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pwaldo
02-28-2012, 07:30 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2106757/PETA-killed-95-adoptable-dogs-cats-care-year.html


People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals killed more than 95 per cent of animals in its care last year at a Virginia shelter, a shocking new report states.

The report, released by non-profit consumer group, claims that PETA - which is known for its outspoken stance on animal rights - were responsible for the deaths of nearly 2,000 adoptable animals last year alone.

The records also show that the animal-rights organization has killed more than 27,000 animals at its headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia since 1998.

Only 3,159 animals, mostly dogs and cats, were adopted in that time.

Records from the Virginia Department of Agriculture obtained through public records by the Centre for Consumer Freedom show figures that are quite contrary to PETA’s mission.

Records from 2011 alone state that of the 1,992 cats and dogs received, 34 were transferred, and 24 were adopted.

The remaining 1,911 were put down, the report states.

‘PETA hasn’t slowed down its slaughterhouse operation,’ CCF executive director Rick Berman said. ‘It appears PETA is more concerned with funding its media and advertising antics than finding suitable homes for these dogs and cats.’

More than 4 million animals are killed annually at shelters across the nation, citing unsustainable cost of caring for unwanted creatures and space limitations.

AUTaxMan
02-28-2012, 07:58 PM
‘It appears PETA is more concerned with funding its media and advertising antics than finding suitable homes for these dogs and cats.’

this has been obvious for years

pghin08
02-28-2012, 09:05 PM
‘It appears PETA is more concerned with funding its media and advertising antics than finding suitable homes for these dogs and cats.’

this has been obvious for years

I sadly agree.

mrveggieman
02-29-2012, 08:15 AM
The center for consumer freedom is an anti-peta anti animal propaganda machine. I can only take what they say with a grain of salt.

duane1969
02-29-2012, 08:58 AM
The center for consumer freedom is an anti-peta anti animal propaganda machine. I can only take what they say with a grain of salt.

I guess it is easy to discredit something you don't want to believe by attacking the source, but for this to be a big conspiracy to get PETA it would also have to involve the Virginia Dept. of Agriculture. Do you believe that the VA DoA has been falsifying records on PETA for the last 14 years?

mrveggieman
02-29-2012, 09:02 AM
I guess it is easy to discredit something you don't want to believe by attacking the source, but for this to be a big conspiracy to get PETA it would also have to involve the Virginia Dept. of Agriculture. Do you believe that the VA DoA has been falsifying records on PETA for the last 14 years?

I have heard similiar rumors from peta but they usually come from anti animal rights groups. I'm not really sure if what they say about the VA dept of agriculture is true.

angel0430
02-29-2012, 09:02 AM
This is really sad but at the same time good. Finally PETA is showing it's true colors.

duane1969
02-29-2012, 12:32 PM
In their own words...


PETA told the Post that it does euthanize animals, but only because of “injury, illness, age, aggression, and other problems, because their guardians requested it, or because no good homes exist for them.” PETA has posted a number of blogs about this issue over the years.

So, if the animal is sick, old, aggressive, the owner requests it or they can't find a home for it they euthanize it. If it is young, healthy, friendly and wanted then they don't euthanize it. Is that supposed to be a joke??

Here is the link to the VA Dept of Ag website where they record intake and euthanization of the animals. http://www.virginia.gov/vdacs_ar/cgi-bin/Vdacs_search.cgi?link_select=facility&form=fac_select&fac_num=157&year=2010

Pretty disturbing numbers. Of the 3731 animals that were not adopted out they euthanized 3630.

I am not crucifying PETA for doing this. It has to be done. We can not keep every animal on the planet alive. I just think it is quite a double standard that they sit in their ivory tower and criticize others while they are euthanizing over 97% of the animals that they can not adopt out.

otsegoflake
03-03-2012, 09:26 PM
Not shocked at all. I had heard something similar last year.

theonedru
03-04-2012, 03:51 AM
What right do we have as vain arrogant and ignorant animals to kill off others because we feel the need. Its like idiots who move into places inhabited by bears/coyotes or other wild dangerous creature then complain because they killed a pet or is stalking them in their backyard. Its their space not ours if it kills your pet or kid your to blame not them type thing.

And yeah PETA is a horrible organization

duane1969
03-04-2012, 02:04 PM
What right do we have as vain arrogant and ignorant animals to kill off others because we feel the need. Its like idiots who move into places inhabited by bears/coyotes or other wild dangerous creature then complain because they killed a pet or is stalking them in their backyard. Its their space not ours if it kills your pet or kid your to blame not them type thing.

And yeah PETA is a horrible organization

I don't think anybody "feels the need" to kill animals. It's a health issue when you have 10,000 or more cats and dogs running around a city defecating and tearing out trash, spreading rabies, worms and parvo. In my opinion it isn't some superiority thing like you are implying, it is a necessity.