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.”
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