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Old 03-21-2013, 08:53 AM
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PETA Euthanized 90% Of The Animals They Sheltered In 2012

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Many people are accusing well-known animal rights charity PETA of hypocrisy today.

The criticism is in response to documents obtained from the Virginia Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services revealing that the charity euthanized 90% of the animals brought into its Virginia HQ last year.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, famous for campaigning against all forms of animal abuse and exploitation, euthanized 1,647 cats and dogs last year while only placing 19 in new homes.

According to the report, PETA took in 1,110 cats and 733 dogs in 2012. 22 cats and 108 dogs were transferred to another shelter, and two cats and three dogs were reclaimed by their owner. Meanwhile, 1,045 cats and 602 dogs were euthanized.

The documents also reveal that PETA has euthanized 29,398 animals since 1998.

The statistics are being promoted by the Center for Consumer Freedom, a restaurant advocacy coalition that has had issues with PETA in the past. Justin Wilson, a Senior Research Analyst at the coalition, accused PETA of reaching “the height of hypocrisy” in light of the findings.

“It seems PETA is more dedicated to publicity stunts than to keeping the animals in its own care alive. It’s the height of hypocrisy for PETA to demonstrate for the 'rights' of rats and pigs, while killing tens of thousands of pets. It’s time that the Commonwealth of Virginia finally reclassifies PETA’s pet shelter for what it is – a slaughterhouse,” he said.

A PETA spokeswoman responded to the criticism, saying the organization has no choice but to euthanize many of the animals it takes.

“We have a small division that does hands-on work with animals, and most of the animals we take in are society's rejects; aggressive, on death's door, or somehow adoptable,” she said.

The spokeswoman also criticized the Center for Consumer Freedom, saying “CCF's goal is to damage PETA by misrepresenting the situation and the number of unwanted and suffering animals.”

An additional statement from PETA said that “PETA refers adoptable animals to the high-traffic open-admission shelters where they have the best chance of being seen and finding a new home.”

Previously, PETA has said euthanasia is a last resort for the animals they bring into shelters. “Euthanasia is not a solution to overpopulation but rather a tragic necessity given the present crisis,” they said.

However, critics are not buying PETA’s reasoning, saying the organization should be able to achieve higher adoption rates with its $37 million annual budget.

Although PETA euthanizes around 90% of the animals they take in, the charity estimates that only 50% of animals taken into shelters nationwide are euthanized.

Now in contrast, the no-kill shelter down the road here took in almost 3600 animals and returned, adopted (majority), or transferred(minority) 94% of them. 76 died of their injuries, and 230 did have to be euthanized because of their injury/illness. If one shelter in podunk Virginia can do that, why can't PETA? Stupid ****s.
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PETA is about money and publicity and nothing else. They have little concern for animals.
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I grew up on a farm. We raised a lot of chickens (thousands) for selling the eggs.
My first exposure to PETA was a flier in the mail telling us we should have "free-range" chicken environment.
I recognized that was stupid and PETA hasn't done anything to change my mind since.

This "euthanized 90% of the animals" statistic doesn't surprise me.
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“We have a small division that does hands-on work with animals, and most of the animals we take in are society's rejects; aggressive, on death's door, or somehow adoptable,” she said.
I call b.s.
I see no reason to believe they get any worse of that than any other shelter...

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Although PETA euthanizes around 90% of the animals they take in, the charity estimates that only 50% of animals taken into shelters nationwide are euthanized.

Okay. Learned something new and more of a reason for me to hate PETA....
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I don't believe The Daily Caller. They aren't credible.
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This smear is coming about because in many states with meat processing plants, there is a push for laws against making videos of cruelty to animals making the penalties for the action of documenting cruelty prison sentences.

These smears come up regularly when industries that provide animal products have a penny of profit at stake due to public pressure to treat animals in a humane way.


Videos such as this: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/0..._n_589826.html
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Now in contrast, the no-kill shelter down the road here took in almost 3600 animals and returned, adopted (majority), or transferred(minority) 94% of them. 76 died of their injuries, and 230 did have to be euthanized because of their injury/illness. If one shelter in podunk Virginia can do that, why can't PETA? Stupid ****s.
I have a lot of issues with PETA....not the least of which is their ultimate aim is to eliminate all domestic animals, including companion animals. We're supposed to just get our jollies watching animals in the wild which, given a shortage of wilds will be limited to an elite few and our companionship should be provided by our fellow humans, even if we hate them and much prefer non-human company...

yup.


PETA can suck rocks.
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602 dogs. In other words a years worth of Obama meals.
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602 dogs. In other words a years worth of Obama meals.

Used to be a big supporter of PETA years ago.
Not now.


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