Washington, DC –-(Ammoland.com)- Today, HumaneWatch.org, a project of the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom, released a new video titled “HSUS = PETA.” This parody of the iconic Mac vs. PC commercials highlights the identical agendas of the supposedly mainstream Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the transparently radical People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
View the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUYb6Flem2Y&t=1s
In the commercial the same man plays a clean-shaven and well-dressed HSUS, and a bearded slovenly-looking PETA. But this superficial difference dissolves once the two start speaking—and see they agree on shutting down zoos and banning hamburgers.
The dialogue is dramatized, but the viewpoints are not. PETA’s “Holocaust on Your Plate” campaign actually compared animal-farming to slaughtering Jews. Then-campaign-director, Matt Prescott, said “Anybody who eats meat is guilty of holding the same mindset that allowed the Holocaust to happen.” Today, Prescott is Senior Food Policy Director for HSUS. PETA president Ingrid Newkirk has called pet ownership an “abysmal situation,” while HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle has said, “I don’t want to see another cat or dog born.”
While HSUS plays the part of a moderate animal welfare group, if you scratch the surface its agenda is almost identical to that of PETA. Despite what the public thinks, HSUS is not affiliated with local humane societies that care for homeless pets, and doesn’t operate a single pet shelter.
“The Humane Society of the United States pretends to be a mainstream group, when it’s simply a more fully clothed version of PETA,” said Will Coggin, managing director of the Center for Consumer Freedom. “People who want to see animals cared for should send their donations to local shelters, not to anti-ice cream advocacy groups like HSUS and PETA.”
To learn more about the Humane Society of the United States, visit HumaneWatch.org.