Diana Culp's recent letter was a cynical attempt to confuse readers about the breadth and scope of efforts to protect animals.
Supporting the Humane Society of Somerset County and helping dogs and cats in shelters is a core value of the humane movement. The Humane Society of the United States helps advance that goal in a multitude of ways, but there's so much more that we do. Billions more animals are at also risk, and Culp's attempt to set up an either or approach is a divisive effort to undermine the work of The HSUS, including in Maryland where we help fight animal cruelty, engage citizens to promote animal protection and support animal welfare legislation.
HSUS donors support, on average, five to seven different animal groups. They know animals need help from shelters, rescue groups, wildlife centers and horse sanctuaries, and they know that a powerful organization like The HSUS battles cruelty's root causes.
Our movement represents mainstream values and is strong and growing. An estimated 20,000 groups work to safeguard animals. This expanding army is an unstoppable force for good. To learn more and get involved, visit us at humanesociety.org.
Tami Santelli, Maryland Senior State Director, The Humane Society of the United States