PETA has Killed 38,000 Animals Since 1998

PETA often uses dramatic ways to make a statement (such as throwing red paint on fur coats), but the numbers tell the facts. The group has euthanized 38,000 animals since 1998. ( Farm Journal's Pork )
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For professing to love and protect animals, members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sure kill a lot of them. The group has euthanized 38,000 animals since 1998.

The Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) reports that, according to documents filed last week by PETA with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), its “animal shelter” killed 1,809 adoptable pets in 2017. Of the 2,513 animals in custody at PETA’s headquarters in Norfolk, VA, last year, 330 dogs and 255 cats were transferred to other shelters, and only 27 dogs and 17 cats were adopted. PETA euthanized 596 dogs and 1,213 cats.

View PETA’s public report here.

“PETA’s kill rate stands out an alarming 74%,” said CCF in a news release. “While other Virginia shelters won’t have to turn in their numbers until the end of February, last year the euthanization rate at comparable private shelters was only 9.4% and the overall state average was 17.3%.”

An inspection of PETA’s records by the state found that PETA kills the vast majority of animals within 24 hours—“not even giving them a chance to find a new home,” says CCF.

That policy is not in accordance with state law, which requires a five-day grace period. The organization found this out the hard way in 2014, when it apprehended the Zarate family’s pet Chihuahua, Maya, reportedly from the family’s front porch. The dog was put down the day it was taken. PETA subsequently paid a $500 fine, and last year, paid a settlement of nearly $50,000 to the Zarate family.

While PETA said it was “a terrible mistake,” Will Coggin, CCF director of research, says PETA co-founder and president Ingrid Newkirk “has made disturbing remarks against pet ownership” in the past.

According to Coggin, Newkirk has said, “Pet ownership is an absolutely abysmal situation brought about by human manipulation” and, “I think it would be lovely if we stopped this whole notion of pets altogether.”

“PETA is running a slaughterhouse under the guise of an animal shelter,” said Coggin. “You can’t spell ‘death penalty’ without ‘PETA.’”  

 

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Submitted by LucyP on Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:50

The notorious front group for the meat industry quoted in this article has long tried to smear PETA and other animal protection groups look bad in an attempt to distract from the real issues. See http://www.petakillsanimalsscam.com/. Unlike the industries this group represents--which kill animals painfully, so they can make money by selling their flesh--PETA is a shelter of last resort for animals who need euthanasia to end their suffering (many of whom have been rejected by other facilities because euthanizing them would make their “numbers” look bad). This includes dogs who are aggressive and unadoptable because they have been kept chained their entire lives; feral cats dying of contagious diseases; animals who are wracked with cancer; elderly animals who have no quality of life and whose desperate guardians brought them to PETA because they can’t afford to pay a vet to euthanize them; and the list goes on. Euthanasia is a kindness for animals who are suffering beyond hope and have nowhere else to turn. PETA refers healthy, adoptable animals to local shelters and has also found excellent, lifelong homes for many animals themselves. Please watch this short video to see some of the animals PETA has helped in its community: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG0sh6rpC14.

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This speaks for itself on where their focus is and their misuse of emergency services. God help us!

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What will they do if it came down to tree care. Change is necessary in how we present our grievances