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Humane Senator of the Year

11:45 AM, Mar 26, 2009 • By RACHEL ABRAMS
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The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) just awarded its Humane Senator of the Year award to Dick Durbin, on account of all he's done to give little puppies the opportunity to avoid the miseries of puppy mills. Awwww, sweet, and humane indeed. If only D.C. schoolchildren could feel the Durbin love, as well.

On the other hand, unless that award comes with an earmark, Mr. Durbin might want to rethink it. According to the Center for Consumer Freedom,

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is a "humane society" in name only, since it doesn't operate a single pet shelter or pet adoption facility anywhere in the United States. During 2006, HSUS contributed only 4.2 percent of its budget to organizations that operate hands-on dog and cat shelters. In reality, HSUS is a wealthy animal-rights lobbying organization (the largest and richest on earth) that agitates for the same goals as PETA and other radical groups.

More here.