PETA always seems to be in hot water with the public but here lately things have gotten much worse. Why on Earth would PETA be euthanizing such a large number of cats and dogs?
In 2016 alone PETA euthanized 1,411 cats and dogs. This could have been justified if the number of adoptees was greater right? However, only 57 were adopted. This is something animal lovers everywhere are not going to stand for.
This report comes from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Customer Services. Out of all 2,007 animals that were put into PETA’s care, only 57 were placed with adopting families. (Ten dogs and cats were returned to their owners and 482 were transferred to other shelters.) How could this be happening? PETA is widely known and without a doubt gets more than enough funding to provide these animals with what they need.
“The PETA headquarters is on the aptly named Front Street. While claiming to be an animal rights organization, PETA does not believe animals have a right to live. Instead, it believes that people have a right to kill them, as long as the killing is done “humanely,” which PETA interprets to mean poisoning them with an overdose of barbiturates, even if the animals are not suffering. In 2012, 733 dogs entered this building. They killed 602 of them. Only 12 were adopted. Also in 2012, they impounded 1,110 cats. 1,045 were put to death. Seven of them were adopted. They also took in 34 other companion animals, such as rabbits, of which 28 were put to death. Only four were adopted.”
This is over one thousand animals put to death every single year. PETA is proud of their last resort status and feels that putting these animals to sleep is something that helps them to escape. This I could understand in unsavable conditions however, there is no way every single animal they euthanized this past year was not saveable. Matter of fact, several owners had come looking for their animals and claim to have found that PETA had already killed their beloved family pet. PETA is lazy, they do not want to put the extra effort in to do what is needed for these amazing creatures.
If you think we are making this up, do a little research on Ingrid Newkirk, one of the founders of PETA. Newkirk unabashedly describes her zeal for killing in her own words: “I’d go to work early, before anyone got there, and I would just kill the animals myself…I must have killed a thousand of them, sometimes dozens every day.”
She believes that killing companion animals is better than having them as pets, because she believes having animals as pets is inhumane. But, hauling more than 17,822 puppies, kittens, dogs and cats since 1998 and executed 14,419 of them, is completely humane. In 2000 Newkirk told a reporter: “It sounds lovely if you’re naive. We could become a no-kill shelter immediately. It means we wouldn’t do as much work.”
PETA uses their shelter as a slaughterhouse and massacres plenty of adoptable animals. PETA euthanizes more than eighty percent of the animals that come into their care. There is no need for shelters like this to exist. PETA needs a serious wake-up call. It is time to man up and protect these animals or shut down and let someone else save them. For more on PETA and the negative side of what they do please take the time to watch the videos below.