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Heh, good, because I can't even read through the entire thing - and the dog newsgroups are entirely filled with said rants.

That "rant" came from the Humane Society of the United States

If the humane society of the United States is using donations to post dozens of said rants on usenet every day, they're pretty useless.

Somehow, I doubt it. I would expect literacy from them, though, and not an obsession with caps lock and cut-and-pasting crap all over the place.

theoneflasehaddock
So much for your credibility.

What, you think they save homeless animals or something?

That is one of the many things they do.
Statements by their leadership, their role in promoting anti- owner legislation, etc. are well documented.

***.
If you support
vaccination against childhood diseases, pet ownership, and livestock ownership, don't give money to HSUS!

Insane ***.
It's impossible to argue with this kind of logic.
If you are interested in helping homeless animals, and do not wish to support the radical animal rights agenda, I encourage you to learn the facts. I would look elsewhere than claims made to you by HSUS.
As others have stated, your local animal shelter is a great place to start, if you want to help homeless animals.

Of course, if you are part of the HSUS disinformation machine, just keep on claiming it's not an animal rights group. We're used to hearing it.
Amy Dahl
***. If you support Insane ***.

It's impossible to argue with this kind of logic. If you are interested in helping homeless animals, and do not ... rights agenda, I encourage you to learn the facts. I would look elsewhere than claims made to you by HSUS.

I don't recall ever reading anything put out by the Humane Society except the local newspaper articles about the animal shelters they have sponsored in or near every community in which I have ever lived.
As others have stated, your local animal shelter is a great place to start, if you want to help homeless animals.

My local animal shelter is sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States; as is every local animal shelter I have ever dealt with.
Of course, if you are part of the HSUS disinformation machine, just keep on claiming it's not an animal rights group. We're used to hearing it. Amy Dahl

Yet again.
***.
My local animal shelter is sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States; as is every local animal shelter I have ever dealt with.

You're mistaken. From
http://www.hsus.org/pets/animal shelters/what the hsus does for shelters/

"The HSUS is not a parent organization for local humane societies, animal shelters, or animal care and control agencies...Funding for local humane societies largely comes from donations and bequests...The HSUS does not operate or have direct control over any animal shelter"
My local animal shelter is sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States; as is every local animal shelter I have ever dealt with.

You're mistaken. From http://www.hsus.org/pets/animal shelters/what the hsus does for shelters/ "The HSUS is not a parent organization for local humane ... humane societies largely comes from donations and bequests...The HSUS does not operate or have direct control over any animal shelter"

This article continues:
"While The HSUS does not operate or have direct control over any animal shelter, we do work on the national level to abolish large-scale abuses of animals, employing educational, investigative, and legislative means to eliminate cruelty and promote animal welfare. We produce literature, training materials, and other professional services for their use. We also provide financial assistance to animal shelters in special circumstances such as natural disasters, or through grants for special programs.

The vast majority of our assistance to shelters is in the form of training and professional development, publications, program services, and campaigns. Here are some of the programs and services we offer to animal shelters and humane organizations."
Every Local animal shelter with which I have deals in Western Ky. or Tenn. was begun through a grant from the HSUS and continues to receive support through training programs and other support services. I have never known a local shelter to expand, relocate or refurbish without requesting and receiving a grant front HSUS as part of the process.
Wrong. The HSUS (which I am a member of) is an animal welfare organization

I'm sorry, but you're actually wrong about that. (I'm the former Exec. Dir. of a county Humane Society) HSUS has long been one of the worst in terms of misrepresenting information to further an AR political agenda. A good current example is the story on their website about USDA Class B dealers. Take a look at it and consider whether that piece tries to give the impression that most or all Class B license holders are people who supply animals to medical research labs. (not true)

Actual Animal Rights groups disagree with you,
"In late August 2005, NAALPO solicited a response to the views of HSUS from Kevin Jonas. Kevin is the founder of the Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) movement in the United States, a prominent spokesperson for direct action tactics, and someone who has been shoved around more than a bit by law enforcement agencies and officials. Here is Kevin's reply (in part):
As if those fighting for animals didn't already have enough enemies, these actions pick a fight amongst colleagues and divide the movement, striking a lethal blow to solidarity. Organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States have begun parroting the 8th grade rhetoric of George W. Bush with insinuations that you are with them (their politics of the polite) or you are against them (you think and act independently from their party-line approach). HSUS's acquisition of smaller organizations and corporate mergers with other large national groups speaks to this attempt at hegemony and the triumph of a welfarist agenda at the expense of a rights/liberation position.
Still, the actions of the factory farms and vivisection labs are far more egregious and warrant all of the precious little time we have to challenge them. This remains true to this day and always will, but recent statements made by HSUS have given me pause for concern as to where their allegiances truly lie. When on August 7th, 2005 HSUS Vice President Mike Markarian told the New York's Newsday that "We applaud the FBI and law enforcement for trying to crack down and root out these criminals," this was both politically distasteful and very, very personally troubling.

The "criminals" Markarian is referring to are the unknown number of courageous activists who are risking their lives and liberty to free tortured animals and damage the mechanics that cause their suffering. These are the same sort of "criminals" that gave this modern movement it's foundation in the 1980s with the liberation of "Britches" and numerous other animals at Silver Spring, Maryland, the "City of Hope" hellhole in Los Angeles, and so on.' These "criminals" also include activists like myself and six others who are to stand trial in 2006 not for taking anything, breaking anything, or even trespassing, but simply for having the goal of shutting down Huntingdon Life Science, a notorious animal-testing lab. In the current political culture, this objective is classified as a disruption and a federal offense under the never-before- tried "Animal Enterprise Protection Act."
In the eyes of HSUS I am criminal because I am young, passionate, take risks, and am unabashed in my criticism of those would ever dare raise a scalpel to the throat of a beagle puppy. I am a proud animal rights activist and apparently do not belong to the same movement HSUS is seeking to homogenize.
When Markarian and HSUS applauded the FBI, they took the right to disagreement a step too far. They are applauding the agency that drew four pistols on my dog and threatened to kill him, the agency that spent six months listening to my most personal and intimate phone conversations with family and friends, the agency that threatened to subpoena my dying grandfather to a grand jury investigating his grandson, the agency that ransacked my home and stole everything from CD collections to family photo albums. They are cheerleading the agency that is today trying to send me to jail for 23 years for only my speech-related activity with a legal protest campaign.
Full Text at
http://www.animalliberationpressoffice.org/Newsletter/archives/sep2005/hsus.htm
As does HSUS
For more than a quarter century, The HSUS has been critical of individuals and organizations that resort to intimidation, vandalism, or violence in pursuit of animal protection goals. The violence of such people and such groups runs against everything The HSUS stands for, above all its core ethic of promoting compassion and respect for life.
Despite this unequivocal stance against extralegal tactics-or, perhaps, because of it-a self-described consumer group that targets animal organizations on behalf of a corporate client base recently tried to associate The HSUS with lawless and violent tactics in testimony before a congressional committee. The occasion was a May 18 hearing of the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, chaired by Senator James Inhofe (R-OK). The subject was a matter of great import-domestic terrorism. The speaker was David Martosko, representing the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF). In his statement, Martosko attempted to connect The HSUS, through a sort of "six degrees of separation" standard of who is a terrorist, with radical, pro-violence and extralegal activism as practiced by groups such as Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and Earth Liberation Front (ELF).

http://www.hsus.org/about us/about hsus programs and services/eye on the opposition/center for consumer freedom.html