportsmen, and animal owners are able to fight back against HSUS.

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