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PETA Killed 95 Percent of Adoptable Pets in its Care During 2008
Center for Consumer Freedom ^ | 3/30/09

Posted on 03/30/2009 6:16:38 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun

Hypocritical Animal Rights Group’s 2008 Disclosures Bring Pet Death Toll To 21,339

WASHINGTON DC – Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) published documents online showing that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) killed 95 percent of the adoptable pets in its care during 2008. Despite years of public outrage over its euthanasia program, the animal rights group kills an average of 5.8 pets every day at its Norfolk, VA headquarters.

According to public records from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, PETA killed 2,124 pets last year and placed only seven in adoptive homes. Since 1998, a total of 21,339 dogs and cats have died at the hands of PETA workers.

Despite having a $32 million budget, PETA does not operate an adoption shelter. PETA employees make no discernible effort to find homes for the thousands of pets they kill every year. Last year, the Center for Consumer Freedom petitioned Virginia’s State Veterinarian to reclassify PETA as a slaughterhouse.

CCF Research Director David Martosko said: “PETA hasn’t slowed down its hypocritical killing machine one bit, but it keeps browbeating the rest of society with a phony ‘animal rights’ message. What about the rights of the thousands of dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens that die in PETA’s headquarters building?”

Martosko added: “Since killing pets is A-OK with PETA, why should anyone listen to their demands about eating meat, using lab rats for medical research, or taking children to the circus?”

CCF obtained PETA’s “Animal Record” filings since 1998 from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Members of the public can see these documents at PetaKillsAnimals.com.

In addition to exposing PETA’s hypocritical record of killing defenseless animals, the Center for Consumer Freedom has publicized the animal rights group’s ties to violent activists, and shed light on its aggressive message-marketing to children.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: animalwhackos; hypocrites; peta; pets

1 posted on 03/30/2009 6:16:38 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun

It’s all about the money.

Not the animals.


2 posted on 03/30/2009 6:17:40 AM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: anniegetyourgun

PETA is hardly unusual in this. The quickest way to raise cash in this world is to proclaim some acute point of view and holler “who’s with me?” Fools part with it as if it’s going to be spent doing anything for their cause, and it just lines someone’s pockets or buys them bigger toys.


3 posted on 03/30/2009 6:22:54 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (American Revolution II -- overdue.)
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To: anniegetyourgun
Kind of like the Global Warming BS and Al Gore's Tennessee electric bill. All these SOBs are alike. If it weren't for so many uneducated morons in the world this people would be run out of town on a rail.
4 posted on 03/30/2009 6:25:39 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Ingrid Newkirk’s PETA people make money getting govt contracts from the cities to run these shelters

then they kill the animals

some of these nuts think it is kinder to kill an animal than to “enslave it” to a new human owner

seriously


5 posted on 03/30/2009 6:31:21 AM PDT by silverleaf (Freedom's just another word for "nothing left to lose")
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To: anniegetyourgun

And HSUS, the so-called “Humane Society of the US” which has nothing to do with the fine local humane societies, is also in bed with PETA. They are all working toward a petless, meatless society.


6 posted on 03/30/2009 6:32:32 AM PDT by ottbmare (Ein Reich, ein Volk, ein Obama!)
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To: anniegetyourgun

So another hidden branch of our liberal government is exposed. Its not unlike the position TOTUS takes on post birth abortion, The inconvenient life only temporary. I’m sure he would willingly expand the definition to anyone who disagrees with his takeover.


7 posted on 03/30/2009 6:33:13 AM PDT by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: anniegetyourgun

This was already posted. I commented before knowing that they do not operate a shelter....it is was a facility where other shelters/people could bring the animals to be humanely euthanized instead of being gassed which is being used in Virginia. I wish they had adoptable shelters though....but they concentrate on animal cruelty I was told...not adoptions.


8 posted on 03/30/2009 6:37:10 AM PDT by Fawn (http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=v8320y&s=5)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Thanks - I needed this for my daughter who is talking about joining PETA to help save the animals.


9 posted on 03/30/2009 6:38:47 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (Save the Hispaniolan Solenodon!)
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To: anniegetyourgun

If this is all true, PETA has crossed from the laughably absurd category into the evil scum category.


