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  • How the ASPCA and HSUS Use Donations–and Why You Should Give Local

    To whom much is given, much is expected. And collectively, the ASPCA and Humane Society of the United States raise over $400 million a year in the name of helping animals. Using the latest tax filings and other sources, here’s how each group spends donations. ASPCA Tax records show the ASPCA spends about half (48 […]

  • National Animal Charities Hoard Money in Caribbean

    Pets across the country need your help finding a home this winter. Unfortunately, there are a few Scrooges looking to take advantage of you. The Humane Society of the United States spends half of its budget on overhead, and has stuffed $70 million into offshore accounts in the Caribbean, according to its recent tax filings. […]

  • Project Chimps, or Project Screw-the-Chimps?

    People are typically shocked to find out that the Humane Society of the United States, despite its name, does not run any pet shelters and gives almost none of the money it raises to local pet shelters. Given the operations at Project Chimps, a supposed sanctuary controlled and funded by HSUS, perhaps it’s for the […]

  • This Huge Organic Scam Ought to Be a Movie

    The New Yorker has a new piece about the largest case of organic fraud in the industry’s brief history, one prosecutors dubbed “Field of Schemes.” In 2018, Missouri farmer Randy Constant pleaded guilty to fraudulent sales of (supposedly) organic feed totalling $120 million since 2010. This fraud was so big it encompassed 7 percent of […]

  • Meat and Climate: Don’t Have a Cow, But Do Enjoy a Burger

    The fake meat industry has been working to position itself as part of the solution to climate change, but the science doesn’t back it up. In a recent op-ed, Bruce Friedrich, CEO of the Good Food Institute and longtime vegan activist, argued that eliminating the meat industry was a “scalable climate solution” and that veggie […]

  • The Intercept Uses Journalist in Bed with Criminal Activist Group

    The Intercept has been publishing videos written and produced by an activist who is tied to the extremist group Direct Action Everywhere.  Leighton Woodhouse was recently named Direct Action Everywhere-San Francisco Bay Area’s “member of the week.” In an interview with the organization posted to Facebook, Woodhouse said he had been an animal rights activist […]

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