People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) does a few good things for animals. Sadly, those few good things are squashed into the dirt under the overwhelming weight of their massive pet killing. How massive are we talking?
- In 2011, PETA took in 1992 dogs and cats. They live released 15 cats and 54 dogs – some of whom were transferred to other facilities which also kill animals – and killed 1911. That’s a 96% kill rate for dogs and cats.
- In 2010, PETA took in 2345 dogs and cats. They found homes for 44 of them and killed 2200. That’s an adoption rate of 1.8% and a kill rate of 94%. As in previous years, they transferred several pets to other facilities and it is unknown whether those pets survived.
- In 2009, PETA took in 2366 pets. They found homes for 8 and killed 2301. That’s an adoption rate of .34% and a kill rate of 97%.
- In 2008, PETA took in 2216 pets. They found homes for 7 and killed 2124. That’s an adoption rate of .32% and a kill rate of 96%.
PETA kills almost every single pet that crosses its VA slaughterhouse threshold (where I assume a sign hangs over the doorway: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.)
PETA and Euthanasia – Newsweek
The Butcher of Norfolk – Nathan Winograd
Dying for Liberation – National Review
PETA’s official annual pet killing reports to the government of Virginia:
2006: 97% kill rate (PETA falsely inflated its “reclaimed by owners” numbers, counting pets held temporarily for spay-neuter as impounds, until the state of VA put a stop to that in 2009.)
2007: 91% kill rate
2008: 96% kill rate
2009: 97% kill rate
2010: 94% kill rate
2011: 96% kill rate
2012: 89% kill rate
2013: 82% kill rate
2014: 81% kill rate
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