Press Release

Super Bowl Ad Blasts Humane Society of the United States

Parody Commercial Highlights the Organization’s Deceptive Fundraising and Spending

Washington, DC—, a project of the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom, is airing a satirical Super Bowl commercial titled “Lawyers in Cages.” The ad, which will air during pre-game prior to kickoff, parodies the Humane Society of the United States’ (HSUS) weepy commercials by illustrating that HSUS’s priority isn’t pets—it’s politics.

View the video here:

Despite its name, and what most Americans believe, HSUS is not affiliated with local humane societies, and gives them only 1 percent of its $140 million dollar budget. And even though it’s called a “Humane Society” and raises money with images of needy cats and dogs, HSUS doesn’t operate a single pet shelter.

However, it does employ dozens of well-paid lawyers and lobbyists. Worse yet, since 2012, HSUS has socked away over $150 million of contributions into offshore Caribbean accounts. But all the lawyers, lobbyists and offshore accounts come at a cost to animals: HSUS recently stopped funding a wildlife care center due to budget shortfalls!

“The public needs to know that they—and shelter pets—are being abused by HSUS,” said Will Coggin, managing director of the Center for Consumer Freedom. “People who are sick of the scam should send their donations to local shelters. That is where they can make a difference”.

To learn more about the Humane Society of the United States, visit

Founded in 1996, the Center for Consumer Freedom is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to promoting personal responsibility and protecting consumer choices. For more information, visit


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