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PETA Kills 95% Of Animals It Takes In [Study]

PETA Kills most animals it takes in

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?

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96 Responses to “PETA Kills 95% Of Animals It Takes In [Study]”

  1. John Doppler Schiff

    Please do some research before you attack groups that help animals, on the word of corporations that profit from their abuse.

    This is the man who is lying to you.
    http://www.consumerdeception.org

    He's never helped an animal in his life. He lives in a three million dollar mansion bought with the money he's made from selling himself as a liar-for-hire on behalf of unsafe, unhealthy, and inhumane companies.

    He also attacks the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, teachers unions, and minimum wage.

    He encourages pregnant women to eat 10x the amount of mercury that's been deemed safe (on behalf of the seafood industry).

    He rages about the evils of sobriety checkpoints and blood alcohol limits (on behalf of the liquor industry).

    He claims that trans-fats fight cancer (on behalf of the fast food industry).

    He downplays the dangers of obesity (on behalf of the junk food industry).

    Seriously, Noveta? This is who you choose to get your information from?

    When you accept the lies and misinformation from industrial animal abusers, you hurt animals.

  2. Noveta McAdams

    John—I have done tons of research; you need to type in Peta Kills and do yours. You may be interested to know the Humane Society of the U.S. only gives 1% of the millions donated to the animals and do not support any Shelters. The caring people donating are getting scammed.

  3. John Doppler Schiff

    Noveta McAdams No, Noveta, that's my point — you clearly haven't done your research. If you had, you would have known that the group you are quoting is an industry front group that spreads lies and misinformation about animal welfare groups in order to discredit them, and to take pressure off the corporate animal abusers that PETA and HSUS have confronted.

    You are siding with animal abusers, and you've swallowed their lies hook, line, and sinker.

    As far as HSUS, that's also horse shit. HSUS spends more than 77% of its budget on program expenses, and the work it does for animals is undeniable. Dogfighting investigations and prosecutions. Puppy mill seizures. Hoarder seizures. Spay Day events. Education. Shelter advocacy. Shelter audits, evaluations, advice and support. Pet-friendly rental policies and pet-friendly workplaces. Millions in grants to local shelters every year. Wildlife care centers and sanctuaries that collectively treat more animals in a year than any other organization on the planet. The Shelter Pet Project. And legislative efforts that are THE most effective way of preventing cruelty to animals.

    PETA does not run an adoption center. It transfers adoptable animals to other shelters that CAN adopt those animals out, and the sick, injured, aggressive animals are euthanized at their center. Saying that PETA euthanizes 90%+ of the animals in its care is like saying that a hospice for terminally ill patients has a 90%+ mortality rate. It completely (and unfairly) mischaracterizes what they do. And while I'm not a big fan of PETA and their tactics, this attack on them is nonsense and only serves to cloud the issues.

  4. John Doppler Schiff

    Noveta McAdams
    No, Noveta, that's my point — you clearly haven't done your research. If you had, you would have known that the group you are quoting is an industry front group that spreads lies and misinformation about animal welfare groups in order to discredit them, and to take pressure off the corporate animal abusers that PETA and HSUS have confronted.

    You are siding with animal abusers, and you've swallowed their lies hook, line, and sinker.

    HSUS spends more than 77% of its budget on program expenses, and the work it does for animals is undeniable. Dogfighting investigations and prosecutions. Puppy mill seizures. Hoarder seizures. Spay Day events. Education. Shelter advocacy. Shelter audits, evaluations, advice and support. Pet-friendly rental policies and pet-friendly workplaces. Millions in grants to local shelters every year. Wildlife care centers and sanctuaries that collectively treat more animals in a year than any other organization on the planet. The Shelter Pet Project. And legislative efforts that are THE most effective way of preventing cruelty to animals.

    This is all information that's freely available in their Form 990 tax returns and through independent, verifiable, third-party sources. I suggest you look through them without the misleading "analysis" and spin provided by corporate shills.

    PETA does not run an adoption center. It transfers adoptable animals to other shelters that CAN adopt those animals out, and the sick, injured, aggressive animals are euthanized at their center. Saying that PETA euthanizes 90%+ of the animals in its care is like saying that a hospice for terminally ill patients has a 90%+ mortality rate. It completely (and unfairly) mischaracterizes what they do.

    And while I'm not a big fan of PETA and their tactics, this attack on them is nonsense and only serves to cloud the issues.

