A revealing opinion piece in today’s edition of The Washington Times. Public affairs firm Berman and Company head Richard Berman alleges that the Humane Society (HSUS) is set to launch a shadow group pitched as an animal rights group for conservatives called the Conservative Advisory Council.
It’s the classic case of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), not related to local animal shelters with similar names, has the same goals as PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals): Get rid of meat, cheese, ice cream, circuses, zoos, aquariums, pet stores, hunting and basically any other way animals are used commercially or institutionally. The CEO of HSUS, Wayne Pacelle, has said, “I don’t want to see another cat or dog born.”
HSUS’ political arms have spent $4.6 million (80 percent of its PAC money) trying to defeat Republican candidates. They endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. They just endorsed liberal state Sen. Raymond Lesniak for the New Jersey 2017 gubernatorial race. The voluntary board of HSUS shows a decided bias toward Democrats in its political giving. Mr. Pacelle once ran for office as a Green Party candidate.
And in case you had any doubts:
Despite its apparent appeal to conservatives, HSUS doesn’t care one whit about the Constitution, liberty, limited government or other conservative values. It is pals with the institutional left, with Mr. Pacelle acknowledging, “We would be foolish not to unite with people in the environmental community, and [labor] unions.”
HSUS is holding an Earth Day fundraiser in Hollywood to raise money for its anti-animal agriculture campaign. Liberal Obama wannabe Sen. Cory Booker will receive an award. Every fall, HSUS hobnobs with New York City’s elite, from Michael Bloomberg’s daughter to the state’s liberal attorney general. San Francisco, Palm Beach and the Hamptons are also in the mix.
The national Humane Society’s deception regarding the coming launch of a pseudo-conservative group seeking to deceive in order to collect donations, doesn’t just make the group immoral, what makes HSUS a complete and utter fraud is that their overall claim is to be for the ethical treatment of animals when their actions demonstrate completely opposite. The basis of animal rights is nothing more than a thorough hatred of man, seeking to make life a living hell for humans using the humane treatment of animals as the means to do so.