11 Attorneys General Called to Investigate HSUS

Jamie Johansen

humanewatch.orgHumaneWatch.org, a project of the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom, applauded the Midwestern Legislative Conference of the Council of State Governments for passing a resolution calling on 11 state attorneys general to investigate the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

The states covered are North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.

The Oklahoma Attorney General has an active investigation into HSUS’s fundraising and has issued a “consumer alert” to the public while six Indiana state senators recently called on Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller to investigate HSUS. Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest charity evaluator issued a “Donor Advisory” against HSUS last year after HSUS settled a racketeering and bribery lawsuit for nearly $6 million. Despite calling itself a “Humane Society,” HSUS only gives 1% of its money to pet shelters and is not affiliated with the numerous local humane societies across America.

According to Will Coggin, director of research for the Center for Consumer Freedom, “The Humane Society of the United States deceives compassionate Americans—primarily women and the elderly—into opening their checkbooks to fund its radical agenda. PETA is honest in its radical vision to rid America of ice cream and cheese, but HSUS is not. Raising money on cats and dogs and spending it attacking farmers is a bait-and-switch that attorneys general need to investigate and hold HSUS accountable for.”

Far from an animal welfare group, HSUS is an animal “liberation” group with similar goals to PETA. HSUS’s food policy director has compared farms to Nazi concentration camps; HSUS’s Chief Policy Officer has defended the Animal Liberation Front (ALF), an FBI-designated domestic terrorist group; and HSUS employs a former spokesperson for the terror group.

“Animal welfare has bipartisan support,” Coggin noted. “So does a growing movement to investigate and hold accountable the Humane Society of the United States for not only harming America’s hard-working farmers, but also harming animal-loving donors and local humane societies that may not see a dime of the money that’s intended for them.”

Ag Group, Animal Activists

Comments 6

  1. It is sad that there are groups like these, expecially large corporations such as HSUS that do these kind of things. Number 1, tricking anyone into donating for something they don’t support is wrong and number 2 the farmers and ranchers of this great nation work countless hours and often don’t receive any thanks for such a important role they play.

  2. It is sad that there are groups like these, expecially large corporations such as HSUS that do these kind of things. Number 1, tricking anyone into donating for something they don’t support is wrong and number 2 the farmers and ranchers of this great nation work countless hours and often don’t receive any thanks for such a important role they play.

  3. It is sad that there are groups like these, expecially large corporations such as HSUS that do these kind of things. Number 1, tricking anyone into donating for something they don’t support is wrong and number 2 the farmers and ranchers of this great nation work countless hours and often don’t receive any thanks for such a important role they play.

  4. HSUS is also not sharing crucial information with Sea Lion Defense Brigade about a very important meeting with congress today when they had ample time to do so. These poor animals are being branded with hot irons and killed for eating as little as 1 fish and this is a total case of scapegoating. SLDB had all the information with back up links to save these animals but HSUS uses their suffering to make money instead of trying to help. For more information look us up on Facebook, Sea Lion Defense Brigade.
    Thank you,
    Veronica Montoya

  5. HSUS is also not sharing crucial information with Sea Lion Defense Brigade about a very important meeting with congress today when they had ample time to do so. These poor animals are being branded with hot irons and killed for eating as little as 1 fish and this is a total case of scapegoating. SLDB had all the information with back up links to save these animals but HSUS uses their suffering to make money instead of trying to help. For more information look us up on Facebook, Sea Lion Defense Brigade.
    Thank you,
    Veronica Montoya

  6. HSUS is also not sharing crucial information with Sea Lion Defense Brigade about a very important meeting with congress today when they had ample time to do so. These poor animals are being branded with hot irons and killed for eating as little as 1 fish and this is a total case of scapegoating. SLDB had all the information with back up links to save these animals but HSUS uses their suffering to make money instead of trying to help. For more information look us up on Facebook, Sea Lion Defense Brigade.
    Thank you,
    Veronica Montoya

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