  5. Tracey Williams

    if any of you really buy this piece of propoganda bullcrap…puh lease…and if any of you are meat eaters you are animal abuseres anyway.

  6. Anonymous

    I like how so many people claim this information is a hoax because it flies in the face of their belief system and so cannot be accepted. Forget the fact that it is public record and people can go to the Virgin.gov site and look up these numbers themselves independent of any questionable source that links to it. Fact checking helps as opposed to a blanket disbelief if you find the source distasteful. Kudos for posting this and not being a sheep, and shame on any who would say they love animals and then still support PETA given the information that is available to any who would take five minutes to look for it.

  7. Anonymous

    Jonathan Gilbert, no we are not, you must be upper middle class and white, only this group who has no real concerns in life takes the time to humanize animals like life were a disney movie, human suffering superceeds animal suffering every time. And there is more than enough human suffering, especially that of children, in this country alone as to make any concern over animal rights, a made up term, seem like anything but the flight of fancy of the rich while letting the poor suffer in anonymity. We are not of the same breath, perhaps it is you who wears blinders to how much human suffering still occurs in this country. Get a real concern in life than see how much you care about animal rights, animals which PETA would see put to death anyway, research the virgina.gov site and wake up.

  8. Anonymous

    John Doppler Schiff Visit the virgina.gov site and look at the statistics yourself than come back and tell me its a lie. PETA kills animals, it is listed in black and white on a spreadsheet and the numbers do not lie, even if you think those who link to said numbers do.

  9. John Doppler Schiff

    No, my anonymous troll friend.

    It's not bullshit simply because it flies in the face of our beliefs; it's bullshit because it mischaracterizes the facts, and because it's a scam from a extraordinarily sleazy PR firm that's paid to attack charities on behalf of its corporate clients.

    PETA's center is not focused on adoptions; it's a euthanasia clinic. The ones that can be saved are rehomed through allied shelters. The ones that can't be saved — and that's the vast majority, since the animals brought to the facility are typically critically ill, injured, and aggressive animals — are humanely euthanized.

    Rick Berman depends on people with poor critical thinking skills to further his anti-animal agenda. He's an amoral parasite whose goal is to turn animal lovers against one another. Those gullible enough to be pawns in that attack do even more harm to animals than Berman's clients.

  10. Jill Hirschi

    John Doppler Schiff Question? How are they helping animals by killing dogs and cats they are suppose to help and rescue? Honestly, I was never against them until this! They are not lying to us because it in this article they even say "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.”
    Show me a website where it lists what animals they have up for adoption.

  11. John Doppler Schiff

    That's exactly the point, Jill: PETA does not adopt out animals because they don't have the facilities for it. They refer those cats to other agencies that DO have adoption facilities, and take in the surrenders which are too sick or injured, or are suffering, so that they may be humanely euthanized. That's why their euthanasia rates are at the 90% mark, because the purpose of that facility is to provide low- or no-cost humane euthanasia.

    Look at the stats. Doesn't it seem odd to you that the animals euthanized are almost exclusively owner surrenders?

    Don't get me wrong, I'm no cheerleader for PETA, and I object to many of the things they do. But this particular claim has been badly mischaracterized, and deliberately so, by a sleazy front group that protects animal abuse industries.

  12. Jill Hirschi

    Not according to what they say, they say that the kill the animals because they cannot find loving home for them. So actually there euthanasia rates are at 95%. Then why are they adopting out some animals? Because they clearly are adopting some animals but seriously killing more than they adopt out. I rescued my 2 dogs that I have now and although I have some problems with them they are the best thing to happen to me. So I'm not okay with any forms of animal abuse

  13. Jill Hirschi

    So they kill animals for space…..and they call themselves peta why? I know they are not rounding up dogs and cats and killing them for fun, but I got one of my dogs for a rescue center (that's a no kill) and he has had some problems but he is the most loving and protecting dog I have and has saved my life, and the fact we cannot return the favor because of "space" is honestly bullshit. When PETA cannot be as good as a dog that has been abused and cannot love like they can I have a MAJOR problem with. I totally understand that when a dog is in a medical condition and they are in constant pain to put them out of there pain. Lol love how they say they have no place to go or unwanted they welcome them with love and open arms and they kill them, how does that make sense. How is that PETA again? If the government come up with a way to get rid of homeless people by killing them, how well would that go over?

