Complaint Filed with Federal Trade Commission Against HSUS

The nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) this week against the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) for orchestrating a deceptive advertising campaign. CCF also passed along complaints submitted by 77 donors through its website

According to a press release from CCF, in November 2017, “HSUS drove traffic to a web page on its domain that contained false information. On the web page in question, a graphic claimed that only 19% of HSUS donations are spent on fundraising.

“However, HSUS’ Form 990 tax return for 2016, its most recent filing, shows the organization spends at least 29% of its budget on fundraising,” the release said. “Factoring in joint cost expenditures that are allocated to management or program spending, the total fundraising number rises to 52%. (Charities may classify portions of fundraising appeals as “educational” expenses to seem more efficient with donations.)”

CCF claims that, despite its name, the Humane Society of the United States is not affiliated with the many humane societies in towns and counties that operate pet shelters.

“HSUS does not run a single pet shelter, despite suggesting otherwise in its solicitations to prospective donors. Some (but by no means all) previous advertising had disclosed this fact. In 2014, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt issued a public ‘consumer alert’ concerning donations to HSUS,” CCF states.

“Regulators need to stop well-meaning Americans who want to help pets from being ripped off,” said CCF Managing Director Will Coggin in a statement. “Donors want to help homeless animals—not wealthy D.C. executives who mislead the public about how their money will be used.”

You can read CCF's complaint here: To learn more about the Humane Society of the United States, visit and



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Submitted by Elke Weiss on Fri, 12/22/2017 - 03:19

These account and finance audits are so much hectic and so much informative at the same time. Our auditor from assignment help services gives us headache and some of us starting thinking that he might have done a fraud as well, so i can compare to HSUS's condition what they are facing but at a higher level.

Submitted by Dr. H. R. Howard on Sun, 12/24/2017 - 18:24

I doubt that this is a case of fraud except by HSUS who routinely moves money on the order of 50 million at a time to off shore banks.
This outfit pushes a vegan diet now causing children to die. Without ACTIVE VB12 found only in meat, milk,fish and egg products most children cannot manufacture enough ACTIVE VB12 to keep their bodies functioning. Without ACTIVE VB12 the human brain over time becomes overly emotional and cannot think rationally. This strict vegan diet is the same diet the cults in the 60 and 80s used to keep their members in line making money for them or like the Jim Jones cult drinking the deadly cool aid. Animal rights is a cult religion that pushes against the natural laws of nature. They intend to end all use of animals for any purpose and that includes as food, pets or even to save species from extinction.

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Submitted by Dr. H. R. Howard on Sun, 12/24/2017 - 18:34

What most people do not realize is that the human brain uses ACTIVE VB 12 to move nutrients to the brain which requires tremendous amounts of energy. ACTIVE VB12 is only found in animal and fish products the VB12 found in a few plants is totally inactive in the human brain. This organization ignores that fact and lies about it. By the way the idiots that want to feed dogs only a vegan diet need to know that Dogs are carnivores they are not omnivores they require meat to survive. Cats are too its just that dogs will eat anything you put before them but that doesn't mean its good for them or will make them healthy. Thats why moving to a raw meat diet is better for most dogs and getting off all grain makes for better nutrition for dogs. Anyone who is a strict vegan cannot be trusted to think rationally. You cannot trust their viewpoint or their brains. Vegetarians who eat fish, or drink milk or eat eggs are getting their ACTIVE BB12 being a vegetarian is not a problem, but many people who hit the wall being a vegan know the health problems they have been through in trying to force their body to be without ACTIVE VB12.

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