morning the HumaneWatch
Library has a new addition: A 2009
Consolidated Financial Statement showing the financial ins
and outs of the Humane Society of the United States and
its family of affiliated organizations.
If you’re not a math
or accounting whiz, here’s the bottom line: The HSUS
worth $191.3 million at the end of 2009.
gargantuan balance sheet includes $148 million in
investments ($66 million of which are in hedge funds). HSUS's
pension funds alone are valued at $18.5 million. (In 2009 the
organization socked 2.6 million doggie-dollars away for its
analysis of HSUS’s 2009 IRS tax return determined that the
group shared less than one percent of its budget with hands-on
pet shelters. How a "humane society" in name only continues to
get away with this is a question that begs for an honest
states on its own website that between 6 and 8 million dogs
and cats enter pet shelters every year. Why isn’t HSUS
doing more to care for these animals? Does HSUS's interest in
them end when Wayne Pacelle is done shooting his TV commercials?
could easily fund shelters in all 50 states, but it doesn’t.
(And we're not talking about
PR exercises disguised as penny-ante spay/neuter grants.)
Homeless dogs and cats don’t care about political posturing,
or “systematic” issues, or
giving chickens the “right” to sue people. They just want to
be fed and have a roof over their heads, and to stay alive long
enough to be adopted.
How 'bout it, HSUS? We're still
willing to shut this website down (and yank our Times
Square billboards) if you'll just agree to share 50% of your
money with the pet shelters that do all the heavy lifting.
You know our phone number. We're waiting.
Posted on 02/02/2011 at 01:04 PM by the HumaneWatch Team
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