For those who don’t know, Ingrid Newkirk is president of a pet killing organization called PETA. PETA kills almost every single pet that crosses its VA slaughterhouse threshold. The group is well known for trying to cash in on current hot topics for publicity. So it is with [scary music] HOARDERS!!!!!!!
Ingrid Newkirk writes in an op-ed piece:
But “institutional hoarders” now threaten to turn back the clock on hard-won reforms by bullying authorities into adopting magical sounding “no kill” policies that do animals no favors.
Ruh-roh Raggy. Whenever Ms. Newkirk talks about doing animals “favors”, I know what’s coming – some fanciful talk about killing pets as a kindness. Wait for it.
In well-run shelters, managers know that you cannot store animals like oranges. Tough decisions must be made about who remains on the adoption floor and who goes to sleep forever, for, as long as people fail to spay and neuter, acquire and dispose of animals casually, and buy from breeders and pet shops instead of adopting, there will be far more dogs and cats than there are homes. Millions more.
Goes to sleep forever. It sounds so lovely, like you’re doing the pet a favor – that is, unless you’re a radical who thinks allowing pets to live and adopting them out is some kind of good idea. I suppose PETA employees who were caught killing pets in a van and tossing their bodies into a Piggly Wiggly dumpster is more in line with Ms. Newkirk’s idea of doing pets a favor.
Also, the pet overpopulation myth has been thoroughly debunked. Stick to your newer, hipper scare tactics Ms. Newkirk – the old ones just aren’t fooling people like they used to.
Last month in Virginia, PETA ran an ad pleading for homes for 28 cats. Three people responded.
Oh boo-hoo. Ran an ad. Sorry PETA but if you had any sort of experience actually adopting out pets instead of just slaughtering them, you’d know it takes much more than running an ad to attract adopters. I wonder too if the public might be hesitant to respond to an ad placed by a pet slaughterhouse when looking to adopt a pet. Just a thought.
Municipalities need to stand firm. Time and money must go into mandatory spaying/neutering and guardianship education, not into warehousing animals. The “no kill” movement is harmful to humane sheltering.
Mandatory spay-neuter kills pets. While that may fall perfectly in line with PETA’s agenda, it’s not what the public wants. Warehousing pets (pdf), MSN, going to sleep forever – you need some new tricks in your bag Ms. Newkirk. The people know better than to believe your lies anymore.