The name makes it sound like this organization cares about animals—particularly unwanted pets—but its actions are dangerous to hunters, and consumers everywhere.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) owes everything, from its occasional victories to its very existence, to lying. Consider the following: It has built up a huge war chest to push anti-hunting legislation and lawsuits by convincing donors it's affiliated with similarly named animal shelters (in reality HSUS donates just 1 percent of its budget to shelters). It led Michigan voters to confuse mourning doves with white doves. It has fought to ban the breeding of hunting dogs by lumping reputable kennels in with puppy mills.
Itappeared as of last week that thismight bethe yearVirginia finally did away with its draconian ban on Sunday hunting: A bipartisan Sunday huntingbillwas introduced to the senate by a northern Virginia Democrat; apro-hunting governor was in office; and anew study found that allowing hunting on Sundays would bring $296 million and 3,927 jobs to the state.