On 19th May 2011 Humane Watch renewed its pledge to take down its site if the HSUS gave 50% of its budget to pet shelters. It had been one year since they first made that pledge. According to Humane Watch's publishing of HSUS's figures the group still gives less than 1% to pet shelters. Humane Watch wrote in their post:
"We have yet to hear anything but silence from HSUS and its CEO, Wayne Pacelle.
Sure, it’s a little discouraging. We’d be justified if we were harsh. But let’s give HSUS a break. When you spend $121 million a year, it’s not like you can just go from 0 to 60 at the drop of the hat.
After all, HSUS needs to be “humane” and pay its 30-odd salaried lawyers. The group’s lobbyists have mouths to feed. And—c’mon!—redirecting that $2.5 million earmarked for HSUS’s pension plan? Retired executives previously making six-figure salaries have to enjoy the good life.
Seriously, though, it’s never too late for HSUS to do the right thing and start spending its donors’ money where they think it's going—to pet shelters, mostly. Pacelle can write pat-on-the-back blog articles all he wants (as he did yesterday), but sooner or later HSUS is going to have to put its money where his mouth is."
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