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Please go vote for whoever is #1 and keep HSUS from winning this money to then turn around and spend against us

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Help Us Win $250,000 to Rescue Animals from Cruelty

Thank you for supporting a Facebook Cause that benefits The Humane Society of the United States!

We are currently ranked #2 in the Pepsi Refresh Project,

a program that could award us $250,000 to rescue animals from cruelty and neglect.

This money will help us rescue thousands of animals from cruelty in the upcoming year, and you can make that possible! You can vote for The HSUS twice per day

, both online and by texting your vote. You can even sign in to vote using your Facebook account.

To vote, sign up for a daily reminder, and share with your friends on Facebook, go to:

Vote for Dogs, Cats, and Horses in The Pepsi Refresh Project : The Humane Society of the United States
 

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Not trying to start an argument, but why are you so against the HSUS?
 
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Im pretty confused, I went to the link that you had and all it did was make me want to vote for them.. They are rescuing dogs. What's the bad part?
 

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Im pretty confused, I went to the link that you had and all it did was make me want to vote for them.. They are rescuing dogs. What's the bad part?
+1 It's going to take one helluva an argument to keep me from supporting the HSUS. :confused:
 

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I'd rather donate to local shelters. THe HSUS exterminates pitties even baby ones they confiscate from the raids. Sometimes they raid without real evidence and they kill them all.
 

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Those places aren't real rescues. If you wanna vote for a rescue you should vote for a real one. Especially since I would think you would want to vote for someone pit bull friendly.
 

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I'd rather donate to local shelters. THe HSUS exterminates pitties even baby ones they confiscate from the raids. Sometimes they raid without real evidence and they kill them all.
I'll do some searching on my own, but do you by any chance have a link to info to back up that statement?
 

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Directly from the HSUS website. Doesn't seem very anti-pit to me???

Pit Bull Resources : The Humane Society of the United States

April 15, 2010

Pit Bull Resources
Making "pawsitive" change for America's most abused dog

The Humane Society of the United States

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Pit bulls can present new challenges to rescue groups. iStockphoto

Rescued from a dogfighting bust, Plum, Arlo, and Scout are great rescue successes. The HSUS

As high-energy dogs, pit bulls benefit greatly from focused training. The HSUS
As the breed of choice for dogfighters, pit bulls attract many people who want them for all the wrong reasons. As a result, they are the most abused, misunderstood dog breed-comprising an estimated 70% of dogs housed and euthanized in urban animal shelter systems.

It's a grim situation for a breed whose sweet temperament around children once earned it the nickname of "the nanny dog."

The HSUS is invested in turning the tide for pit bulls, tackling the problem from every angle. We invite you to get involved in our groundbreaking efforts in the areas of:

Dogfighting
The Pit Bull Training Team
Humane education
Spay/neuter programs
Anti-chaining efforts
Sheltering pit bulls
Breed-specific legislation
Positive pit bull stories
Dogfighting directly maims and/or kills over 250,000 pit bulls a year. It kills many thousands of other dogs indirectly due to the large numbers of pit bulls entering shelters as a result of overbreeding and being confiscated by law enforcement. The numbers of pit bulls suffering and dying on the streets and in back yards from neglect or abuse-the byproducts of dogfighting-is untold. The HSUS tackles dogfighting with:

A national tip line, 1-877-TIP-HSUS
$5,000 reward for information leading to dogfighting convictions
Law enforcement training courses in animal fighting investigation
The largest-known database of intelligence on individual dogfighters
Grants from the Ware Animal Fighting Rescue Fund to help agencies care for animals seized from fighting rings
Prosecutor training to help law enforcement bring successful cases against dogfighters
Legislation in every state to make dogfighting a felony, with varying penalties. The HSUS continues to fight for steep penalties for all aspects of dogfighting, including being a spectator or possessing dogs with the intent to fight them.

Get involved: Order our dogfighting action pack today!
Pit Bull Training Team classes, sponsored by The HSUS in inner cities, reach out to young men who might otherwise be tempted to fight their dogs. By funneling the energies of these young men and their dogs into obedience and agility training, The HSUS hopes to change the fates of potentially hundreds of thousands of dogs who suffer in urban dogfighting annually. The classes are an integral part of our End Dogfighting campaign in high-risk neighborhoods, which you can launch in your neighborhood!

