Monday, February 27, 2012

PETA Killed 95% of Animals in its Care in 2011

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) advertises itself as the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than three million members and supporters. 

What PETA does not tell you is that it doesn’t like pets - which it sees as a form of animal slavery. Nor does it tell you that it euthanizes most of the animals it rescues.

Last week, the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) published documents online showing that PETA, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, killed a staggering 95.9% of the adoptable pets in its care during 2011.

According to records from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, PETA killed 1,911 cats and dogs last year while placing just 24 in adoptive homes. Since 1998, a total of 27,751 pets have died while in PETA’s care.

PETA media liaison Jane Dollinger told The Daily Caller that most animals that fall into the Norfolk shelter are “somehow unadoptable.” While she did not dispute the claims, she qualified that many animals were killed because of “injury, illness, age, aggression, or because no good homes exist for them.”

The report by the CCF implies a blatant disregard for the care of these adoptable animals.

“For the 13th year in a row, PETA’s leaders have shown they don’t care about the unlucky dogs and cats that come to its Norfolk facility,” said Rick Berman, CCF’s Executive Director. “It’s about time PETA’s ‘shelter’ is reclassified as a slaughterhouse.”

Image by sixninepixels at


  1. I haven't liked them or trusted them since they tried to recruit my daughter when she was in college. They seemed too underhanded to suit me. That is terrible!!!

  2. I wondered what PETA's numbers for last year were. It amazes me that people still fund them.

  3. Ugh. Peta just seems so terrible. They are going about everything totally wrong!

  4. Their claim that the pets are unadoptable does not compute since their kill rate is higher than any other place that takes in animals.

  5. OMC! To think that TW was once a member of this inhumane organization. How do they hide this so well?

  6. Friends - please be advised the Rick Berman (Executive Director of CCF) is a Washington-based lobbyist who runs several industry-funded nonprofits including the Center for Consumer Freedom.

    According to Wikipedia, CCF serves as an advocate for restaurants, meat, dairy, alcohol and food processors, and it was originally funded in 1995 by tobacco giant Phillip Morris.

    While this does not change the abysmal kill rate at the PETA shelter, please be aware that CCF is by no means an neutral third party.

  7. True, Vicki, but though the messenger is suspect in this case this message is true. Nathan Winograd and others with no agenda except No Kill have been blowing the whistle on PETA for ages. PETA gives animal welfare a bad name in every way with their extreme -- and antiwoman -- campaigns, and this is just another reason that they shouldn't get animal lovers' support.