PETA's not as animal friendly as I thought they'd be...surprising report

bag-mania

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PETA may have started as an animal welfare association, but they evolved into something radical and ugly many years ago. They lost sight of a mission to truly help animals in favor of obnoxious publicity stunts that show them in a worse light than whoever they are criticizing at the moment. It bothers me most that they have become very anti-pet.:tdown:
 

Charlie

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Here is the article :wtf:

PETA Killed 95 Percent of Adoptable Pets in its Care During 2008

Hypocritical Animal Rights Group’s 2008 Disclosures Bring Pet Death Toll To 21,339


WASHINGTON DC – Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) published documents online showing that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) killed 95 percent of the adoptable pets in its care during 2008. Despite years of public outrage over its euthanasia program, the animal rights group kills an average of 5.8 pets every day at its Norfolk, VA headquarters.

According to public records from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, PETA killed 2,124 pets last year and placed only seven in adoptive homes. Since 1998, a total of 21,339 dogs and cats have died at the hands of PETA workers.

Despite having a $32 million budget, PETA does not operate an adoption shelter. PETA employees make no discernible effort to find homes for the thousands of pets they kill every year. Last year, the Center for Consumer Freedom petitioned Virginia’s State Veterinarian to reclassify PETA as a slaughterhouse.

CCF Research Director David Martosko said: “PETA hasn’t slowed down its hypocritical killing machine one bit, but it keeps browbeating the rest of society with a phony ‘animal rights’ message. What about the rights of the thousands of dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens that die in PETA’s headquarters building?”

Martosko added: “Since killing pets is A-OK with PETA, why should anyone listen to their demands about eating meat, using lab rats for medical research, or taking children to the circus?”

CCF obtained PETA’s “Animal Record” filings since 1998 from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Members of the public can see these documents at PetaKillsAnimals.com.

In addition to exposing PETA’s hypocritical record of killing defenseless animals, the Center for Consumer Freedom has publicized the animal rights group’s ties to violent activists, and shed light on its aggressive message-marketing to children.
The Center for Consumer Freedom is a nonprofit coalition supported by restaurants, food companies, and consumers, working together to promote personal responsibility and protect consumer choices.
 

candice19

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PETA may have started as an animal welfare association, but they evolved into something radical and ugly many years ago. They lost sight of a mission to truly help animals in favor of obnoxious publicity stunts that show them in a worse light than whoever they are criticizing at the moment. It bothers me most that they have become very anti-pet.:tdown:
ITA. Just the other day, I read some article where PETA "demanded" (insert celebrity) get a MENTAL HEALTH EVALUATION for wearing fur. Um... who the hell are you to tell someone to do that? They act like they are the know-all end-all.

It seems their only show they "care" by employing spokespersons to get naked rather than doing any real grunt work to help our furry friends. Just reading that article makes me angry and very very sad for all those potential pets. :sad:
 

caitlin1214

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Yeah, I know.

There was something about them that always rubbed me the wrong way. Then I watched Penn & Teller's B.S.! episode about PETA. It was very eye-opening.


Why do you think all my mentions of them have been negative?
 

glamgirl84

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Maybe they should spend some of their money to let people know they have a shelter? I would say most people don't know about that. And adopting out 7 animals in one year makes me question why they aren't firing the people who work there who obviously arent doing their jobs.
 
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