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HSUS: The Animal Rights Lobbying Group


The Humane Society of the United States, which is the wealthiest animal rights organization in the world, gives less than 1% of their funds to pet shelters and does not rescue pets. The HSUS is not affiliated with your local pet shelter, but ads imply that they are. HSUS is not a humane society at all, it's an animal rights lobbying group. Instead, it spends money on lawyers & lobbyists as they work to pass laws that are against the farmers and ranchers who feed you, me, and the world.

It's upsetting that this fake charity has co-opted the reputation of our local humane societies, used ads depicting suffering animals in cages, then taken in millions of dollars from well meaning people to lobby for animal rights causes. Every time you see their ads you'll get furious. You can find more information at

In May, the Humane Society and a handful of other radical animal-rights groups had to write a $15.8 million check to the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus for damages done.
In May, the Humane Society and a handful of other radical animal-rights groups had to write a $15.8 million check to the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus for damages done.

Joe Exotic Exposes the Humane Society of the United States
Watch this explosive video by Joe Exotic as he shows you who the "REAL" HSUS is and what they are all about!

Read 7 things you probably did not know about the HSUS!

Taking the "Human" out of "Humane"

The 2008 tax return filed by the deceptive Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) shows that HSUS paid out less than one-half of one percent of its $99 million budget to hands-on dog and cat shelters. Meanwhile, a large portion of the kitty – tens of millions of dollars – went to employee salaries and animal rights lobbying. And all this expensive chicken-hugging has a hidden price.

7 out of 10 Americans Wrongly Believe HSUS is a Pet-Shelter "Umbrella Group"

71 percent of Americans wrongly believe the HSUS is an "umbrella group" for America's local humane societies. 63% incorrectly think their local "humane society" is affiliated with HSUS. And 59% falsely believe HSUS "contributes most of its money" to local organizations that care for cats and dogs.

Overview Summary of Excessive Lobbying by HSUS

Should the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Issue a Bill of Indictment and Withdraw the "Public Charity," Tax-Exempt Status of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Because of the Excessive AND Under-Reported Lobbying Activities of the HSUS?

What? The HSUS does not fund Animal Shelters?

The HSUS and Michael Vick connection!

Read 9 more things you probably did not know about the HSUS!

Deceptive Fund Raising Practices

USDA Violations at HSUS' Black Beauty Ranch

Local Shelters get less than 1% from HSUS

HSUS Charged in RICO Suit

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has stepped over the ethical grounds of fair play on many occasions in pursuit of their objectives. They are now in the fight of their lives against a company that decided to commit the resources necessary to fight back.

Local Humane Societies Changing Names, HSUS Now on the Defensive

By now most people who read this blog are probably familiar with - a website that has been designed almost with the sole purpose to take down the Humane Society of the United States.

The website has really put Wayne Pacelle and the rest of the HSUS staff on the defensive - and in the process, is finding HSUS trying to dig themselves out of a hole. Meanwhile, several local humane societies - whose name similarities are causing consumer confusion and been a fundraising windfall for HSUS - are starting to undergo name changes to distance themselves from their unaffiliated namesake.

Did HSUS Violate the Lobbying Disclosure Act?

That's not a rhetorical question. In fact, it's at the heart of a new complaint against the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS — not affiliated with your local humane society). And it's brought by a man who's been a thorn in the side of the animal rights group: Frank Losey.

People Don't Want HSUS in Nebraska

Gov. Dave Heineman stood strong on past comments about The Humane Society of the United States' presence in Nebraska Tuesday at a forum hosted by the Lincoln County Cattlemen. "We will kick their butt out of Nebraska," he said. "We don't want them in Nebraska. They don't represent our values."

Do You Know About the Humane Society of the United States?

Despite their deceptive tug-at-your heartstrings television ads featuring shelter animals, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) doesn't operate a single pet shelter or adoption facility anywhere. The HSUS is NOT associated in any way with your local Humane Society. It does NOT provide local shelters with funding. In reality, the HSUS is a wealthy animal-rights lobbying organization (the largest and richest on earth) that crusades for the same goals as PETA and other radical groups. HSUS campaigns intentionally distort facts and misrepresent the organization as an animal welfare or animal protection group. They are neither.

Treasury Department Asked to Investigate HSUS' 501(C)(3) Status

A letter sent by several members of Missouri's congressional delegation to Eric Thorson, Inspector General for the Treasury Department, requests an investigation into what the lawmakers describe as "apparent improper activities" under the tax-exempt status of the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS).

Unpacking the HSUS Gravy Train

There are only two things certain in life, as the saying goes, and a byproduct of one of them requires nonprofit organizations to file paperwork with the IRS. So now that the deceptively named "Humane Society" of the United States (HSUS) has submitted its "Form 990" for 2008, we thought it was time to take a close look. The tax filing itself is a bit more detailed than ones in the past, thanks to some new IRS rules. And more detail equals a clearer picture of exactly what HSUS is doing — and what it's not doing — with all its money.

The Carrol Cox Show Expose: HSUS Pretends to be "Police"

Petdefense congratulates Mr. Cox's show out of Hawaii, and the two witnesses that told the truth about HSUS, which proves, we still know 'wrong' when we see and hear about it, and not all of us are going to stand around like dumbed-down idiots.

HSUS Fundraiser Faces Attorney General Investigations

A few months ago we analyzed the Humane Society of the United States' relationship with Quadriga Art, a New York-based direct mail consultant. According to its tax returns, HSUS paid Quadriga about $20 million in 2009 and 2010 for "direct response" and "direct mail" services. Quadriga appears to specialize in packages that include goodies such as address labels, stickers, keychains, and the like, so if you've gotten any HSUS junk recently, we wouldn't be surprised if Quadriga was involved.

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