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HSUS Ally David Vitter Drops Support



reposted from HumaneWatch.org

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The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) doesn’t run any pet shelters but does have a radical, PETA-like agenda. And despite its best efforts to pretend to be moderate, the truth seems to be quickly catching up to it—first from Discover dumping its partnership with HSUS to now losing support in our nation’s capital.

U.S. Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana has always seemed to be an odd friend of HSUS, given that he’s a conservative Republican and the head of HSUS, Wayne Pacelle, is to the left of Democrats, having run as a Green Party candidate in Connecticut. Additionally, 80% of the spending of HSUS’s political arms goes to help Democrats.

We’ve always suspected that HSUS’s posturing as a savior of the Gulf after Hurricane Katrina—never mind the attorney general investigation into HSUS’s Katrina fundraising that followed—might have allowed HSUS to appear to Sen. Vitter to be a legitimate organization that helped his community out in a time of need.

That’s certainly the façade that HSUS wants to keep up. But it’s crumbling. Charity Navigator issued a “Donor Advisory” against HSUS last year after HSUS settled a bribery lawsuit for almost $6 million. The Attorney General of Oklahoma is investigating HSUS. Donors are wising up and contributions to HSUS are down.

Now Vitter has issued a statement distancing himself from HSUS. The statement notes that he “has opposed any and all attempts by the Humane Society [of the United States] to limit hunters’ rights,” listing a few bills in Congress, such as the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, over which he has fought HSUS. Vitter might sponsor a milquetoast bill here or there that HSUS likes, but when the chips are down, it’s good to see him stand opposed to HSUS and Wayne Pacelle.

We had a good laugh a few years ago when HSUS tried to give an award to U.S. Rep. Don Young—only to see Young, who is well aware of HSUS’s agenda, publicly reject it. Now that Vitter is attuned to how radical HSUS is, we hope he too will renounce the award HSUS gave him this spring and solidify his stance with sportsmen.

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