[210] For a number of years, HSUS published updates on its Gulf Coast spending, the last of which appeared in 2011. The Humane Society of the United States is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. [258] On October 14th, the Nonhuman Rights Project, a national legal organization that advocates for animals, issued a public statement [259] demanding that Project Chimps provide the chimps with daily access to the outdoors. "[61] The board voted to keep Pacelle, but after several board members, including author Suzy Welch and philanthropist Marsha Perelman, resigned in protest and high-profile donors revealed they would withhold donations, Pacelle announced his resignation on February 2, 2018. Pacelle toured schools with Vick, in the HSUS campaign against dogfighting, and was quoted as saying, "I have been around him a lot, and feel confident that he would do a good job as a pet owner. Advertisement. [218] The IHT describes HSUS as the "least radical" of animal rights groups. They believed that a new kind of organization would strengthen the American humane movement, and they set up HSUS as the "National Humane Society", in Washington, DC to ensure that it could play a strong role in national policy development concerning animal welfare. Those committed to the purest form of animal rights rejected any human use of animals. Petland denied that it had done anything unlawful, and it believes strongly that consumers have the right to purchase and keep pets. [233] In 2010, during an interview, Wayne Pacelle pointed out that Vick could own a dog "two or three years down the line"[234] after his sentence was completed. "Page 8 says Ali Crumpacker made around $97,000 in 2018. Experts on non-profit law question CCF's non-profit status. It garnered votes from Democrats, independents, and Republicans alike, as well as among Caucasians, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, and Latinos. [3] They do this by organizing campaigns to get laws passed[4] and by investigating companies. Together with the Fund for Animals, HSUS operates animal sanctuaries in five US states. The American Institute of Philanthropy, now called Charity Watch, has been critical of the HSUS. Page 4: "Michael Fox, Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) vice-president, wrote in his book The Inhumane Society that "The life of an ant and that of my child should be graned equal consideration." [174], As an affiliate of the Humane Society of the United States since 1993 HSWLT, alone or in partnership with other conservation groups, has participated in the protection and enhancement of more than 3.6 million acres of wildlife habitat in 38 states and nine foreign countries. [43] At about the same time, former HSUS president John Hoyt stated that "this new [animal rights] philosophy has served as a catalyst in the shaping of our own philosophies, policies, and goals. The measure, which prohibits certain intensive confinement practices in agriculture beginning in 2015, passed by a 63.3 to 36.7 percent margin, winning in 46 of 58 counties, and gaining support throughout the state's urban, suburban, and rural areas. [119][120], Beginning in the 1990s, HSUS board member David O. Wiebers, a medical doctor associated with the Mayo Clinic, undertook efforts to lessen tensions between animal protection organizations and the scientific community, and to seek to identify areas of common agreement. [153], HSUS first took a policy position on zoos in 1975, its board of directors concluding that it would be neither for nor against zoos, but would work against roadside menageries and regular zoos that could not improve. The Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF), an organization that lobbies on behalf of the food and beverage industry, has criticized HSUS for many years. W. Swallow, The Quality of Mercy: History of the Humane Movement in the United States, Boston, 1962, 165. Washington, D.C.: Humane Society of the United States, 2001. Two successful November 2006 ballot initiatives conducted with its support outlawed dove hunting in Michigan and, through Proposition 204, abusive livestock-farming practices in Arizona. The assessment was conducted by renowned primatologist, Dr. Steve Ross, and funded by the Arcus Foundation. [8] Other affiliated entities include the Doris Day Animal League, and the Fund for Animals. