Saturday, July 30, 2011

HSUS and you.

We've all seen the commercials.  You're doing the dishes and you hear Natalie Merchant singing and it takes everything you have to find the clicker to change the channel before you burst in to tears while Wendie Malick tells you how to save these poor abused animals.  What cold hearted person wouldn't donate just $19 a month to the Humane Society of the United States to save homeless animals and help them survive just one more day??

Me. Thats who.. .and I'll tell you why.  I'm hoping at this point you really don't think I'm cold hearted.. and I assume that you know how much I love and cherish all our animals. I am always more than willing to donate to our LOCAL Humane Societies  but the Humane Society of the United States  is not the answer to helping the tens of thousands of homeless pets.

Over the next couple Ag-U blogs we're going to be discussing HSUS; what they claim to stand for, what they really stand for and how they are trying to destroy the farming and ranching industry one celebrity at a time. 

I will do my best not to rant, I will suppress my raves, and my soap box will remain in the closet.  What I want you to learn is how millions of dollars are being wasted and what you can do to stop it. 

Farmers and Ranchers are a small but mighty group. Unfortunately, we don't have the millions of dollars and tv time that the HSUS supporters have. So, we need you. 

One of the best websites for keeping a close eye on the Shennanigans and finding opportunities to step in and speak up is Humane Watch.

That is all for now. Thank you for listening!!


  1. To be accurate...Sarah McLachlan's commercials are actually for ASPCA which is a much lesser evil than HSUS and PETA (in my humble opinion). Everything else I agree with 100% and I look forward to reading more about this controversial topic in future writings.

  2. KSUFAN thank you so much for that correction. I also agree that ASPCA is a lesser evil but the scare tactic and emotional "attacks" are in the same line with how HSUS and PETA get their points across. Thank you for the feedback and I can't wait to hear your thoughts. :)