Deception #1

The HSUS doesn’t run local animal shelters, and gives less than 1% of its budget to supporting them.

The Truth

The HSUS was founded in 1954 to care for animals in crisis and tackle systemic abuses on a national and global scale — that is, cruelties beyond the reach of local organizations and agencies.

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Who's spreading the attacks?
Big agribusiness front groups: HumaneWatch, Protect the Harvest, The Center for Consumer Freedom, The Cavalry Group, United Horsemen

Deception #2

The HSUS
is against
farming.

The Truth

The HSUS supports those farmers and ranchers who give proper care to their animals and act with compassion toward the sentient creatures under their control.

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Who's spreading the attacks?
Big agribusiness front groups: HumaneWatch, Protect the Harvest, The Center for Consumer Freedom, The Cavalry Group, United Horsemen

Deception #3

The HSUS was forced
to pay millions of
dollars in a federal
racketeering lawsuit.

The Truth

The HSUS was dragged into a lawsuit by a corporation that has paid record fines for violations of the Animal Welfare Act. Following a legal settlement that ended costly litigation, Ringling Bros. has now pledged to stop using performing elephants in its traveling circus.The court would never address the core claims of elephant abuse, and continuing to litigate would have been costly.

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Who's spreading the attacks?
Big agribusiness front groups: HumaneWatch, Protect the Harvest, The Center for Consumer Freedom, The Cavalry Group, United Horsemen

Deception #4

The HSUS
socks away money
in Caribbean
hedge funds.

The Truth

We invest our funds to get the best possible return, and put the return toward the biggest fights to protect animals. Some of those funds are global. We are a tax-exempt organization, so the idea that we would seek out countries with certain tax implications is just absurd.

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Who's spreading the attacks?
Big agribusiness front groups: HumaneWatch, Protect the Harvest, The Center for Consumer Freedom, The Cavalry Group, United Horsemen

Deception #5

The HSUS
puts millions of dollars into pension plans
and overpays its staff.

The Truth

Like any responsible employer, The HSUS is committed to treating its staff fairly. We employ hundreds of employees and believe in paying them a living wage. Our health care and retirement plans are in line with those of other non-profit organizations.

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Who's spreading the attacks?
Big agribusiness front groups: HumaneWatch, Protect the Harvest, The Center for Consumer Freedom, The Cavalry Group, United Horsemen

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