I was actually really irritated with that video (I saw it on Fugly). The fact that neighbors had been filing reports to HSUS for over a year, I think it said, and it took them this long to do something about it? Then they make this video to make themselves out to be big heroes sweeping in there....how many more horses would have been saved or been through much less suffering, if they had responded to the initial calls, I wonder.
Ohhh, I am SO with you! As you may or may not know, I work in animal rescue and I know a bit about all of these larger so called non profits. Don't get me wrong HSUS and thousands of others, the people that work there and the people that donate ... their hearts are in the right place, and I try always to give them an A for Effort, but like you said... what was the hold up?
It makes me so mad that the CEOs and board of these companies can sit back and make millions (I am not stating HSUS specifically.) and yet their 'work ethic' kinda stinks sometimes and they claim not enough funds or time or man power to help or heal most of the animals they DO take.
I was watching one show, heck I don't remember which one now, where about a half dozen dogs were put down after being rescued because they were food aggressive! They just pulled these dogs from a home with X amount of other animals where they had to maintain a pack mentality and then given up on because they are food aggressive. I have rescued very few dogs that AREN'T food aggressive at first. They grow out of it once they realize that they don't have to be that way anymore, usually.
But, it does make me sad that maybe NONE of those animals had to die, if only they had been quicker. I LOVE what they are doing, that they are doing anything at all. It's commendable to say the least, but ... Gah! Okay, seriously, I'm done.