The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is certainly no friend to animal agriculture. This is a topic that has been covered extensively on the BEEF Daily blog, so it’s not a revelation to many of you. However, when I travel the country speaking to agricultural groups, I’m always surprised when someone approaches me after a speech to tell me they had no idea of HSUS’s deceptive tactics. These types of conversations motivate me to keep educating both ranchers and the general public about the misleading and less-than-noble efforts of this animal rights activist group.
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Here are five recent blog posts about HSUS if you need some additional information on what they are truly all about:
Now, here is a chance to actively change the way this organization operates. On change.org, a petition to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) calls for the removal of the HSUS from the non-profit list.
Started by Gene Trisch from Caro, MI, here is a little about the petition:
Trisch writes, “The HSUS takes in hundreds of millions each year and spends less than 1% on animal shelters. The rest of the money goes to lawyers and lobbyists. The HSUS uses very deceptive TV ads under guise names asking for donations. The HSUS does very little to help dogs and cats as shown in TV ads. The HSUS goal is to stop all hunting, animal agriculture and backdoor gun control. Each state has biologists who are trained in ethical ways of controlling wild game populations and protecting the public. If those population control methods are outlawed, the animal population will increase. This will be a huge public safety issue as you will see in the picture. Lastly, there have been 150 complaints filed with the Federal Trade Commission against the HSUS. It is time to remove the HSUS from the non-profit list with the IRS.”
The petition has already garnered 750 signatures. You can sign the petition here.
Thanks for your help!
What do you think of this effort to remove the non-profit status of HSUS? What are your thoughts on the organization? Do you have other suggestions on how animal agriculture can fight back against HSUS's deceptive practices? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.
The views of Amanda Radke do not necessarily reflect those of beefmagazine.com or the Penton Farm Progress Group.
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