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The Humane Society of America, you have seen their commercials on television, is the largest and best funder anti-hunting organization in the country.


They do not rescue animals or run shelters.


Bob :P



HSUS Sets its Battlefields




If you thought that the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) was all about building shelters for homeless cats and dogs and then feeding and caring for them, think again.


The group’s leader, Wayne Pacelle, recently declared that HSUS is ready to take on, in his words, the “most entrenched forms of institutionalized animal cruelty, such as factory farming, the fur trade, puppy mills, trophy hunting, animal fighting, and other large-scale abuses.”


In the fight against trapping and hunting, HSUS will be “pulling together scientists, lawyers, investigators, lobbyists, organizers, and others to drive social reform,” noted Pacelle.


Lawsuits, undercover investigations, and relentless lobbying practices are how HSUS currently uses these colleagues.


“It's our goal to organize an army of millions of members and supporters to carry on the battle for animals,” Pacelle continued. The group reports 11 million members.


Trappers, ranchers, farmers and hunters should take note—and beware! Now is a great time to start building good working relationships with local, state and federal elected officials, and your state’s game department.


You should also consider joining a sportsmen’s club and working to promote hunting, fishing, and trapping in your state and region. Protecting these activities may take as little as spreading the good news—and truth— about the many benefits of outdoor sports to sportsmen and non-sportsmen alike.


Now is also a good time to encourage others to become a USSA Sentry charged with building an electronic grass roots network of sportsmen and women from coast to coast (www.ussportsmen.org/beasentry) and to make a donation to the USSA’s Sportsmen’s Issue Defense Fund with a goal of having $1 million at the ready whenever and wherever it is needed (www.ussportsmen.org/donate).


Remember, being well informed is a huge advantage when battling the powerful HSUS. Also remember that they have publicly declared to take away your hunting and trapping rights.


We are not alone in our thoughts about the HSUS. The Center for Consumer Freedom tracks dozens of organizations and publishes their findings. Here is their report on the HSUS- http://activistcash.com/organization_overview.cfm/o/136-humane-society-of-the-united-states.



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December 19, 2011

HSUS Casts Dark Cloud Over American Agriculture in 2011



Courtesy of the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance/ www.ussportsmen.org.


The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), through its quest to become a mainstream organization, has again resorted to “backdoor” tactics by partnering with—or possibly forcing its agenda on—the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).


Those HSUS efforts to infiltrate USDA regulations were recently exposed on the floor of U.S. Capital with testimony by Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kansas).


Moran noted in his Nov. 2, 2011 comments that he discovered U.S. Department of Agriculture memos authorizing the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to hold a forum—at taxpayer expense—on animal rights and agriculture. In fact, another memorandum noted that a prior meeting with HSUS and USDA staffers was held to “set the agenda” for the upcoming forum. Moran noted in his Senate testimony that USDA met with HSUS despite it being an animal rights organization and “no friend to rural America, farmers or ranchers.”


“HSUS spends their dollars lobbying against rural America and farmers and ranchers,” stated Sen. Moran. “Tax documents show that HSUS spends less than one percent of its budget on animal shelters.”


In a March 2011 HSUS news release, the group applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture for launching a new database to increase public access to information regarding research facilities and other entities regulated under the Animal Welfare Act. The new database came about, however, as a result of a lawsuit settlement agreement between USDA and the HSUS about access to animal research records under the Freedom of Information Act.


The HSUS had sued the USDA, and many taxpayer dollars were spent defending against the HSUS suit that was filed in 2005. Details are at http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2011/03/usda_animal_care_records_database_032911.html. Was this an HSUS effort to gain more control over the U.S. Department of Agriculture?


Many other HSUS actions showcase their efforts to attack and infiltrate the agriculture industry.


Another September 2011 HSUS news release reveals that other groups are joining the HSUS in their costly and bitter ballet initiatives directed at farms, ranches and agriculture.


“In Ohio, in 2010, The HSUS—and many of our traditional allies such as Farm Sanctuary, Mercy For Animals, the Toledo Area Humane Society, the Ohio Environmental Stewardship Alliance, and others—waged a campaign to place a measure on the statewide ballot to phase out a variety of the most inhumane factory farming practices,” reports HSUS’s Wayne Pacelle in a blog about Ohio and farming.


The HSUS has also focused their agriculture “sights” on Nebraska.


A Sept. 14, 2011 blog by HSUS’s Wayne Pacelle decried Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman as “ill-informed and patently dishonest.” This was because the Governor held a series of meetings with ranchers and farm groups across the state to tell them that HSUS was attempting to force its way into the state and is definitely no friend to farming or the agriculture industry.


