Last month, the Humane Society of the United States held its annual gala at the posh Cipriani on 42nd Street in midtown Manhattan. If tax records are any indicator, the event loses money; HSUS’s tax return shows a net negative income for the event last year. But it does help HSUS hobnob with NY’s socialites and wealthiest residents.
It can’t help, however, that a crowd showed up to protest HSUS. We’ve had a presence at the last two galas, making sure attendees know the facts about HSUS. But this year, the World Dog Alliance, a Hong Kong-based charity, showed up to tell its story to potential HSUS donors. The Alliance, as you may remember, is suing HSUS for fraud after HSUS allegedly took a $500,000 grant and didn’t make good on its promises.
Here’s some video of the protest.