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AKC and VVMA Express Outrage at PETA Approach to Euthanasia in Animal Shelter
American Kennel Club ^ | AKC

Posted on 07/10/2013 1:37:00 PM PDT by Jean S

Dear Dog Lover,

The American Kennel Club® (AKC) and the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) have today issued statements to highlight their vehement disapproval of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)’s apparent policy of euthanizing animals frequently at its shelter in Norfolk, VA. Furthermore, the AKC has called for the PETA shelter to take steps towards balancing its adoption and euthanasia rates for dogs and cats in its shelter.

“While most shelters strive for a 90% re-homing rate, PETA is apparently proud of their 99% killing rate and callously boasts that the animals it rescues are ‘better off dead’. That is an alarming ratio that should be fully investigated. PETA’s track record is absolutely unacceptable,” said AKC Chairman Alan Kalter. “Legitimate animal shelters in America re-home most of their sheltered animals. If some of Michael Vick’s fighting dogs can be rehabilitated and re-homed then PETA can — and should — do better. If they cannot — or will not — then they should leave sheltering to others.”

“Re-homing a dog is not always the easiest but it is AKC’s preferred route. PETA’s apparent lack of commitment to re-homing is hypocritical. Our experience, through AKC clubs’ rescue network, proves that a rescued dog can often thrive if given the much-needed love, medical care, rehabilitation and responsible placement into a new home. AKC is disgusted that euthanasia is seemingly so easily employed by PETA.”

“While it is true that some animals at shelters are too physically injured or psychologically scarred to be adoptable, many of them can be successfully treated, rehabilitated and adopted, said VVMA President, Mark Finkler, D.V.M. “Veterinarians throughout Virginia work with numerous shelters and rescue groups to assist in the care of these dogs and cats. It is disappointing to hear that PETA has a different philosophy regarding the handling of these abandoned and unwanted pets."

TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: akc; animalrescue; doublestandard; peta
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To: Noumenon

“Typical leftist disregard for life. They’d do it to people, too, if they could. “

They already do it for the unborn (abortion) and they’re looking to expand (Obamacare).

21 posted on 07/10/2013 9:12:47 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: rottndog

yeah, well KFC is my lunch destination today. in a gesture of a one finger salute to PETA.

22 posted on 07/11/2013 4:26:19 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Actually, they do. Their history of looking the other way when groups come in is legendary. Of course, they may have started changing due to a light being shown on their lax attitudes, but the charges against the AKC for “looking the other way” go wayyyyy back.

23 posted on 07/11/2013 5:09:15 AM PDT by JLLH
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I was big into the dog game 30 years ago, not recently.

BTW, what can they do? They are a registry and show sanctioning club.

24 posted on 07/11/2013 8:01:30 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Jean S
PETA = People Euthanizing Terrific Animals
PETA = People Euthanizing Thousands of Animals
25 posted on 07/11/2013 8:44:30 AM PDT by grateful
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Google “AKC and puppy mills” and you’ll see a host of links between them and the mill puppies. Like I said, they are notorious for looking the other way and giving legitimacy to puppy mill dogs — thus helping to perpetuate the problem. No, they aren’t the USDA, but without their tacit approval of the animals the industry wouldn’t be able to claim “status”.

26 posted on 07/11/2013 10:50:29 AM PDT by JLLH
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Forgot to add that the AKC has also opposed many laws attempting to establish minimal breeding standards....

27 posted on 07/11/2013 11:12:40 AM PDT by JLLH
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To: Sherman Logan
The issue of the ‘displaced misanthropic rage’ of the rescue set is a valid discussion especially regarding peta. peta doesn't actually love animals; no animal lover could possibly kill stray cats given their well known autonomy not to mention the folkloric meme of their inability to even die. A woman killing cats in her office is acting out her rage at her own abandonment by humanity. Such an act is a vicarious suicide.
Conversely, the unctuous , simpering adoration of ‘abandoned pets by ‘rescuers’belies their own repressed misanthropic bent. Lets face it, the celebrity queen of Rescue, famous for her vegetarian regime of not eating ‘ anything with a face.’ Meanwhile, her own son blew his face off with a shotgun. And her own self narrative belies nothing in her maternal instincts that would have avoided that fact.
28 posted on 10/19/2013 1:10:02 PM PDT by joestronge
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To: Mastador1

If pets have the same reality as humans, then perhaps they have their own Karma or Fate . Que sera sera?

29 posted on 10/19/2013 1:10:02 PM PDT by joestronge
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