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HSUS Booted From CPAC



reposted from HumaneWatch.org

Last week we questioned why the radical Humane Society of the United States would be permitted to exhibit at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). After all, would PETA be welcome at a conference of political conservatives? Probably not. It didn’t take long for HSUS to get the boot.

Once CPAC organizers got wind of HSUS’s anti-agriculture and anti-hunting agenda, HSUS quickly lost its spot at the convention. Plus, when it comes to political spending, 80% of HSUS money spent through its lobbying arm Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) and corresponding PAC goes to fund Democratic candidates and liberal causes, according to FEC records.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation explains:

The presence there of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) with its anti-hunting agenda made little sense — except that HSUS works to hide its true political nature under the guise of being a funder of animal shelters.

In fact, this group sends next to nothing to local shelters. So when the watchdog group HumaneWatch pointed this out to CPAC management, supported by NSSF, action was taken and HSUS was shown the door.

Even though HSUS was shown the door, HumaneWatch was there with our Pet Shelter Wheel of Misfortune inviting CPAC attendees to spin. Six spins landed on the magic 1% (representing the one penny of every dollar that HSUS gives to local shelters), meaning HumaneWatch will donate $600 to a shelter near the convention site. Incredibly, that’s $600 more dollars than HSUS gave to shelters in 11 states in 2013.

For those keeping score at home, HSUS has been kicked out of two conventions, is under investigation by the Oklahoma attorney general for deceptive fundraising, and has been forced to pay millions to settle a federal racketeering lawsuit. Will they ever learn?

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