HSUS in Hot Water in Oklahoma
It seems to me the Humane Society of the United States is really good at the ole bait and switch — showing heart wrenching photos of animals then asking for donations; yet less than 1 percent of their their millions earned annual makes it to local animal shelters where the difference is made. One of their organization’s priorities is to put a the animal agriculture industry out of business.
Well their tactics have come to the attention of Oklahoma’s Attorney General Scott Pruitt. He issued a warning to Oklahomans regarding solicitations and advertisements by national animal welfare organizations namely HSUS. Attorney General Pruitt is concerned such groups are giving Oklahomans the impression their donations are assisting Oklahoma animal shelters, when in fact the donations of Oklahomans may go toward unrelated efforts like lobbying in other states or at the federal level.
Field Reporter Greg Martin has more
Martin: “According to the Attorney General’s news release, Pruitt says he is looking into concerns over fundraising advertisements in the wake of the May 2013 tornadoes. Those advertisements gave Oklahomans the impression their donations would go to help animals displaced by the storm as well as support local shelters impacted by the storm. The concern is the donations of Oklahomans made to national animal welfare organizations in the wake of the tornadoes may have gone instead to lobbying activities. The Attorney General’s Office has consulted with central Oklahoma animal shelters most impacted by the 2013 tornadoes who indicated their organizations have not received assistance from the national groups.”