HSUS also boasted it had “…hammered out agreements in California, Colorado, Maine, Michigan, and Ohio on farm animal welfare….” Of course those agreements were often the results of lawsuits or threats of costly ballot initiatives by HSUS.


In May 2011, another HSUS release noted the group’s pleasure when Florida's “lawmakers chose not to enact agribusiness' proposal to criminalize taking photographs or videos of farm animals.” Seems HSUS videos being taken by “planted” HSUS employees at farms have appeared on television shows as documentaries or in national news programs as actual news. Yet, according to HSUS in an April 14, 2011 release, “undercover investigations of the meat industry have a long and important history in the United States.”


“All sportsmen and American’s should be concerned that the nation’s largest animal rights group has become advisors and partners to the agriculture industry,” warns Bud Pidgeon, U.S. Sportsmen Alliance president and CEO. “This group’s recent pushes to pass animal rights legislation that affects farms nationwide should be a warning of what to expect in the future—and that these recent actions by HSUS are very suspect.”


To view Senator Moran’s exposure of HSUS and its ties to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, visit You Tube at http://youtu.be/nodVyu0vIRk. Details on an HSUS undercover raid can be found at http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2011/06/telly_award_smithfield_video_060911.html.

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It's funny that here in Oz, the number one gun-hating organization is the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals (RSPCA) that employs vetenarians who, when needing to put down or euthanase an injured animal, reach for a small .310 caliber firearm.... a device officially called a "Humane Killer!" :unsure:

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The latest from HSUS:


Anti-Hunting Bill Passes California Senate

May 21, 2012


(Columbus, OH) –California Senate Bill 1221, a bill that will ban the use of hounds to hunt black bears and bobcats, passed the state’s Senate today. The passage of SB 1221 by the senate casts a dark cloud over the future of all hunting and wildlife management in California. Senate Bill 1221 passed with a vote of 22 to 15 in favor.


The bill, which is sponsored by the radical animal rights group Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), triggered a strong outpouring of opposition from California sportsmen and women, plus sportsmen’s organizations, in the state and nationwide. The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) denounced this retaliatory wildlife management bill that was created when HSUS could not have a state game commissioner removed for his legal mountain lion hunt. As the bill moved forward from introduction and through the hearing process, hundreds of opponents wearing orange “NO on SB 1221” buttons also packed the corridors of the capital to let their Senators know they opposed this anti-hunting bill.


“The California Senate today chose retribution and revenge over sound science-based wildlife management,” explained Evan Heusinkveld, USSA’s director of state services. “Despite having a Fish and Game Commission explicitly designed to handle these questions free from the politics of the statehouse, the California Senate voted in favor of a hunting ban.”


USSA has been working with the Masters of Foxhounds Association, California Houndsmen for Conservation and the California Outdoor Heritage Alliance to defeat SB 1221.


Fast Facts on SB 1221


The bill would outlaw the use of hounds to hunt bears and bobcats.

Hunting bears and bobcats with hounds has been legal since the state formally organized a game commission and established game management and hunting laws.

Hounds are actually used in wildlife management practices and projects.

Hunters using hounds to pursue bears actually take fewer bears than is recommended by the state’s game department.

This bill is being pushed by the radical animal rights group—the Humane Society of the United States—the same group that has pushed anti-farming and puppy mill bills in California in the past.

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Would be nice if this was only confined to California, but it won't be. I don't know that much about California's state structure, but is there a chance the House could block this bill, or has it already passed that point?

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Wildlife Land Trust Is a Farce!


Posted on May 31, 2012


The Humane Society of the United States has many “fronts” that work to ban hunting while at the same time raking in money and other commodities from the unsuspecting public. One such front is The Wildlife Land Trust (HSWLT). This “trust” is actually a covert affiliate that sways landowners into thinking that their donation of land, easements, or dollars helps wildlife – that is far from the truth.


The program tries to get people to donate a conservation easement on their land to create so-called wildlife sanctuaries. These easements also happen to ban all hunting and trapping on the donated land forever. To quote their website: “All HSWLT conservation easements prohibit recreational and commercial hunting and trapping, and development within protected areas.” In reality, these conservation easements allow the landowner to keep their land while giving HSUS the authority to “police” it to make sure no one ever hunts or traps on it again.


A sad example of this misguided program is the160-acre “conservation” easement the WLT received recently near Newport, Ore. The donated land teems with deer, fox, coyotes, rabbits, squirrels, black bears, bobcats, salamanders and a variety of birds, according to the HSUS. That’s 160 acres of land where wildlife management techniques like hunting and trapping can never take place again. This can and will lead to problems resulting from deer and coyote populations that cannot be managed. The local residents will likely bear the brunt of exploding wildlife populations that stray off the so-called “sanctuary.”


