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Letter: Humane Society not anti-farmers

@ksubrent61 - I'd be happy to provide scientific research supporting the contention that animal welfare is seriously compromised by various practices in industrial animal agriculture; check out our farmanimalwelfare.org site.

The HSUS currently has a 3-star rating from Charity Navigator, which is defined this way: "exceeds or meets industry standards and performs as well as or better than most charities in its cause.”

April 22, 2010 at 1:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Humane Society not anti-farmers

The HSUS has no affiliation with local animal shelters, but our organization is actually one of the largest providers of direct animal care in the country. Thousands of animals receive medical treatment and care at our Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Texas, our wildlife rehab centers in California and Massachusetts, and our Duchess Sanctuary for horses in Oregon. Our organization regularly receives strong marks from Charity Navigator and meets all the standards of the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance. The HSUS takes its responsibility to donors very seriously, and our annual reports and financial statements are available on our website:
http://www.humanesociety.org/about/ov....

April 21, 2010 at 3:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Humane Society not anti-farmers

Many thanks to Crystal Swann Blackdeer for correcting misinformation about our organization. The HSUS's factory farming campaign is based on the simple and widely held premise that all animals deserve humane treatment, even those raised for food. For example, we believe that farm animals should be allowed enough room to stand up, turn around, and extend their limbs. Our organization is not anti-farmer. Our president/CEO has called farming a noble profession, and we've been proud to have the support of various farmers and farming groups in our work to reform practices such as the use of battery cages for egg-laying hens and gestation crates for pregnant sows. Our work is available for anyone to view by visiting humanesociety.org. Animal protection can and should be a bi-partisan issue.

April 20, 2010 at 10:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )