*Editor’s Note* – Below are copies of letters written by Frank Losey, an associate of the Missouri Federation of Animal Owners (MoFed), regarding Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The letters are republished with permission from the author.
Mr. Losey has tirelessly waged a campaign to expose the American public to the deceit, lies and hypocrisy of HSUS. This first letter, which includes a link to a copy of the original email sent to Mr. Losey from Wayne Pacelle in which Pacelle suggests that hunters are poachers, is written by Mr. Losey to Wayne Pacelle calling him out on name calling and challenging Mr. Pacelle and the HSUS to use more of the organization’s money for better animal welfare programs.
The second letter, is a response letter to the silence he received from Mr. Pacelle after the first letter.
If you agree with the position of Mr. Losey and the effort he and others have been doing, I might suggest you visit his website and support the effort in anyway that you can.
Franklin W. Losey
2029 Tampa Blvd.
Navarre, FL 32566
August 13, 2012
Mr. Wayne Pacelle
President and CEO
Humane Society of the United States
2100 L Street, NW
Washington DC 20037
Dear Mr. Pacelle:
I have recently become aware of the fact that you personally, in a letter dated July 9, 2012, described me as an “individual hostile to animal welfare,” which description is an outrageous lie!
As you may recall, I am the individual who wrote to you in 2009, and told you that responsible breeders in State Commercial Breeder Associations in the States where over 80% of all Federally Licensed and inspected Breeders were located had “publicly condemned substandard kennels.” I was the individual who orchestrated these “public condemnations” by responsible breeders, and I thought at the time that you would be ecstatic with the fact that a sincere, genuine and substantive effort was being made to advocate what was in the best interest of animals. To my chagrin, you not only declined to share this information with your “following” by publicly acknowledging such “public condemnations,” but you went on to discredit all responsible breeders by stating that “condemning substandard breeders does not help animals.” And then for good measure, you gratuitously went on to disparage “family farmers” by suggesting that they were “factory farmers,” even though my correspondence made no reference to “family farmers.” (See your E-Mail dated November 16, 2009. A copy is attached.) As an aside, if “condemning substandard breeders does not help animals,” why has the HSUS spent Tens, if not Hundreds, of Millions of Dollars since 2004 “condemning substandard breeders” each and every day when that money could have been better spent in support of local shelters that are helping animals each and every day of the year?
Each month my wife and I load up the trunk of our car with dog food, cat food, and supplies and deliver them to a local dog shelter and a cat shelter. If I were truly “hostile to animal welfare,” why would I have received notes of appreciation from the local shelters?!? An illustrative note is attached – – and it begins as follows: “Mr. Losey, SOCKS is fortunate to have such a loyal supporter as you!”As a further aside, since I donate a higher percentage of my annual income to local shelters than does the HSUS, does that mean that the HSUS is more “hostile to animal welfare” than I am?!?!?!?!?!?
Every time I am invited to speak to any group that is associated with animals, I always encourage them to raise the bar by keeping themselves educated on best practices for animal welfare. My Mother taught me that an ounce of praise and encouragement is far more effective than a “slash and burn,” “take no prisoners” approach. That is why I have been so supportive of encouraging every Educational Seminar put on by dog breeder organizations to have at least one Veterinarian discuss best practices to avoid the spread of PARVO, a highly contagious and viral disease that often leads to the death of puppies and young dogs if they do not receive all of their Parvo booster shots. All too often, puppies do not receive the last of their booster shots because the owners of new puppies, who are so filled with the joy of having a healthy, happy, well socialized puppy, innocently do not realize that they must protect their puppies from being exposed to the dreaded Parvo virus that is often contracted from sniffing the feces of other infected dogs in such places as public parks.
Tragically, the HSUS, which professes to care so much about animal welfare, has NEVER – – REPEAT – – NEVER used the “functionality” of its Website to educate pet owners, as opposed to animal shelters, on procedures as to how best to protect their puppies and dogs from contracting Parvo. This “deadly” omission of information about Parvo for pet owners by the HSUS, that purportedly has a following of Millions, suggests that there has been a conscious and unconscionable decision to keep the American Public and Elected Officials at the Federal, State and Local Levels of Government in the Dark so that the spread of Parvo and its deadly consequences will be inhumanely perpetuated, and be exploited and misrepresented to the American Public as being caused by irresponsible breeding practices in order to further enhance the fundraising activities of the HSUS. To dispel such a notion, I implore you to ensure that the HSUS immediately spend a relatively insignificant amount of its annual revenue, that is approaching $150 Million Dollars a year, on a Nationwide Campaign that highlights and educates the American Public, and especially the new owners of puppies, on how best to protect healthy puppies from contracting Parvo. Failure to do so will lead me, and others, to conclude that the Humane Society of the U.S. has a hidden agenda that is “hostile to animal welfare.”
Franklin W. Losey
On August 28, 2012, Mr. Pacelle responded to Frank Losey’s Letter that was dated August 13,2012 and stated that Frank Losey:
Is “an individual hostile to animal welfare;”
Has “a serious honesty problem;”
Defends “puppy mills, soring, factory farming, and all other abuses;”
Has “been dishonest,” and
Is “not an honorable person.”
In a gesture of “Good Faith,” Frank Losey offered Mr. Pacelle an opportunity to withdraw his disparaging comments, which Frank Losey described as “outrageous, unsubstantiated, unfounded, defaming, and libelous lies.” And how did Mr. Pacelle respond to this “Good Faith” gesture? Silence! Deafening Silence!!!!!
Why would Mr. Pacelle so disparage Frank Losey?
Could it be that Mr. Pacelle has learned that Frank Losey has cumulatively submitted over 2,500 pages of incriminating documents to Members of Congress; to the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Agriculture; to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS); to the Department of the Treasury; and to the Department of Justice?
Could it be because Frank Losey’s “Calls to Action” have orchestrated 20,000-30,000, or more, E-Mails and Letters being sent from citizens in all 50 States to Members of Congress, to the IRS and to the Justice Department documented that the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) may be violating the U.S. Tax Code which provides that “Public Charities,” such as the HSUS, may not engage in “TOO MUCH LOBBYING;” and that the HSUS may be violating the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 because it has not been registered as a “Lobbying Organization” since August of 2006, at which time it terminated its Registration as a “Lobbying Organization” with both Houses of Congress? (Prior to August 2006, the HSUS was registered as a “Lobbying Organization,” and listed Mr. Pacelle as its Chief Lobbyist!)
Could it be because the more than 2,500 incriminating documents that Frank Losey has submitted through Official Government Channels, as well as the 20,000-30,000 or more E-Mails and Letters that were received by Government Officials in Congress, the IRS, the Treasury Department and the Justice Department have illuminated a chilling and growing belief by more and more Government Officials who are echoing an internal whispering “BUZZ OF ALARM?”And has that “BUZZ” been “leaked” back to the HSUS, which has been told that Frank Losey keeps documenting facts that establish by “clear and convincing evidence” that “cover-ups” may be occurring within Government Agencies; that information is being improperly ‘leaked’ back to the HSUS; that the HSUS may not be in compliance with the U.S. Tax Code; and that the HSUS may not be in compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995?!?!?
And could it also be because Mr. Pacelle now knows that Senator Hatch, who chaired the Hearing that ultimately resulted in the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act being amended after “9-11,” has recently told a constituent that, with regards to the HSUS, ” I share your belief that this law (Lobbying Disclosure Act) has been violated, the Justice Department should respond with appropriate action?!?!?” And in this regard, is it possible that Mr. Pacelle could be embarrassed by his prior written correspondence that was dated January 18, 2008 that suggested that the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, is an “unjust law” worthy of “civil disobedience?!?”
And could it also be because as recently as August 9, 2012 a U.S. Representative wrote to the IRS Commissioner and stated: “Years ago when I first wrote you regarding the tax-exempt status of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). . . . I have provided the IRS with documentation that I believe clearly demonstrates that the HSUS has abused its tax-exempt status, and I stand ready to provide additional supporting documents.”
Perhaps Mr. Pacelle also was not pleased when Frank Losey told Mr. Pacelle that since the HSUS donates a lower percentage of its annual income to local shelters than does Frank Losey, this would suggest that the HSUS is more “hostile to animal welfare” than Frank Losey is!And to add salt to that wound, Frank Losey included a note of appreciation from a local shelter that read as follows: “Mr. Losey, SOCKS is fortunate to have such a loyal supporter as you!”Is Frank Losey figuratively beginning to breathe down the neck of Mr. Pacelle, and he does not like the smell of Frank Losey’s breath?!?!?
And then could Mr. Pacelle have gone ballistic when he read the closing paragraph in Frank Losey’s Letter that was dated August 13, 2012, which read as follows:
“Tragically, the HSUS, which professes to care so much about animal welfare, has NEVER – – REPEAT – – NEVER used the “functionality” of its Website to educate pet owners, as opposed to animal shelters, on procedures as to how best to protect their puppies and dogs from contracting Parvo.This “deadly” omission of information about Parvo for pet owners by the HSUS, that purportedly has a following of Millions, suggests that there has been a conscious and unconscionable decision to keep the American Public and Elected Officials at the Federal, State and Local Levels of Government in the Dark so that the spread of Parvo and its deadly consequences will be inhumanely perpetuated, and be exploited and misrepresented to the American Public as being caused by irresponsible breeding practices in order to further enhance the fundraising activities of the HSUS.To dispel such a notion, I implore you to ensure that the HSUS immediately spend a relatively insignificant amount of its annual revenue, that is approaching $150 Million Dollars a year, on a Nationwide Campaign that highlights and educates the American Public, and especially the new owners of puppies, on how best to protect healthy puppies from contracting Parvo. Failure to do so will lead me, and others, to conclude that the Humane Society of the U.S. has a hidden agenda that is “hostile to animal welfare.”
Regardless of what Mr. Pacelle thinks about Frank Losey, there is NO “HUMANE” REASON for the HSUS to continue to maintain its “Wall of Silence” that keeps the American Public in the Dark as to how best to prevent young puppies from contracting PARVO – – Parvo Booster Vaccine Shots, and shielding young puppies from sniffing “droppings” from contaminated dogs in such places as public parks!
Could it be that the sanctimonious HSUS INHUMANELY wishes to perpetuate the spread of PARVO among young puppies and sacrifice their precious young lives so that the HSUS may continue what appears to be a deceptive practice of citing “sick puppies” as a basis for the American Public to continue to contribute Tens of Millions of Dollars each year to the coffers of the HSUS which contributes a smaller percentage of its annual income to local shelters than does Frank Losey?!?!?!?