Congressman Rejects HSUS Award

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Alaska Congressman Don Young refused to accept an award from HSUS (Humane Society of the United States) for introducing the Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Amendments (H.R. 844) in the 111th Congress. In a rather blistering press release Representative Young calls HSUS "hypocrites" that are "capitalizing on the good work of local humane societies that shelter, spay, and neuter animals." His full press release is available here.

Local animal shelters and humane societies do excellent work by caring for neglected and homeless animals, and through their spaying and neutering programs. This organization, however, has absolutely nothing to do with animal welfare. Instead they prey on the emotions of big-hearted Americans. They flash images of abused animals on our television screens to raise money that will eventually go to pay their salaries and pensions, not to helping better the lives of these animals. They run anti-hunting and anti-trapping campaigns and are of the same cloth as PETA and other extremist organizations.


arrowflipper's picture

Let's hear it

Let's hear it for Congressman Young!  My kind of guy.  Call a spade a spade, no matter what color it is.  I'm sure this congresman is no friend of the liberal left in DC.  He exposes the HSUS for exactly who they are; uninterested in actually caring for wildlife.  More interested in caring for their own pocketbooks.  Guys like this make me proud.

numbnutz's picture

Way to go Congresman Young!!!

Way to go Congresman Young!!! this group should be ashamed of its self. There just as whacko as the PETA weirdos. I wish more people had this guy's forsight and could see through these anti-hunting groups for the frauds that they really are. The congresman here in my state would have gladly accepted the award, but that only because if they wanted to get re-elected they would have to suck up to all the tree hugging hippies that live here and pretty much control the votes. its just down right emarrasing.

jaybe's picture

Three cheers for congressman

Three cheers for congressman Young! He understands what those people are all about and isn't afraid to say so.

As for the HSUS - someone should send them a nice elk steak.


Ca_Vermonster's picture

Nice!!!!  Glad to see someone

Nice!!!!  Glad to see someone puitting them in their place.

They are, as he said, no different than PETA and the other nutjob animal rights groups!!