If you have any confusion about who and what is a major force behind PAWS,
you should quit listening to anyone and get facts (and HSUS quotes)
guaranteed to remove all doubt. PETA is a small player compared to the
“wealthiest animal rights” group on earth.
As you read this, you should however bear in mind that HSUS is strongly
allied with PETA. Pacelle was hired into HSUS from Cleveland Armory’s Fund
For Animals. Armory is also the mentor of PETA co-founder Alex Pacheco.
Former Newkirk, i.e. PETA employees now at HSUS include it’s chief computer
guru, the head of its national and international investigations, two key
HSUS investigators, and according to and extensive article by Jacquie Calnan,
President, Americans for Medical Progress, “a host of other functionaries
throughout the HSUS corporate structure, including its lab animal section,
which manages the medical research issue.”
PETA, our declared “worst enemy” is and has always been, tightly aligned
with HSUS which, as you will learn below, has quietly become bigger,
stronger, and meaner than we thought PETA was. But just in case there is an
animal lover who doesn’t really have the first-hand facts from PETA itself
go to it after you have learned about the organization that has suddenly and
openly become Public/Pet Enemy Number One.
Here’s a sample quote, remember these are fed to the media, they appear in
magazines and newspapers YOU don’t get and probably, none of your friends
receive them either. They probably think HSUS is the same as SPCA and they
probably have donated to HSUS!
HSUS QUOTE "We have no ethical obligation to preserve the different breeds
of livestock produced through selective breeding. One generation and out. We
have no problem with the extinction of domestic animals. They are creations
of human selective breeding." Wayne Pacelle, Senior VP of Humane Society of
the US, formerly of Friends of Animals and Fund for Animals
The following information is from an excellent non-doggy site which
investigates and reports on “charitable” organizations.
Despite the words “humane society” on its letterhead, the Humane Society of
the United States (HSUS) is not affiliated with your local animal shelter.
Despite the omnipresent dogs and cats in its fundraising materials, it’s not
an organization that runs spay/neuter programs or takes in stray, neglected,
and abused pets. And despite the common image of animal protection agencies
as cash-strapped organizations dedicated to animal welfare, HSUS has become
the wealthiest animal rights organization on earth.
HSUS is big, rich, and powerful, a “humane society” in name only. And while
most local animal shelters are under-funded and unsung, HSUS has accumulated
$113 million in assets and built a recognizable brand by capitalizing on the
confusion its very name provokes. This misdirection results in an irony of
which most animal lovers are unaware: HSUS raises enough money to finance
animal shelters in every single state, with money to spare, yet it doesn’t
operate a single one anywhere.
Instead, HSUS spends millions on programs that seek to economically cripple
meat and dairy producers; eliminate the use of animals in biomedical
research labs; phase out pet breeding, zoos, and circus animal acts; and
demonize hunters as crazed lunatics. HSUS spends $2 million each year on
travel expenses alone, just keeping its multi-national agenda going.
HSUS president Wayne Pacelle described some of his goals in 2004 for The
Washington Post: “We will see the end of wild animals in circus acts … [and
we’re] phasing out animals used in research. Hunting? I think you will see a
steady decline in numbers.” More recently, in a June 2005 interview, Pacelle
told Satya magazine that HSUS is working on “a guide to vegetarian eating,
to really make the case for it.” A strict vegan himself, Pacelle added:
“Reducing meat consumption can be a tremendous benefit to animals.”
Shortly after Pacelle joined HSUS in 1994, he told Animal People (an
inside-the-movement watchdog newspaper) that his goal was to build “a
National Rifle Association of the animal rights movement.” And now, as the
organization’s leader, he’s in a position to back up his rhetoric with
action. In 2005 Pacelle announced the formation of a new “Animal Protection
Litigation Section” within HSUS, dedicated to “the process of researching,
preparing, and prosecuting animal protection lawsuits in state and federal
Let them speak for themselves….
“[T]he Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is not affiliated with,
nor is it a parent organization for, local humane societies, animal
shelters, or animal care and control agencies … The HSUS does not operate or
have direct control over any animal shelter.” — From a 2001 disclaimer
issued by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
“The life of an ant and that of my child should be granted equal
— HSUS senior scholar Michael W. Fox
“The Humane Society should be worried about protecting animals from cruelty.
It’s not doing that. The place is all about power and money.”
— HSUS consultant and former HSUS Chief Investigator Robert Baker, in U.S.
News & World Report (October 2, 1995)
“I’m not an admirer of HSUS. They’ve always been primarily a direct-mail
operation, and what’s known in animal rights circles as a credit-grabber.”
— HSUS co-founder Cleveland Amory
“My goal is the abolition of all animal agriculture.”
— HSUS grassroots coordinator John “J.P.” Goodwin
“We’ve started picketing outside the homes of the [department store]
executives … Those executives do not deserve a break. They do not deserve to
go home and rest.”
— J.P. Goodwin describing his anti-fur strategy
“HSUS really needs to be called to task for its triple sided hypocrisy. When
HSUS addresses scientists they say they support animal research as
necessary. When HSUS addresses the public they say it is evil but sometimes
necessary. When HSUS addresses its members and other animal rights groups,
they say it is evil and unnecessary.”
Dr. Pat Cleveland of the University of California, San Diego
Humane Society of the United States
2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037
Phone 202-452-1100 | Fax 202-258-3051 | Email
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