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Lawmakers Urge Investigation of Humane Society of the United States

STATEHOUSE (June 29, 2015) —State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) and other members of the Indiana Senate Republican Caucus are urging Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller to investigate the deceptive fundraising activities conducted by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

State lawmakers today submitted a letter to Zoeller stating, “Hoosiers are donating their hard-earned money with the belief that their donations will be used to help local shelters and the abandoned animals they see in the solicitations from HSUS. However, Hoosiers would be well-served to know that their donations may go to high-powered lobbying and public relations experts of a national organization that has attacked institutions, traditions and practices that are part of Indiana’s heritage, such as farming, ranching and hunting.”  

See attached for the official letter delivered to Zoeller, calling on him to issue a consumer alert about the fundraising efforts by HSUS to address the misconception between HSUS and local human societies.

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Contact: Laura Beth Clymer, Press Secretary
LauraBeth.Clymer@iga.in.gov
317-234-9133