December 07, 2006

PETA Kills Animals!

It's been almost a month since my last post. To make up for that, I'll quote an article that's over nine months old.

The Center for Consumer Freedom has been a consistent critic of extremist animal rights organizations and has been a valuable source of information regarding not only the terrorist measures to which these groups will resort, but also regarding their financial gains from donations by an unwitting, uninformed public.

A press release from March 3, 2006, states that, in 2005, as reported by PETA to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), PETA killed over 90% of the animals that they received at their Norfolk headquarters.

According to a statistics table on a related site, that's 1,946 killed, 146 adopted, and 69 transferred to other shelters.

% Killed90.7%
% Adopted6.8%

If you're a little skeptical, you may want to view earlier original reports (from 1998 to 2004) submitted to the VDACS. This is a PDF file, so you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it.

Given PETA President Ingrid Newkirk's unequivocal support, not only of "pit bull" bans, but also of the automatic destruction of "pit bulls" entering shelters, I wonder how many big-headed dogs with silly grins ended up on the killing floor?

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Anonymous said...

You do know that the Center for Consumer Freedom is a front organization, right?

They have almost zero credibility.

Just a caution.

manfromglad said...

Every humane society and animal shelter in North America is forced to kill countless unwanted animals every year. This is not news and PETA unfortunately must to do the same. Where will the money come from to support these animals indefinitely? It's just not there. That's why PETA stresses spaying and neutering.

Please do some research on the misnamed Center for Consumer Freedom. They're just a mouthpiece for the tobacco, alcohol, meat and dairy industries. Where do you think all their funding comes from? Of course, they want to discredit PETA. People adopting a vegetarian diet is bad for business.

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