Financials and tax returns revealed in this in-depth report on the HSUS (Humane Society of the Unites States) by Humane Watch
Unpacking the HSUS Gravy Train
We rarely reprint but the expose' on the financials and tax returns of the HSUS (Humane Society of the Unites States) was too good not to share. Thank you Consumer Freedom!
Less than ten months ago we wrote, on another website (Ref #1), an essay that would form the basis for the whole HumaneWatch project (which launched about 7 weeks later). In that piece (Ref #2), we explored the basics of what the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) reported in its federal income tax return for the 2008 tax year.
So HSUS is in no hurry to keep its donors informed about its balance sheet, but fundraising regulators get speedy delivery from the accountants at 2100 L Street. Small wonder.
Perhaps at HSUS's official Annual Membership Meeting- someone will ask Wayne Pacelle about the observations we've made below. If you've given $25 to HSUS in the last year, you're eligible to attend.
HSUS's bottom line for 2009 will sound familiar to veteran HumaneWatchers: The group sucks millions of dollars out of local communities, by raising money from unsuspecting Americans who believe it's related to their local pet shelter (it isn't) or that it gives a substantial portion of its money to hands-on dog and cat rescues (it doesn't). Instead, HSUS hoards its money, or funnels it to a variety of affiliated organizations it controls. These include Humane Society International (HSI), HSI/UK, HSI/Canada, and Humane Society University, to just name a few.
It's a tired story of corruption and cynical misdirection. But the 2009 tax return (Ref #6) itself provides a fascinating look inside the HSUS machine (Ref #7).
Here are our initial observations, in no particular order:
We also found it interesting that HSUS claims it "makes copies of its certificate of incorporation and bylaws available to members free-of-charge, by mail, upon request." So if you're a "Buyers' remorse HumaneWatcher" who wouldn't mind writing HSUS for your copy, please forward it along HumaneWatch, P.O. Box 34555, Washington, DC 20043, so we can add it to the HumaneWatch document library (Ref #12).
There's more to discuss about this lengthy document, including the complicated relationship between HSUS and its many legal affiliates, and just how much of HSUS's "grant" money went to real humane societies. Stay tuned.
Reprinted courtesy of www.ConsumerFreedom.com where you will find other extensive information on this and other organizations.
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