With CEO Wayne Pacelle and Vice President Paul Shapiro gone under the weight of sexual harassment charges, the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) has now lost its accreditation with the Better Business Bureau’s charity-accreditation arm, the Wise Giving Alliance.
Charity Navigator has previously downgraded the Humane Society of the U.S. to just 2 stars out of 4, including just 1 star for financial metrics, an indication that the nonprofit wastes a great deal of money on nonproductive costs (such as direct mail).
Losing accreditation from the Better Business Bureau is remarkable in that the the BBB has very weak standards for charities and is itself funded by fees paid by the the charities it accredits -- a clear conflict of interest.
And did you know that the Humane Society of the U.S. paid millions to settle a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act lawsuit (RICO)? Read all about that here.