Puppies and Kittens?

Discussion in 'Turf and Surf Hunting and Fishing' started by Minuteman, May 1, 2009.

  1. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    A good article exposing the Humane Societies deception. They are not a save the puppies and kittens organization. They are a radical animal rights organization with a larger budget than PETA.
    This is snippets of a long article. You can read the whole thing at the link.


    Humane Society of the United States

    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.

    ............There is an enormous difference between animal "welfare" organizations, which work for the humane treatment of animals, and animal "rights" organizations, which aim to completely end the use and ownership of animals. The former have been around for centuries; the latter emerged in the 1980s, with the rise of the radical People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
    The Humane Society of the United States began as an animal welfare organization. Originally called the National Humane Society, it was established in 1954 as a spin-off of the American Humane Association (AHA). Its founders wanted a slightly more radical group -- the AHA did not oppose sport hunting or the use of shelter animals for biomedical research.

    ............In 2004 HSUS promoted long-time vice president Wayne Pacelle to the position of President. Along with Pacelle’s passionate style and his experience navigating the halls of Congress, HSUS got its first strictly vegan leader.
    One of Pacelle’s first acts as HSUS’s new chief executive was to send a memo to all HSUS staffers articulating his vision for the future. HSUS’s new "campaigns section," Pacelle wrote, "will focus on farm animals." For Americans accustomed to eating meat, eggs, and dairy foods, the thought of an animal rights group with a budget three times the size of PETA’s targeting their food choices should be unsettling. And Pacelle has hired other high-profile, unapologetic meat and dairy "abolitionists" since taking over.

    .................It takes tens of millions of dollars to run campaigns against so many domestic targets, and HSUS consistently misleads Americans with its fundraising efforts by hinting that it’s a "humane society" in the more conventional sense of the term. Buried deep within HSUS’s website is a disclaimer noting that the group "is not affiliated with, nor is it a parent organization for, local humane societies, animal shelters, or animal care and control agencies. These are independent organizations

    … HSUS does not operate or have direct control over any animal shelter."
    For instance, a 2001 member recruitment mailing called those on the HSUS mailing list "true pet lovers," referring to unspecified work on behalf of "dogs, puppies, cats, [and] kittens." Another recruitment mailing from that year included "Thank You," "Happy Birthday," and "Get Well Soon" greeting cards featuring pets such as dogs, cats, and fish. The business reply envelope lists "7 Steps to a Happier Pet."
  2. SLugomist

    SLugomist Monkey++

    What do you think they do with all of those freakin damn cute puppies and kitties that you can't take????? It breaks your heart.

    I wouldn't call a holding cell until sleeping death. HUMANE!
    Maybe a bigger budget for mass animal training, make um work for thier keep.

    Harsh truths
  3. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Wow, reminds of the other thread, about ticks and parasites!
  4. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    ? Posting while intoxicated should be avoided!! [booze]

    I'll fix it, for ya

    P.S. The point of the article is that the Humane Society has nothing to do with animal shelters.

    "Despite the words "humane society" on its letterhead, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is not affiliated with your local animal shelter."

    "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."
  5. SLugomist

    SLugomist Monkey++

    Excuse me for not making a comment that was to the exact point that you had in mind about the article. ASSuming someone is drinking when their keyboard space key is on the fritz and making an ass out of u and me shouldbe avoided. Please refer to my avatar.
  6. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    DOWN, boys, you are skirting the edges. Like it or not, you agree on the subject. 'Nuff said.
  7. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    Dude it was a joke, lighten up!
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