  14. Anonymous

    John Doppler Schiff Yes, they are killing them for fun, in a sense. At least other groups try to get the animals they deal with in loving homes (like the ASPCA) or make the rest of their lives happy years (like Best Friends). From what the people at PETA have demonstrated to the world, it'is more interested in setting up porn sites honoring veganism and yelling at celebrities.

    The other thing is this: when you're trying to defend a group's stance, you NEVER use the group's claims to justify your argument. That's similar to using a verse from the Bible to prove to an atheist that God exists. Since you're b****ing about Noveta's researching skills, I thought you would know that by heart.

  15. Anonymous

    John Doppler Schiff Yes, they are killing them for fun, in a sense. At least other groups try to get the animals they deal with in loving homes (like the ASPCA) or make the rest of their lives happy years (like Best Friends). From what the people at PETA have demonstrated to the world, it'is more interested in setting up porn sites honoring veganism and yelling at celebrities.

    The other thing is this: when you're trying to defend a group's stance, you NEVER use the group's claims to justify your argument. That's similar to using a verse from the Bible to prove to an atheist that God exists. Since you're b****ing about Noveta's researching skills, I thought you would know that by heart.

  16. John Doppler Schiff

    That was not presented as proof of an argument, it was presented to correct Jill's statement that began: "Not according to what they say…"

    I simply pointed out what they do say, in their own words, rather than as an oversimplified paraphrase.

    Incidentally, the porn sites and anti-celeb confrontations are two of the things that bother me most about PeTA's tactics. I think they're counterproductive and degrading.

    I've got a busy week here, so I'm going to bow out of this three-month old discussion now. It's been good discussing this with you guys, even if we don't agree!

  17. Jill Hirschi

    John Doppler Schiff Did I ever say they were doing it for fun? No and honestly it doesn't matter that they do it for space. They also put cows, chickens, pigs, etc in small spaces because they don't have enough space but that is not right, even PETA says that is not right. So what in the hell is up with the double standard? I totally understand Euthanasia for a animal that is sick and there in pain, however doesn't make any sense to kill a dog or cat because they cannot find a home for it. They are willing to take animals that have no place to go and are unwanted and kill them with love and open arms. Makes no sense. I love animals so therefore I cannot support this action take by PETA. Maybe they should be more like Sea Shepherd they ACTUALLY WORK hard to save animals and 80% make no money.

  18. Chris Jordan G

    This topic bothers me! I find it all to be a scam! If these morons would stop blindly following this moron Rick Berman and put more energy into stopping puppy mills and backyard breeders the world would be a better place! Also if we made it maditory to have all our pets spayed and nuetered we would not have these morons on the web!

  19. Daniel Williams

    hey its nothing new. Its called do what I say, not what I do. Just like most of these socialist its alright for them because they are smarter than everyone else so its okay for them to kill animals, do drugs, be sexual degenerates, kill babies, save murderers and rapist, talk tolerance, then practice intolerance of any opinion that differs from theirs. its so ethical.

  20. Jill Hirschi

    PETA President Ingrid Newkirk previously indicated to The Virginian-Pilot that the animal rights group could stop killing pets. Of course it would mean cutting down on press stunts and celebrity photo shoots: “We could become a no-kill shelter immediately. It means we wouldn't do as much work." Does that sound like they are a last resort? But you also forgot to mention because no good homes exist for them

  21. Jill Hirschi

    John Doppler Schiff PETA President Ingrid Newkirk previously indicated to The Virginian-Pilot that the animal rights group could stop killing pets. Of course it would mean cutting down on press stunts and celebrity photo shoots: “We could become a no-kill shelter immediately. It means we wouldn't do as much work." Lets be serious they want the money too.

  22. Jill Hirschi

    https://arr.va-vdacs.com/cgi-bin/Vdacs_search.cgi?link_select=p_t&form=fac_select&year=2012 look it up yourself. It's a government website and the facts are true. PETA cares about the money not so much about the animals. PETA President Ingrid Newkirk previously indicated to The Virginian-Pilot that the animal rights group could stop killing pets. Of course it would mean cutting down on press stunts and celebrity photo shoots: “We could become a no-kill shelter immediately. It means we wouldn't do as much work." Says it on the PETA website.

