Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sauron kept a 'watchful eye' as well

So full page ad in the Nation's Newspaper - USA Today:
Shouldn't we expect better from the "Humane Society"?
This from a group called with the tag line:
"Keeping a watchful eye on the Humane Society of the United States"
Interesting me thinks to myself, I don't know a lot about either group, but I do know the Humane Society does a lot of good work.  Apparently, according to the folks at they"
[g]ive less than one-half of one percent of its $100 million budget to hands-on pet shelters and the wealthy animal rights group has socked away over $8.5 million of American's donations in its own pension fund.
Wow, someone is sure upset with the Humane Society.  I wonder what this group is all about......  Ahhhh....yea, that explains it is operated by Richard Berman a Washington-based lobbyist. According to Wikipedia:
Through his public affairs firm Berman and Company, Berman runs several industry-funded non-profit organizations such as the Center for Consumer Freedom and the Center for Union Facts. Berman's companies have run numerous media campaigns downplaying the dangers of obesity, smoking, mad cow disease and drunk driving, as well as criticizing the minimum wage.  60 Minutes has called him "the booze and food industries' weapon of mass destruction,"and his nickname (from both friends and enemies) is "Dr. Evil", an alias in which he takes pride.
Here is something to remember kids, this guy does not do this stuff because he is against it.  He would probably be against mom and apple pie if somebody cut him a check.  The question is who is paying him to smear an organization that does a lot of good?  My guess is the big guys who slaughter a bunch of pigs, cattle, and chickens along with the guys that use the meat.

As a meat eater I understand that there is a best way and a not good way to raise and slaughter animals.  I thought Food Inc. did a pretty good job laying out their take on this industry although one cannot feed 300 million people without some type of assembly line slaughter, so compromises need to be made.  This "watchful eye" shenanigan is not honest nor will it change my opinion.

BTW: What is a "Hands-on pet shelter"?

Note to the businesses that fund dickwads like Berman.  If I find out you did, I will make sure not to set foot in your store or buy your product.  So ask yourself if it's worth the cost to be dishonest even if you pay someone else to do the dirty work.

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