Humane Society of the United States Propped up by Handful of Sugar Daddies

Anti-hunters collect funds from a handful of deep-pocketed donors.

The Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) supports “programs designed to enhance and protect the status of animals” thanks to a handful of generous donors. HSLF is the lobbying arm of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the most rabid anti-hunting organization in the country. According to HSLF’s Form 990 tax return, it collected 2012 “contributions and grants” from a mere 28 donors. It collected 50 percent of its entire pool of funds from only two of them.

In column after column on the group’s Schedule B (Schedule of Contributors) form, numbers like “$6,500,” “$5,000” and “$15,000” pop up as donations. But mixed in among those innocuous numbers are “$590,000” and “$2,000,000.” That last one is a whopper. It means a single individual donated $2 million to help HSUS.

On its tax return, HSLF describes its mission is to “pass animal protection laws, educate the public and support humane candidates for office.” So who would help such a cause? Deep-pocketed individuals, apparently. The truth is it’s hard to say who it is, because HSLF is required to disclose only the amount it received, not any other identifying information.

By the way, I got this tip from the folks at HumaneWatch.org. Check ’em out for more info about HSUS. After all, they’re in business to watch HSUS, and as such they’re worth watching themselves.

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2 Responses to Humane Society of the United States Propped up by Handful of Sugar Daddies

Duke wrote:
March 26, 2014

It would be nice if we could figure out who the donors are and if they are businesses or own a business get the word out to sportsmen and women to boycott their products.

Mike wrote:
March 26, 2014

I wonder if they object to hunting feral hogs that destroy our land and multiply like crazy.