This is nothing short of a grave setback for wildlife populations as hunting and trapping are the most effective wildlife management and conservation tools available.


HSUS has a long track record of opposing wildlife management and conservation, and has in many cases harmed local wildlife populations through frivolous lawsuits that have wasted public funds and the valuable staff time and resources of game departments. HSUS seems to revel suing state game departments and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over public lands and wildlife management programs.

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Why anyone would want to cede away control of their own land to anyone forever is beyond me. Many don't read the fine print until it's too late. The local water department in my small town tried to get me to cede a right-of-way for a supposed pipeline, but on close examination I wouldn't have been able to access the feeder road beyond it at all, nor would they guarantee that I would have the right to hook up to the water line when and if it was installed. I refused, as did several other landowners, and it failed because they didn't have the money to exercise eminent domain and have to pay. If they had been reasonable, I would have listened. The landowners you speak of probably don't know what they are signing away.

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HSUS Gets a Foothold with Hawaii DLNR



HSUS has its foot in the door with another state game and fish agency. Last year, HSUS contributed funds to feed the dogs used by California Fish and Game, plus an HSUS state official was named to a the board of directors of "Cal-Tip," an anti-poaching effort. Now HSUS is sponsoring rewards for information leading to arrests of poachers, for the Hawaii DLNR.


Why state game and fish agencies think it's ok to take money from the most rabid anti-hunting organization in the world is beyond me. The agencies could not exist without hunters and HSUS wants to put an end to all hunting. Here's the press release, complete with the joint logos of HSUS and Hawaii DLNR.


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An Army of Animal Rights Attorneys? Yep!


Posted on June 7, 2012


The recently released Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) 2011 Annual Report reveals some interesting (and scary) facts that all hunters, anglers, trappers, and Americans should note. Particularly, we seem to be on the verge of attack by attorneys seemingly under every rock.


Sportsmen everywhere should heed HSUS President Wayne Pacelle’s comments on how they spend those cat coins and dog dollars collected under the guise of helping homeless animals:


We are the best in the field at policy work and lobbying. We have a large and aggressive in-house litigation unit and more than 3,000 outside attorneys ready to do pro bono work for us,” Pacelle boasts.


And fittingly the HSUS has about a dozen lawyers on its board of directors.


Not surprisingly, the 2011 HSUS Annual Report reveals that the Top Ten HSUS States are: California, Texas, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida and New York. See any correlation between those states and the HSUS efforts to stop hunting, trapping, bowhunting, dove hunting, and other sportsmen’s interests in those states?



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Posted on June 21, 2012


In his June 11, 2012 blog on the Humane Society of the United States website, Wayne Pacelle, HSUS President and CEO, boasts about companies that knuckled under to HSUS pressure—and ownership.


Yes, it seems that some monies donated by the public to HSUS have been spent on buying stock in corporations—with an underlying reason.


The details are revealed in the comment in Pacelle’s blog: “important steps companies in our shareholder portfolio have taken after HSUS’s interventions.” Many of these companies have been publicly pressured, verbally attacked and ridiculed by HSUS “interventions.”


Among those companies infected by the HSUS are:



  • Sears, Steinmart, Talbots, True Religion Brand Jeans and Iconix— all pressured to stop using fur.
  • Clothing retailers Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bluefly.com –pressured to stop selling products that contain fur.
  • Dozens of major food companies committed to stop using eggs from hens confined in HSUS targeted cages. These companies include: Pepperidge Farm, Cheesecake Factory, ConAgra Foods, Denny’s, IHOP, General Mills, Kraft Foods, Kellogg, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Marriott Hotels, McDonald’s, Starbucks, P.F. Chang, Tim Hortons, and Wendy’s. HSUS also recently purchased stock in Hardees and Carl’s Jr. food chains.
  • HSUS also owns shares of Carnival Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as a way to make them conform.
  • Grocery chains Kroger and Safeway also received HSUS pressure to stop selling specific products.
  • Allergan—a major pharmaceutical company—committed to avoid using animals in testing after HSUS pressures.
  • Idenix—another pharmaceutical company—committed to stop product testing on chimpanzees.

When dealing with any of these companies, it’s important to remind them that the animal rights lobby does not speak for the majority of Americans.



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The two Anti's:


June 20, 2012 - Bank of America recently announced another partnership with

the Humane Society of the United States after releasing a new HSUS-themed

credit card. This new credit card provides the radical animal rights

organization with $60 for every new account opened and an additional 25

cents for every $100 spent. (The bank last partnered with HSUS in 2009.)

This week, the Animal Agriculture Alliance wrote to Bank of America's

President Brian Moynihan to request that the bank stop funding animal rights

organizations such as HSUS that seek to eliminate animal agriculture.

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