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Our opponents rightfully see The HSUS as a threat to their reliance on animal cruelty as a standard practice. They attack The HSUS not because we don't do enough--but because, from their perspective, we do too much.

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Cher C (1429)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 8:41 am

Richard Berman—a Beltway con artist behind a growing network of phony charities that fight against animal welfare—wants The HSUS to stop helping animals. He'd like to see us halt our campaigns against puppy mills; stop our intervention programs against urban dogfighting; stop working with law enforcement on animal fighting raids or in cases of abandonment and hoarding. He'd like us to stop working to end the extreme confinement of farm animals on factory farms.

The trusty hired-gun never reveals who is behind his capers. But what would you expect from a man labeled "Dr. Evil" by "60 Minutes"?

F.A.Q. about Richard Berman and the Center for Consumer Freedom

Who is Richard Berman and why is he attacking animal welfare organizations?
Richard Berman is a corporate front-man, a Washington, D.C. lobbyist and PR operative. Over the years, he has created a spider web of organizations whose aim is to attack established charities, nonprofits and public interest groups—from Mothers Against Drunk Driving to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to The Humane Society of the United States. He refuses to divulge specific companies financing his dirty work, but it is known that he launched this line of work by taking money from tobacco companies to battle those seeking restrictions on smoking—a template that has defined his career


Florence E (132)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 9:14 am
Noted, cant believe i missed that! Thanks Cher

. (0)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 10:13 am
Richard Berman a splendid example of how not to be, when he will die he will have certainly a special welcome by his friend the Mr Devil
Knowledge is endless really - thx u Cher

Genoveva M (328)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 10:19 am
What an evil men, shame on him! He is not only dishonest, but also heartless trying to harm innocent animals by targeting an organization that helps the voiceless. Definitely shared. Thanks Cher good post.

Arielle S (313)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 10:28 am
Richard Berman is a disgusting sleeze - he has even admitted that if the charities and non-profits could pay him more, he'd work for them - but, of course, they're busy using their money for good and Berman's bosses are only intent on destruction. If there's a God, Berman should be afraid - very afraid....

Kim O (396)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 1:58 pm
What a living piece of crap this guy is!!! Maybe he'd like to tussle with Rescue Ink??? Thanks Cher

Danuta W (1250)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 2:21 am

Joy W (103)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 3:09 am

Kerrie G (116)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 6:44 am
Noted, thanks.

Carol H (229)
Monday July 16, 2012, 6:34 am
noted, thank you Cher

Stephen Hill (633)
Monday July 16, 2012, 9:50 am
Thank you Cher for sharing and caring so much

. (0)
Monday July 16, 2012, 10:26 am
screw him.
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