9 Things You Didn’t Know About HSUS

A few years back, we released a handout called “7 Things You Didn’t Know About HSUS” as part of our effort to expose the true nature of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

Most people do not know that HSUS doesn’t operate a single pet shelter, or that it has an agenda that resembles PETA’s. In fact, a recent poll shows that 71 percent of Americans mistakenly believe HSUS is a pet shelter umbrella group.

Since the launch of our popular HumaneWatch.org project almost two years ago, we’ve made a number of startling discoveries about HSUS. We’ve consolidated the best into a new handout: “9 Things You Didn’t Know About HSUS.” Not only does HSUS not run a single pet shelter, but we found that more than 85 percent of animals shown in HSUS’s TV fundraising appeals that ran between January 2009 and September 2011 were cats and dogs. This type of deceptive advertising only furthers the confusion surrounding HSUS’s involvement with hands-on pet care.

Also updated in “9 Things” is the fact that beyond the now-closed Katrina investigation, six members of Congress have called for a federal investigation of HSUS. The controversy around HSUS’s involvement with Michael Vick also has been updated to include the tidbit that HSUS’s CEO has remarkably said that convicted dogfighting kingpin Vick “would do a good job as a pet owner.”

To learn more shocking facts about the Humane Society of the United States you can watch our video, find the complete updated list here, and the earlier list here. Run a veterinary clinic? Volunteer at an animal shelter? Be sure to print a few off and spread the word.