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PetsMart Contribution to HSUS

Discussion in 'Front Page News' started by oleman, Jan 13, 2003.

  1. The charitable arm of PETsMART, Inc., PETsMART Charities, recently made a sizable contribution to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s largest animal rights organization.

    PETsMART Charities has announced that it awarded a $15,000 grant to HSUS to fund spay and neuter clinics and pet care sessions in Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia. However, HSUS is not a national sheltering organization, as many people believe it to be. Despite its name, HSUS does not operate or oversee any animal shelters or have any legal control over them.

    In making this donation, PETsMART Charities is contributing to a leading animal rights group whose main goal is to end all animal use, including hunting, fishing and trapping.

    The HSUS has demonstrated its opposition to outdoor sports by encouraging its members to support legislation to prohibit hunting and resist legislation that would expand hunting opportunities. The organization calls hunting “fundamentally at odds with the values of a humane, just and caring society.”

    Wayne Pacelle, vice president of HSUS and former National Director of the Fund for Animals, has been quoted by the Associated Press as saying, “If we could shut down all sport hunting in a moment, we would.”

    “Sportsmen are encouraged to tell PETsMart and other businesses that support animal rights groups that they are supporting an agenda that is working to end our outdoor heritage and our traditional way of life,” said U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance President Bud Pidgeon. “When you support an organization, you support everything it stands for, not just the parts that you think are good.”

    Recently, sportsmen worked to inform Accor Economy Lodging of this fact. They sent scores of comments to the company explaining how its promotion of HSUS, under the auspices that it was helping protect animals, was merely an endorsement for an organization that is dedicated to ending America’s outdoor heritage and other animal uses. Accor has since ended its relationship with HSUS.

    Sportsmen and sportswomen should express their dissatisfaction with PETsMART Charities’ support of HSUS by contacting Philip Francis, President & CEO, PETsMART, Inc., 19601 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85027; Phone: 800-738-1385. You can also send comments online from the following web address: http://www.petsmart.com/servlet/Mailer.

    Information on this website can be reprinted with a citation to the US Sportsmen's Alliance and www.ussportsmen.org




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  2. petsmart/hsus

    I CALLED PETS MART TODAY AND WAS ABLE TO SPEEK WITH PHILLIP FRANCIS THE CEO ,THEY ARE VERY CONCERND WITH THE RESPONSES FROM THE PUBLIC ABOUT THERE DONATION TO HSUS.
    I INFORMED HIM THAT I OR ANY BODY IN MY FAMILY WOULD NOT BE SPENDING ANY MORE OF OUR MONEY IN THERE STORES, DUE TO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE SUPPORTING A GROUP THAT IS TRYING TO BANNED HUNTING ALL TO GETHER AND THAT I AM A HUNTER AND OUT DOORS MAN. AND I EXPLAINED TO HIM THAT IN THE BIBLE , IN GENISIS GOD GAVE DOMINION OF THE ANIMALS TO ADAM TO DO AS HE PLEASES, AND THAT IN GENISIS ISAC TOLD HIS SON ESAU TO GO AND TAKE HIS BOW AND ARROW TO GET VENISON SO HIS FATHER COULD HAVE THE SAVOIRY MEET THAT HE LOVED SO MUCH. SINCE THE BEGINING OF MAN , MAN HAS HUNTED FOR GAME , AND GOD HAS NEVER SAID ANY THINGH AGAINST HUNTING. SO HOW COULD MAN OVER RIDE WHAT GOD HAS MADE AVAILABLE, HE THEN INFORMED ME THAT THE AMOUNT OF PHONE CALLS TO HIS COMPANY ABOUT THIS MATTER WAS EXSTREAMLY HI.HE ALSO TOLD ME THAT THE MAJORITY OF THEM WERE HUNTERS LIKE MY SELF AND THEY SPENT A DECENT AMOUNT OF MONEY IN THERE STORES AND THEY WOULD BE NOLONGER SHOPPING THERE. IF WE STAND TO GETHER AND REFUSE TO SHOP OR SPEND OUR MONEY AT PLACES THAT SUPPORT GROUPS AS HSUS THEN WE CAN SHOW THOSE GROUPS THAT THEY CAN NOT OR WILL NOT INFRINGE UPON OUR GOD GIVEN ABILITY TO HUNT GAME!!!!!!!!
     

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    sorry i did not relize that caps mean i shouting
     
  4. I wonder if good ole petsmart has any idea how much money is spent in their stores on Hunting Dogs .. beagles setters pointers bloodhounds ect. ... Or if they even care that most dog breeds were bred with hunting in mind..... For cryin out loud man ... dogs are hunters..... I guess they think we should all own poodles:D :D :D :D :D
     
  5. As a result of PetSmart's donation, I've also emailed my displeasure to them and also now refuse to spend any money within their stores.
     
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