Get Out the Calendar Oklahoma-Operation Wildfire (HSUS Protest)
Oklahoma against HSUS-Show your support for Attorney General Pruitt in his suit against HSUS (The Humane Society of the United States)…With a little luck…we throw them out of the state-SHARE WILDLY!!!
A NATIONWIDE EVENT PROTESTING THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES (HSUS)
If you have pets, join us! If you are a farmer, rancher, hunter, enjoy visiting zoos, etc., join us in protesting the HSUS! The ultimate goal of the HSUS is no pets, no interaction between humans and animals. Let’s expose the truth about this abhorrent organization and show them we disagree with the anti-pet, anti-farmer, anti-business, anti-meat industry, anti-hunter, etc etc legislation they support.
HSUS is a special interest group that contributes to our lobbyist-plagued congress. HSUS uses deceptive advertising to solicit funding from individuals who think they are helping shelter animals when in reality less than 1% of their donation budget goes to shelters nationwide.
Stand with us and get information about HSUS out to the public in a massive literature distribution and protest event May 2nd. Protests will be held simultaneously throughout the United States. Please, RSVP and get involved! The more people we inform, the less people will support HSUS financially.
Not from Oklahoma but you want to chase HSUS out of your state -This is the main event page where you can find your state or volunteer to lead the protest: https://www.facebook.com/events/1571387839809376/
It’s time to take back your voice and control the conversation!!! From Charity Navigator:
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Donor Advisory: The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
Charity Navigator has become aware of the following information in connection with this charity:
- On May 15, 2014, Feld Entertainment ended its long running legal dispute with the Humane Society of the United States, the Animal Welfare Institute, the Fund for Animals and other non-profit animal rights groups who had accused the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus of abusing its world famous elephants, in violation of the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”).
- The Fund for Animals and the Humane Society the United States, which merged in 2005 but operate separately, issued this statement in which they said: “Although The HSUS was never a plaintiff in the case against Ringling, we believe it was prudent for the parties to settle, because this court would never address the core claims of elephant abuse, and there would be significant cost to continuing to litigate. We expect that a substantial portion, if not all, of the settlement costs to The HSUS and The Fund for Animals will be covered by insurance, and in the end, that no donor dollars from The HSUS will go to Feld.”
- As described in this February 20, 2014 decision: “The plaintiffs in the ESA action premised their case on the testimony of the late Tom Rider, who testified that he observed the mistreatment of the elephants when he worked for the circus. [The judge], however found that Rider was not credible and that he was essentially a paid plaintiff witness whose sole source of income throughout the litigation was provided by the animal advocacy organizations, which were his co-plaintiffs in the ESA action. [The judge] therefore concluded that Rider lacked standing and entered judgment for Feld, the defendant.” Feld then sued the plaintiffs in the ESA case as well as their attorneys, arguing that the ESA plaintiffs’ payments to Rider during the litigation violated the RICO Act. After Feld’s RICO case survived a motion to dismiss, and the animal rights groups were ordered to disclose the names of certain donors in discovery, the defendants agreed to pay Feld $15.75 million to settle Feld’s claim for attorneys fees in the ESA case and the pending claims in the RICO action. Media coverage of the $15.75 million settlement, in which none of the parties admitted liability, can be found here, here and here and Feld’s statement on the settlement is available here.
- On July 7, 2014, the Washington Examiner reported that on May 15, 2014 “when the [voluntary] settlement…’ between Feld Entertainment and several non-profit animal rights groups “…was announced, officials at the Humane Society of the U.S. and the Fund for Animals, which were responsible for paying the $15.7 million, defiantly claimed their insurance companies, not their donors, would pay the money to Feld.” The article goes on to note that “what the animal rights groups failed to disclose to the public was that they’d been told four years before that their insurance companies would not provide coverage.” The article also states that “today, the groups are suing their insurers.” In response, ” Wayne Pacelle, the Humane Society’s president and CEO, shrugged off the insurance companies’ refusal to cover the settlement, saying in an interview, ‘denial of coverage is a standard posture within the industry.’ Pacelle… said they have a ‘commitment’ from one carrier ‘to cover the bulk of what our responsibility is.’ He said he hopes there can be settlements with the other two insurance carriers.” For more information, please see The Washington Examiner article.
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Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinions of others…Stay tuned -B