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Mar 23

Updated Mar 25

Stop Donating to the Humane Society of the United States! Why???

Many Chicagoans are animal-lovers-- as myself--so learning of this outrage involving a long-standing 'animal-welfare' organization, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), I had to post. Here's a link to Humane Watch group, that 'outed' the abuses of HSUS.

A family member showed me a letter from Humane Watch, detailing allegations against heads of HSUS. It was sent to all who donated to the HSUS in the past (apparently, H.W. has the same lists). Describing:

-HSUS uses the "humane"...

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Many Chicagoans are animal-lovers-- as myself--so learning of this outrage involving a long-standing 'animal-welfare' organization, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), I had to post. Here's a link to Humane Watch group, that 'outed' the abuses of HSUS.

A family member showed me a letter from Humane Watch, detailing allegations against heads of HSUS. It was sent to all who donated to the HSUS in the past (apparently, H.W. has the same lists). Describing:

-HSUS uses the "humane" tag to emotionally prey on the public (deliberately confusing
& taking away funds from local shelters using that same tagname, "humane society").
- HSUS has "Zero Pet Shelters"--count 'em-- 0!!; giving a measly 1% of its $120 Mil budget to local shelters
- Its CEO & VP-- now both gone (Wayne Paelle, a 20-year top-dog there who was getting paid 380K a year, & Paul Shapiro, were both accused of years-long sexual harassment & abuse of employees, interns, & volunteers; involving threats, payoffs (w. donor funds!) & punishments (demotions, etc.).
- The Board of Directors (most still extant!), were mostly hand-picked by Paelle & enabled this perverse climate to go on for years
- HSUS spends 1/2 its large budget on raising MORE money (via galas, Hollywood bashes, etc.)! Recently, one of their companies was fined by the FTC for "deceptive fundraising"; & in a federal case, it was fined an $11 million "racketeering fine" for paying a federal witness under the table!
- IRS records reveal HSUS has socked away $50 million in donor monies to various Caribbean accounts; absolutely no transparency, explanation, oversight!

Shred any HSUS mailings pronto!!
Instead, donate to local animal shelters & welfare organizations to help the animals in your communities.
Vet any larger national orgs (animal welfare or otherwise) that you are considering donating your hard-earned dollars to in the future.

https://www.humanewatch.org/

    HumaneWatch
    Keeping a watchful eye on the Humane Society of the United States
    https://www.humanewatch.org
  • Fellow Resident-Non PC liflong B.P. resident.

    Known they were frauds for many years now, But who listens ?

  • Known this for years, and spread the word as much as I could. I now donate only to no-kill shelters, especially PAWS here in Chicago

Mar 17

TV series Chicago PD filming in Brighton Park

On Monday March 19, Filming will take place at the former Metropolitan Bank at Archer & California. No parking on the surrounding streets starting Sunday night March 18 at 8pm.

Mar 10

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REMOVE SECOND STORY ADDITION DONE CONTRARY TO APPROVED PERMIT NO. 100510215; ERECT NEW 22.5' WIDE X 7.75' DEEP WOOD FRAME DORMER ADDITION TO AN EXISTING ONE STORY, IV-A CONSTRUCTION TYPE, SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE AS PER PLANS.

    4415 S. Knox Ave. Issued March 8, 2018 Comment

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