Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Humane Societies

Saw this blog post over at Golden Thoughts (gotta love the name).
Part of Michael Vick’s restitution is working on a dog fighting prevention program with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). HSUS is not the human society in your community; it is primarily a national organization that seeks to eliminate animal use for food, research, and recreation (pets, hunting, etc). Most of its budget is used for lobbying and publicity, not to save dogs and cats in communities. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is also quoted in the NPR piece. This is another group with extreme views, promoting humane live insect traps after Obama swatted a housefly on television.
Pascale ends by asking the ten thousand dollar question:
How do you fight a machine?
I've blogged before about how HSUS stinks. So how do we keep getting the message out? We keep blogging about it, we write to people (like the judge who may have ordered Vick to work with HSUS) about how HSUS stinks, and we promote the organizations which really do deserve our dollars. Like the ASPCA.

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