It seems no reporter is safe from Wayne Pacelle, the HSUS talking head CEO, as he pontificates his point of view on the fate on Michael Vick's remaining dogs.
And that POV, of course, is death.
Now is it just me or do you also find it insane that an organization that purports to "protect" animals is in fact advocating for the death of animals?
Wayne Pacelle - Vick's Dogs Must Die
This week, a federal judge will decide the fate of Michael Vick's remaining dogs, 53 pitbulls.
Mr. Pacelle, speaking for the world's largest and richest animal organization, HSUS, apparently thinks these pitbulls should and must die.
In an article in the Virginian-Pilot earlier this week enetitled, "Deadline Looms For Pitbulls Seized In Vick Investigation", Pacelle, the HSUS CEO, is quoted as saying, " it does not make sense to keep these animals alive".
But wait - there's more.......................is it even more insane!
Or should we just call it plain GREED, that HSUS was begging for money to care for these dogs just a few short weeks ago?
The HSUS Shell Game
That's right - HSUS was sooooooooo concerned about the fate of Michae'l Vick's dogs that it pushed the magic email button, sending out millions of email messages in an on-demand beg-a-thon, pleading for donations to help them care for Vick's dogs.
Ooooopsie, though - there was just one teensy problem that HSUS "forgot" to mention:
Apparently HSUS didn't have custody of Michael Vick's dogs - and they still don't. That's right - HSUS got caught out - Wayne Pacelle got caught with his pants down with that one. It was a bold faced lie.
I Know You Are But What Am I?
In an attempt to answer a wave of criticism, Wayne Pacelle fired up his blog and called those who dared to criticize him and HSUS as greedy evil dog breeders, front men for the meat industry, and probably dog fighters, so on and so on.
Yeah, Wayne - you sound like an immature 12 year-old kid brother - "I know you are but what am I?"
Well, then Wayne - I dare you to call me any of those names, for I am none of those. But I have a name for you, in fact several.
You are a snake oil salesman - a hustler in a pin-striped suit with a fancy law degree, pimping out animals for power and profit. There is nothing in that bottle of alleged snake oil of any value - it's filled with sugar water, so it goes down real smooth.
You, sir, are nothing but a charlatan. You and HSUS are bilking innocent animal lovers out of millions in the name of kindness. You sir, are a profiteer.
PETA Want's Vick's Dogs Dead, Too
OK - so back to the fate of Vick's dogs.
And as we all know - PETA never met a pitbull it didn't want dead. So true to form, in the same article, PETA has to weigh in on the fate of Vick's dogs too.
"In most cases, pit bulls seized from dogfighting rings are euthanized, and as sad as that is to all of us, it may be the best thing to do for everyone concerned," PETA spokesman Dan Shannon said.
Victimizing The Victims
Oh really, Dan? Excuuuuuuuse me, but I know PLENTY of rescuers who take on ex-fighting dogs on a daily basis.
Yep -they do it every day. And they do it without pimping themselves to the press - or better yet - have a pr team to pimp to the press for them!
They do it without the "glory". They do it out of love and dedication. They do it because these dogs deserve to live - despite your best efforts to kill them and exterminate the breed.
Ex-fighting dogs are the victims of abuse and cruelty, not the perpetrators. For the most part, pitbulls that are ex-fighting dogs have wonderful people skills, have stable temperments, are found to be human-friendly and very affectionate - and very adoptable.
I happen to know - I happen to own one.
As one loyal DP reader put it - these dogs have yet to be examined by behavoir experts, such as Dr. Katherine Houpt at Cornell University, and yet PETA & HSUS are calling for death by lethal injection!
But hey - with all that extra cash rolling around HSUS headquarters, you'd think that HSUS or PETA would spring for Dr. Houpt to fly down to Virginia to check out those dogs.
But it won't happen -HSUS & PETA are too busy raking in more cash from animal lovers by deliberately exploiting the abused.
The Good News
The good news is that rescue organizations that specialize in pitbulls - specifically Spindletop - are trying to reach out to save these dogs before the judge seals their fate.
The good news is that that there are kind and good and decent people out there who have rooms in their hearts and in their homes for these dogs.
Please call your officials and ask them to intervene - do not let these animals die without a chance, as PETA and HSUS would have them do.
What is really sick is that both HSUS and PETA claim to help animals, but they do not.
Both PETA and HSUS operate on conflict and cause marketing - and both organizations exist to do nothing but fundraise using the guise of animal protection as the pretext.
Oh yeah - and after they take in all kinds of "donations" on a particular campaign, such as the Vick case, both organizations advocate for the death of innocent dogs.
I think that the Humane Society of the United States should be indicted on federal racketeering charges and forced to return any and all donations received as a result of deceptive marketing.
The Bad Newz
Wayne Pacelle of HSUS goes on to say, "It's a very difficult thing to reprogram a fighting dog," he said. "It's a tragic and sad circumstance that rests at the feet of the people who abused these animals this way."
No - Wayne - I'd say that the fate of these dogs clearly rests at YOUR feet, since HSUS chose to go on the raid on Vick's property.
Then HSUS falsely used Michael Vick's dogs as the means to bring in the dough - garner more press, and power and untaxed profits for HSUS.
And now - HSUS and Wayne Pacelle are waiting - or should I say salivating - for that lethal injection - the killing of Michael Vick's dogs.
Why? HSUS will use the death of those dogs as the means to propel themselves back into the news and profit even more - and run their legislative agendas down the throats of unsuspecting animal lovers, which in turn will kill more animals.
And should something happen to those remaining dogs, Wayne - I will personally hold you accountable as the animal abuser and exploiter that you are.
From where I sit - HSUS and Wayne Pacelle are nuthin' but Bad Newz.