Friday, February 20, 2009

More about HSUS - the Hypocrisy Society of the US

Here's a press release from Best Friends about the killing of the dogs in North Carolina, which explains the role of the HSUS in this matter even more clearly. (Thanks to Fred at One Bark at a Time for the link).

"Ledy VanKavage, an attorney with Best Friends Animal Society, said, 'We are disheartened and shocked that HSUS, a leader in the animal welfare community, would testify in court for the automatic destruction of puppies and dogs who had NOT [emphasis mine] been given the opportunity to be evaluated as individuals, based on [HSUS’s] policy. The Michael Vick dogs have proven how antiquated this approach is.' ”

To add insult to injury, the HSUS has been caught before using dogfighting busts as fundraising events, insinuating that they are actually helping to care for the dogs, rather than campaigning to have them killed. Here is a screen cap of a page from their web site that was put up after the Vick dogs were seized, asking for money to "help care for the dogs". This page was quickly pulled when it was proven that the HSUS was in no way helping to care for any of the Vick dogs.

My advice? Don't donate your money to any of these huge, wealthy animal rights organizations... not if you are interested in actually protecting or caring for any actual animals. Donate to your local shelter or rescue instead! And you don't have to donate cash if you don't have it... donations of things like old blankets and towels are usually appreciated. Better yet, donate your time and offer to help out!

But don't send a dime to HSUS or PETA.

8 comments:

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

I hate PETA and HSUS! The ultimate agenda is to spay and neuter all dogs and cats so eventually there are none. They believe animals should only live in the wild and are not for human amusement. Personally, I think my dogs enjoy entertaining me.

Jen

Kate said...

I knew PETA and a lot of other animal rights people were batshit crazy, but killing those puppies just makes me even angrier. Urgh!

I would love to do volunteer work at an animal shelter somewhere in NY. Peta= nuts.

Life With Dogs said...

Great advice - it's good to know where your money is really going...

Kate said...

BarbBarbBarb! My favorite aunt! You should make a blog with the guest appearance of the insane border collies... hee hee... sheepdogs meet giants! <3

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

Thanks for posting this. I hate to say it, but HSUS is starting to look an awful lot like PETA ...

Anyways, I wanted to pop by and thank you for coming by my blog and leaving some great comments through the month of March! I hope to hear from you again in April.

DogsDeserveFreedom

Erin said...

Hey Barb! Long time no "comment"! I hope you're doing well. Luke is going to be a big brother! We're pregnant with our first baby, due Nov. 2! Hope to "see" you soon!

Have a blessed Easter!

jan said...

I embedded the video in my post yesterday and it was gone after a couple of hours. i have another one today found by some amazingly persistent bloggers, but who knows how long it will be available.

Barb said...

It's frightening isn't it, Jan? The long arm (and sticky fingers) of the HSUS are seemingly EVERYWHERE...