July 21, 2005

PETA's Hypocrisy

PETA kills animals.

"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."
Five a day. I don't eat that many animals a day, but PETA thinks I'M the one being cruel?

Year Received† Adopted Killed Transferred % Killed % Adopted
2004 2,640 361 1,911 1 86.3 13.7
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 15,661 2,901 12,473 262 79.6 18.5

* figures represent the second half of 1998 only

† other than spay/neuter animals

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Of course, PETA has an answer, if you ask them. (PETA's response in italics)
"[M]ost of the animals we receive are broken beings for whom euthanasia is, without a doubt, the most humane option."

PETA kills 85 percent of the animals it takes in, and finds adoptive homes for just 14 percent. By contrast, the Norfolk SPCA, whose shelter is located less than 4 miles from PETA's headquarters, found adoptive homes for 73 percent of its animals in 2003. It’s rather hard to believe that the animals entrusted to PETA are any more likely to be “broken beings.”

PetaKillsAnimals quotes an SPCA director thusly
I often receive phone calls from frantic people who have surrendered their pets to PETA with the understanding that PETA will "find them a good home." Many of them are led to believe that the animals will be taken to a nearby shelter. Little do they know that the pets are killed in the PETA van before they even pull away from the pet owner's home Â… PETA refuses to surrender animals they obtain to area shelters for rehoming. If only the celebrity "deep-pocket" donors on the west coast knew that their donations were going to kill adoptable cats and dogs here in Norfolk.

I admit, I don't like PETA. They are, in a word, nuts. But I never thought they were hypocritical nuts. The word needs to get out about this.

Posted by: Warren Kelly at 10:57 AM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 I think they are just going after PETA because they hate PETA. If PETA, and all kennels, in fact, tried to keep all the animals that people discarded, they would have to build warehouses miles long. Just not feasible.

Posted by: Joey B. at July 21, 2005 09:18 PM (FpkvY)

2 BUT ... the point is that the local SPCA COULD PLACE the animals that PETA kills. Peta won't send the animals to the local SPCA shelter. That's what the SPCA head said!! PETA is inconsistant at best. Bet they're evolutionists, too. Survival of the fittest my foot.

Posted by: Warren at July 21, 2005 11:41 PM (RgNwk)

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