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The HSUS Supports Gas Chambers/Michael Vick

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Dianne Ly
- 937 days ago -
Petition to sign to get some answers from the HSUS on their support of Michael Vick,gas chambers and vivisection.

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Dianne Lynn Elko (749)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 8:48 am
Please sign and share this petition,ty.

Sue H. (6)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 9:00 am
Noted and signed, thanks.

Carrie B. (303)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 9:08 am
Signed and noted. Thank you Dianne.

Cher C. (1468)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 9:12 am

Thnx hun!


Patrizia S. (315)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 10:13 am
signed Ty Lynn and shared

. (7)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 10:30 am
signed and noted

Saturday September 22, 2012, 10:35 am
Signed, shared on Twitter. Thanks Dianne.

Kay M. (348)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 12:40 pm
makes ou wonder, doesn't it? signed.

Elizabeth O. (88)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 12:59 pm

Sue McGuey (105)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 1:58 pm
Noted & signed!~ Posted to Facebook!~

Gabriela C. (105)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 2:24 pm
Signed for sure. Thanks Dianne!

Nancy Black (303)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 2:59 pm
Noted, signed, tweeted, shared. Don't like HSUS position on these issues. I am not going to support them until I find out more. Michael Vick should NEVER be tempted by owning an animal.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 4:08 pm
Signed , thanks !

Kate Kenner (214)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 4:32 pm
I guess that is partly why I do not answer the phone when I see HSUS on the phone when it rings.They should know better.

Kelly Rogers (303)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 10:30 pm
Dianne, what is it going to take for Vick not to have any dogs????? I am dumb founded by the Humane Society being bamboozled by him

Alison A. (243)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 12:02 am
Signed and noted, thanks Dianne.

Andrea Nemec (217)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 3:19 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 4:10 am
Signed and noted.

Ana R (220)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 8:24 am
Thank you!

. (1)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 8:58 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Dianne.

Mary T. (185)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 11:42 am
Thanks Dianne, Signed and shared.

Marlene Dinkins (262)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 1:33 pm
I JUST CAN NOT believeit!!!!! this is all sh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! humane s what ever is . the whole thing is sick and out of question!!!!!! they are kissinf his nasty assssssssssssssssssssssss and now this????????????????????????/ iam angry to my bones!!!!!!!!!!!!!! signed and noted big time!!!!!

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 1:47 pm

Gudrun D. (429)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 3:17 pm
Signed - thanks Dianne.

Irene Leggett (0)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 3:54 pm
How can any orgainisation support this animal-murdering low-life, Michael Vick? And to now say he's fit to own an animal because he now cares!!! What a load of bulls**t. He's only ever been sorry that he got caught, no more no less.

Nimue Pendragon (295)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 6:41 pm
They should get out of the business if they aren't going to live up to their name. S&N.

Donna B. (36)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 7:46 pm
Noted and signed. This makes me VERY mad. This is total B.S.!! Thx SO much Dianne. You Rock!!

Gysele van Santen (213)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 7:49 pm

Leslene Dunn (73)
Monday September 24, 2012, 1:54 am
This hideous monster, along with those that got him off, should be lynched and tortured to death. Filthy low life scum - this one really doesn't deserve a place on our earth.

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Monday September 24, 2012, 5:46 am
Signed on September 23, 2012.

Barbara Erdman (63)
Monday September 24, 2012, 7:19 am
Noted and signed Dianne :-0 Thnx ..

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Monday September 24, 2012, 7:57 am
Noted and signed.

Dianne Lynn Elko (749)
Monday September 24, 2012, 1:22 pm
Got this back from the HSUS....

You have received the following feedback on your petition, "The HSUS Supports Gas Chambers/Michael Vick&Vivisection,Should We Support The HSUS?", on

Hi Diane,

I work at the HSUS, and wanted to reach out regarding your petition. We do not support gas chambers, we actually work to have shelters stop using them, by providing grants that cover the cost of the transition. As for Vick, what we support is ending dogfighting. We cannot go back and change what he did, but there are kids out there that listen to him, and don't listen to advocates, and he is stopping them from heading down that path.I'm unsure what you're referring to re: vivisection-we are committed to reducing, refining and replacing animal models in testing and research with the ultimate goal of ending invasive research on animals. This site doesn't allow me to paste in links, but please don't hesitate to email me and I can send you links of examples demonstrating the work we're doing on all of these issues.