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is an American nonprofit organization that focuses on animal welfare and opposes animal-related cruelties of national scope. "[98] On November 24, 2008, Petland responded to the HSUS campaign video footage of the Petland investigation[99] by stating: "Petland is outraged that HSUS would intentionally use video footage of unrelated kennels in the report to try to mislead the general public into believing these facilities have a connection to Petland. The HSUS's tax identification number is 53-0225390. [25] It also wants to end dog-fighting. In many countries, the term is used mostly for societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals. [186] CCF has produced several advertising campaigns alleging various improprieties by HSUS and accusing HSUS of misrepresenting itself to supporters and donors. ACE stated that their primary concern with the Farm Animal Protection Campaign was that it was unclear the extent to which their budget comes from the HSUS general budget, and whether small donations to the Farm Animal Protection Campaign would be fungible with other HSUS activities. The five-year investigation into the multilayered trade in dogs paid off in February 1966 when Life published a photo-essay of a raid conducted on a Maryland dog dealer's premises by McMahon and the state police. In 1954, HSUS's founders decided to create a new kind of animal organization, based in the nation's capital, to confront national cruelties beyond the reach of local societies and state federations. In February 1966, Life magazine published an article about some of the poor conditions he found. This law required slaughterhouses to use humane slaughter methods. The motto of the HSUS is "Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty," four simple words that illustrate a complex organization. In 1954, there were disagreements in the American Humane Association (AHA), another animal rights organization. [23] Only four years after HSUS's formation, Myers pointed out that the movement had united, for the first time in eighty-five years,[23] to achieve enactment of federal legislation that would affect the lives of tens of millions of animals. HSUS has also issued a public statement[262] that they believe the allegations against Project Chimps are unsubstantiated. [226] In May 2014, HSUS and the remaining co-defendants (which included two HSUS employees, the HSUS affiliate Fund for Animals, and parties unaffiliated with HSUS) agreed to pay $15.75 million to settle the litigation. [230], The football player Michael Vick was sentenced to prison for running a dogfighting ring; he was found to have buried dogs alive, drowned them, beaten them to death, and pulled out their teeth without anesthetic. [161] It has pursued both legislative and litigation channels as part of its campaign to prevent horse slaughter plants in the United States from resuming their operations. HSUS and its state branches operated animal shelters in Waterford, Virginia, Salt Lake City Utah, and Boulder, Colorado, and elsewhere, during the 1960s, and part of the 1970s. [197][198], The United States Association of Reptile Keepers (USARK) is a 501(c)(6) organization that lobbies on behalf of the captive-bred reptiles industry, which is made up of both pet owners and professional breeders, as well as supporting zoos and sanctuaries. [227], In November 2013, a complaint was filed with the Internal Revenue Service against HSUS by the Center for Consumer Freedom. The resolution highlighted the fact that HSUS' promotional materials give the impression that animals are the main focus, even though only one percent of the money raised goes to pet shelters (and HSUS runs none itself). HSUS is governed by a 27-member, independent board of directors. HSUS and other organizations rescued approximately ten thousand animals. [132] The HSUS Pets for Life program uses community-level outreach in a number of American cities, including Los Angeles, and Philadelphia, to raise retention levels and to improve the lives of companion animals and those who care for them, by providing veterinary services in zones where convenient and low-cost care is lacking. "[248], In March 2014 Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt issued a consumer alert regarding HSUS and other national animal organizations. Protecting All Animals: A Fifty-Year History of The Humane Society of the United States (2004). According to Bloomberg News, the IRS complaint alleges that HSUS "violated IRS rules by listing as contributions the $17.7 million value of air time for its public service announcements to promote pet adoption. When Project Chimps refused to acknowledge the welfare violations,[255] two whistleblowers posted their evidence[256] of the mistreatment online. [106] In 2006, HSUS helped to secure the passage of 70 new state laws on behalf of animals. The average return for charities in the report was 39.5%. [86], In August 2008, Pacelle appeared with Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell at a press conference marking the enactment of a law prohibiting cockfighting in Louisiana, the last state to do so. About The Humane Society of the United States. Myers and his colleagues also viewed this first campaign as a vehicle for promoting movement cohesion. For example, the Humane Society and Project Chimps email domains are interchangeable;[269] HSUS’s Information