We recently started a campaign asking Discover to stop giving money to the deceptively named Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), an organization that paid $6 million to settle racketeering and bribery allegations and that a state attorney general opened an investigation of earlier this year. Discover has a credit card deal whereby it’ll pay about $1 million a year to HSUS.
Until Discover pulls its support for HSUS—which Bank of America has apparently done with a previous deal with HSUS—we are calling for consumers and businesses to boycott Discover. We are confident that it’s only a matter of time until Discover sees the light that giving money to an organization that manipulates and deceives Americans isn’t wise business policy. And we’re making sure more people learn about the scam that Discover is funding.
As of last weekend, we put up a set of billboards in Times Square alerting New Yorkers and holiday visitors to visit DiscoverTheScam.com and learn more about what’s going on. If you haven’t already, sign our petition to show your support for boycotting Discover until it drops HSUS.