The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is a radical animal rights group that inaccurately portrays itself as a mainstream animal care organization. The words “humane society” may appear on its letterhead, but HSUS is not affiliated with your local animal shelter.
Despite the omnipresent dogs and cats in its fundraising materials and television commercials, it’s not an organization that runs spay/neuter programs or takes in stray, neglected, and abused pets.
Many of their higher-up members have freakish goals such as a forced vegan society for everyone and a country where NO animals could be kept as pets. They use pictures and slogans that make it appear that they are supporting animals in need of care, but instead, they are a lobbying group that spends the vast majority of their money on advertising, salaries, etc.
How does The HSUS help local animal shelters and rescue groups?
The HSUS, a national animal advocacy organization, complements the work of local groups by focusing on national-level issues like ending the puppy mill industry, strengthening cruelty laws and eliminating large-scale animal abuses.
HSUS is big, rich, and powerful.
Bottom line is…they help animals and the problems associated with them and the humans (so called humans) that cause the problems. I applaud their team and the efforts made by HSUS, however, their advertising tactics need to be modified…Americans have been misled many times by the government along with big powerful companies…why fall into that group? You don’t need to HSUS! We see the wonderful work HSUS is doing, just tell it like it is!
Important Note: While The HSUS is not directly affiliated with local humane societies, animal shelters, or SPCAs (each is an independent entity, governed by their own board of directors or by local officials), they work diligently to provide information, training, and advice that helps local groups do their work as effectively and humanely as possible.
The Humane Society operates shelters which receives and houses animals and deals directly hands on with animals and their problems. The efforts of each local shelter provides immediate and critical services such as sheltering for the unwanted, abandoned, abused, and injured on a regional scale.