Action Alert: Ask VA Officials to Remove PETA’s “Shelter” Designation

Most readers here are aware that PETA does not shelter pets but instead kills almost every single dog and cat they take in at their Virginia “shelter”.  The No Kill Advocacy Center has filed a petition with the state of Virginia to remove PETA’s designation as a shelter.  The state had looked into doing this in recent years but I never heard of any resolution to the matter.  The No Kill Advocacy Center has gotten the ball rolling again.

Make no mistake, removing PETA’s designation as a “shelter” is not merely a matter of semantics.  If successful, the action would result in an end to the current practice of killing almost everything under PETA’s roof:

Since employees of “animal shelters” are the only non-veterinarians authorized by Virginia law to kill animals, removing PETA’s designation as a shelter will put the brakes on PETA killing.

While it’s true PETA may be able to find one or more veterinarians to work with them on future killing efforts, the group would no longer have a blank check from the state to kill pets as Ingrid Newkirk or anyone else at PETA sees fit.

Please send a brief note to the contacts below, requesting they grant the No Kill Advocacy Center’s petition to strip PETA’s Virginia pet killing facility of its designation as a “shelter”.  As always, keep your comments polite and respectful in order to help the animals most effectively.

A sample note which anyone is free to copy or modify:

As a compassionate person concerned about the welfare of dogs and cats, I want to make sure you know PETA does not speak for me.  I do not support PETA’s killing of animals at its Virginia facility and I agree with the state’s findings that PETA is not an animal shelter.  Please grant the petition from the No Kill Advocacy Center to remove PETA’s designation as an animal shelter.

Respectfully Submitted,

[Your Name]

Sample tweet:

@Mjlohr71 Please remove PETA’s “shelter” designation. PETA does not shelter animals, it kills them. I love pets & PETA doesn’t represent me.

12 thoughts on “Action Alert: Ask VA Officials to Remove PETA’s “Shelter” Designation

  1. Tweeted and shared.

    When I came to the link this am, it popped up some sort of message about FB asking if it was abusive – I said no – and then when I shared, got a captcha screen – first time ever for your blog. So I put in the code and shared. Now I’m getting people saying they can’t get to it because FB says it was reported as abusive. This appears to be happening to those logged into FB at the time they’re coming to the link. I just tested in another browser where I’m not logged in, and had no problem. :/

    1. Thanks for letting me know. I too have encountered problems posting to FB today. I filled out the form for FB to look into it and I’m hoping that will resolve the issue.

      On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 11:05 AM, YesBiscuit!

  2. What if they just put the animals in large fences. like they do horse’s with electric fences. Put small fences then have shelters that keep the weather of them and trees for shade. Cats in one, Dogs in other if it gets to many put them in another fenced in area..
    When the people can come to this farm and give Food for the animals as long as the animal lives They get the animal for free by signing a document with name ,address ,and phone number.

    Pam Hounshell Ellis

    And the animals dont get No Kill ….They are mans and women Best Friends Free Animals If you get food to the farm

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