Opposition

The Confidence Man, Unmasked, and Asked to Answer to the IRS

By on November 2, 2012 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals, Opposition with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Confidence Man, Unmasked, and Asked to Answer to the IRS

It’s an old and familiar story, the confidence man with his bag of tricks, working his scams until the cold light of day shines and unmasks him for all to see.  That’s where Richard Berman finds himself today – exposed as the black bag artist for . . . 

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Helping Pets in Need, And Also Fighting Large-Scale Cruelty

By on August 6, 2012 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals, Opposition with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Helping Pets in Need, And Also Fighting Large-Scale Cruelty

As this year’s general election approaches, candidates are already airing millions in attack ads. It’s that season. For us at The HSUS, it’s always that season. Puppy millers, sealers, factory farmers, and others attack and criticize us about everything we do–not because we don’t use . . . 

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Defenders of Cruelty Distort the Truth

By on April 20, 2012 in Farm Animals, Opposition with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Defenders of Cruelty Distort the Truth

In our field, we are used to seeing the defenders of cruelty go to great lengths to obscure the facts or to justify their misconduct. This trait was on display in spades this week.

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A Positive Step to Address the Trade in Large Constrictor Snakes

A Positive Step to Address the Trade in Large Constrictor Snakes

Today, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee approved a bill to ban the trade in nine species of large, constricting snakes, a bill strongly backed by The HSUS.

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Give ‘Dr. Evil’ a Taste of His Own Medicine

By on February 27, 2012 in Companion Animals, Farm Animals, Opposition with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Give ‘Dr. Evil’ a Taste of His Own Medicine

Notorious Washington, D.C. lobbyist Rick Berman is taking aim again at our campaigns to combat animal cruelty. One of his front groups―something he calls "HumaneWatch"―aired a TV ad during last night’s Academy Awards attacking The Humane Society of the United States. He doesn’t attack us . . . 

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Four Stars for HSUS from Charity Navigator

Four Stars for HSUS from Charity Navigator

Supporters of The HSUS can see our results in the form of animals rescued, cruelty prevented, and awareness built. I’m also glad to report that both The HSUS and Humane Society International just received four stars, the highest rating, from the independent charity evaluator Charity Navigator.

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Help Us Win the Tough Fights for Animals

By on December 29, 2011 in Companion Animals, Opposition with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
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 with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
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

By on June 13, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Opposition, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
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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