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Please Don't Give to the US Humane Society if You Care About Pets

Please Don't Give to the US Humane Society if You Care About Pets

Commented Oct 29, 2012 at 11:57:58 in Canada

“Well, I know almost nothing about psychology, but when I was describing my neighbor to someone who happened to be a psychologist, that person said the neighbor is a sociopath. I googled sociopath and found out my neighbor really fits the profile. She's exceptionally personable, she lies shamelessly, she makes everything sexual, she wants to be in charge but could never hold a normal job herself, the list goes on. This woman told us she killed two people and has threatened us with guns and etc. Yet half the community ( the half whose BS detectors aren't too solid) thinks the woman is a saint. And she milks it so effectively. The whole thing has turned me into a cynic.”

agsterino on Dec 1, 2012 at 13:33:40

“Trust but verify . . . Always!

Always be wary of people posting anonymously. (Did I just say that?)

Truth tellers are always willing to put their name behind their statement.

Signed Anonymous ;)”

CanAmFam on Nov 20, 2012 at 13:14:21

“Why are you responding for Truth not Hysteria?”
Please Don't Give to the US Humane Society if You Care About Pets

Please Don't Give to the US Humane Society if You Care About Pets

Commented Oct 20, 2012 at 08:37:03 in Canada

“Our neighbor runs a shelter. Over time I've learned the gal that runs it is a sociopath and a scam artist. I talked to the director of a national org who said, yup, sociopaths are drawn to this sort of work. So not all of these shelters/sanctuaries are bad, but many are. One way to distinguish the good from the bad is to look at the housing provided. Especially for sanctuaries, which are supposed to provide permanent homes, the housing should be somewhat close to natural habitat (google it). Don't believe the sweet words...they might be designed to extract your money.”

kass1 on Oct 29, 2012 at 11:57:58

“Well, I know almost nothing about psychology, but when I was describing my neighbor to someone who happened to be a psychologist, that person said the neighbor is a sociopath. I googled sociopath and found out my neighbor really fits the profile. She's exceptionally personable, she lies shamelessly, she makes everything sexual, she wants to be in charge but could never hold a normal job herself, the list goes on. This woman told us she killed two people and has threatened us with guns and etc. Yet half the community ( the half whose BS detectors aren't too solid) thinks the woman is a saint. And she milks it so effectively. The whole thing has turned me into a cynic.”

Truth not hysteria on Oct 29, 2012 at 06:01:03

“In my opinion, there is no question that many (if not most) of those involved in animal rights activism and/or veganism exhibit characteristics of one or more personality disorders.

For the 10 DSM-III personality disorders, there are four core features:

1. Extreme and distorted thinking patterns
2. Problematic emotional response patterns
3. Impulse control problems
4. Significant interpersonal problems

I would not hesitate in the slightest to estimate more than 50% of animal rights activists exhibit these, and fit nicely into one or more of the Cluster B disorders. Anti-social personality disorder is represented in rescue and shelter staff, though not as commonly as in those involved in more militant extremist organizations such as SHAC and ALF. In these two groups, and others that tend toward violence and lawbreaking, there are also a significant number of the Cluster A disordered.

Unfortunately there is a paucity of study data about AR activists in particular (though findings on activism in general are illuminating). It would make someone a wonderful MSci or PhD thesis.”

error18 on Oct 20, 2012 at 15:36:22

“While I agree with you on basically everything you said, I don't see those with anti-social personality disorder typically being drawn to that kind of work, not saying this person isn't, just something I've noticed about the disorder.
Keep in mind also, the HSUS is one of the largest organizations, but they don't help animals and don't own or operate any shelters and have zero association with local Humane Societies. The HSUS is basically PeTA and I have to lobby against the animal bans they impose on a regular basis.”