Opposition

Help Us Win the Tough Fights for Animals

By on December 29, 2011 in Companion Animals, Opposition
Help Us Win the Tough Fights for Animals

You can tell a lot about someone by his friends, but also by his enemies. In their own words, here’s what some of our traditional adversaries in the agribusiness industry have to say about the strength of The HSUS.

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Your 10 Favorite Blog Posts of 2011

Your 10 Favorite Blog Posts of 2011

Today, in another look back on 2011, I’m sharing the top 10 blogs for the year—those that had the most views and the biggest reaction from readers.

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More Deception from Con Man Richard Berman

By on November 30, 2011 in Farm Animals, Opposition
More Deception from Con Man Richard Berman

Rick Berman is the king of charity fraud. But now this Beltway con artist has reached a new level of deception.

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The HSUS: A Voice for All Animals

The HSUS: A Voice for All Animals

Rick Berman thinks smoking isn’t bad for you. He thinks Mothers Against Drunk Driving and other groups that try to stop drunk drivers from killing people are too extreme. Berman also attacks The HSUS, which puts us in good company.

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Confronting Cruelty, Creating Change to Help Animals

Confronting Cruelty, Creating Change to Help Animals

Much our work isn’t controversial—our raids on squalid puppy mills, our veterinary programs that help pets on impoverished Native American reservations, or our care centers that treat and rehabilitate horses and wild animals. That said, there’s nothing wrong with being deemed controversial among those involved in factory farming, trophy hunting, and other sectors that harm animals.

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Our Work for Animals Won’t Be Slowed by Smear Campaign

Our Work for Animals Won’t Be Slowed by Smear Campaign

For the past few years, PR operative Rick Berman has been running an advertising campaign against The HSUS. While he wages his smear campaign, our staff continue to care for animals at our sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers, rescue pets from cruelty and disasters, crack down on animal fighting, promote shelter pet adoption, improve conditions for farm animals, and more.

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More Misdirection from Scammers at CCF

More Misdirection from Scammers at CCF

Industries that profit from animal abuse attack HSUS not because we don’t do enough, but precisely the opposite — because, especially from their perch, we do too much. The last thing they want is an organization like HSUS with a strong public reputation, the courage to confront cruelty, and the campaigning tools to match.

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Our Detractors’ Wishes Aren’t Granted… Again

Our Detractors’ Wishes Aren’t Granted… Again

We’ve been officially notified that The HSUS was the top vote-getter in last month’s Pepsi Refresh challenge, where more than 1,100 outstanding charities competed for cash grants in several categories to advance their good works. The HSUS developed an animal rescue proposal—to allow us to continue our dizzying range of activity to rescue starving horses, . . . 

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A Number of Measures of Success

A Number of Measures of Success

Some weeks ago The HSUS submitted its Form 990, a financial filing required by the Internal Revenue Service to ensure transparency, good governance, and accountability. Today, we’re posting it on our website, as we do every year after it is submitted to the federal government. The form provides just one view or perspective on the . . . 

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Editorializing for Animal Protection, Agricultural Progress

By on July 12, 2010 in Companion Animals, Opposition
Editorializing for Animal Protection, Agricultural Progress

Two editorials in the past couple of days—both ringing calls for greater protection for animals—provide a study in contrasts. One, in The New York Times, celebrates change in agriculture, where the industry was part of the process of reform. The other, in the Raleigh News & Observer, reminds us that the industry can at times . . . 

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