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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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30 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.