Published on humanewatch.org on 07/16/2018
HumaneWatch has analyzed the financial reports of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and concluded that every donation would be wasted.
Note: “We’ve crunched the numbers and—assuming this calculator isn’t as deceptive as HSUS’s marketing—we discovered HSUS spends over half its budget on fundraising materials. […] Additionally, HSUS has over $50 million stowed away in offshore Caribbean accounts and pays annual salaries in excess of $100,000 to around 50 staff members. Only 1% of the budget is given to pet shelters.”
On the other hand, if you support modern zoos and organizations that cooperate with them, they really help animals. At Yaqu Pacha e.V., for example, employees in Germany work completely on a voluntary basis. At Loro Parque Foundation, 100% of the donation goes directly to the projects.