  23. Tracey Williams

    Jill Hirschi …..keep stuffing your face w/ dead tortured abused animals then get back with me. Hypocrite. You do not love animals. You love to eat animals. Get real. Your lack of authenticity is laughable. Loving one animal while gobbling down the next. People such as yourself are truly repulsive. I looked at your stats now look at mine. But we both know you haven't the courage to watch this video now don't we.
    http://youtu.be/ju7-n7wygP0

  24. Jill Hirschi

    Tracey Williams Those stats are not mine they are from the Virginia Government so people's opinion means nothing to me those are the ones that are just propaganda bullcrap. PETA doesn't care about animals they care about the money. Who says I don't love animals look at my facebook and see all the petitions and things I do for animals. I rescued 2 dogs and I going to pay 4 thousand dollars to fix my dog would PETA do the same? No so it seem I like animals more than peta.

  25. Tracey Williams

    Jill Hirschi ….anyone who eats meat and claims to love animals is only fooling themselves. How blind can you be AND you didnt watch the video. As I stated above you do not love animals, you love to eat animals. You eating habits are cultural. If you lived in China you wouldn't be saving dogs you'd be eating them. It is called cognitive dissonance. : psychological conflict resulting from incongruous beliefs and attitudes held simultaneously.

  26. Jill Hirschi

    Then animals don't love animals that makes no sense because dogs, cats, dolphins, whales, bears, lions, a lot of animals eat each other it's about the quantity you kill and how you treat the animals during there whole life including there deaths. But you have a lot of judgmental thoughts I grew up in a family that hunts and I hated it my whole life and never like it and it drives me nuts so it is not cultural you can make your own thoughts on situation's not based on where you live.

  27. Lucas Alder

    Jill Hirschi So instead of refuting any of the facts that I posted, it looks like you're just going to parrot the same supposed quote from Ingrid Newkirk to anybody on this thread you disagree with.
    The only problem for you is, not one reputable news site has reported her as saying that. Are you really just going to spam what other PETA hate sites (Meat industry affiliates) have falsely said, or post some actual evidence?

  28. Chris Jordan G

    I find some of you odd, most people rejoice when animals in need are saved, freed and not bashed in the head, do they not?

    Think about the large scale fights that Peta is battling. To you that's not an achievement and when they win it's not a victory for the animals? You're fighting someone who fights colossal battles in the fragile animal echo system, battles that are often won, why?

    Your numbers are miniscule compared to the millions euthanized each year, should you not be bashing those other murderers too? Are they doing nice things for the fragile animal echo system, or are they just animal killers?

    I need to get this straight?

    Maybe a chart?

    killers killed Fragile animal echo system friendly?
    ———————————————————————————————–

    Peta 1877 Yes
    Shelters Millions! No
    Food industry Billions! No
    Beauty Millions! No
    _________________________________________________________
    _________________________________________________________

    Sorry, it's Facebook!

    Conclusion:

    There are some dumb people fighting the wrong people for a miniscule drop of water in an ocean of googolplexian droplets.

    There are some great people fighting the bad people for GIGANTIC animal rights victories.

    Animal Experimentation, Animals in Entertainment now there are some great things to fight for!

    THINK BIG, pea brains!!

  29. Chris Jordan G

    I for one miss John, it's nice seeing someone who has actually done their homework.

  30. Chris Jordan G

    I'm still wondering if some of you are paid to act this dumb, there's no other explanation?

  31. Jill Hirschi

    A mother cat and her two kittens, all perfectly healthy and adoptable and none in danger of being killed until they were given to PETA by a veterinarian who was trying to find them homes and was told by PETA employees that they would have no problem adopting them out. They reportedly killed them, within minutes, in the back of a van. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/8255324/ns/health-pet_health/t/peta-employees-charged-animal-cruelty/ and here PETA employee's being charged with animal cruelty. PETA CARES ABOUT MONEY!

  32. Jill Hirschi

    A mother cat and her two kittens, all perfectly healthy and adoptable and none in danger of being killed until they were given to PETA by a veterinarian who was trying to find them homes and was told by PETA employees that they would have no problem adopting them out. They reportedly killed them, within minutes, in the back of a van. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/8255324/ns/health-pet_health/t/peta-employees-charged-animal-cruelty/ and here PETA employee's being charged with animal cruelty. PETA CARES ABOUT MONEY!

  33. Chris Jordan G

    Look at the real info that John and Lucas have posted! LOOK! It's all there in writing!
    God I hate dumb people, honest!

  34. Chris Jordan G

    Lucas Alder, at this point I really don't even believe that she's real? No person is that stupid, or is she?

