I am obsessed with results.
If you invest in a company, you expect to get a dividend or some other form of return.
When you invest in an animal organization, like The HSUS, you should get a tangible result, too.
In our case, it’s a new law enacted, a corporate reform adopted, an animal rescued, or some other outcome you can hold onto.
The HSUS’ 2006 Annual Report gives you a measure of the performance of the organization’s work over the last year.
With an army of 10 million supporters; an incredible talent pool of veterinarians, doctors, wildlife biologists, lawyers, journalists, lobbyists and others on our professional staff; and an unyielding drive to protect animals from cruelty and abuse, The HSUS is a force to be reckoned with.
After our merger in 2005 with The Fund for Animals, the creation of the Humane Society Legislative Fund also in 2005, and the merger with the Doris Day Animal League in 2006, we are better positioned than ever to have an enormous impact on how animals are treated in our nation, and also throughout the world.
In 2006, we successfully pushed for passage of 70 new laws to protect animals at the state level, including ballot measures in Michigan to ban mourning dove hunting and in Arizona to ban factory farming practices. We led the way in convincing dozens of universities to switch to cage-free eggs. Through legal action, we shut down enormous cockfighting arenas in Louisiana and other parts of the nation. We secured passage of crucial federal legislation to include animals in disaster plans.
We want you to look back and see what individual investments in The HSUS yielded. Please take a look at our annual report on our website.
If you think the results are encouraging, please think about investing now and in the future. Dedicate yourself to this cause. Together, with millions of people of conscience acting in a collective way, we are changing the world.