From Americans For Medical Progress News Service Digest - 1/4/10
"A hat tip for the enterprise reporting by Center for Consumer Freedom in its analysis of the 2008 tax return submitted by the Humane Society of the United States. Among the troubling points CCF found in the HSUS report:
HSUS reported spending almost $20 million on "campaigns, legislation and litigation.
HSUS collected over $86 million in contributions and spent more than $24 million on fundraising.
HSUS paid 41 of its employees over $100,000 in 2008, including CEO Wayne Pacelle, who earned more than $250,000 in salary and benefits.
Nevertheless, the HSUS total grant allocation was less than $4.7 million, with nearly half of that going to a lobbying group responsible for California's Proposition 2 initiative. CCF calculates that the HSUS gave only a little more than $450,000 - just half of one percent of its total budget - in grants to organizations providing hands-on care to dogs and cats.
This report by Center for Consumer Freedom, and a link to the HSUS 2008 tax return, may be found at http://www.consumerfreedom.com/news_detail.cfm/h/4062-unpacking-the-hsus-gravy-train "