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10 Things You Should Know About HSUS
10 Things You Should Know
The Washington Post and the New York Times both exposed a culture of rampant sexual harassment at HSUS involving key leadership and CEO Wayne Pacelle. On Feb. 1, 2018 the HSUS board (most of whom were recruited by Pacelle), voted to abort the investigation by an outside law firm and keep Pacelle at the helm. Several board members resigned as a result. The investigation to date revealed at least three cases of harassment and disclosed that another three women were paid settlements (with donor money) when they suffered career consequences because they went to HSUS leadership with concerns.
On Feb 2, 2018, Pacelle decided to resign and announced that Kitty Block, a former PETA-employee would be interim President and CEO.
HSUS raises millions of dollars from American animal lovers through manipulative advertising but doesn’t run a single pet shelter, and isn’t affiliated with any pet or local humane societies.
HSUS puts more into its pension plan than it gives to pet shelters.
Dogfighter Michael Vick
HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle endorsed Michael Vick getting another dog, after HSUS got $50,000 from Vick’s employer.
Donors Feel Wronged
A poll of self-identified HSUS donors found 80 percent thought HSUS “misleads people” about its connections to pet shelters.
Vegan Animal-Rights Agenda
An HSUS vice president stated that HSUS’s political goal is to “get rid of the entire [animal agriculture] industry.”
HSUS settled a racketeering and bribery lawsuit for nearly $11 million after it was caught secretively paying a witness who lied under oath.
HSUS’s senior management includes those who have voiced support for the terroristic acts of the Animal Liberation Front.
CharityWatch has issued several “D” ratings for HSUS in recent years over the group’s wasteful spending practices. The Better Business Bureau pulled their accreditation in 2018 and Charity Navigator downgraded them to 2 stars.
Zero Pet Shelters
HSUS doesn’t run a single pet shelter — anywhere.
$50 Million in the Caribbean
Financial filings show that HSUS has stuffed away over $50 million in Caribbean “investments”—far away from helping needy pets.