When you think of the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) you probably think of activists going to great lengths, sometimes even criminal activity, to raise awareness about animal abuse. What you may not know is how many animals PETA kills. According to the Daily Caller, the organization slaughtered 95% of the animals entrusted in its care.
Documents published online this month show that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, an organization known for its uncompromising animal-rights positions, killed more than 95 percent of the pets in its care in 2011.
The documents, obtained from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, were published online by the Center for Consumer Freedom, a non-profit organization that runs online campaigns targeting groups that antagonize food producers.
Fifteen years’ worth of similar records show that since 1998 PETA has killed more than 27,000 animals at its headquarters in Norfolk, VA.
In a February 16 statement, the Center said PETA killed 1,911 cats and dogs last year, finding homes for only 24 pets.
“PETA hasn’t slowed down its slaughterhouse operation,” said Rick Berman, CCF’s executive director. “It appears PETA is more concerned with funding its media and advertising antics than finding suitable homes for these dogs and cats.”
In a statement, Berman added that PETA has a $37 million dollar annual budget.
If they aren’t spending all of that money on saving animals, what are they spending it on?
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(The cat in the photo above was adopted from a local animal hospital. He likes garbonzo beans, he’s nice and his name is Charlie. Lucky for him he wasn’t delivered to PETA when he was abandoned.)