Second Quarter Blog Favorites
We’ve written tens of thousands of words over the last three months as we’ve peeled layers off of the onion that is the Humane Society of the United States. And we’ve made many startling discoveries along the way. These are the ten articles that you read the most during the last quarter:
- According to its tax returns, HSUS puts more money into its pension plan than it puts into pet-shelter grants.
- Six Members of Congress wrote the IRS Inspector General to demand a federal investigation of HSUS.
- We appeared on Mark Levin’s popular radio show—and one listener, a 20-year HSUS donor, was shocked to learn the truth about the organization.
- The Los Angeles Times editorialized about HumaneWatch and HSUS after we placed two full-page ads.
- Wayne Pacelle now (laughably) claims he was “misquoted” when he said Michael Vick would “do a good job as a pet owner.”
- The State Humane Association of California complained to the state Attorney General about the ASPCA’s fundraising tactics. (How long until HSUS is roped in?)
- HSUS isn’t terribly efficient in taking care of animals compared to other groups.
- How deceptive is HSUS’s fundraising? You be the judge.
- A proposed guppy-sale ban in San Francisco had us analyzing HSUS’s apparent species-by-species approach.
- Wayne Pacelle’s book The Bond came out in April, but we think he glossed over his real “bond.”