This is definitely disturbing to me. This excellent blog http://pitbullmuckracker.blogspot.com/2010/10/humane-society.html has pointed to a direct quote from HSUS that should have never been. Although my friends who campaign for BSL have been trying to tell me that HSUS is now the enemy, I was being reserved because I do have a great deal of respect for the work that HSUS does. I still do but this is going too far.
I understand that non profits have to lower their expectations, remain objective, and sometimes are caught between a rock and a hard place on their stances in order to keep the donations rolling in. I've been in that position as well. But to be all out against the very thing that can help the pits as well as save human life is going too far. I've been a contributer for decades to HSUS but today I wrote them to take my name off their list and informed them they would no longer receive any donation from me or my friends because of this stance.
I can always hope for a change of the Board to bring a change in philosophy, happens all the time with non profits. They are getting a little too extreme for me now with this stance on pit bulls. Although I consider myself to be radical, HSUS is getting much too radical even for me. PETA, here I come.
Honesty and Pat