Opposition

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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More Misdirection from Scammers at CCF

By on January 31, 2011 in Companion Animals, Opposition, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
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 . . . 

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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. . . . 

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Editorializing for Animal Protection, Agricultural Progress

By on July 12, 2010 in Companion Animals, Opposition with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
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 . . . 

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The Smear Becomes More Clear

By on June 18, 2010 in Farm Animals, Opposition with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The Smear Becomes More Clear

It hasn’t been a good PR week for multimillionaire PR flack Rick Berman. This past weekend, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune exposed his attack on The HSUS and included the voices of animal shelter leaders concerned that Berman’s smear campaign against The HSUS was harming their operations. . . . 

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TV Station to CCF: Stop Misrepresenting Pulled HSUS Story

By on May 19, 2010 in Companion Animals, Opposition, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
TV Station to CCF: Stop Misrepresenting Pulled HSUS Story

This week, multimillionaire lobbyist Rick Berman received a letter that must have ruined his day. William Hoffman, the general manager at WSB-TV in Atlanta, wrote to Berman and it was nothing but a stern rebuke.

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Full-Page Proof of Our Impact

By on May 17, 2010 in Companion Animals, Opposition with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Full-Page Proof of Our Impact

Rick Berman criticizing the operations of a charity is like Jack Abramoff criticizing an organization for reckless lobbying. Berman’s the worst of the worst. You can read Ian Shearn’s exposé of him and his group here. Berman obviously conducted a recent corporate pass-through of funds . . . 

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Richard Berman: The High Life and Low Road

By on May 11, 2010 in Opposition with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Richard Berman: The High Life and Low Road

Today, The HSUS joined Mothers Against Drunk Driving in filing a complaint with the ethics commission in New York against an individual who gets paid millions of dollars by major American corporations to attack public interest groups and stand in the way of people trying . . . 

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Fact and Fiction: The HSUS Mission

Fact and Fiction: The HSUS Mission

If you were to describe the work of The HSUS, you probably wouldn’t call it subtle or indirect. Kathy Milani/The HSUS The HSUS’s member magazine is called All Animals. Our mission statement is “Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty.” The HSUS has program departments devoted to animal . . . 

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First Quarter Blog Favorites

By on April 6, 2010 in Animal Rescue and Care, Opposition with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

For the first quarter of 2010, the blogs that attracted the most eyeballs focused on the disaster in Haiti and the disastrous organization run by professional scammer and profiteer Rick Berman. You also paid special attention to our animal rescue operations (specifically the ones in . . . 

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