  35. Chris Jordan G

    Jill Hirschi with all that make up on your face do you look at the labels? Are your beauty supplies cruelty free? By the looks of you i bet all your products have been tested on animals!

  36. Chris Jordan G

    Tracey Williams, Jill's simple, give her a graph, it may help…lol

  37. Chris Jordan G

    Noveta McAdams, I think you're a fake, you can't be that stupid?

  38. Chris Jordan G

    Me, again I bet you're not real because you can't be this stupid??

  39. Chris Jordan G

    Both of you have blinders on and it's funny! I still don't believe you two are real? You can't be this stupid! Please tell me that your Facebook pages are fake, please!!!

  40. Chris Jordan G

    Question to Jill and Noveta, Did you adopt your animals?

  41. Jill Hirschi

    Thanks I really didn't want to believe it but it is true so PETA just after the money. Chris what info have you posted I posted from the government says they are killing this animals, where PETA members where charged with animal cruelty after killing animals and throwing them in dumpsters. So your the ones with your blinders on hope you giving them money because that what they want.

  42. Lucas Alder

    Jill Hirschi First of all you never backed up your statement that Ingrid Newkirk supposedly said, but have posted it half a dozen times here. Why is that?
    Second, nothing you posted refutes anything I've said in relation to PETA only being responsible for .025% of euthanasia in the US yearly. Sheltering is a TINY part of their operation, so why are you focusing on that instead of all the great things they do? Answer: you're a hater.
    Third, Nathan Winograd is a former corporate lawyer who magically happened to become an animal rights activist overnight, and is a known associate of Richard Berman. Yeah, the same Berman who runs the Center for Consumer Freedom and represents the meat industry. Great unbiased source you have there.
    Winograd is the real money grubber. He was the head of a small shelter in New York, and within the 5 years it took him to bankrupt the place he was the highest paid CEO in its history. He's a false prophet who's the main contributor to the Peta Kills Animals Facebook page, that just so happens to be owned by the Center for Consumer Freedom as well.

  43. Lucas Alder

    Chris Jordan G Nope, she's just a hater who's chosen to be ignorant. The world is full of them, sadly :(

  44. Lucas Alder

    Jill Hirschi PETA only euthanizes around 2,000 animals per year, in contrast to the 6-7 MILLION that are killed in the US yearly.
    Also, one violation by a low ranking member doesn't make an entire organization bad. That's like saying because a few Privates in the Army killed a civilian, the entire Army is evil and cannot be trusted. Your logic is so flawed it's laughable.

  45. Jill Hirschi

    First have you backed up ANYTHING you said or even posted any facts that PETA doesn't kill the animals they are killing, and that 2 PETA employee's were charged with animal cruelty? PETA President Ingrid Newkirk previously indicated to The Virginian-Pilot that the animal rights group could stop killing pets any time they want.
    "We could become a no-kill shelter immediately. It means we wouldn't do as much work," she said. There is your information.
    Second not saying they don't do good things but it's only because they get money that have millions of dollars yet kill most of the animals they receive in 24 hours, when you get down to it they only care about the money so I don't support PETA I support Sea Shepard all of there money goes to saving animals they are also vegan, and they will give up there life to save a whales life. PETA doesn't do the same they are hypocrites and I don't support them.
    Nathan WInograd you can say is a bad guy but he ran a no kill shelter can you say the same thing about Ingrid Newkirk? No because we both know that she kills animals she doesn't want to save them because that costs to much and it's cheaper to kill them. It's usually cheaper and easier to do the wrong thing instead of working hard to save a animals life and make it better. So how is he a money grubber when he was bankrupt. You cannot fight the fact they do kill 95% of the animals they receive and they were charged with animals cruelty they live in a glass house and are throwing stones. “PETA president Ingrid Newkirk said, ‘PETA believes euthanasia is the kindest gift to a dog or cat unwanted and unloved.’ I simply couldn’t disagree more. The kindest gift to a homeless animal is a good home.

  46. Lucas Alder

    Jill Hirschi It's pretty safe to say you're waving the white flag at this point.

    1. I've refuted your misleading claim that PETA kills x% of animals by pointing out that PETA only takes in 2000 animals per year, in contrast to 6-7 MILLION by other shelters nationwide. Saying PETA kills animals based on that is like saying peanuts should be banned because allergic reactions kill Americans, while giving cigarettes and alcohol a pass.
    http://www.humanesociety.org/animal_community/resources/qa/common_questions_on_shelters.html

    2. You have failed to provide any reputable source of your quote "We could become a no-kill shelter immediately. It means we wouldn't do as much work". You can't, because Ingrid Newkirk never said it.

