The growing animal rights movement threatens not only recreational fishing, but hunting, farming, and medical research.
The problem is that they use concern for animal welfare, which all of us share, as a Trojan horse to raise funds and increase their political clout.
In other words, most of the money donated to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and other such groups does not go to benefit abused dogs and cats in local animal shelters. In a clever parody of how the money really is used, HumaneWatch created a video parody entitled Lawyers in Cages.
Now, HumaneWatch has discovered something else: HSUS also is using donations to buy body armor, as well as official-looking badges.
“Here’s why this is silly: HSUS does occasionally assist law enforcement in conducting raids on dogfighters. But there’s no way that any law enforcement agency would ever put volunteers in a situation where they might be in the line of fire. The police will make arrests, and HSUS will assist in collecting evidence/seizing dogs afterward.”
HumaneWatch adds that money used for these expensive, but needless, vests could be going to feed animals in shelters.
Yes, please, donate to help feed and care for abused dogs and cats and to help them find homes. But donate locally!