Humane Society Of The United States Has A History Of Deceptive Pitches
Washington, DC – The Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) is calling on the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to return all the funds it has raised under the pretense of “saving” animals in the wake of Haiti’s devastating earthquake. A disaster relief expert working with Humane Society International (HSUS’s global arm) reports that there are no animal issues resulting from the earthquake and that no actions can be taken to help animals there. This follows a thorough assessment of the situation in Haiti.
HSUS continues to raise funds for “emergency” donations, claiming Tuesday that “Humane Society International’s team on the ground in Haiti continues its work of helping animals in distress.”
David Martosko, Director of Research at the Center for Consumer Freedom released the following statement on HSUS’s deceptive fundraising:
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More Troubling Signs With HSUS’s Haiti Haul
We told you last week about some serious issues we had with the Humane Society of the United States’ (HSUS) latest fundraising drive, which is raising money in the wake of the devastating Haiti earthquake. Today, new concerns come from a disaster expert with Humane Society International (HSI), the global arm of HSUS itself. Lloyd Brown from Wildlife Rescue of Dade County deployed with HSI to Haiti, and tells The Horse magazine that his team has determined nothing can be done at the moment to help animals there:
Our team has been doing assessments for several days now and it is our professional opinion that no animal issues are here that are related to the event of the earthquake. There are a lot of animal issues here, but after speaking with a local American expatriate veterinarian here (who is very well connected in this country) we must agree with her that now is not the time to deal with them.
Let me give you an example: If we were to set up a spay/neuter clinic while so many people are displaced and homeless, it could be disastrous–they don’t understand neutering here. People are hungry, they have no homes, they have no shelter, they are sleeping in the streets. They don’t understand the concept of a PET, they are an agricultural community–animals are for work or to sell food or to help them feed their families.
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