Poll Shows HSUS Deception for $$$$

Everything shown here is by Humane Watch– their link and their poll.

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http://www.humanewatch.org/poll-hsus-donors-feel-deceived-by-hsus/?utm_source=title&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=hw_email

In today’s partisan environment, you don’t see many polls where 90 percent of people agree on anything. Yet nearly 90 percent of HSUS donors think HSUS should be required to include disclaimers in its advertising. That’s telling.

Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of HSUS, often has responded to our education campaign by saying that donors know what they’re funding. We find it hard to believe that an organization that spends $50 million a year on marketing doesn’t have a firm grasp of what their members know and don’t know. With this new polling, he and HSUS can’t hide behind that farce anymore. It’s time for them to come clean to the public, and to HSUS’s own donors.

Full Poll (PDF):

What is the primary reason you support the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)?

2013 Percent

Option

36.5%

To help HSUS care for homeless dogs and cats in animal shelters and humane societies.

4.3%

To help HSUS’s animal rescue team.

16.7%

To raise awareness about animal cruelty.

29.9%

To reduce the number of animals put down in shelters each year.

3.1%

To support HSUS’s farm animal protection programs.

9.2%

To support HSUS’s political lobbying for anti-animal cruelty legislation.

Were you aware that HSUS gives just 1 percent of its budget to local pet shelters?

2013 Percent

Option

87.3%

No

12.7%

Yes

Were you aware that HSUS is not affiliated with any local humane societies?

Percent

Option

79.3%

No

20.6%

Yes

Were you aware that HSUS doesn’t run a single pet shelter?

Percent

Option

80.2%

No

19.7%

Yes

Now that you know that HSUS gives just one percent of its budget to local pet shelters, do you think the HSUS misleads people into thinking that it supports local humane societies and pet shelters?

2013 Percent

Option

6.1%

Not at all

9.5%

Not really

15.6%

Net No

17.5%

Somewhat

66.1%

Very Much

83.6%

Net Yes

Now that you know that HSUS gives just one percent of its budget to local pet shelters, are you more or less likely to support HSUS?

2013 Percent

Option

35.7%

Much Less Likely

23.6%

Less Likely

59.3%

Net Less Likely

5.3%

More Likely

7.5%

Much More Likely

27.7%

Neither

Do you think HSUS should be required to disclose in its advertising the fact that it is not affiliated with local humane societies?

Percent

Option

12.1%

No

87.8%

Yes

Do you think HSUS should be required to disclose in its advertising the fact that just 1 percent of the money it raises will go to local pet shelters?

Percent

Option

12.6%

No

87.4%

Yes

Poll of 1,050 HSUS donors conducted September 16-27, 2013. Margin of error ±3%.

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