What is the Humane Society?

By Arizona Sportsmen for Wildlife Conservation

I have to confess, I wonder sometimes how many folks read our newsletters and understand the message we’re trying to convey.

I know a few of you are reading them because we get some feedback on occasion.Some complimentary (always nice) and some constructive (which is great too). Our last issue spurred some discussion, and unbeknownst to some of the readers, actually proved a few of my points. Let me clarify. In deference to space I am not listing the following groups’ missions, you can look that up if you’re interested, but there is a common theme with most, and to one of our readers, the local animal shelters do perform good work!

On the flip side, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is another animal. If you Google, or search the internet for “humane society”, here’s likely your top link:

What about SPCA?

What is ASPCA?

How about AZ Humane Society?

What is the AZ Animal Welfare League?

Or, what is Animal Defense League of AZ (ADLAZ)?

The lists and comparisons between Hunters and the HSUS in our last enews were intended to be thought provoking. If you thought it was misleading on the “humane society” side, your perception tracks with the general public’s reaction when they see the beat up dog in the cage and pull their wallet out. Rest assured we do our best on the research side, and endeavor to keep you informed too, as that is part of our Mission.

In the coming weeks, be on the lookout for what HSUS has in store for sportsmen and women. Many of these groups beg you to “donate now” but some also want you to give up your hunting rights, and it’s important to know the difference.

Those are the groups we need to keep in our “sights”.

Jim Unmacht
Executive Director