Veterinarians not fooled by HSUS

By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net

As many in agriculture know by now, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is full of tricks to raise gobs of money for a many number of reasons. A very few of those reasons have anything to do with cats and dogs and the vast majority of the funds raised are used for lobbying efforts, ballot initiatives and other strategies to attack American agriculture and take meat off of the consumer’s plate.

Their hefty bank account is proof that many Americans have been fooled to give their hard earned money to the so-called animal rights group, that only sets aside 1% of that moolah for pet shelters.

For awhile, they seemed to have many of the nation’s veterinarians bamboozled too. HSUS even merged with the the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA), formerly the Association of Veterinarians for Animals Rights (AVAR), in 2008 to build ties with the veterinary community.

The good news is that veterinarians are beginning to see the “other side” of HSUS. HumaneWatch noticed this “changing of the tide” in the relationship between vets and HSUS recently at the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) convention in Denver.

Read what HSUS has done to burn bridges with the Nation’s veterinarians and how HumaneWatch kept their enemies closer at this year’s AVMA event.

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