Essential Reading on the Attack on Animal Advocacy

Now, what if you found out that the group attacking one of  the largest and oldest animal welfare organizations in the world, the Humane  Society of the United States (HSUS), often employing front groups and faux  non-profits, was funded by a consortium of meat producers and food processors?  What would you think of their claims then?

They do it with funding provided by such corporate good citizens as Philip Morris Tobacco (their “charity’s” founding donor), Cargill Processed Meats, and Monsanto.  They do it by attacking the credibility of scientific studies, personally attacking those representing opposing views, and by turning the opposition against one another.

It is the last one which CCF is attempting to do right now.  CCF is trying to turn local animal shelters against the HSUS.  They are trying to pit one group of animal advocates against another group and are hoping that no one will notice who is paying them to do it.

But CCF’s claim that I’d be getting all my animals adopted if I just got my share of the money raised by HSUS is plain stupid and plays on the ignorance of the public and even those in animal welfare.  Even if the HSUS’s, let’s say, one hundred million dollars a year, was given locally as opposed to support their national efforts, that wouldn’t amount to a hill of beans. In fact, assuming a low ball number of just 5,000 animal shelters in the US, that comes out to a whopping $20,000 per shelter.  Wow, stop the presses- that’ll really make a dent.

We- animal welfare organizations, animal advocates, little organizations and big, and anyone who cares about animals- have more in common with each other that we will ever have with CCF and the corporate funders they shill for.  We may fight like siblings at times but we are fundamentally the same family. We can’t let some interloper come in and tell us we should hate one another.  We can work out our differences on our own, thank you very much, CCF.

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