adjective: characterized by tenderness, compassion, and sympathy for people and animals, especially for the suffering or distressed
HumaneWatch.org has a new TV ad campaign to dissuade people from giving money to Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). This web site was started by The Center for Consumer Freedom and is funded by restaurants and food companies. HumaneWatch.org spends a lot of time saying that HSUS spends less than one percent of its funds raised are given to local shelters. HSUS does provide “invaluable resources to help shelters excel every day in their lifesaving work.” HSUS is a national organization that speaks out against cruelty, celebrates the human-animal bond, and runs its own network of sanctuaries for big and small animals. HSUS uses its donations to make long-term changes for animals. What HumaneWatch.org doesn’t tell you is that HSUS in 2010 spent 34% on advocacy and public policy, 34% on direct care and service, and fundraising, 28% on research and education, and cruelty prevention programs, and 4% on management and general supporting services. You can download HSUS 2010 Annual Report here. The Center for Consumer Freedom does not post their Annual Report.
You would think that HumaneWatch.org was set up to find inhumane conditions around the world and not just to fight the HSUS. When you click on the about page HumanWatch.org says they are the watchdog of HSUS, but seems more like a place to trash HSUS’ reputation. Then when you go to their blogroll page you get to see all of the inhumane sites that they do support like circus fans association, Fur Commission, National Animal Interest Alliance, National Shooting Sports Foundation, and the Ethical Butcher.
The Center for Consumer Freedom says they are fighting for the consumers right to choose what they eat without “activists trying to force you to live according to their vision of society.” The Center for Consumer Freedom also runs web sites that trash PCRM, two web sites against PETA (AnimalScam.com and PetaKillsAnimals.com), and Center for Science in the Public Interest.
Activistcash.com offers “valuable information about hundreds of deep-pocketed foundations, activist celebrities, and other key players in the animal rights, “food police,” and Eco-terrorism movements.”
They also have web sites to let you know “how much fish you can safely eat” and mercuryfacts.org to promote eating fish. Plus their Obesity Myths web site that says, “lifestyle, not diet, is the main cause of obesity” and SweetScam.com to promote high fructose corn syrup.
It is amazing how many of these fake organizations funded by major corporations are scared of animal rights groups. They are good at using fear and name calling to convince the public those animals rights groups are working to take away their food choices even if they are cruel and unhealthy.
Take the time to inform yourself about these organizations: