It’s unfortunate that news media and policymakers continue to mistake the wealthy and radical Humane Society of the United States for a mainstream animal welfare group (“Family pets also victims of home foreclosures,” July 21 article).

HSUS is a “humane society” in name only, pursuing the same fringe goals as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. It’s also far richer. And maybe a little smarter.

HSUS uses its excessive funding (mostly from Americans who mistakenly believe they’re supporting local pet shelters) to drive a radical animal-rights agenda.

It’s anti-meat, anti-hunting and even anti-medical research. And it’s not affiliated with any pet shelters anywhere in the United States.

Sometimes a humane society isn’t really a humane society. And sometimes animal “welfare” advocates are really animal “rights”
zealots in sheep’s clothing.

David Martosko
Research Director
Center for Consumer Freedom
Washington, D.C.