On Monday, I wrote about how an ABC News affiliate station (WSB-TV) reported on the misconceptions consumers may have about the Humane Society of the United States. They questioned why so many individuals donate to an organization that does little to actually help animals. In addition, they pointed out how HSUS eagerly takes advantage of media exposure, taking credit for animal efforts around the country. This video exposed the realities of this powerful organization, and this bold report has caused quite a stir in the aftermath.
HSUS aggressively worked to pull the plug on this video before it did too much damage to their reputation. They quickly pushed WSB-TV to take the video off of its website, and they have accomplished in getting all of the text versions removed from Google, as well. The link I included of the video on Monday is now invalid, and leads me to YouTube, where I'm invited to check out a response on the WBS-TV video from HSUS President Wayne Pacelle.
Link to HSUS to read his statement on the media report. It includes all the classic moves: slander, dramatization and denial, all oozing with honey. Kudos to WBS-TV for their honest report of an organization that pulls the wool over people's eyes in order to fund their agendas. I'm incredibly proud. May this be the first of many reports in the future to educate the public about the "real" HSUS, an organization dedicated to abolishing animal agriculture in America.
Quick BEEF Daily Fact: 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. ( Source: Activist Cash )
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