Skip to comments.Nebraska Governor Criticizes HSUS
Posted on 12/13/2011 1:34:06 PM PST by jazusamo
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman criticized the Humane Society of the United States on Monday, saying he would fight any efforts by its lobbyists to push legislation that could hinder Nebraska's agricultural industry.
The Humane Society of the United States opened an office in Omaha last year. A group spokesman has said the new office and state issues director in Nebraska were intended to help small farmers gain access to markets traditionally dominated by larger operations.
But Heineman, a Republican, said he did not trust the group's intentions.
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7 Things You Didn’t Know About HSUS
1) The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is a humane society in name only, since it doesnt operate a single pet shelter or pet adoption facility anywhere in the United States. During 2006, HSUS contributed only 4.2 percent of its budget to organizations that operate hands-on dog and cat shelters. In reality, HSUS is a wealthy animal-rights lobbying organization (the largest and richest on earth) that agitates for the same goals as PETA and other radical groups.
2) Beginning on the day of NFL quarterback Michael Vicks 2007 dogfighting indictment, HSUS raised money online with the false promise that it would care for the dogs seized in the Michael Vick case. The New York Times later reported that HSUS wasnt caring for Vicks dogs at all. And HSUS president Wayne Pacelle told the Times that his group recommended that government officials put down (that is, kill) the dogs rather than adopt them out to suitable homes. HSUS later quietly altered its Internet fundraising pitch.
3) HSUSs senior management includes a former spokesman for the Animal Liberation Front (ALF), a criminal group designated as terrorists by the FBI. HSUS president Wayne Pacelle hired John J.P. Goodwin in 1997, the same year Goodwin described himself as spokesperson for the ALF while he fielded media calls in the wake of an ALF arson attack at a California veal processing plant. In 1997, when asked by reporters for a reaction to an ALF arson fire at a farmers feed co-op in Utah (which nearly killed a family sleeping on the premises), Goodwin replied, Were ecstatic. That same year, Goodwin was arrested at a UC Davis protest celebrating the 10-year anniversary of an ALF arson at the university that caused $5 million in damage. And in 1998, Goodwin described himself publicly as a former member of ALF.
4) According to a 2008 Los Angeles Times investigation, less than 12 percent of money raised for HSUS by California telemarketers actually ends up in HSUSs bank account. The rest is kept by professional fundraisers. And if you exclude two campaigns run for HSUS by the Build-a-Bear Workshop retail chain, which consisted of the sale of surplus stuffed animals (not really fundraising), HSUSs yield number shrinks to just 3 percent. Sadly, this appears typical. In 2004, HSUS ran a telemarketing campaign in Connecticut with fundraisers who promised to return a minimum of zero percent of the proceeds. The campaign raised over $1.4 million. Not only did absolutely none of that money go to HSUS, but the group paid $175,000 for the telemarketing work.
5) Research shows that HSUSs heavily promoted U.S. boycott of Canadian seafoodannounced in 2005 as a protest against Canadas annual seal huntis a phony exercise in media manipulation. A 2006 investigation found that 78 percent of the restaurants and seafood distributors described by HSUS as boycotters werent participating at all. Nearly two-thirds of them told surveyors they were completely unaware HSUS was using their names in connection with an international boycott campaign. Canadas federal government is on record about this deception, saying: Some animal rights groups have been misleading the public for years its no surprise at all that the richest of them would mislead the public with a phony seafood boycott.
6) HSUS raised a reported $34 million in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, supposedly to help reunite lost pets with their owners. But comparatively little of that money was spent for its intended purpose. Louisianas Attorney General shuttered his 18-month-long investigation into where most of these millions went, shortly after HSUS announced its plan to contribute $600,000 toward the construction of an animal shelter on the grounds of a state prison. Public disclosures of the disposition of the $34 million in Katrina-related donations add up to less than $7 million.
7) After gathering undercover video footage of improper animal handling at a Chino, CA slaughterhouse during November of 2007, HSUS sat on its video evidence for three months, even refusing to share it with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. HSUSs Dr. Michael Greger testified before Congress that the San Bernardino County (CA) District Attorneys office asked the group to hold on to the information while they completed their investigation. But the District Attorneys office quickly denied that account, even declaring that HSUS refused to make its undercover spy available to investigators if the USDA were present at those meetings. Ultimately, HSUS chose to release its video footage at a more politically opportune time, as it prepared to launch a livestock-related ballot campaign in California. Meanwhile, meat from the slaughterhouse continued to flow into the U.S. food supply for months.
It is cruel to pull the ears off the corn.
Amen to that, it’s their ultimate goal.
Sounds like they are scamming a lot of the money PETA could be using for their scams.
Oh, thank you so much for posting this and saving me from having to type it all!
My favorite HSUS quote is from the president, Wayne Pacelle: “One generation and out”. That means, no more domestic animals for anybody, no pets, no riding horses, no guide dogs or guide minis, no dairy cows, no eggs. The animals are supposed to be turned loose to survive or die. No breeding, no human interaction. No darling little puppy to cuddle in my lap and get in the way as I write this.
They sure are. I haven’t noticed any of their TV ads lately but I don’t watch much TV.
They run ads showing abused cats or dogs to appeal to peoples emotions try to get them to pledge “just $19.00 a month.” What’s not in the ads is a very small percentage of that money goes to shelters. Don’t know how they get away with it, it borders on false advertising.
Yep, Pacelle is a genuine certified puke and what you posted is exactly what he and his nut followers would like to see.
I cannot imagine life without dogs and cats. I don’t want to, either.
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