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18 June 2005
  PETA: We Kill Animals All The Time

Besides the comment to the last post, take note of this.
This is not the first public mention of PETA's large-scale euthanasia program. In May 2005 the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) unveiled a giant Times Square billboard and a new website (http://www.PetaKillsAnimals.com). CCF had obtained official records from the state of Virginia showing the militant animal-rights group had put over 10,000 dogs and cats to death since 1998.

In 2003 PETA euthanized over 85 percent of the animals it took in, finding adoptive homes for just 14 percent. By comparison, the Norfolk SPCA found adoptive homes for 73 percent of its animals and the Virginia Beach SPCA adopted out 66 percent. PETA's required report documenting its 2004 record is currently over 4 weeks late according to CCF.

A Bertie County (NC) Deputy Sheriff told The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald that Cook and Hinkle assured the Bertie Animal Shelter "they were picking up the dogs to take them back to Norfolk where they would find them good homes." Pittman added that persons identifying themselves as PETA representatives have picked up live dogs from that shelter during the last two months.

"This is disturbing behavior on the part of self-professed animal lovers, and I hope the public takes notice," said Center for Consumer Freedom Director of Research David Martosko. "PETA raked in nearly $29 million last year alone, but apparently it couldn't spare any money to care for the flesh-and-blood animals entrusted to its employees. It's ironic -- If anyone else were caught red-handed with 31 dead dogs, PETA would be holding a press conference to denounce them."

Martosko added: "Last month when we launched PetaKillsAnimals.com, we warned the public that PETA was not the warm and kind group it claimed to be. Now it's clearer than ever that Americans who truly want to help animals should donate to their local animal shelter, not to PETA."

According to PETA's website, PETA has spent more than $240,000 in the past few years in one county in North Carolina alone, making improvements for animals. Each dollar spent means a needy animal helped—cold abated, shade provided, water and food given.

PETA claimes they seek to solve the animal overpopulation problem in North Carolina by subsidizing spay/neuter services, "but we do not and will not hesitate to roll up our sleeves and do the dirty work at our own expense," the group proudly proclaims referring to euthanasia.
I'm sure a cat or dog would rather be dead than be fed, taken care of, petted and live in a comfortable home, don't you? If you've ever owned a cat or dog, you know how much they hate being loved.

And on their likening of pet ownership to slavery--so, by this logic, after slavery was abolished in this country, all the slaves should have been killed? Is that what they're saying? Never mind that every African-American should be insulted by their making that comparison in the first place.
PETA kills animals. By the thousands.

From July 1998 through the end of 2003, PETA killed over 10,000 dogs, cats, and other "companion animals" -- at its Norfolk, Virginia headquarters. That's more than five defenseless animals every day. Not counting the dogs and cats PETA spayed and neutered, the group put to death over 85 percent of the animals it took in during 2003 alone. And its angel-of-death pattern shows no sign of changing.
Year
Received Adopted
Killed Transferred % Killed % Adopted
2003 2,224 312 1,911 1 85.9 14.0
2002 2,680 382 2,298 2 85.7 14.3
2001 2,685 703 1,944 14 72.4 26.2
2000 2,684 624 2,029 28 75.6
23.2
1999 1,805 386 1,328 91 73.6 21.4
* 1998 943 133 685 125 72.6 14.1
Total 13,021 2540 10,195 261 78.3 19.5

On its 2002 federal income-tax return, PETA claimed a $9,370 write-off for a giant walk-in freezer, the kind most people use as a meat locker or for ice-cream storage. But animal-rights activists don't eat meat or dairy foods. So far, the group hasn't confirmed the obvious -- that it's using the appliance to store the bodies of its victims.

In 2000, when the Associated Press first noted PETA's Kervorkian-esque tendencies, PETA president Ingrid Newkirk complained that actually taking care of animals costs more than killing them. "We could become a no-kill shelter immediately," she admitted.


PETA kills animals. Because it has other financial priorities.


PETA raked in nearly $29 million last year in income, much of it raised from pet owners who think their donations actually help animals. Instead, the group spends huge sums on programs equating people who eat chicken with Nazis, scaring young children away from drinking milk, recruiting children into the radical animal-rights lifestyle, and intimidating businessmen and their families in their own neighborhoods. PETA has also spent tens of thousands of dollars defending arsonists and other violent extremists.

PETA claims it engages in outrageous media-seeking stunts "for the animals." But which animals? Carping about the value of future two-piece dinners while administering lethal injections to puppies and kittens isn't ethical. It's hypocritical -- with a death toll that PETA would protest if it weren't their own doing.

Take note, folks. These aren't sick animals who are dying; these are animals they took with the claim they'd find them homes, a claim they know people think sounds good. (Hypocrisy is always the tribute vice pays to virtue) This is an extremist group that cares nothing about animals, but cares everything about getting donations and publicity. You are right to be disgusted. Spread the word.

For my own part, my cat seems to be happy enough purring in my lap right now. I know, I know, Loki's just pretending to enjoy my scratching his ears. He'd really rather be dead. But, horrible slavemaster that I am I will just keep scratching them. The poor, oppressed fuzzy boy.

If you want to give money to help animals, why not give to your local no-kill shelter?

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Comments:
Look, I'm a PETA supporter, and what you don't understand is that PETA is actually as pro-human as you can get; you should be supporting them! The whole point is that we never should have brought animals among us, and it's an original sin that we have to roll our sleeves up and atone for, as distasteful as the ways to do that might get. The only way to prevent people from expoliting animals is to get rid of all the links between ourselves and the animal world. That means not eating them, testing on them, wearing them, keeping them as pets, anything. But I'm sorry, do you think that entails setting them free in the wild where they could wander back among us. like the pets who might not realize how much better off they are because of their brainwashing and try to come home? The only mercy for these poor animals, who we have brutalized by keeping them as pets and making them dependent emotionally on us, is killing them. It's called tough love. I'm sorry, sometimes reality isn't pretty and things take work. You think it was easy for those two to personally kill all those animals? Animals bite and scratch and resist. After all that wouldn't you rather leave them in a ditch? You just don't understand all the work--that they're not PAID FOR--that they have to do. And besides that, do you know how many germs animals carry in their fur? Or how many germs are in what they piss and shit on your floor when you're--and this is such humiliation for animals too--housetraining them? Do you understand that it's harmful to YOU to keep your pets? I'd like to see a single hypocrite attacking PETA take a single one of the animals we lethally inject into their homes. I cannot imagine you have any answer for any of this.
 
My answer is: just keep talking.
 
Interesting. I always thought PETA was all for animal welfare. I never imagined that they killed over half of the animals they bring in. What a life. It should be shutdown just like Gitmo will be!
 

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