The Humane Society of the United States Gets a “D” Grade ~ VIDEO

Center for Consumer Freedom asks people to help their local pet shelters.

WASHINGTON, DC – -( During the 91st annual Academy Awards this Sunday, the Center for Consumer Freedom is running an ad recognizing the Humane Society of the United States for its own recent accolade: a “D” rating from the charity evaluator CharityWatch. This rating was earned by HSUS for its poor management of donor funds.

According to tax records, HSUS has put nearly $50 million into offshore funds in the Caribbean—money it could use to help animals.

The commercial, which will air in the Washington, D.C. market, asks viewers not to donate to the Humane Society of the United States and instead choose local pet shelters. HSUS does not run a single pet shelter and is not affiliated with local humane societies, despite its name. Much like Hollywood, HSUS is recovering from its own “#MeToo” scandal, with its CEO Wayne Pacelle stepping down last year—though the board of directors that voted to keep him and close an investigation into his alleged sexual misconduct is still largely intact.

Will Coggin, managing director of the Center for Consumer Freedom, commented: “The Humane Society of the United States deserves detention for putting money ahead of animals. Animal lovers should give to their local shelters, not to bloated national organizations that spend their money on big executive salaries, pensions, and lobbyists.”

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The Center for Consumer Freedom, which operates and, has served as a watchdog of the animal rights movement for more than a decade.

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TS the Deplorable

Don’t even give to local Humane Societies. Typical salaries for executives at those “small” shelter are around $300,000 per year, plus benefits.

Better to find a rescue group for a breed you like. They tend to be much less bloated in their salaries and expenses.

Get Out

I’d like to get a look in HSUS’s own pockets as well, probably lined in green too!

Walter Goddard

PETA is trying to shut down the Iditarod dog sled races…
They cited how many dogs have died in recent years, but they like to take your support and vacation with it while the slaughter animals themselves….


They really figured this thing out, the people that formed these animal rights groups, because people like animals and they pulled on the people’s heart strings to get donations they use just to scam the donors. That sounds like the Wounded Vet’s organization started to head toward.

Walter Goddard

They have been doing this since I can barely remember when..

Human suffering was the old way of scamming people..
Drought, famine, pestilence… even trafficking women and children, has been targeted by the thieves to get filthy rich..
Since some people have stopped caring about children, so the crooks have turned to animal/tree hugger/clean air-water charities…

Pa John

Roughly 40% of Russia’s GDP is in oil & natural gas exports. The U.S. ramping up and becoming a net exporter of oil and natural gas hurts their bottom line. So they’ve funneled millions into U.S. environmentalist groups that protest drilling and fracking, and that try to stop pipelines and the building of refineries and so forth. This is the real “Russian meddling” you never hear about because the truth would damage the anti-American left, not Trump. Be very careful of any environmentalist groups you may asked to donate to as well as any charities. Some fit the literal definition… Read more »

Walter Goddard

The leftist/enviro nuts groups, AKA: Anti Trump, and Anti 2A groups, have also taken aim at the Oil/Gas/Mining/Manufacturing Industries by twisting the climate change theories to blame carbon fuel and CO2 as the cause of global warming. They are seeking/obtaining funding/activists/promoting through many of the outdoor/adventure/travels/recreation/manufacturing agencies as well…
They take historical biographies of explorers and twist the commentary/narrative to push their agendas.


Most charities don’t put a great deal of the money towards the people they say they help. Always, ALWAYS check on the rating before throwing your hard earned money around.


Biblically speaking; Know those with whom you associate.(paraphrased).


Getting so that you can’t trust any charities anymore. I donate directly to my friends who have pets that require expensive medical care.

Will Flatt

HSUS supports far-left causes and is rabidly antigun. Not surprised they’re playing games shuffling their donations around, or that they’re not trying to help animals. Leftists ruin everything they touch!!