July 14, 2009 07:48 PM EDT
What comes to mind when you hear the words "humane society"? Likely your local animal shelter that takes in stray, neglected, and abused cats and dogs, promotes their adoption to new homes, and runs spay/neuter programs so that fewer unwanted animals will end up mistreated or euthanized. That's exactly what the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is banking on. This intentional misdirection has made HSUS, according to the Center for Consumer Freedom, the richest animal-rights organization on earth. HSUS has over $85 million in assets. It raises enough money to finance animal shelters in every single state, with money to spare. But it is not affiliated with any local "humane societies," nor does it operate a single animal shelter.
Don't be deceived.
HSUS does not need your money.
It has an annual budget exeeding the resources of all agriculture crop and livestock associations combined.
HSUS cares little about animal welfare.
They are a militant animal rights organization that wants to eliminate all animal husbandry.
Here are a few quotes from HSUS:
"We have found that civil disobedience and direct action has been powerful in generating massive attention in our communities … and has been very effective in traumatizing our targets."JP Goodwin, Committee to Abolish the Fur Trade, National Animal Rights Convention '97, June 27, 1997, now employed by the Humane Society of the United States
"It's really about human behavior and less about the animals. Animals for the most part just need to be left alone." Wayne Pacelle speaking on animal rights, LA Times interview July 2008.
"Stop eating animals, it's the number one thing. If that sounds too enormous, use basic common sense, remove one animal from your diet for a month. If you're feeling good and positive, remove another animal next month." Mary Max, Humane USA Board of Directors, member Advisory Board of New York League of Humane Voters, founder of Kind Green Planet, quoted in Greenpoint Gazette interview, October 2008
"I don't have a hands-on fondness for animals…To this day I don't feel bonded to any nonhuman animal. I like them and I pet them and I'm kind to them, but there's no special bond between me and other animals." Wayne Pacelle quoted in Bloodties: Nature, Culture and the Hunt by Ted Kerasote, 1993, p. 251.
"Don't breed dogs, don't buy, don't even accept giveaways" HSUS CEO John Hoyt in a 1991speech.
When asked if he envisioned a future without pets, "If I had my personal view, perhaps that might take hold. In fact, I don't want to see another dog or cat born." Wayne Pacelle quoted in Bloodties: Nature, Culture and the Hunt by Ted Kerasote, 1993, p. 266.
"My goal is the abolition of all animal agriculture."
John "J.P." Goodwin Grassroots Coordinator Humane Society of the United States
Want to help animals?
Support your local Animal Shelter. Shelters supported by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals International (SPCA) in all likelyhood will be promoting animal husbandry and welfare.
Donate money to the Humane Society of the United States and you will be giving your hard earned money to radical animal rights activists who don't actually help protect animals from cruelty. They want to eliminate all human interaction with animals.