Technology (IT) department serves at the IT department for Project Chimps;[270] and HSUS pays some of Project Chimps bills;[271] HSUS pays the salary of the Executive Director of Project Chimps. [264] In response to the assessment, the whistleblowers said that the welfare reforms proposed by Dr. Ross can only be implemented under leadership that has chimpanzee experience; who command the respect of their staff and peers; and who instinctively prioritize the welfare of the animals. Dış bağlantılar. Feld asserted HSUS wrongdoing in relation to litigation brought by animal rights activists against Feld alleging abuse of animals in the circus. They lack credible arguments and instead focus on sensationalized propaganda. The livestock-agriculture initiative was withdrawn from the ballot after a compromise was brokered between HSUS, Ohioans for Humane Farms, the Ohio Farm Bureau, and Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. They continue their argument with "Their deceptive campaign continues because there is not valid, peer-reviewed science to support their claims. [50] Under Pacelle's leadership, HSUS has undertaken several dozen ballot initiative and referendum campaigns in a number of states, concerning issues like unsportsmanlike hunting practices, cruelty in industrial agriculture, greyhound racing, puppy mill cruelty and animal trapping. "HSUS opposes Florida actions", HSUS News Winter 1991, 28. – This is an animal rights view, not an animal welfare view. The Humane Society of the United States is rated 2 out of 4 stars by Charity Navigator. "[40] In 1980 the notion of rights surfaced in an HSUS convention resolution which, noting that "such rights naturally evolve from long accepted doctrines of justice or fairness or some other dimension of morality", called for "pursuit on all fronts... the clear articulation and establishment of the rights of animals"[41], In 1986, HSUS employee John McArdle declared that "HSUS is definitely shifting in the direction of animal rights faster than anyone would realize from our literature". Its ballot initiatives focus on things like shooting bear over bait, hunting with hounds, and other forms of hunting the organization believes are unsporting. [277], In February 2018, ACE rescinded their recommendation of the HSUS Farm Animal Protection Campaign following allegations of misconduct from both the former president of HSUS and the former vice president of the Farm Animal Protection Campaign. The group supports the passage of animal protection laws at the state and federal levels, educates the public about animal protection issues, and supports humane candidates for office. HSUS actually incurred a net loss of $5,358 (−0.32%) in 2007. "[11][12][13][14][15][16], The values that shaped HSUS's formation in 1954, came in some degree from the humane movement that originated in the 1860s in the United States. [138], In 2013, the HSUS gave its Henry Spira Corporate Progress Award to the Consumer Specialty Products Association to recognize the antifreeze manufacturing industry's commitment to add a bittering agent to products so that animals would not die poisonous deaths, the subject of a long-running campaign by the HSUS. At no point did it ever have anything to do with financial metrics, governance, transparency, or the impact and effectiveness of work to protect animals. Think about adopting a pet—you could save a life! The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), founded in 1954, is the largest animal welfare organization in the world with nearly ten million members and constituents, an international arm called Humane Society International, and a 2005 budget of $95 million USD.. American Humane — the country’s first national humane organization — was founded on October 9 in Cleveland, Ohio, by local humane society representatives from around the United States. [224] Charity Watch believes that HSUS spends an insufficient percentage of donations on programs, and an inordinately high percentage on fundraising. We cannot do it alone. "A Social History of Animal Protection in the Post–World War Two Period." After he had completed his sentence, Vick offered to volunteer his time to an HSUS campaign against dogfighting. A former executive director of The Fund for Animals and named in 1997 as "one of America's most important animal rights activists",[49] the Yale graduate spent a decade as HSUS's chief lobbyist and spokesperson, and expressed a strong commitment to expand the organization's base of support as well as its influence on public policies that affect animals. [30], Protect the Harvest is an organization founded by trucking magnate Forrest Lucas of Lucas Oil, who uses the group to defend industrial animal agriculture and commercial dog breeders, on whose behalf he has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars nationwide. [243] Fundraising material on HSUS's website