Get involved: Learn how to start End Dogfighting programs in your own city.
Humane education in classrooms is offered as a free, eight-week curriculum for middle school students that focuses on dogfighting and recasting pit bulls in the image of friends, not fighters. The curriculum includes a game show, field trip, and final project. It's free for teachers and activists who want to implement it in their own communities.

Get Involved: Contact [email protected] to get your copy of the curriculum, guidance materials, and instructions for the course.
Spay/neuter programs for pit bulls in inner cities are extremely important. In urban areas, the numbers of homeless and/or abused pit bulls are higher than ever, and spay/neuter is essential in the effort to stop the cycle of abuse. We offer a variety of tools to help you more effectively reach this at-risk breed in your community.

Get involved: To learn more about effective spay/neuter programs and initiatives, please vist our Spay/Neuter Resource Page.
Anti-chaining efforts, including our national radio spots and working on laws at local and state levels, directly impact pit bulls, as they are the most common victims of chaining. Almost all dogs kept for fighting are kept chained. Isolated and deprived, untrained and driven to frustration, chained dogs can become aggressive and dangerous.

Get involved: Become part of the effort to stop the chaining of dogs in your community.
Sheltering pit bulls seized from fighting operations or abusive situations is a unique challenge for animal shelters and law enforcement. We have information that can help agencies provide quality care for pit bulls being held for long periods.

Get involved: Animal shelter employees and volunteers can learn about the special needs of abused pit bulls. Pit Bull Rescue Central also has an excellent guide for helping organizations understand the needs of pit bulls in shelters.
Opposing Breed Specific Legislation (BSL), a shortsighted and ineffective response to dog bites in a community, is another priority for The HSUS. By placing bans on specific dog breeds (most often pit bulls) BSL unfairly targets dogs who are most often not problematic, because irresponsible owners are not likely to abide by laws in the first place.

Get Involved: Read Pit Bull Rescue Central's advice on tackling BSL.
Circulating positive pit bull stories can help change the image of the breed. Check out Elmo and Dagnabit.

More recommended reading and viewing:

Pit Bull Rescue Central's printable handout page
The Pit Bull Placebo
Off the Chain (DVD documentary)
Out of the Pits: Dogfighting in Chicago (DVD)
 

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Directly from the HSUS website. Doesn't seem very anti-pit to me???

Pit Bull Resources : The Humane Society of the United States

April 15, 2010

Pit Bull Resources
Making "pawsitive" change for America's most abused dog

The Humane Society of the United States

Previous Next

Pit bulls can present new challenges to rescue groups. iStockphoto

Rescued from a dogfighting bust, Plum, Arlo, and Scout are great rescue successes. The HSUS

As high-energy dogs, pit bulls benefit greatly from focused training. The HSUS
As the breed of choice for dogfighters, pit bulls attract many people who want them for all the wrong reasons. As a result, they are the most abused, misunderstood dog breed-comprising an estimated 70% of dogs housed and euthanized in urban animal shelter systems.

It's a grim situation for a breed whose sweet temperament around children once earned it the nickname of "the nanny dog."

The HSUS is invested in turning the tide for pit bulls, tackling the problem from every angle. We invite you to get involved in our groundbreaking efforts in the areas of:

Dogfighting
The Pit Bull Training Team
Humane education
Spay/neuter programs
Anti-chaining efforts
Sheltering pit bulls
Breed-specific legislation
Positive pit bull stories
Dogfighting directly maims and/or kills over 250,000 pit bulls a year. It kills many thousands of other dogs indirectly due to the large numbers of pit bulls entering shelters as a result of overbreeding and being confiscated by law enforcement. The numbers of pit bulls suffering and dying on the streets and in back yards from neglect or abuse-the byproducts of dogfighting-is untold. The HSUS tackles dogfighting with:

A national tip line, 1-877-TIP-HSUS
$5,000 reward for information leading to dogfighting convictions
Law enforcement training courses in animal fighting investigation
The largest-known database of intelligence on individual dogfighters
Grants from the Ware Animal Fighting Rescue Fund to help agencies care for animals seized from fighting rings
Prosecutor training to help law enforcement bring successful cases against dogfighters
Legislation in every state to make dogfighting a felony, with varying penalties. The HSUS continues to fight for steep penalties for all aspects of dogfighting, including being a spectator or possessing dogs with the intent to fight them.

