Did SurveyMonkey Go Bananas?
MDF members can file this one under “What Were They Thinking?” SurveyMonkey, the online research tool used by hunters and non-hunters alike, has given more than $100,000 to the anti-hunting Humane Society of the United States, through its charity program known as SurveyMonkey Contribute, according to our friends at the U.S. Sportsman’s Alliance.
USSA said SurveyMonkey.com serves as a free online survey program for companies to administer questionnaires to better understand the needs of their customers. The online survey group also offers charities a chance to gain money through their “Contribute” program, which allows individuals to take free surveys and earn rewards for charities of their choice.
The SurveyMonkey Contribute program has allowed individuals to generate a total of $436,556 in 2012, with $101,266 being raised by Contribute members for HSUS alone.
Calling HSUS “one of their most active charity partners”, Naiema Din, SurveyMonkey Sales Development Specialist, explained that the partnership between HSUS and SurveyMonkey began in 2012 because “SurveyMonkey Contribute loved their mission and knew that Contribute members would as well.”
USSA added that HSUS is Number One on the USSA’s Dirty Dozen List and for good reason. HSUS leads the effort behind most anti-hunting legislation and is often confused with local animal shelters, when in reality HSUS donates less than one percent of their money raised to local shelters.