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According to an Atlanta ABC Affilate, in 2007 HSUS received $120,000,000 in revenue and expensed $112,000,000 for lobbying, political contributions and staff salaries. According to the report, critics are calling the organization deceptive and intentionally misleading since there is no apparent affiliation between HSUS and local Humane Society centers that care for animals. Additionally, according to the report, HSUS admits a very small percentage of its revenue finds its way to local centers.

Below is an apparent email from New Jersey Animal Rights Alliance members to various animal extremists and groups looking to eliminate conservation (fishing, hunting and trapping) in New Jersey. You’ll note that support from HSUS and PETA figure largely in their initiative. Additionally, Ms. Angie Metler, head of NJARA and the apparent writer of the email, is profiled by the Anti Defamation League under the heading “Extremism in America: Ecoterrorism.”

This email is for informational purposes. We all need to be aware of the forces working against sound conservation policy in New Jersey.
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2009, 12:50 PM
Dear Activist, Two bills are coming up for a hearing on Monday, March 16th, one in the Assembly and one in the Senate that would EXPAND hunting opportunities in NJ. Both these bills put the safety of the general public at risk. During hunting season, there would be NO DAY that the public could use a State Park without the threat of being shot by a projectile. One bill would allow for SUNDAY bow-hunting (currently there is NO hunting anywhere in NJ on Sundays) and the other would allow for a reduced safety buffer (from 450 feet down to 150 feet ---a 66% REDUCTION for bow hunting!).

There is an effort to form a coalition of ALL groups that would oppose these bills.... Please write to Angi Metler: [email protected] or call (---) ---/----- if you belong to a group who would join in the coalition OR know of any group that might. We hope that groups such as PTAs, organizations for gun control, environmental groups, hiker groups, scouting groups, etc. etc. will jump on board. PLEASE consider this a top priority as the time frame is extremely short...AND these bills, if passed, would have profound negative consequences. Once the door is opened for Sunday hunting on state owned property, they will also eventually seek Sunday hunting on municipal and private properties. Thank you, profusely Janet

Dear All,

“We've been given great advice (thanks, Sue Russell) to get as many contacts from different interest groups, (trail groups, Sierra, Christian, HSUS, etc.) and go public with the press and legislature
as soon as possible to combat this…”

“Stu Chaifetz is reaching out to the Majority Office to discuss how these bills came up when there was virtually no public support...(Janine - call me on this.)” …

“NJARA is sending letters to every legislator in Trenton opposing this, sending press releases, reaching out to HSUS and PETA and will continue to write alerts…”

“In the meantime, we need more group names would would oppose this. We have the names and numbers of all the groups HSUS used the last time, but we need more…”

“Furthermore, we are also working on the possibility of opening up a chapter of the League of Humane Voters in NJ to work in conjunction with the paid lobbyist and have a meeting set for this coming Sunday to explore this…”

“If you are a representative of a group, please send your own press release out on this issue and please also send out letters to all of the legislators. NJARA can fax these for you once written…”

Thanks in advance for all your help and assistance. Thanks to everyone who has already forwarded our alerts.

If anyone needs to reach me today, please call my cell phone at ---/---/----


What follows is an alert from Consumer Freedom regarding HSUS and action steps.

Attention dog lovers!
The nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom has learned that the office of Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell is considering whether to re-open an investigation into the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The investigation concerns whether HSUS improperly spent some of the $34 million it raised for the benefit of pets displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
Apparently, Caldwell's office received a deluge of phone calls beginning last week on the day after Atlanta ABC affiliate WSB-TV aired an exposé of HSUS's fundraising activities. In that report, WSB called HSUS "an organization actively misleading donors to get money." The TV station also explored just how little of HSUS's "Katrina" fundraising appears to have been spent on genuine Katrina-related disaster relief.

This was a fabulous piece of journalism on a subject many news outlets have been too intimidated or biased to cover. (WSB-TV is working on a follow-up story, but we'll all just have to wait patiently for that.)

An anonymous animal lover has made the video of the May 14 report available at -- Note that there's no way to know if HSUS will be successful at continually censoring this video. (At least one previous version was pulled from YouTube this week after being viewed more than 50,000 times.)

Here's what you can do to help:
(1) CALL the Consumer Protection Section of the Louisiana Attorney General's Office during regular business hours. The toll-free number is 800-351-4889. If you live in Louisiana, please call the local number at 225-326-6465, or the general office number at 225-326-6200.

Tell whoever answers that you would like the Attorney General to re-open his investigation of the Humane Society of the United States. Remind him/her that there's no official accounting of how HSUS spent most of the $34 million it raised after Hurricane Katrina.

Before you hang up, ask to be transferred to Assistant Attorney General Mimi Hunley. If you get through to Ms. Hunley, please be polite and make the same request of her or her staff.

(2) Please follow-up with a polite e-mail to [email protected], and let the A.G.'s office read your request in your own words. Drop me an e-mail at [email protected] and let me know how everything went. (Or just "BCC" me on your follow-up e-mail)

(3) Share the video of WSB-TV's exposé with your friends, colleagues, family, and neighbors. It remains available (for now) at -- If this video should disappear, feel free to e-mail me and ask if another version has popped up anywhere.

(4) If you are able, please consider making a donation to the Center for Consumer Freedom so we can keep up the pressure on the Humane Society of the United States. We've got some exciting plans for the months ahead, but we need additional resources to make it all work.

Donations can be made at and they are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Center for Consumer Freedom is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Thanks for all you do to provide for animals. Remember: You are the real animal advocates. And we're on your side.
David Martosko
Director of Research
[email protected]
The Center for Consumer Freedom

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groups such as PTAs
This is nuts. we need to do something to keep these people out of our childrens schools. I consider these groups and people who belong to them as dangerous to our children and their minds as any common criminal.

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As long as the video is still available at that site we should all download it and share it with all our contacts.

We should also consider being proactive and form our own coalition to fight the antis.
Get dog clubs, rabbit clubs, horse owners, farmers and hunters at the table.
We either hang together or we hang separately.

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It seems the video is no longer available at the link.
Plenty of people downloaded it so drop me a line.
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