HSUS Loses Charity Endorsements

March 22, 2018 04:01 PM
 
Three charity oversight groups are pulling back support for the Humane Society of the United States.

The Humane Society of the United States is facing pushback from several charity oversight groups.  

The Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance has removed it’s accreditation of the animal charity this week, reports the Center for Consumer Freedom. BBB Wise Giving has not released a statement about the change.

This comes after Charity Navigator downgraded HSUS’s rating from four stars to two (four-star scale), with a “1” for finances. The site lists 74% of HSUS’s budget is spent on programs, of which 22.9% is fundraising.

The ramifications of a sexual misconduct investigation, which led to Wayne Pacelle's resignation, continue to reverberate as well.

In February, Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) also reviewed HSUS’s status since the scandal, choosing to rescind their 2016 Standout recommendation of group’s Farm Animal Protection Campaign. ACE says “ethical leadership and a healthy work environment critical components of an effective charity.”

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