Animal charity PETA accused of slaughtering thousands of pets placed in their care

LazyLion

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/wor...-slaughtering-thousands-pets-placed-care.html

An Animal welfare charity has been accused of slaughtering thousands of pets placed in its care.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which boasts Paul McCartney and Pamela Anderson among its supporters, are accused of only finding homes for seven pets last year.

Since 1998 more than 20,000 pets handed to PETA have been put down.

In 2008 official figures show that the charity put down 2,124 animals that had been given to them.

Figures obtained from the Virginia Department of Agriculture reveal that last year PETA killed five pets a day.

The charity, which collects over £25m in donations, does not run an adoption shelter.

But as the most high profile animal welfare agency in the U.S. many people take unwanted cats and dogs to their main offices in Norfolk, Virginia.

The Centre for Consumer Freedom obtained figures about PETA's slaughter from public records kept at the Department of Agriculture and Consumer services.

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?'

The CCF has attempted to have PETA's main offices in Virginia reclassified as a slaughterhouse.

Comic Ricky Gervais and singer Pink feature in the latest advert for the PETA.

Gervais plays a rabbit that has been 'skinned' while Pink is an alligator that confronts a woman holding a handbag made from her skin.

Many celebrities have been persuaded to pose nude for PETA as part of their advertising campaigns.

Supermodels Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell both posed for the "I'd rather go naked than wear fur" campaign.

The group have also waged campaigns against several fast food chains for their treatment of animals.

The charity's slogan is 'animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment '.

A PETA spokesman said the charity took in more than 10,000 dogs and cats in 2008 and most of those that were put down could hardly be called pets. 'They were unsocialised, never having been inside a building of any kind or known a pat on the head'.
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killadoob

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O man freakin typical.

What a bunch of bloody pathetic losers, they should shut them down because as usual money has taken over.
 

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I'm not sure if the SPCA has a policy of euthinasia for 'unhomeable cases', but if they do, they could also be accused of 'slaughtering' tens of thousands of animals a year. But yes, PETA lost the plot years ago.
 

killadoob

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Well dude the SPCA do not get 25m dollars in donations do they? might be able to do more with 1/10 of that.
 

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Oh dear, not this again, they recycle this story every so often... In fact I responded to it in a blog post in 2005, the article published then was the same almost word for word.

Since 1998 more than 20,000 pets handed to PETA have been put down.
In 2008 official figures show that the charity put down 2,124 animals that had been given to them.
I my response then I pointed out the following:

I'm sure he is mistaken...

That the number is far too low,

Are you aware that:

* For every person born in the U.S., 15 puppies and 45 kittens are also born.
* Only 1 of 12 kittens and 1 of 6 puppies finds a home through a humane
society (U.S. national average).
* For every pet with a place they can happily call home, there are 4 who are homeless, neglected or abused.

* Each year, 8 to 12 million animals are euthanized in shelters across America.
* Using the 10 million figure, that's 192,308 per week or 27,473 pets euthanized every day or 1 pet every 4 seconds.

Far from acting 'over-zealously', PETA, with it's 2,124 animals euthinazed in a year, is obviously not doing it's job properly!

Some further information:

* On average in the U.S., more than 2,000 puppies and 3,500 kittens are born every hour; 70,000 per day; 2.1 million per month.
* Female cats can breed as young as 4 months old, and will continue to produce an average of 3 litters per year, with 4 to 6 kittens per litter. If each of these offspring is not spayed and neutered, this one fertile cat can theoretically produce more than 420,000 kittens in only 7 years...11.5 million kittens in 9 years...and so on
* Female dogs can produce an average of 2 litters per year, with 6 to 10 puppies per litter. If each of these offspring is not spayed and neutered, this one fertile dog can theoretically produce 67,000 puppies in only 6 years.
* In addition to the 10-12 million cats and dogs euthanized each year, millions of abandoned pets and feral cats suffer on the streets as they attempt to survive on their own. The Humane Society of the United States reported in September 2001 that more than 30 million animals die each year from cruelty, neglect and exploitation.
* These millions of unwanted animals end up left on doorsteps, dumped along roadsides or left to suffer and die on the streets or in the wild. Most of them die early, from disease, starvation and under the wheels of cars.

Far from being an indictment of PETA this is a clear indictment of the American citizens who dump and abandon unwanted animals, who couldn't be bothered to neuter or spay their pets, who refrain from adopting a pet
from their local animal shelter (when last did you take in an abandoned animal), who don't tag their pets, etc, etc... Peta is not the problem - uncaring people are the problem!
BTW these statistics are from the American Humane Society
(www.americanhumane.org) and
http://www.foxvalleypets.org/aboutfvha/?details=36&page=502

The statistics in the article were provided by a Consumer rights orginisations (read profit)
The Centre for Consumer Freedom obtained figures about PETA's slaughter from public records kept at the Department of Agriculture and Consumer services.
From wikipedia:
The CCF has drawn harsh criticism for having taken its startup funding from the Philip Morris tobacco company and for lobbying on behalf of the fast food, meat, and tobacco industries while representing consumers.

Some groups the CCF has targeted have questioned its ethics and legitimacy. The president of the American Federation of Teachers referred to the CCF's leader as "a shameless lobbyist who has shilled for pesticide, alcohol and tobacco companies." It has also been criticized for its efforts to portray groups such as the Humane Society of the United States as "violent" and "extreme," and for its opposition to banning the use of trans fats.
The group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has also campaigned against the CCF's validity as a non-profit tax exempt charitable organization, filing an IRS complaint in 2004 attacking the CCF's claims that its advocacy campaigns were "educational" in nature.
Some corporations, including PepsiCo and Kraft Foods, have declined to work with the CCF, saying they disagree with some of the group's arguments or with its approach to advocacy.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ActivistCash
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Center_for_Consumer_Freedom
 
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My last 2 kittens where from the SPCA in Stellenbosch and unless im going for a pure bred dog all my other animals will come from the SPCA.
 

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My last 2 kittens where from the SPCA in Stellenbosch and unless im going for a pure bred dog all my other animals will come from the SPCA.
Good on ya :)

Don't forget about DARG as well. See my sig for more...
 

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Those pets are so much better off dead than in the hands of an uneducated, cruel pet owner. Dead they can't feel pain and misery and abuse at the hands of the cruelest species on the planet.
 

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Those pets are so much better off dead than in the hands of an uneducated, cruel pet owner. Dead they can't feel pain and misery and abuse at the hands of the cruelest species on the planet.
Yes, but that's not the point.

PETA has the money to care for a lot more of them or to hand them off to the SPCA. We all know some of them are going to be put down... but that should happen by the SPCA (the humane society). They are trained and equipped to deal with that. PETA is not.
 

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My last 2 kittens where from the SPCA in Stellenbosch and unless im going for a pure bred dog all my other animals will come from the SPCA.
Same here (Pretoria SPCA though), and I've had my two babies for 7 1/2 years now! :D Sorry that I can't take on any more, but at least 2 little kitties are happy and doing very well.

The SPCA does amazing work, and I tip my (proverbial) hat to the people who work there.
 

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Oh dear, not this again, they recycle this story every so often... In fact I responded to it in a blog post in 2005, the article published then was the same almost word for word.
So as long as the animals are murdered painlessly it's cool to kill as many animals as you want? How about human culling which is conducted 'painlessly', is that okay?

Also what is PETA doing about the cruel murderous 'American citizens' which provide the demand for excessive breeding and are the cause of most cases of neglect and abandonment? All I see them doing is going after poor people in foreign countries who are responsible for far less animal deaths and cases of cruelty.
 
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