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  • HSUS Raises Money Off of Nonexistent “Puppy Mill”

    The Humane Society of the United States has a history of exploiting situations for financial gain. In 2007, following the arrest of Michael Vick on dogfighting-related charges, HSUS raised money on the promise to care for the dogs seized—while simultaneously HSUS was advocating for authorities to kill the dogs instead of attempting to rehabilitate them […]
  • HSUS Sought Death Penalty for Dogs, Rehab for Vick

    Animal Fighting Fundraising Materials
    Sad news: Earlier this month one of the Vicktory Dogs, Little Red, died a natural death at her home in Utah. Little Red’s passing comes 10 years after the bust of the Bad Newz Kennels dogfighting ring, owned and operated by Michael Vick. This dog’s lease on life was made possible by caring advocates—despite the […]
  • Vegans Try to Ban Hot Dogs in Schools

    Food Police Headlines Meat Radical Activism
    In an effort to garner headlines and impose its vegan agenda on our nation’s youth, the guileful Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has brought a lawsuit against the Los Angeles and Poway Unified School Districts for serving hot dogs in their cafeterias. Citing dubious data from the International … Continue reading
  • Humane Society of the U.S. Favors Fundraising over Animal Rescue

    Fundraising & Money
    It seems every time there’s a natural disaster, we can count on some charities trying to help and some charities trying to exploit the situation to raise money. Those with loud voices may be the bad actors, devoting resources to fundraising and PR, while other groups quietly do hard work, spending their resources getting their […]
  • Unpacking the HSUS Gravy Train (2017 Edition)

    Animal Rights Foundations and Charities
    When it comes to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), we have never had high hopes that it would live up to its heart-wrenching advertisements and actually help shelter animals. Historically, HSUS would rather spend money on lawyers … Continue reading
  • Former PETA Employee: PETA Killed Adoptable Puppies and Kittens

    Animal Rights Headlines
    A new document filed in the ongoing dognapping lawsuit against the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) demonstrates the long-term, systemic pattern of trespassing, pet theft, and killing that occurs as part of PETA’s pet slaughterhouse operation at … Continue reading
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