one day after Vick's indictment states that donations will be used to "help the Humane Society of the United States care for the dogs seized in the Michael Vick case" and that donations would be "put to use right away to care for these dogs. [179], The Humane Society Legislative Fund is a 501(c)(4) organization formed in 2004. [246], In 2006, CCF conducted an informal poll of restaurants listed as boycotting Canadian seafood in protest of the slaughter of seals. The story of fur animals beaten to death and skinned alive is disputed by a fur industry trade group. [108] HSUS was a leader in the Proposition 2 campaign in California, which gained eight million votes on Election Day 2008, more than any other initiative on the ballot. HSUS opposes the hunting of any living creature for fun, trophy, or sport. [34], Other broad goals during this time included a reduction in the U.S.'s homeless dog and cat population, the reform of inhumane euthanasia practices, and to regulate pet shops and to end the commercial pet breeding trade. [citation needed][a] HSI's Asian, Australian, Canadian, and European offices carry out field activities and programs. This group had won approximately three dozen cases by 2015. and is the largest nonprofit organization advocating animal rights in the world. [citation needed], According to the "Pennies for Charity" report issued by the New York State Attorney General, of the $1.95 million raised in 2008 by fundraisers, only 5.29% went to HSUS. Or to file habeas corpus requests on behalf of animals, or other things that require judges to go way beyond what they're comfortable with." They be­lieved that a new kind of or­ga­ni­za­tion would strengthen the Amer­i­can hu­mane move­ment, and they set up HSUS as the "Na­tional Hu­mane So­ci­ety," i… John Hoyt, quoted in Katie McCabe, "Katie McCabe Replies". "Mom, Apple Pie ... and Humane Education". "We look at cases that are going to have a concrete impact on animals but are winnable. 1954 : Founding : The Humane Society of the United States is founded, when a split develops within the American Humane Association (AHA) over whether to fight legislation requiring shelters to turn over animals for use in research. "[100] In another statement dated February 19, 2009, Petland stated they turned over death threats and threats of kidnapping generated from the HSUS campaign against Petland to the proper authorities for further investigation. About The Humane Society of the United States Founded in 1954, the Humane Society of the United States is the world’s most effective and influential animal protection organization. The in­cor­po­ra­tors of HSUS in­cluded four peo­ple—Larry An­drews, Mar­cia Glaser, Helen Jones, and Fred Myers—all of whom were ac­tive in the lead­er­ship of ex­ist­ing local and na­tional groups, who would be­come its first four em­ploy­ees. [89] The investigation reportedly prompted several retailers including Macy's and J.C. Penney to pull the garments from the sale floor. Petland continued by asking HSUS to cease and desist in any actions that may promote malicious intent (directly or indirectly). [136], HSUS publishes Animal Sheltering, a bi-monthly magazine for animal sheltering professionals. 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[4] As of 2001, the group's major campaigns targeted factory farming, animal blood sports, the fur trade, puppy mills, and wildlife abuse. Crawford recommended a further meeting with the United Egg Producers' Chad Gregory. [200] However, due to pressure from the reptile keepers association, the U.S. government lessened the ban to include only four of the original nine species. [citation needed], Animal charity evaluator Animal Charity Evaluators recommended the Humane Society of the United States' Farm Animal Protection Campaign as a Standout Charity between May 2014 and February 2018. The growing environmental movement of the early 1970s also influenced the ethical and practical evolution of HSUS. The HSUS is also against the keeping of other reptiles in captivity, such as turtles[205] and iguanas,[206] which is in direct opposition of USARK's interests. Evil' targets Humane Society, "The Humane Society of the United States and Pet Shelter Giving", "Will the HSUS Make a Killing Off Hurricane Sandy? It was founded in 1954. [15], In 1961, HSUS employee Frank McMahon began an investigation of dog dealers around the United States. John McArdle, quoted in Katie McCabe, "Who Will Live, Who Will Die". [65], HSUS launched an animal protection litigation section in 2005. Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka, Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights, 19. HSUS's policy of the 3 Rs encourages its constituents to reduce their consumption of meat and to choose products from humanely raised animals instead of factory farm products. J. Grandy, "Zoos: A Critical Reevaluation", HSUS News Summer 1992, 12–14. [207], In 2006, the Attorney General of Louisiana opened an inquiry into the American Red Cross and HSUS after complaints about the misuse of funds raised in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. I deserve a better life. [11] Many of the staff were fired, including Larry Andrews, Marcia Glaser, Helen Jones, and Fred Myers. [236] In October 2012, Michael Vick acquired a pet dog, purchased from a breeder. The development of sympathy for creatures in pain, the satisfaction of keeping them as pets, and the heightening awareness about the relationship between cruelty to animals and interpersonal violence strengthened the movement's popular appeal. [105], During 2013, HSUS helped to pass 109 animal protection laws at the state level. Humane slaughter became an immediate priority and commanded a substantial portion of the organization's resources. Legislation was introduced in the U.S. Congress to require that all fur jackets be properly labeled, and to ban raccoon dog fur. [76], Engagement with major corporations in an effort to persuade them to press for reforms in their supply chains has been a significant priority for HSUS in the last decade, and as a result of its efforts, more than 60 major food suppliers have used their leverage to change production level practices in the pork industry. In the 1980s, HSUS sponsored several validation studies designed to demonstrate the value of humane education. Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), byname Humane Society, nonprofit animal-welfare and animal rights advocacy group founded in 1954. Contributions to the HSUS are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The proposal failed in the Congress, and was not taken up in the 2014 Farm Bill, as a result of opposition by livestock production groups concerned over the precedent of federally-mandated standards for housing. "How Is The HSUS Affiliated with Your Local Humane Society? [155], HSUS has taken a careful but critical stance concerning practices commonly found in the horse racing industry. We need your help. 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During his assessment, Dr. Ross documented "inadequate veterinary care", "insufficient access to the outdoors”, "relatively little veterinary experience among caregivers”, [a lack of] "dedicated, sterile examination rooms”, and "some chimps exhibiting anxiety related behaviors such as scratching and rocking." The HSUS's tax identification number is 53-0225390. [96] However, Jessica Mitler from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the government agency that regulates dog breeders,[97] provided the following response to the HSUS investigation: "The agency has received no complaints from the Humane Society about a particular kennel or Petland; so they have not investigated this specifically. By that time, too, the treatment of animals had become a topic of serious discussion within moral philosophy. [154], HSUS opposes greyhound racing, animal fighting, and works to limit the use and abuse of animals in certain display and spectacular contexts like zoos, circuses, aquariums, and roadside zoos. Berman has created a separate group with the oddly Humane Society-sounding name, the Humane Society for Shelter Pets. ("A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy". HSUS states on its website that it is not affiliated with local animal shelters,[212] and that the organization's role is to supplement and support the work of local shelters, not duplicate them. Its website snarks at the Humane Society for failing to provide more money for animal shelters. HSUS's guiding principle was ratified by its national membership in 1956: "The Humane Society of the United States opposes and seeks to prevent all use or exploitation of animals that causes pain, suffering, or fear. But also $13,201 from "other compensation. The context for the meeting was HSUS's commanding win in Proposition 2 in California, and a shared belief that open warfare would serve no one's purposes. HSUS opposes cruelty against animals used for food. By placing value on community and high-touch interaction, these supporters agree to advocate for the organization and commit resources to advance the welfare of animals. "[235] Vick's sentence did not include a lifetime ban on owning pets, and Pacelle issued a blog post explaining his stance on Vick as a potential dog owner. The Fund for Animals, founded by the social critic Cleveland Amory in 1967, worked for many years on wildlife issues. Together with its global affiliate, Humane Society International, HSUS has waged a decade-long fight to end the Canadian seal hunt. [87] The HSUS remains active in the Gulf region, funding a number of projects aimed at reducing the area's pet overpopulation problem, and improving access to pet care for the Gulf Coast residents. 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