Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Truth behind PETA: The Killing, The Lies and The Lack of Ethics

P.E.T.A...... People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.... The Animal Rights Organization set a new all time Record in 2009.... for the number of companion animals that they killed.

Yes, that's right... killed. In 2009 PETA took in 2,366 companion pets. This sounds wonderful until you look at the facts. Of these 2366 animals only 8 (!!!!) were adopted out, 31 were transferred to other facilities (presumably shelters) and the other 2327 were put to death in the hands of these so called animal rights activists. This means that 97% of animals taken in through PETA were killed last year! Wow.

This is not uncommon practice for this deplorable organization, since 2002 no more than 15% of animals taken in by PETA have survived. Now the death toll of animals in PETA’s care has reached 23,640, including more than 2,000 pets last year. This is not an animal charity, this is a death sentence for companion animals. 

In 2005, at a press conference held after two PETA employees were arrested for animal cruelty after dumping hundreds of dead animals in a dumpster, Ingrid Newkirk, founder of PETA stated, "Euthanasia is the kindest gift to a dog or cat unwanted and unloved." 

To top things off, PETA has announced that they will be offering to pay celebrity Lindsey Lohan's rehab bill if she stops eating meat.... seriously PETA! What!?! The celeb states that she cannot afford her $50,000 rehab treatment so rather than spending the money on helping animals (remind me why you advertise that you are animal activists....?) PETA chooses to spend $50,000 on Lohan's treatment.

Meanwhile PETA continues to denounce the credibility of The No Kill Movement, which has proven that animal shelters can stop the unnecessary killing of companion animals. 

With absolutely no thanks to PETA the No Kill Movement makes it's voice heard and proves over and over again that adopting the No Kill Method is an effective and incredibly humane resource in saving thousands of lives every year.

Reno NV, an open admission shelter is saving 90% of sheltered animals.
San Francisco, CA, open admission is saving 86%
Austin, TX is now saving 73%, nearly 20% higher since Austin has adopted this mindset. 

PETA consistently argues that turning an open admission shelter into a "NO KILL" shelter is basically turning the shelter into a hoarding warehouse, well, PETA this is not the case. With such high adoption percentages, these animals are being marketed and are getting OUT of the shelter, adopted to loving homes and not killed at the hands of someone who calls themselves an animal activist.

"If every animal shelter in the United States embraced the No Kill philosophy and the programs and services that make it a reality, we would save nearly four million dogs and cats who are scheduled to die in shelters this year, and the year after that. It is not an impossible dream." - No Kill Advocacy Center

Stephanie Conrad, The Pet Studio

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