Get involved: Order our dogfighting action pack today!
Pit Bull Training Team classes, sponsored by The HSUS in inner cities, reach out to young men who might otherwise be tempted to fight their dogs. By funneling the energies of these young men and their dogs into obedience and agility training, The HSUS hopes to change the fates of potentially hundreds of thousands of dogs who suffer in urban dogfighting annually. The classes are an integral part of our End Dogfighting campaign in high-risk neighborhoods, which you can launch in your neighborhood!

Get involved: Learn how to start End Dogfighting programs in your own city.
Humane education in classrooms is offered as a free, eight-week curriculum for middle school students that focuses on dogfighting and recasting pit bulls in the image of friends, not fighters. The curriculum includes a game show, field trip, and final project. It's free for teachers and activists who want to implement it in their own communities.

Get Involved: Contact [email protected] to get your copy of the curriculum, guidance materials, and instructions for the course.
Spay/neuter programs for pit bulls in inner cities are extremely important. In urban areas, the numbers of homeless and/or abused pit bulls are higher than ever, and spay/neuter is essential in the effort to stop the cycle of abuse. We offer a variety of tools to help you more effectively reach this at-risk breed in your community.

Get involved: To learn more about effective spay/neuter programs and initiatives, please vist our Spay/Neuter Resource Page.
Anti-chaining efforts, including our national radio spots and working on laws at local and state levels, directly impact pit bulls, as they are the most common victims of chaining. Almost all dogs kept for fighting are kept chained. Isolated and deprived, untrained and driven to frustration, chained dogs can become aggressive and dangerous.

Get involved: Become part of the effort to stop the chaining of dogs in your community.
Sheltering pit bulls seized from fighting operations or abusive situations is a unique challenge for animal shelters and law enforcement. We have information that can help agencies provide quality care for pit bulls being held for long periods.

Get involved: Animal shelter employees and volunteers can learn about the special needs of abused pit bulls. Pit Bull Rescue Central also has an excellent guide for helping organizations understand the needs of pit bulls in shelters.
Opposing Breed Specific Legislation (BSL), a shortsighted and ineffective response to dog bites in a community, is another priority for The HSUS. By placing bans on specific dog breeds (most often pit bulls) BSL unfairly targets dogs who are most often not problematic, because irresponsible owners are not likely to abide by laws in the first place.

Get Involved: Read Pit Bull Rescue Central's advice on tackling BSL.
Circulating positive pit bull stories can help change the image of the breed. Check out Elmo and Dagnabit.

More recommended reading and viewing:

Pit Bull Rescue Central's printable handout page
The Pit Bull Placebo
Off the Chain (DVD documentary)
Out of the Pits: Dogfighting in Chicago (DVD)
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Louisiana, Federal Law Enforcement Raid Property of Floyd Boudreaux, One of Nation's Most Notorious Dog Fighters | The Humane Society of the United States

"Floyd Boudreaux, an internationally known breeder of pit bulls,
and his son, Guy Boudreaux, each faced 48 counts of dogfighting.
The two were arrested in 2005 after Louisiana State Police
executed a search warrant at Floyd's home. Both men were
acquitted after the judge said the prosecutor failed to
provide enough evidence against them.

During Boudreaux's long-delayed trial on dogfighting charges, Louisiana State Trooper Jacob Dickinson testified that the search warrant used to raid Boudreaux's property, and seize and kill his dogs, was based on what he saw as he flew over Boudreaux's property."

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From this website you posted, Humane Society of the United States: Funding sources, staff profiles, and political agenda

HSUS is big, rich, and powerful. While most local animal shelters are under-funded and unsung, HSUS has accumulated $162 million in assets and built a recognizable brand by capitalizing on the confusion its very name provokes. This misdirection results in an irony of which most animal lovers are unaware: HSUS raises enough money to finance animal shelters in every single state, with money to spare, yet it doesn't operate a single one anywhere.

Hmmmmm........I had no idea. Guess I have some reading to do. Thanks!
 

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They are just like PETA in coming off as all about the animals but are worthless and kill much more than they have ever saved.
 

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They are just like PETA in coming off as all about the animals but are worthless and kill much more than they have ever saved.
Yeah, just reading a few things they certainly do appear to be a lot like PETA, accept with A LOT more money and more sneaky ways of fund raising.
 
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