I have lived in the Wood River Valley for 34 years and I know there are a lot of animal lovers here. I hope and pray that these people are not giving money to the Humane Society of the United States. Here is why.
A while back there was a TV show that went through what the Humane Society was doing with their TV ads of neglected and abused animals and asking for donations. They found that 95 percent of all money raised went to salaries and paying for banquets. Five percent went to the animals. Blatant abuse.
I just read a piece in "The American Hunter" that I thought you should read. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, in refusing an award from the anti-hunting group the Humane Society of the United States, said "The Humane Society of the United States are hypocrites, plain and simple, and I will not join them by accepting this award. Local animal shelters and humane societies do excellent work. This organization, however, has absolutely nothing to do with the emotions of big-hearted Americans. They flash images of abused animals on our television screens to raise money that will eventually go to pay their salaries and pensions, not to helping better the lives of these animals. They run anti-hunting and anti-trapping campaigns and are of the same cloth as PETA and other extremist organizations ... . To accept this award would be supporting their manipulative ways and misguided agenda, and I want no part of that."
So, there you have it. Please do not send them money.