California and several other states have been under attack by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ) & HSUS.
They are after the extinction of our pets, and animals in general.
Here are a couple of inserts from interviews with Wayne Pacelle (Head of H$U$)
Wayne Pacelle is the new head of the Humane Society of the United States. Better take your dog in tonight -- 'cause pet ownership could be in trouble. Might want to stock up on steaks before meat prices soar as factory farms shut down. And your children are being brainwashed to veganism in school.
He's "a wolf in sheep's clothing," duping the public into thinking donations go to shelters for stray cats and dogs when he's bankrolling a radical agenda, says Patti Strand, president of the National Animal Interest Alliance, whose mission includes countering the animal rights movement's goal of ending all animal use.
Pacelle is against: hunting and fishing, eating meat and cheese and eggs, lifesaving drugs from animal research, even keeping pets.
"His game plan is the same as that of the larger animal-rights movement -- demonize meat and dairy, throw up legal obstacles to farms, increase artificially the price of animal protein and try to convince Americans they would do better without it."
First off, they are right about HSUS not funding shelters run by local Humane Societies.
Between Wayne Pacelle, H$U$, & PETA they are trying to rid us of ALL our rights to own animals.
Put your zip code in below to see what bills are upcoming in your state.
Mandatory Spay & Neuter Bills are popping up all over the United States. BSL's (Breed Specific Laws) are too. They want to ban a breed just because some think they may be dangerous. When in fact they need to define a dangerous dog more and not by it's breed. Please be aware of what is in your area. You need to find out what is going on in your state and read the bills all the way through. Then help ALL pet owners FIGHT these infringements on our rights!
CA - we defeated AB 1634 State wide Mandatory Spay/Neuter bill here. It violates our consittutional rights as property owners. Now they are going from city to city and county to county. Yours could be next! Riverside County HAS approved a mandatory Spay/Neuter bill with NO exemptions for working, hunting, herding, or show dogs. This includes all your service dogs (for the blind & police dogs).
Florida and a couple of other states are next on their target.
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Where Humane Society Donations Really Go
Posted: 4:03 pm EDT May 14, 2009 Updated: 4:20 pm EDT May 14, 2009
ATLANTA -- A Channel 2 investigation is looking into millions of dollars in donations given to the Humane Society of the United States.
A national consumer organization says the society solicits pet-lovers for money, but little to none of that money ever goes to help local shelters.
Critics tell Channel 2 Action News reporter Amanda Rosseter that this isn’t just consumers misunderstanding who they are giving in to – but an organization actively misleading donors to get money.
“They do their marketing very well, that's for sure,” said Trey Burley of PAWS Atlanta.
Critics say the national organization takes advantage of people who think they are giving to local shelters. DeKalb's "PAWS" shelter says there is no regular funding help from the $100 million HSUS budget.
“I think that some of the folks who donate to the national organization may be under the false pretense that that money is going to a local cause,” said Burley.
While the HSUS does work to stop puppy mills, it also gets media coverage and donations doing it; but the puppies then go to local shelters who have to pay and care for them.
“They may initialize the resources for a rescue, but again the animals go to a shelter somewhere in the country,” said Richard Rice, VP of the Atlanta Humane Society.
Critics say HSUS also takes advantage of high-profile events. After hurricane Katrina, HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle promised on national TV to reunite pets with their owners—and raised $34 million for the cause; but public disclosures of where that money went add up to less than $7 million.
The Louisiana attorney general launched an 18-month-long investigation, and it then ended it when HSUS offered to build the state a new shelter.
The HSUS annual report for 2007 showed $120 million in revenue, including $5.4 million just from online donors.
Then there's $112 million in expenses -- most of which appears to have gone to legislation for animal rights bills. The list includes raccoons, mice, wild horses, burros and primates.
The center for consumer freedom says all worthy causes, but HSUS shouldn't mislead to get money.
So where does all the money go?
“It goes to lobbying, it goes to political contributions, it doesn’t go to pay huge staff salaries and benefits," said David Marposko with Center for Consumer Freedom.
Channel 2 Action News went to a local HSUS meeting to find out. The two hour discussion was about activist plans and lobbying. The Georgia director for the HSUS agrees that’s mostly what she does.
“I think that in all of our literature, it is very explicit as to what our campaigns are and what we are doing,” said Cheryl McAuliffe, Georgia Director for HSUS. “We help where we can and focus on our programs, which are national and international.”
McAuliffe said there are just too many local shelters to help.
“I always tell people, contribute to your local shelter first,” said McAuliffe.
When asked how much her budget is for the state of Georgia, McAuliffe said she didn’t have a budget and neither did the other states. McAuliffe said all money is controlled from headquarters in Washington, D.C.