    3. Close to 10 years ago 2 PETA employees had a miscommunication and disposed of some adoptable animals, which Newkirk confirmed as an accident. Saying people should not support PETA based on this is like saying because 2 privates in the army killed a civilian based on bad intelligence, the entire Army is not worth of our trust.

    In conclusion, you're using the same tired fallacies and bogus stats other haters do, which are a dime a dozen. As you've chosen to be ignorant, I doubt this message will resonate with you, but at least others will read it and see through the smokescreen.

  47. Chris Jordan G

    Jill Hirschi do you have any papers to confirm? Any evidence that both your dogs are adopted?

  48. Chris Jordan G

    Lucas, she is stupid! Here you are giving her the truth and what does she do, post the same old propaganda? To me that's ignorance plain and simple!

  49. Chris Jordan G

    Lucas Alder, you're right it's a shame that all these mindless, uninformed and naive people believe in this crap hogwash!

  50. Chris Jordan G

    Jill Hirschi I did call you stupid, please don't get me wrong, I don't know you and have judged you just by your rantings and misinformed postings. I see that Lucas and John are posting the truth but you keep skirting around the truth and keep going back to the same old propaganda. I'm not a hater, i'm just shocked that you believe in this disinformation. i will take back that you're stupid but instead I will call you, naive, misinformed, brainwashed, mislead, deceived, victimized, and taken advantaged of.

  51. Chris Jordan G

    Jill, pages and pages on what a deceiving person he is! Have you read any? Are you going to keep posting garbage or will you be a real animal lover and read the real facts?

  52. Chris Jordan G

    Jill this is what Richard Berman stands for:

    -The Center for Consumer Freedom, which attacks animal rights activists and anyone who criticizes soda, restaurants, or the food industry, and changed its official name to the Center for Organizational Research and Education (CORE) in 2014.
    _
    The Employment Policies Institute, which opposes government-issued mandates on employers, such as paid sick leave and minimum wage increases.

    -The American Beverage Institute, which fights laws designed to curb drunk driving.

    -The Center for Union Facts, which promotes disparaging information about labor unions.

    -The Enterprise Freedom Action Committee, which attacks unions and opposes health care reform.

    -Family Coalition, which opposes health care reform in the name of families.

    -Humane Society for Shelter Pets, which promoted misleading information about the Humane Society of the United States in an effort to dry up its fundraising, before dissolving as a standalone organization in 2013.

    Doesn't sound like a nice guy!

    I'm still wondering why are you following him?

  53. Chris Jordan G

    Jill – some reputable stories on the man that has pulled the wool over your eyes! Please remember these are very trustworthy and credible news stories from distinguished newspapers, news agencies and magazines not crap like the Inquisitr.

    60 Minutes calls him Dr. Evil:
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/meet-rick-berman-aka-dr-evil/

    The New York Times:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/10/us/politics/fight-over-minimum-wage-illustrates-web-of-industry-ties.html?_r=0

    Time Magazine:
    http://swampland.time.com/2013/08/12/is-the-humane-society-bad-for-puppies-this-man-wants-you-to-think-so/

    The Washington Post:
    http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2013/05/18/corporations-anonymously-fund-attacks-and-influence-washington-policy-through-nonprofit-groups/qyaJIFcv7yYOsQvya6ykAK/story.html

    The Los Angeles Times:
    http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jun/12/opinion/la-ed-humane-20110612

    The Center for Media and Democracy:
    http://www.prwatch.org/search/node/ccf

    Jill, you're reading the Mc Donalds in news reporting why not feast on something a little bit better?

    Get the TRUTH!

  54. Chris Jordan G

    Jill, I'm hoping you'll read the truth and please stop posting the same old, actually read these articles, watch these news reports, properly inform yourself!

  55. Chris Jordan G

    Anyone else notice that Noveta has deleted her comments? I'm wondering why? Did she actually do her homework, did she actually read about Berman's lies? Noveta where are you? I bet you've finally realized that you were wrong and following a deceitful man and organization.

