In 2011 the people who are the most vocal about saving the animals People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) killed more than 95% of the animals in its care last year at a Virginia shelter.
Virginia Department of Agriculture records obtained through public information act by the Centre for Consumer Freedom show that in 2011 alone of the 1,992 cats and dogs received, 34 were transferred, and 24 were adopted. Meaning that 1,911 were euthanized (killed). At PETA’s headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia records also show that more than 27,000 animals have been killed since 1998.
Rick Berman, CCF executive director, said PETA hasn’t slowed its kill policy one bit, PETA is more concerned solicitation of funding, its media and advertising programs than in securing suitable homes for these dogs and cats.
In shelters across the U.S. more than 4 million animals are killed annually under lame excuses such as space restrictions and cost of care.
Daphna Nachminovitch a spokeswoman for PETA said the ‘no-kill’ policy simply isn’t plausible. We would rather offer (kill) these animals a painless death than have them tortured, starved, or sold to research facilities.
Bonney Brown, Nevada Humane Society’s executive director, said that with the help of more volunteers, 2007 has become our first no-kill year.
Jane Dollinger PETA’s media liaison did not dispute the claims, instead offering the excuse that many animals were killed because of ‘injury, illness, age, aggression, or lack of good homes for them.’
PETA needs to take a page from the Nevada Humane Society plan book. If they can make a no kill sanctuary work then PETA can and we should be demanding nothing less from them.