A short update tonight …
I’ve noticed a pattern over time with the HSUS press releases and CEO Wayne Pacelle’s blog, “Humane Nation”. The pattern? With noticeable frequency, issues used to attack their opponents are issues which are reflected within the HSUS itself. Some examples?
- In “Humane Nation”, HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle attacks CCF founder Richard Berman for funneling funds from CCF to other pet organizations, yet the HSUS has a history of sending funds to ‘other organizations’ such as ‘Californians for Humane Farms’ which just happen to reside at the same address as the HSUS Sacramento office ($1,360,000 according to HSUS 2007 tax filings)
- In the HSUS webpage “Things you didn’t know about the (CCF) and Richard Berman“, one of the charges levelled against the CCF was “conducting prohibited electioneering and lobbying activities” yet there is momentum gaining on the regarding the campaign to have the HSUS investigated by the IRS for the SAME THING. (Both organizations are 501(c)3 organizations and subject to the same restrictions regarding political activity)
Lest you think I am just re-hashing old history, there is the latest matter of CEO Wayne Pacelle hiring new Vice President of Philanthropy, Deborah Peeples, who is the subject of a $87,164.60 federal tax lien. Perhaps Wayne Pacelle will present an award to the IRS if they seize her property, as he did to Attorney General Greg Zoeller for seizing the property (dogs) of Virginia Garwood for tax reclamation purposes?
My thanks to the mysterious individual who forwarded these documents to me, who ever you are. I am always interested in rock-solid documentation
Reminder: reference to the Center for Consumer Freedom is made for comparison purposes only. Nothing written should be interpreted as either an endorsement or a condemnation of the organization.