Ending a decade of litigation, HSUS paid Ringling Bros. Circus $15.75 million to settle the RICO (as in racketeering and corrupt organizations) Lawsuit with ASPCA agreeing to pay $9.3 million to Feld Entertainment. These two national "animal rights" organizations appear to have similar goals.
Pets are only a small part of the radical Animal Rights Agenda, which is closely aligned with the extreme Environmental Movement. HSUS strives to eliminate all animal use -- albeit in incremental regulatory steps -- and this "war" will endure for our lifetime.