Skip to content

HSUS Unloads B.S. on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

reprinted by

We've heard one hysterical argument after another as the Humane Society of the United States desperately fights regulation of undercover videotaping at livestock facilities. The proposals would require HSUS to turn over footage to law enforcement authorities within 24 or 48 hours of recording as a way to try to stop animal abuse by rogue employees faster. Why these bills? Because all too often animal liberation activists sit on the footage for weeks or months while animal cruelty is occurring for PR purposes. They should want to stop it immediately.

Yesterday, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle had the gall to compare HSUS investigators to people who recorded footage of the Boston marathon bombings. We can't believe he said that with a straight face.

People who recorded footage of the bombings turned over footage promptly to law enforcement authorities, which enabled them to ID the bombers a few days after the killings. HSUS is trying to do just the opposite—it is fighting proposals to have law enforcement informed of the footage in a timely fashion, instead pushing for a Wild West system where HSUS activists can sit on the footage for as long as they like. HSUS could hold and splice footage for weeks, months, or maybe even years, whatever helps them stage a nice PR event.

Imagine if witnesses to the Boston bombing took it on their own accord to not turn over footage to the FBI or Boston police. The nut-job bombers could still be on the loose plotting another attack against innocent civilians.

The fact that Pacelle has resorted to bogus—and nauseating—analogies is actually quite helpful in showing how weak the HSUS arguments against these bills are. Maybe his flim-flam can fool the L.A. crowd, but we doubt he has as much clout among Middle America. And perhaps an inquiring TV host will ask him, “Why does HSUS want animal abuse to continue for weeks or months while it films it?”

More Stories

  • Trainers meet prior to 2019 kickoff

    Members of the Walking Horse Trainers’ Association met for a regular pre-show meeting Wednesday March 20 at the Blue Ribbon Circle, on the grounds of the Celebration, which means one thing — the 2019 show season is about to heat up. Read More
  • Obituary — Mina Seaton

    Mina Seaton, wife of Bud Seaton, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 after an extended illness. Mina was 82 years old... Read More
  • Equine Obituary – Generator’s Santana

    With heavy hearts, it was reported that 1997 World Grand Champion Generator’s Santana was humanely laid to rest March 10. He was foaled Oct. 8, 1991. Santana had dealt with EPM for several years and lived and fought well. Read More
  • Oldies but Goodies: Many walking horses stand the test of time in the show ring

    One of the most special aspects of the Tennessee Walking Horse is the longevity they demonstrate when it comes to their show ring careers. While in many breeds it’s not unusual for a horse to retire in his mid-teen years, the walking horse is known for standing the test of time. It’s not uncommon to hear of one competing at age 20. Read More
  • Latest Issue WHYIR 18

    Read More
  • National Trainers' Show Live Stream

    What A Horse will be handling the Live Streaming duties for the National Trainers' Show again this year. ReporTV will be posting highlight videos the following day of each session. Results and judges' cards for the show will be also be Live, so tune in at 6:00 pm each night.  Read More
  • Latest Issue 3 18 19

    Read More
  • Trainers’ Show announces giveaway prizes

    The WHTA 51st Annual National Trainers’ Show announced that they were giving “Giveaway Prizes” throughout the show and there will be two grand prizes given away on Saturday night.  Read More
  • WHOA Schooling/Academy Show updates class schedule

    The Walking Horse Owners Association would like to announce this weekend Schooling/Academy show starts at 12 noon at Pleasant Valley Farm in Shelbyville, TN. Extra classes have been added for Lead Line and the Yearling Division: Yearling Fillies/Geldings, Yearling Amateur and Yearling Colts. Read More
  • New entry format at Trainers’ Show

    The 51st annual Trainers’ Show will offer a new entry format that is quick, simple and easy to use. Dee Cantrell suggests exhibitors and trainers go to where directions will readily walk anyone through the entry process... Read More