  56. Chris Jordan G

    The Center for Consumer Freedom's Bastard Love-Child, "PETA Kills Animals," is Born

    Launching a website attacking the credibility of an animal rights organization is exactly the sort of thing we might expect a front group that protects the financial interests of the food, beverage, and tobacco industries to do. In May of 2005, the Center for Consumer Freedom launched the “peta kills animals” website, a composite of PETA’s 2004 VDACS animal reporting summaries and an array of intentionally stark, red, and uncomfortable graphics claiming that the animal rights group was “killing” most of the animals it received into its shelter.

    With regards to mitigating PETA’s impact on food and beverage industry bottom lines, the Center for Consumer Freedom was generating a working limb. If PETA–the world’s largest animal rights organization could kill animals, then the CCF’s tobacco, food, and beverage industry donors could certainly confine, deprive, and violently disassemble animals for their lucrative parts, and do it in good conscience.

    Reeling from the CCF’s disquieting new website, PETA immediately issued a statement explaining that most of the animals entering its Norfolk facility were “broken beings,” and that the organization referred every healthy, cute, young animal it could to traditional animal shelters. But the Center for Consumer Freedom wasn't about to pass up the opportunity to exploit the apparent hypocrisy of the animal rights group ending the lives of animals, not based on the technicality that PETA might be acting in the animals’ best interests.

  57. Chris Jordan G

    Berman's right hand man.

    "As Gregory Davis, Martosko posted about stereotypically lefty, vegan, and animal activist subjects, such as “living in a wood hut” and hanging out with his “freegan crew,” and friended progressive activists and groups such as PETA, the Humane Society of the United States, Mercy for Animals, Sea Shepherd, and Stop Humane Watch, a group that aimed to monitor and push back on Martosko’s outfit. Many of the individuals Gregory Davis friended were later profiled on a CCF website devoted to monitoring animal rights activists."

    Washington Post

  58. Chris Jordan G

    Jill the people you are backing also hate Sea Sheppard, give them time and let's see how they slander them.

  59. Chris Jordan G

    Positioning David Martosko as an Editor at the Daily Caller, and Subsequently at the Daily Mail, Allows the Center for Consumer Freedom to Flood Top Tier Media Outlets with "PETA Kills Animals" Press Releases

    New York Times – newsfeed

  60. Chris Jordan G

    JILL

    POSTED BY THE EDITOR DAVID MARTOSKO, RICHARD BERMAN'S RIGHT HAND MAN, WHO ARE THEY? CCF, WHAT DO THEY STAND FOR? ANIMAL ABUSE, DRUNK DRIVING, ETC.

    ALL HERE TO RESEARCH IN BLACK AND WHITE!!

    WHY ARE YOU FOLLOWING THEM??

    ANIMALS DON'T DESERVE WHAT THESE TWO STAND FOR WHY ARE YOU?

    PETA Takes Heat over Claims it Killed 90% of Animals Dropped off at Virginia Shelter
    Critics are slamming the organization for hypocrisy after a Virginia state report indicated a high rate of euthanasia at their shelter.

    By Kristene Quan April 09, 201383 Comments

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    PETA killed more than 1,600 cats and dogs at its Virginia headquarters last year The Daily Mail
    Shocking Photos: PETA's Secret Slaughter of Kittens, Puppies The Huffington Post
    PETA in a Dogfight over its Euthanasia Practices LiveScience
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    Could it be possible that People for the Ethical Rights of Animals (PETA) isn’t as animal-friendly as it claims? The organization reportedly had to destroy almost 90% of all the animals dropped off at its headquarters in Norfolk, Va., in 2012, according to the Daily Mail.

    Umm according to the daily mail??? WTF Jill who's the editor of the daily mail? You guessed it! David Martosko, Berman's right hand man.

  61. Jill Hirschi

    Oh so it's better they only kill a couple thousand animals a year so that is better. There is a lot of people out there that work there ass off to save animals and choosing to kill them is easier. So yes people are hypocrites that want money. Also those privates still worked for PETA after this. So you are following a worthless company that just wants you money so send them a big check and make them happy.

  62. Chris Jordan G

    Jill his own son wrote this about the man you are following:

    My father.

    You might be surprised to know he is famous, for terrible reasons. My father is a despicable man. My father is a sort of human molestor.

    An exploiter. A scoundrel. A world historical mother******* son of a bitch. (sorry grandma).

    You can read about him here:

    http://www.bermanexposed.org

    … A couple of years ago I demanded he stop his work. Close down his company or I would sever our relationship.

    He refused. He has just gotten worse. More evil. More powerful. We've been "estranged" for over three years.

