Education & Reference
Cute Kittens, Playful Puppies & HSUS Lies
Source: Michele Payn-Knoper, Cause Matters Corp., Published February 4, 2010
Like many pet lovers, it’s hard for me to resist a fuzzy little kitten or puppy dog playing. I was the official kitten rescuer on our farm and saved the lives of several by bottle feeding them. Many of my childhood memories center around animals – trying to persuade the Saint Bernard to pull me on a sled, hours in the hay mow with cats and fun with calves.
I also remember going to local animal shelters and feeling terrible for the animals who had no home. So I “get” the attraction to campaigns run by the Humane Society of the United States – after all, who wants to see these cute little creatures suffer?
The reality is that the Humane Society of the United States is falsely advertising to attract animal lovers’ dollars. Many great people and organizations have unknowingly contributed because they wanted to help animals. Just this week, Yellow Tail wines announced they were contributing $100,000 to HSUS – and subsequently have found wrath on Facebook and Twitter with hundreds asking how an agricultural company could come to such a decision.
Why? Take a look at a law school article that outlines “The Myth of the Humane Society of the United States” and illustrates how the bulk of HSUS balance was spent on fundraising, campaigns and lawsuits.
“There is one minor detail left out of these commercials. The Humane Society of the United States is not a large network of animal shelters, as it would have you to believe. In fact, the HSUS does not own, operate, or lease a single animal shelter in our country.
Click here to read the entire article by Michele Payn-Knoper at Cause Matters Corp.