Whenever the News-Press owner and her pet chimp Travis get an award for something, there has to be a catch or something dishonest going on behind the scenes...the latest rash of awards given at swanky Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara establishments to Heal the Ocean, the NewsPress and the Humane Society of SB reminds me of the scene in Dumb and Dumber when the heroes show up in colorful tuxes (with top hats and canes) at the Aspen Preservation Society Snow Owl Benefit and bust the pompous affair! The Humane Society tries to pass itself off as an animal rights organization and it once was a respected institution, but it has grown into a huge money-making machine with little of that cash going to help animals...
When is a "Humane Society" Not a "Humane Society"?Posted On April 07, 2009
If you’re still under the impression that the Humane Society of the United States is an umbrella group for local pet shelters, think again. According to its most recent tax return (filed in November 2008), HSUS devoted less than 4 percent of its massive $91.5 million budget to hands-on dog and cat shelters in 2007. We broke the news to reporters this morning.
As we’re busy telling the media today,
Pet lovers donated over $85 million to HSUS in 2007, but only a tiny sliver of that went to helping homeless dogs and cats.
That’s nothing compared to what HSUS spends hassling hunters, complaining about circus elephants, and trying to remove meat and dairy foods from the American diet.
HSUS is telling Americans how hard it is for local shelters to stay open in this economic climate. But it’s taking their donations straight to the bank.
Click here to read the newly updated "7 Things You Didn’t Know About HSUS."
PETA Kills Animals, and the News is Spreading Like WildfirePosted On March 30, 2009
Last week we published new government records showing that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) operates a dog and cat slaughterhouse at its Norfolk, Virginia headquarters. And the news started spreading – fast. In the last 24 hours, hundreds of thousands of blog and newspaper readers have been briefed on PETA’s long-standing animal death program. Discussion forums are now teeming with angry pet lovers who want to see PETA pay the price for its unrepentant hypocrisy.
In case you missed last week’s announcement, here’s a breakdown of the latest statistics from today’s Daily Mail in London:
Since 1998 more than 20,000 pets handed to PETA have been put down.
In 2008 official figures show that the charity put down 2,124 animals that had been given to them.
Figures obtained from the Virginia Department of Agriculture reveal that last year PETA killed five pets a day.
The charity, which collects millions in donations, does not run an adoption shelter.
But as the most high profile animal welfare agency in the US many people take unwanted cats and dogs to their main offices in Norfolk, Virginia.
Well...I'll be dogged!