The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) constantly dominates headlines for it’s use of imaginative, sometimes offensive and often eyebrow raising campaigns but behind the scenes a very different picture is being painted.
According to recently released documents in 2011 the organization killed 95% of the pets it was charged with caring for at its Norfolk, Va., headquarters.
The Daily Caller examined the state’s agriculture department report which found that PETA placed just 24 animals in 2011 while putting down 1,911.
As the head of the Center for Consumer Freedom points out:
“It appears PETA is more concerned with funding its media and advertising antics than finding suitable homes for these dogs and cats.”
A further report finds that PETA lacks “sufficient animal enclosures” to take in the number of animals it receives and therefore 84% of all animals are killed within 24 hours of being handed over to the not-for-profit firm.
PETA reps are not denying the charges but claim that the animals they kill are put down because of:
“Injury, illness, age, aggression, or because no good homes exist for them. Most of the animals we take in are society’s rejects; aggressive, on death’s door, or somehow unadoptable.”
How PETA determines that an animal can’t be rehabilitated after 24 hours isn’t explained by the group.
I have personally worked closely with a no-kill animal shelter and have watched as numerous “hard to rehabilitate” and “sick” animals have been rehabilitates from the brink of death and placed in good homes. One thing that is unacceptable at a no-kill shelter is ending an animals life because it’s “somewhat” unadoptable.”
Do you think PETA is acting hypocritical in it’s treatment of animals received at the company’s headquarters?