Ironically, HSUS’ advocacy of caged-free egg production is flawed on both humane and health grounds. Shortly after taking office, Pacelle announced a merger with the $20 million Fund For Animals. Headquarters of the HSUS are in Washington, D.C. Alice Morgan Wright-Edith Goode Fund (DC); Center for the Respect of Life and Environment (DC); Charlotte and William Parks Foundation for Animal Welfare (DC); Conservation Endowment Fund (see ICEC) (CA); Earthkind UK [ also affiliated with the International Fund for Animal Welfare]; HSUS Hollywood Office (formerly The Ark Trust Inc.) (CA); Humane Society International (DC), which also operates. the Conservation Endowment Fund in California; Humane Society International Australian Office Inc.; Humane Society International of Latin America; Humane Society of the United States (DE); Humane Society of the United States (MD); Humane Society of the United States (MT); Humane Society of the United States (PA); Humane Society of the United States (VT); Humane Society of the United States California Branch Inc. (CA); Humane Society of the United States New Jersey Branch Inc. (NJ); Humane Society of the United States Wildlife Land Trust (DC); Humane Society of the United States Wildlife Land Trust (KS); Humane Society of the United States Wildlife Land Trust (OK); Humane Society of the United States Utah State Branch (UT); Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association. In March 2010, the National Headquarters allowed HSUS to lead a session, entitled “Animal Instincts: Service Learning and Animal Welfare,” at the National 4-H Conference. We would be foolish and silly not to unite with people in the public health sector, the environmental community, [and] unions, to try to challenge corporate agriculture. John Hoyt, HSUS president from 1970 to 1996, explained the shift in 1991, telling National Journal, “PETA successfully stole the spotlight … Groups like ours that have plugged along with a larger staff, a larger constituency … have been ignored.” Hoyt agreed that PETA’s net effect within the animal-rights movement was to spur more moderate groups to take tougher stances in order to attract donations from the public. … but suffering animals don’t know that. News about Humane Society of the United States, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times. Through its National Association for Humane and Environmental Education, as well as a series of animal-rights-oriented publications, HSUS spreads animal-rights propaganda to schoolchildren as young as five. In addition to the HSUS flagship offices in Maryland and DC, the organization’s global network includes control over the following legal corporations (this list is evolving as new information becomes available): Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is connected to the following people: [T]he Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is not affiliated with, nor is it a parent organization for, local humane societies, animal shelters, or animal care and control agencies … The HSUS does not operate or have direct control over any animal shelter. The words “humane society” may appear on its letterhead, but HSUS is not affiliated with your local animal shelter. HSUS’s new “campaigns section,” Pacelle wrote, “will focus on farm animals.” For Americans accustomed to eating meat, eggs, and dairy foods, the thought of an animal rights group with a budget three times the size of PETA’s targeting their food choices should be unsettling. © 2020, Center for Organizational Research and Education. On November 3, HSUS experienced its first significant setback in its ballot initiative campaign when Ohioans voted for Issue 2 by a resounding 64 to 36 percent. The Humane Society of the United States is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Dogfighting, cockfighting and other forms of organized animal cruelty go hand in hand with other crimes, and continues in many areas of the United States due to public corruption. “HSUS was the financial clout that rammed Initiative 713, the anti-trapping measure, down our throats,” reports Rich Landers of the Spokane (WA) Spokesman-Review. Activist Facts is committed to accuracy. Ohio Democratic Governor Ted Strickland and GOP gubernatorial candidate John Kasich declared their opposition to HSUS’s proposed ballot measure. After a vote was taken at the group’s San Francisco national conference, it was formally resolved that HSUS would “pursue on all fronts … the clear articulation and establishment of the rights of all animals … within the full range of American life and culture.”, In Animal Rights and Human Obligations, the published proceedings of this conference, HSUS stated unequivocally that “there is no rational basis for maintaining a moral distinction between the treatment of humans and other animals.” It’s no surprise, then, that a 2003 HSUS fundraising mailer boasted that the group has been working toward “putting an end to killing animals for nearly half a century.”, In 1986 John McArdle, then-HSUS’s Director of Laboratory Animal Welfare, told Washingtonian magazine that HSUS was “definitely shifting in the direction of animal rights faster than anyone would realize from our literature.”.