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Documents: PETA kills more than 95 percent of pets in its care

Documents: PETA kills more than 95 percent of pets in its care
02/24/2012
By Alexandra Myers - The Daily Caller

Documents published online this month show that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, an organization known for its uncompromising animal-rights positions, killed more than 95 percent of the pets in its care in 2011.

The documents, obtained from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, were published online by the Center for Consumer Freedom, a non-profit organization that runs online campaigns targeting groups that antagonize food producers.

Fifteen years’ worth of similar records show that since 1998 PETA has killed more than 27,000 animals at its headquarters in Norfolk, VA.

In a February 16 statement, the Center said PETA killed 1,911 cats and dogs last year, finding homes for only 24 pets.

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

In a statement, Berman added that PETA has a $37 million dollar annual budget.

His organization runs PETAkillsAnimals.com, which reports that in 2010 a resident of Virginia called PETA and asked if there was an animal shelter at the group’s headquarters. PETA responded that there was not.
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The Virginian, the website reports, then called his state’s agriculture department. Dr. Daniel Kovich investigated, and conducted an inspection of PETA’s headquarters.

“The facility does not contain sufficient animal enclosures to routinely house the number of animals annually reported as taken into custody,” Kovich concluded in his report.

Kovich also determined that PETA employees kill 84 percent of the animals in their custody within 24 hours of receiving them.

“[PETA’s] primary purpose,” Kovich wrote, “is not to find permanent adoptive homes for animals.”

PETA media liaison Jane Dollinger told The Daily Caller in an email that “most of the animals we take in are society’s rejects; aggressive, on death’s door, or somehow unadoptable.”

Dollinger did not dispute her organization’s sky-high euthanasia rate, but insisted PETA only kills dogs and cats because of “injury, illness, age, aggression, or because no good homes exist for them.”

PETA’s own history, however, shows that this has not always been the case.

In 2005, two PETA employees described as “adorable” and “perfect” some of the dogs and cats they killed in the back of a PETA-owned van. The two were arrested after police witnessed them tossing the animals’ dead bodies into a North Carolina dumpster.

PETA had no comment when the Daily Caller asked what sort of effort it routinely makes to find adoptive homes for animals in its care.

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Hypocritical Assholes!
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So PETA has the money to print and distribute comic books that tell kindergarteners their mommy is a murderer for eating meat, but they don't have the money to, you know, save actual animals. Amazing.
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im no fan of PETA, but are you people serious?

the guy who runs the website "PETAkillsAnimals.com" who clearly isn't at all biased is trying to make out that PETA, well, kills animals. in many cases it is preferable for these animals to be put down than to be released into families because of the problems these animals have. i'm not saying that they are angels who do everything right, in fact i disagree with a number of things that they do, but these stats (which aren't necessarily accurate by the way) tell me nothing.

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im no fan of PETA, but are you people serious?

the guy who runs the website "PETAkillsAnimals.com" who clearly isn't at all biased is trying to make out that PETA, well, kills animals. in many cases it is preferable for these animals to be put down than to be released into families because of the problems these animals have. i'm not saying that they are angels who do everything right, in fact i disagree with a number of things that they do, but these stats (which aren't necessarily accurate by the way) tell me nothing.
If PETA doesn't dispute the numbers, why would you?
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If PETA doesn't dispute the numbers, why would you?
i don't know what PETA has or has not done, i just know what this article says.

the fact is, it doesn't matter very much to me whether the numbers are right or wrong. i think the vast majority of animals which come into PETA's care will have serious problems, therefore a high percentage of them will be put down. if there are independent reports that PETA constantly puts down fit and healthy animals and constantly fails to look for homes for such animals, then there is obviously a serious problem. however, whilst the euthanasia numbers may look shocking, i'd imagine that it is exceptionally rare for PETA to come across cats and dogs with great mental and physical health.

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"The Center for Consumer freedom"...founded originally by a Tobacco company I see, and a shill for various industries whose purpose is to tear down those who raise criticisim of its industries...

Would the Center for Consumer freedom care to put a number on the number of animals it's contributing members kill every single day? It's gonna really really big, grim number...

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im no fan of PETA, but are you people serious?

the guy who runs the website "PETAkillsAnimals.com" who clearly isn't at all biased is trying to make out that PETA, well, kills animals. in many cases it is preferable for these animals to be put down than to be released into families because of the problems these animals have. i'm not saying that they are angels who do everything right, in fact i disagree with a number of things that they do, but these stats (which aren't necessarily accurate by the way) tell me nothing.
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Re: Documents: PETA kills more than 95 percent of pets in its care

Support the National Dogs Trust. They never kill a healthy dog, only ones that need to be put to sleep due to their ill health in that keeping them alive would be cruel. They even have 'old folks homes' for dogs! They're an amazing charity, and rather than make people feel guilty they work on positive messages and education. As you can tell I'm a major dog lover!
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