Butt asks state AG to investigate HSUS

The Daily Herald ~

NASHVILLE — State Rep. Sheila But, R–Columbia, announced this week she has called on Tennessee’s Attorney General to launch an investigation into the fundraising practices of the Humane Society of the United States following reports of deceptive fundraising tactics by the organization over the last several years.

The call by Representative Butt follows a subpoena issued to HSUS by Oklahoma’s attorney general for the same reason. Butt’s letter also asks the attorney general to immediately issue a “consumer alert” to raise public awareness about the group’s potential fundraising abuses.