There's a fresh headline about money troubles at the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
The organization has been criticized in the past for misleading fundraising campaigns, where donors contributed money to campaigns to supposedly help cats and dogs, only to have the funds used to cover the costs of lawsuits against animal agriculture.
The latest news involves a Humane Society employee who allegedly embezzled approximately $31,000, which she used for rental cars and a luxury vacation to Aruba.
HSUS fired the employee and had her criminally charged, but the whole situation appears rather ironic to Will Coggin, director of research at the Center for Consumer Freedom.
“Here’s HSUS, which takes more than 1,000 times the money of what this woman allegedly embezzled and sends that to the Caribbean and puts it in hedge funds, instead of helping animals here in the United States,” Coggin said, speaking on AgriTalk.
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Coggin said that he believes many donors would be shocked to know the animal rights organization is sending money to offshore investments. Surveys conducted by the Center for Consumer Freedom have shown that donors believe their money has been going to help cats and dogs directly in shelters.