Katie Olthoff The internet is abuzz over Carrie Underwood’s performance on The Sound of Music Live recently. And word on the street is that she wasn’t very good.
Call me a trendsetter, if you will, but I’ve disliked Ms. Underwood for quite some time. And it has nothing to do with the fact that she’s no Julie Andrews.
Many people do not know that Carrie Underwood is a financial supporter of the Humane Society of the United States. That sounds like a good thing, right?
But the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is not what you think. HSUS is a political organization which spends 0.8% of its budget on animal shelters. Their advertising dollars would make you think otherwise, but their tax returns tell the truth.
What does HSUS do with the rest of their $100 million annual budget?
Well, 41% is spend on fundraising. That’s right. 41% of their budget is for fundraising, and less than 1% is for animal shelters.
Why do they do so much fundraising, then? So they can lobby against animal agriculture and family farms like mine.
I can get over the fact that Carrie’s no Julie Andrews. It doesn’t bother me that my husband thinks she’s hot. I don’t even care that she’s vegan – that’s her choice. But donating money to such a manipulative, greedy, appalling organization? That’s something I won’t stand for.
I like my fellow farmers. I like local animal shelters. I like that we have food choice, including the choice to eat vegan. But I do not CAN NOT like Carrie Underwood.
Editor’s Note: This post first appeared on Katie’s blog: On The Banks of Squaw Creek. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.View All Blogs »