A report by Alexandra Myers sheds new light on PETA.
Documents obtained by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services show that PETA, the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, actually killed 95 percent of the animals in it’s care during 2011.
The Norfolk, VA based PETA headquarters was inspected by Dr. Daniel Kovich of the state’s agricultural department. Kovich commented in his report, “The facility does not contain sufficient animal enclosures to routinely house the number of animals annually reported as taken into custody.” The report went on to say, ““[PETA’s] primary purpose is not to find permanent adoptive homes for animals.”
A media liaison from PETA, Jane Dollinger, did not dispute the very high euthanasia rate but commented that animals the organization takes in are unadoptable. ““Most of the animals we take in are society’s rejects; aggressive, on death’s door, or somehow unadoptable.”
Unfortunately for Ms. Dollinger, PETA’s own employees have contradicted that stance. Two PETA employees were arrested after tossing dead animals into a North Carolina dumpster. The two employees described the animals they routinely kille as “adorable” and “perfect”.
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