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The Humane Society of the United States is run by PETA-like extremists who want to shut down farms, circuses, zoos, aquariums, and other institutions that use animals. To learn more and see evidence of HSUS’s animal liberation agenda, read more below.
- Humane Society of the U.S. CEO: “I don’t love animals”
- HSUS Director Responsible for “Holocaust on Your Plate”
- HSUS Plays Chicken with Whole Foods
- Excerpt: “Bloodties: Nature, Culture, and the Hunt”
HSUS only spends about 1% of its budget on grants to pet shelters, according to its tax returns. So where does the money go? See what charity watchdogs and analyses of HSUS’s tax returns have taught us.
- This “Charity” Has Stuck $100 Million into Caribbean Investments
- Meet the 2.6 Million Dollar Man
- The $50 Million Scam
- Charity Watchdog: HSUS Has Violated IRS Rules
- HSUS Gets Another Poor Grade From Charity Watchdog
Stiffing Pet Shelters
Only about 1% of HSUS’s budget consists of grants to pet shelters, and HSUS runs zero pet shelters. We encourage people to give local—and we have documented just how little money goes to pet shelters in your state. (Data comes from HSUS tax returns.)
- How Little Does This “Humane Society” Give to Pet Shelters in Your State? (2016)
- HSUS Shelter Spending in Your State (2015)
- HSUS is Not Your Local Humane Society (2014)
Staff History and Extremism
HSUS is a “humane society” in name only. The group is run by extremists who hold radical animal “liberation” beliefs, and some of its staff have checkered histories.
- HSUS Staffers Hobnob with Criminals and Terrorists
- Does HSUS’s Food Policy Director Support Animal Rights Terrorism?
- Paul Shapiro: The Basement Tapes
- Where Are They Now? At HSUS.
- Wayback Machine 1, Markarian 0
Learn about the stunning lawsuit against HSUS brought under the anti-mafia Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, after HSUS secretly paid a witness who lied in court.
- HSUS and Co-Defendants Pay $15.75 Million in Racketeering Lawsuit
- Do Wayne Pacelle’s Initials Also Stand for Witness Payoff?
- HSUS was on the Hook for Nearly $11 Million in RICO suit
- Oklahoma to Investigate HSUS
HSUS’s Alliance with Michael Vick
After the dog-killer Vick’s release from prison, he allied with HSUS and his new employer gave HSUS $50,000—after which HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle remarked that Vick “would do a good job as a pet owner.”
- The Humane Society of the United States and Michael Vick
- No Vick-tory for Animals
- Wayne Pacelle Has Officially Gone ‘Round the Bend
- Michael Vick’s Dogs Are Still Breathing (No Thanks to HSUS)
HSUS was founded in 1954. Originally a more moderate organization, eventually it morphed into something a fundraising mill before being taken over in 2004 by animal liberation extremist Wayne Pacelle, who proceeded to populate positions of power