New rule: If your animal organization raids, makes an undercover video or otherwise gets majorly involved in shutting down an animal operation so that said animals may be freed or rescued or whatever you care to call it in your fundraising pleas – you must provide care for the animals. Or at least use your financial and marketing resources to help them get into caring hands.
PETA went undercover at a USDA licensed research lab utilized by pharmaceutical companies to test chemicals on pets. PETA got video of research animals being abused and one week after the video went public, the NC lab has decided to shut down and surrender all the animals. Yay – provided the people who actually care about rescuing animals scramble and come up with spots for them all. Number of pets PETA will be taking: Zero. Number of pets PETA will be sponsoring financially: Zero. Number of pleas from PETA’s PR mega-machine for homes: Zero.
According to this post, these are the animals still in need:
- Beagles (Female): 16
- Beagles (Male) :56
- Catahoula (Male): 1
- Hound Cross (Female): 4
- Hound Cross (Male): 1
- Lab/Pit Mix (Male): 1
- Basset Beagle Cross (Male): 1
- Lab/Jack Rissell [sic] Cross (female): 1
- Cats: 49
The animals will reportedly only be released to shelters so if you are a shelter that can help, please refer to the contact info at this link. And yeah, PETA will be raking in the donations from the publicity off this while your shelter does the work of actually saving the animals. Hope you don’t expect public recognition, donation windfalls or celebrity endorsements, I don’t think PETA is willing to share.
Thank you Clarice for the link.