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    IRS AUDIT OF HSUS? - - HSUS JUST BLINKED!!!
    The Tax Fraud Office of the IRS in Fresno, CA has now received over 2,000 individually addressed letters from concerned citizens in at least 48 different states. Each letter asked the IRS to audit and investigate the alleged excessive and under-reported lobbying activities of the HSUS. Significantly, more than 1,100 of these letters were documented - - sent by certified mail. This has created a 2,000 pound GORILLA that cannot be ignored, and this GORILLA is asking the IRS to audit the HSUS!
    All letters mailed to date document that an irrefutable “NATIONAL OUTCRY” exists for the IRS to audit the HSUS. That is why I wish to express my profound appreciation for the letter-writing efforts of so many - - with special “THANKS” to those who incurred the extra expense and took the extra time to stand in long lines at the Post Office to send their letters by Certified Mail. “T-H-A-N-K Y-O-U!!!!!”
    So, how has the HSUS reacted to the “Letter-Writing Campaign?” Well, Mr. Michael Markarian (HSUS Chief Operating Officer - - second only to CEO Wayne Pacelle) has used the typical “SPIN” of the HSUS for “DAMAGE CONTROL,” and purportedly stated: “We feel this is an anemic campaign, and they’re barking up the wrong tree.”
    By trivializing the “Letter-Writing Campaign,” the HSUS just “BLINKED!” They “spoke out” because they could not ignore the “Campaign” with silence, or the spreading “WILDFIRE” of thousands of letters being sent to the IRS. This “WILDFIRE” has already unleashed over 2,000 “barking dogs” who are “barking” up the HSUS Tree. In short, the HSUS “response” is a sign of “concern” rather than “confidence!”
    A Second Wave of First Class Letters could further fan the flames of the “WILDFIRE” and increase the pressure on the IRS to expeditiously begin an audit and investigation of the alleged excessive and under-reported “Lobbying Activities” of the HSUS, such as the $450,000 “contribution” by the HSUS for the Ballot Initiative effort in Missouri. This “contribution” was posted on the Missouri Ethics Commission Website on January 6, 2010 - - $450,000 for “Lobbying Activities” rather than direct animal care! . . . . . . . . Yet another 450,000 reasons for the IRS to begin an audit of the HSUS!
    To begin the Second Wave of First Class Letters simply:

    1. Write or type a note that says: “I respectfully ask the IRS to audit and investigate the alleged excessive and under-reported lobbying activities of the Humane Society of the U.S.”
    2. Put that note or letter in an envelope that is addressed to the “INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, FRESNO, CA 93888.” (No street address or your return address is needed.)
    3. Put a $.44 stamp on the addressed envelope and drop it in the mail box. That’s it! Nothing more!!!

    If 2,000+ letters to the IRS could make the HSUS “BLINK,” . . . . . stop and think how fast the eyes of the HSUS would be “BLINKING” if a few thousand additional letters were sent to the IRS by even more “barking dogs” who wish to show their presence at the base of the HSUS Tree!
    “THIS DOG WILL HUNT!!!!” (Frank Losey)

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    About time! People of the real pet world like vets and their tecs do not beleave in HSUS. Dunno why they are even around. Letters will be in the mail tomorrow.

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      What a great post and option to help expose HSUS as crooked

      Lar M
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        Here is a link to their 08 tax form over 70 pages maybe the irs can't be bothered to read all the bull so they just file it.
        http://www.humanesociety.org/assets/...m_990_2008.pdf

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          Originally posted by snakemaster View Post
          Here is a link to their 08 tax form over 70 pages maybe the irs can't be bothered to read all the bull so they just file it.
          http://www.humanesociety.org/assets/...m_990_2008.pdf
          looking over this makes my head hurt. Looks like alot of bull crap. But your probally right they just file it.

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            HSUS Under Fire From Animal Lovers

            Susan Wolf, spokeswoman for Sportsman's & Animal Owners Voting Alliance, is a friend and colleague of USARK. She and Andrew Wyatt have worked together on legislation and fighting the Animal Rights Industry in NC where she lives. Please support this worthy organization. The Following article is a reprint from the Capitol Press.
            Capital Press agriculture news
            Groups allege HSUS fraud



            HSUS leader defends group's lobbying efforts, tax-deductible status
            By Wes Sander
            Capital Press
            An animal-owners organization is hoping to persuade the Internal Revenue Service to investigate whether political lobbying by the Humane Society of the United States is illegal.
            HSUS's lobbying on national and state levels likely surpasses the boundaries set by its nonprofit status under the IRS code, said Susan Wolf, spokeswoman for the Sportsman's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance.
            "Many of us who oppose HSUS legislation have felt for a long time that HSUS flaunts the privilege of being a nonprofit by manipulating funds into affiliated umbrella organizations," Wolf said.
            The alliance also claims a conflict of interest by Michael Markarian, who serves as HSUS's chief operating officer as well as president of an affiliated lobbying charity, the Humane Society Legislative Fund.
            Markarian said funds are not shared between the two organizations. Furthermore, when HSUS staff members perform work for the fund, those hours are billed to the fund separately, he said.
            Markarian said HSUS's spending on lobbying is roughly 4 percent of its budget, keeping the organization within its limits. In 2008, HSUS reported that it spent about $4.2 million on lobbying, out of a total budget of nearly $100 million.
            According to HSUS's 2008 tax return, the organization's efforts included a $2.25 million grant to Californians for Humane Farms, a committee that campaigned in favor of Proposition 2. That ballot measure, which passed in 2008, imposes restrictions on the confinement of farm animals.
            Under IRS rules, a nonprofit can either register its lobbying expenditures, or it can meet an "insubstantial activities" test. While the IRS does not specify the limits of the term, HSUS believes its lobbying qualifies as insubstantial, Markarian said.
            "We believe 4.3 percent by any definition is a small percentage of anyone's work," Markarian said.
            The legislative fund is not bound by the same rules. That entity, termed a "social welfare" organization under IRS code section 501(c)(4), can spend all its money on lobbying. Donations are not tax-deductible.
            Several charity watchdog groups monitor HSUS. One of them, Charity Navigator, has awarded the organization four stars, its highest rating, for the past four years.
            "We feel this is an anemic campaign, and they're barking up the wrong tree," Markarian said. "We very carefully document our lobbying expenditures, and they're publicly available on our Web site."
            But the Animal Owners' Voting Alliance calls attention to HSUS's claims of having pushed through hundreds of animal-rights laws, arguing that the charity must be surpassing its limits to sustain such activity.
            "It hardly seems possible that HSUS can pay 26 or 28 state directors to constantly lobby legislatures, file numerous ballot initiatives yearly, some 50 pieces of state legislation, federal bills, pay federal lobbyists, and file three dozen or so lawsuits against USDA and federal agencies -- and still remain under allotted lobbying regulations," Wolf said.
            An IRS spokesman declined to comment on the case.

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