Dianne Lynn Elko (749)
Monday September 24, 2012, 1:24 pm
I will send them an e-mail asking them to explain the links we have and will post back here.

Leanne B. (39)
Monday September 24, 2012, 3:17 pm

Marie W. (67)
Monday September 24, 2012, 9:22 pm

Dianne Lynn Elko (749)
Wednesday September 26, 2012, 10:00 pm
got this back from the HSUS......

Hi Dianne,
Thanks for being open to hearing what I have to say, I appreciate it. From reading the petition, it focuses on a few different things, so hopefully this covers everything, but if not let me know!

What he did was terrible – and as I mentioned before, no one pushed harder for him to be held responsible for his actions. With regards to his dogs & fundraising, we were expecting to have to pay for the dogs care, as we do in most cases, and sent out the email. Shortly after sending out the email, the judge ordered Vick to pay for the dogs care (1 million total) which is very unusual in a case, but because of that we pulled the fundraising appeal. Vick had around 13 or so dogs that were other breeds. We took custody of them, and then adopted them out through our friends at the VA Beach SPCA. We now have him talk to at risk youth about dogfighting – both you and I know that dogfighting is wrong, however there are so many out there who don’t know that. Those are the people we need to reach – the ones who are next in line to get involved. We continue to do outreach on many different levels, and this is just one angle of our attack on the issue of dogfighting. We’re pushing for stronger legislation as well, that would make it so that minors were not allowed to be spectators at animal fighting events. This, in addition to raising awareness, tip lines, dogfighting busts, outreach and education, will help us shut down this cruel so called sport.

Dogfighting Cases

As for our policy on dogs from fighting cases, we have since changed our policy. In 2009, we changed it to recommend that all dogs from fighting situations be evaluated as individuals, as many can go on to be wonderful companions. As we continued to do dogfighting busts, we formed the Dog Fighting Rescue Coalition, which is focused on helping rehab dogs from these situations. They work to provide enrichment to the dogs while they are often boarded while awaiting court rulings, so that once they are released they are able to go to rescues and eventually be adopted out. It’s pretty cool – I was fortunate and was able to foster a dog from one of our fighting cases, and seeing the amazing strides he made while with me was wonderful, and of course him finding a great home! Here is more information about that program:

Getting A Pet Around the Holidays

Our approach to adoptions during the holiday season, is that we urge people to adopt, not to purchase at a pet store. Pet stores and online animal dealers cater to impulse buys during the holiday season. Instead of buying a friend a dog for the holidays, we encourage helping them adopt an animal – offering to pay the adoption fee. Here is a release we did about that: and


We continue to help the Gulf states – not just after Katrina, but also during Isaac this year. We’ve continued to give grants to continue the work being done in those states, ranging from funding new shelter buildings, to spay and neuter programs. You can see more information here:

Pit Bull Type Dogs:
As mentioned above – they are wonderful companions, and we oppose BSL. Right now in the state of Maryland, we’re working to help residents affected by the recent ruling, which you can see here:

Gas Chambers
I didn’t see gas chambers mentioned in the petition, but since it’s in the title I did want to mention that we are opposed to the use of gas chambers, and work behind the scenes with shelters to stop using them, often issuing grants to help cover the cost. We need to also focus on the end goal of not euthanizing adoptable animals, so through our work with the Ad Council and Maddie’s Fund, we continue to be a partner in the Shelter Pet Project, promoting awareness about adoption. Our Pets for Life program works with communities to help people keep their pets, through providing vaccination days, spay/neuter and more. Working with shelters to provide them with best practices, ranging from having foster programs to good cleaning protocol, are just a few more of the examples of how we work to on this front. This blog post from Wayne really goes into more detail as well:

I hope that helps clarify our position on these issues – I really appreciate your writing back, and please let me know if you have any concerns or questions, whether now or in the future!

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