If you watched the Oscars last night, you might have seen it: A phony "consumer alert" ad attacking The Humane Society of the United States.
Your HSUS is under attack by a shadowy front group called HumaneWatch, which placed that ad. Led by a notorious D.C. lobbyist nicknamed "Dr. Evil," the group is funded by the restaurant and food industries, among others. Their goal? To stop you and me from fighting against animal cruelty in all its forms –- especially in our nation’s puppy mills, factory farms, and other industries that profit from animal abuse.
Will you stand with me today on the side of protecting animals? Please donate $25, $50, or even $100 to our new HSUS Fund to Stop Rick Berman’s Campaign for Cruelty.
Our goal is to raise $250,000 for this new fund -- with $125,000 going to fight puppy mill cruelty, and $125,000 going to take on factory farming abuses. I started the fund off this morning with my own personal donation of $500. Will you join me?
Dubbed "Dr. Evil" on CBS’s "60 Minutes," lobbyist Rick Berman has pocketed a fortune serving as a front man for corporations who fight laws against drunk driving, smoking, and animal cruelty.
And he doesn’t attack The HSUS because we are ineffective. In fact, it’s just the opposite: He knows we are relentless and successful in our campaigns against animal cruelty. He knows that we are rated the number-one high impact animal charity in America by Philanthropedia. He knows that Charity Navigator gave us its highest rating -- four stars.
He attacks us because he knows we are a threat to business as usual -- business that profits from the suffering of animals. He and the animal exploiters that pay him want nothing more than for us to go away.
But we won’t go away. Because together, we’ll build on our recent victories rescuing dogs from a lifetime of misery in large-scale puppy mills. Together, we’ll keep making gains against inhumane factory farming practices -- such as the extreme confinement of breeding pigs in tiny metal cages. Together, we’ll continue to demand that animals be treated humanely -- and together, we’ll succeed.
Take a stand against Rick Berman and the industries that pay him, the industries that profit from the suffering of animals. Please make your emergency gift to the HSUS Fund to Stop Rick Berman’s Campaign for Cruelty today.
Thank you for all you do for animals.
President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States