Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) refused an award last week from The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the Humane Society Legislative Fund that would have honored his work for animals in 2010.
“HSUS are hypocrites, plain and simple, and I will not join them by accepting this award,” said Young. “Local animal shelters and humane societies do excellent work by caring for neglected and homeless animals, and through their spaying and neutering programs. This organization, however, has absolutely nothing to do with animal welfare. Instead they prey on the emotions of big-hearted Americans. They flash images of abused animals on our television screens to raise money that will eventually go to pay their salaries and pensions, not to helping better the lives of these animals,” he said.
“To accept this award would be supporting their manipulative ways and misguided agenda, and I want no part of that.”