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Old 08-10-2007, 11:14 AM   #1
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Angry Humane Society of the United States Misled Americans ...

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Humane Society of the United States Misled Americans With Fundraising Pitch

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Humane Society of the United States Misled Americans With Fundraising Pitch

Animal Rights Group Falsely Claimed It Would "Care For" Michael Vick's Dogs

Washington -- Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) called on the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to return all the money it has raised in the wake of the Michael Vick dogfighting scandal. CCF revealed today that beginning on July 18 -- the day after Vick's criminal indictment -- HSUS promised on its website that financial contributions would be earmarked fo r helping it "care for the dogs seized in the Michael Vick case." But yesterday The New York Times reported that HSUS is not, in fact, caring for the animals. And HSUS president Wayne Pacelle told the Times that his group is recommending that government officials "put down" (that is, kill) the dogs rather than adopt them out to suitable homes.

"Like most Americans, we can't stand dogfighting," said Center for Consumer Freedom Director of Research David Martosko. "But we also can't stand animal-rights fundraising that smells this fishy."

The Humane Society of the United States is not affiliated with any local "humane societies." Although the organization runs no hands-on dog or cat shelters anywhere, some of its fundraising materials hint at a direct connection with pet rescue operations.

HSUS's online fundraising pitch related to Michael Vick has now been quietly altered to remove the claim that the group is caring for his pit bulls. But there's no reliable way to know how much money the group raised on the basis of its earlier promises.

"As usual, HSUS is exploiting Americans' emotions about dogs to build its war chest for anti-meat, anti-dairy, and anti-medical- research campaigns," Martosko added. "These predatory activists should return every cent and apologize for misleading the public."

In a similar episode, HSUS raised a reported $32 million in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, promising to use the funds to rescue and reunite lost pets with their owners. But since March 2006, Louisiana Attorney General Charles Foti's office has been investigating what happened to the majority of those funds, which HSUS does not appear to have used for Katrina-related rescues.

* The New York Times article is online at
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/01/sports/football/01vick.html

* HSUS's false fundraising claim is preserved online at
http://www.consumerfreedom.com/images/hsus_clip.png

For more information about the Humane Society of the United States,
visit www.ActivistCash.com/HSUS.

The Center for Consumer Freedom is a nonprofit coalition supported by restaurants, food companies, and consumers, working together to pro mote personal responsibility and protect consumer choices.

For media comment, contact our media department at 202-463-7112 ext. 115
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Old 08-10-2007, 11:19 PM   #2
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Ugh, you know-I was looking on their website the other day in regards to having problems with not getting any action from our animal control. I couldn't find a thing about how to report a cruelty case-not even something saying "You need to contact your local animal control...". I was looking all around the website to see what exactly they DID do and I wasn't too sure, lol. Sounds like a PETA type organization to me.

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Such a shame!Deceivers at every turn.

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I would destroy all the bad people from this world that's for sure.

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Old 08-21-2007, 12:16 AM   #5
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I actually just got an email from the HSUS about donating to them. They were talking about the Vick case and then asked for donations to help more "needy animals".

Uh, no thank you!

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Old 08-25-2007, 11:40 PM   #6
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I get updates from them, and take part in action alerts. It is a real shame.
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I actually just got an email from the HSUS about donating to them. They were talking about the Vick case and then asked for donations to help more "needy animals".

Uh, no thank you!

I got that e-mail too. My reply:


"Please tell Wayne that he won't see a dime of my money until he stops promoting BSL against Pit Bulls. Shame on you Wayne Pacelle and HSUS for exploiting the animals involved in the Michael Vick incident for your financial benefit. "


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ya, NO! there's no excuse for behavior like this from them. even IF they had good intentions...they didnt even try to help those poor dogs! no donations from me thanks!
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That is so rude and inconsiderate! I don't believe it!
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