As of this moment the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) must be on the black list of every single owner of exotic animals in the United States. On this matter I am completely serious.
If you own any type of reptile, amphibian, bird or exotic mammal and you give a single penny of your money to the HSUS you are funding the attack against your own rights as a pet owner. You must stop giving today. But not just any dollars you contribute, you must now become a soldier for your own rights and become an outspoken opponent of the HSUS and work to convince any friends, neighbors, co-workers and relatives who give to HSUS to STOP IMMEDIATELY. The HSUS is dangerous, reckless and the exotic animal community must work to stop them in the best way possible, by tearing away at their funding. Without funding they will no longer be able to spread their message. What message? Simple. They are actively calling for a complete ban on the ownership of all exotic animals in the United States. This is not only about Burmese pythons. Burmese are just the poster-child for their efforts. Here is a link to a post made on July 6, 2009 by the CEO of HSUS in which he calls for the complete ban of exotic animals in the United States.
There are more than 26 million exotic animal owners in the United States. Many of them may be giving money to HSUS and are unaware of the damage they are doing to their own rights in the process. If each of us can convince just a few of those around us to never again contribute to the dangerous agenda of the HSUS we will put an end to their efforts. But you have to participate. You have to act and you have to do it now. It won’t take a lot of your time. Just be prepared to educate the people you meet about the danger of contributing the HSUS.
If you want to give money to organizations that seek to protect the welfare of animals in the United States you need to find one that advocates responsible pet ownership INCLUDING exotic animals.