If the Truth be Told
There isn’t anything new about how the Humane Society of the United States spends the millions of dollars it receives in donations from well meaning citizens, but the HSUS’s less than stellar methods of doing business may finally be catching up with the organization. When polled, over seventy percent of respondents said they were under the impression that the HSUS was an umbrella organization of their local animal shelter groups. Nothing could be further from the truth though, and for whatever reason, the media has finally taken notice of the fact and are telling their listeners, viewers, and readers where the HSUS really spends its cash horde; and it isn’t on kittens and puppies. The largest percentage of the organization’s donations, nearly twenty-six million dollars, has gone to political lobbying in an effort to promote ballot measures in numerous states that the HSUS hopes will eventually lead to the banning of all animal agriculture. And just what percentage of the HSUS budget is given to actual pet shelters across the nation? The federally reported amount of less than one percent is probably the very reason for the current shift in public opinion of the HSUS.