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Stupid (HSUS) Pet Tricks

August 12, 2014
By: Greg Henderson, Beef Today Editorial Director
 
 

By Greg Henderson for Beef Today’s "Grazing the Net" e-newsletter.


David Letterman held auditions for his "Stupid Pet Tricks" segment on CBS’ Late Show earlier this summer.

We’re wondering if Wayne Pacelle submitted an entry from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), because their latest stunt is worthy of national recognition. Back in May it was revealed HSUS agreed to pay $15.75 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the feds under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.
 

That was the result of a suit filed against the owners of Ringling Bros. circus who were accused of mistreating elephants. The suit fell apart when the feds uncovered a scheme where the plaintiffs (HSUS) were paying a witness and the witness lied in court. But apparently HSUS still has plenty of cash. Now we learn HSUS has been stashing money in the Cayman Islands, calling them "investments." Shady? That’s what Charity Navigator, one of the most trust-worthy charity evaluators, thinks.

Charity Navigator downgraded HSUS from a 4-star to a 3-star rating earlier, but this week they removed the rating altogether, stamping the organization with a "Donor Advisory" warning. Read more on the story here

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Randy Janssen - TX
The major animal rights groups like the HSUS, PETA and the ASPCA have become urban based vegan cults. They have little or no experience with the animals they claim to protect and either misconstrue legitimate animal husbandry or take isolated instances of animal cruelty and say they are the norm. They get away with this because of the urban population of the US is separated from its food production and large animals. The country has become a society of small pet owners who view livestock the same as small lap dogs. If they have their way, primates will be viewed as human and meat eating will be outlawed. Their attack on food production is causing an increase in cost. So unless you want to end up paying $10.00 for eggs, $20.00 a lb. for bacon and $50.00 a lb. for beef, don't support these groups.
6:08 AM Aug 13th
 
Randy Janssen - TX
The major animal rights groups like the HSUS, PETA and the ASPCA have become urban based vegan cults. They have little or no experience with the animals they claim to protect and either misconstrue legitimate animal husbandry or take isolated instances of animal cruelty and say they are the norm. They get away with this because of the urban population of the US is separated from its food production and large animals. The country has become a society of small pet owners who view livestock the same as small lap dogs. If they have their way, primates will be viewed as human and meat eating will be outlawed. Their attack on food production is causing an increase in cost. So unless you want to end up paying $10.00 for eggs, $20.00 a lb. for bacon and $50.00 a lb. for beef, don't support these groups.
6:08 AM Aug 13th
 



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