You may be one of the tens of millions of people on the mailing list for the Humane Society of the United States who believes your donation is going to help rescued dogs and cats. After all, that’s what they want you to think with their commercials featuring abused animals and shelters.
But did you know that HSUS is not your local animal shelter or rescue groups? HSUS sends those shelters a tiny pittance of what is raised in their name to avoid controversy, but most of the money raised actually goes to support their legislative agenda. And if you are a Pennsylvania hunter or gun owner, you should be concerned.
In their Obama-themed “Change Agenda for Animals,” HSUS spells out their goals for the first term of the current administration. The changes are radical and have nothing to do with rescued pets. Rather, they reflect an all-out assault on agriculture, meat production, hunting, and even gun rights. The 100-item list doesn’t even include the summary outline of new agency divisions, liaisons, and yes, even a new czar.
In the opening notes, HSUS calls for a new White House specialist, a so-called Czar, for animal rights issues. The specialist would be ordered to work with liaisons for animal rights in at least 20 agencies and departments, including:
- Department of Agriculture
- Department of Interior
- Department of Commerce
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Department of Health & Human Services
- Department of State
- Department of Transportation
- Department of Housing & Urban Development
- Department of Defense
- Federal Trade Commission
- Department of Education
- Department of Justice
- US Agency for International Development
- US Trade Representative
- National Institutes of Health
- Food & Drug Administration
- Centers for Disease Control
- Department of Treasury
- US Postal Service
- Consumer Product Safety Commission
All of this is in addition to a new proposed division of the Department of Justice to prosecute all of these new animal rights crimes, including the taking & sharing of hunting photos.
This broad reach for power, along with the 100 proposals for action on behalf of the animal rights extremist agenda, is disconcerting. Tomorrow we’ll give the specific policies that impact Pennsylvania’s 1 million hunters. For the state’s 600,000 concealed carry holders, HSUS also has you in their sights.