    Even as a child I disliked him. We were opposites. I wanted to read. He wanted to play games.

    He is a union buster.

    When I got out of college I joined the Teamsters (the guards were union organized at the Whitney).

    I went off to hide in art and academia.

    I fled through this art portal for twenty years. In the meantime my Dad started a very very bad company called Berman and Company.

    He props up fast food/soda/factory farming/childhood obesity and diabetes/drunk driving/secondhand smoke.

    He attacks animal lovers, ecologists, civil action attorneys, scientists, dieticians, doctors, teachers.

    His clients include everyone from the makers of Agent Orange to the Tanning Salon Owners of America.

    He helped ensure the minimum wage did not move a penny from 1997-2007!

    The worst part for me as a writer is what he does with the English language.

    Though vicious he is a doltish thinker, and his spurious editorials rely on doublethink and always with the Lashon Hara.

    As I studied Judaism over the years, the shame and the shanda, grew almost too much. My heart was constantly on fire for justice. I could find no relief.

    This winter I decided that the SJs [Silver Jews] were too small of a force to ever come close to undoing a millionth of all the harm he has caused. To you and everyone you know.

    Literally, if you eat food or have a job, he is reaching you.

    I've always hid this terrible shame from you, the fan. The SJs have always stood autonomous and clear.

    Hopefully it won't contaminate your feelings about the work … In a way I am the son of a demon come to make good the damage.

    Previously I thought, through songs and poems and drawings I could find and build a refuge away from his world.

    But there is the matter of Justice.

    And I'll tell you it's not just a metaphor. The desire for it actually burns.

    It hurts.

    There needs to be something more. I'll see what that might be.

    DCB

    JILL his own son and you believe in this man when his own family denounces him?

    WHY JILL?

  63. Jill Hirschi

    They are called PETA because they are suppose to help out animals not just kill them they want money, the rescue center I got Mack from is a no kill shelter and peta cannot even say that. But she did say that to Virginian-Pilot newspaper and it was on the Peta website. Like I said before the employee's where not fired after that and continued to work for them. FYI what stat's are you posting that peta is not animal killers like the people they go after?

  64. Chris Jordan G

    Jill, I can go on for day and days about these groups. I hope you read some truth!!!

  65. Chris Jordan G

    Jill, David's powerful note provides insight into the tortured feelings David has endured as the son of the Lobbyist from Hell. We well agree that Rick Berman is guilty of shamefully obstructing public health and working to crush those who care about public welfare, clean air, the environment, animal rights and other causes. For any normal father, this public note would be excruciatingly painful. For all we know, it might be for Rick Berman, too. But will the pain of this note be enough to change him?

    We hope David's public expression of his feelings about his father's work will make Rick Berman think about what he is doing to society, if not his family. If it isn't, well then David, we are on your side and are willing to help you in any way we can.

    What about you Jill?

  66. Chris Jordan G

    Quick facts

    Experts: Nothing Charitable About Berman's Front Groups

    Charity Navigator, an independent authority on charitable giving, has issued donor advisories against five Berman front groups:

    Center for Consumer Freedom
    Employment Policies Institute
    American Beverage Institute
    Center for Union Facts
    Enterprise Freedom Action Committee

    The advisories note that, unlike most charities, Berman’s groups funnel significant amounts of their funds to a single company, Berman’s for-profit Berman and Company, Inc.

  67. Chris Jordan G

    Jill, It's all about truthful facts not Rick Berman's lies!

  68. Chris Jordan G

    Now isn't that funny! Jill you have deleted all of your comments, rants and outdated lies. Could it be that you now believe that you have been lied to? I sure hope so! You seemed like such a nice person, I'm sorry that I slammed you. I just wanted to steer you back into the right direction. All the best and good health to you and the pups!

  69. Lucas Alder

    Chris Jordan G It sure is a shame. All we can do is try to educate them, and thanks for helping out with that sir! You're really doing a good deed :)

  70. Chris Jordan G

    Much obliged Lucas, I'm feeling grateful to you, thanks for fighting for the truth, you're a great man.

    Chris

  71. Chris Jordan G

    Well it's official, Jill is an idiot. Just had a conversation with her on Causes and she still believes that PETA kills, refuses to read the truth about CCF and Richard Berman. I've never met a person who refuses to seek out the truth. I'm truly concerned that the woman is not all there! Jill get your head out of your ass!