10 posted on 03/30/2009 6:47:04 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: silverleaf
some of these nuts think it is kinder to kill an animal than to “enslave it” to a new human owner

My arms are sore today from brushing, clipping and shampooing one of our three beloved rescue dogs. I think he's part lab and part woolly mammoth. I would argue that I'm enslaved to him!

11 posted on 03/30/2009 6:47:54 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (If you read only one book this year, read "Stolen Valor".)
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To: Sender

The question is ( as always) what is going to be done about this?


12 posted on 03/30/2009 6:49:20 AM PDT by sonic109
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To: anniegetyourgun

http://animalscam.com/


13 posted on 03/30/2009 7:09:05 AM PDT by CtBigPat (Free Republic : The Grown-ups table of the internet)
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To: sonic109; All
Please visit this website!
http://saova.org/threat.html
Many of us dog, cat, horse, and bird breeders are actively fighting bad legislation that is being put forth by Peta's best buddy the HSUS. They are trying to abolish ALL of our rights to OWN pets. At this point they are focusing their agenda with attacks on purebred dog breeders under the disguise of ridding the country of "puppy mills" but actually they will first be destroying the devoted, small scale, professional breeders and eventually the only place a family will be able to find a pet will be from the large commercial puppy producers OR shelter dogs (shipped in from Mexico and other 3rd world type countries).
Please do not donate any money to HSUS or the SPCA. Many local shelters are also run by liberal HSUS extremist types so at this point I would say save your money. If you donate to your local shelter you are very likely supporting the importation of dogs from other countries while also helping the HSUS to destroy purebreed dogs in America.
Now that's unAmerican!!
http://saova.org/threat.html
14 posted on 03/30/2009 7:23:54 AM PDT by wndycndy (WE ALL MUST FIGHT TO RETAIN OUR RIGHTS AGAINST LIBERAL IDEOLOGY)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Typical liberals. Killing animals is bad when other people do it, but not when they do it. They will argue that they couldn’t afford to keep them alive, proving that money is more important to them than principal. They say they love animals, then kill them when they become inconvenient. Will Barack Obama’s leftist horde adopt the same practices?


15 posted on 03/30/2009 7:26:49 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: silverleaf

They drive around looking for animals to steal from mainly poor people. They use strong arm tactics to take dogs they claim are being neglected. Now we know where these animals end up, in the PETA incinerator.


16 posted on 03/30/2009 7:51:40 AM PDT by peeps36 ( Al Gore. Is A Big Fat Lying Hypocrite. He Pollutes The Air By Opening His Big Mouth)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Like every other leftist group, it is about power and CONTROL. Animals simply happen to be this organizations FRONT.


17 posted on 03/30/2009 7:52:17 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: anniegetyourgun

According to public records from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, PETA killed 2,124 pets last year and placed only seven in adoptive homes

Our local SPCA does about a Thousand percent better then PETA. But then the SPCA is about protecting animals, not pushing a far left liberal political cause.


18 posted on 03/30/2009 7:56:33 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Coming to You From the Front Lines of Occupied America)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Bump to send to a liberal friend later.


19 posted on 03/30/2009 7:58:03 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: anniegetyourgun

Do they post that job opening:

Opening at Peta: Duties include; gassing strays, guillotining gerbils and injecting firewater into fluffy’s veins.


20 posted on 03/30/2009 8:10:15 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: PJ-Comix

Might want to get the kitty/doggy ping list here!


21 posted on 03/30/2009 8:34:31 AM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007 (To view the FR@Alabama ping list, click on my profile!)
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To: anniegetyourgun
I guess we should just rename slaughter houses the humane society

or the euthanasia house

22 posted on 03/30/2009 8:38:48 AM PDT by edzo4 (NoBama 2012)
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To: silverleaf

I noticed it said ‘adoptable’ I wonder what the number would be if they counted all the animals killed?


23 posted on 03/30/2009 8:49:14 AM PDT by edzo4 (NoBama 2012)
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To: anniegetyourgun

thanks, bfl


24 posted on 03/30/2009 1:41:11 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: anniegetyourgun
Links to groups fighting the AR terrorist's. These groups all need our help and support.
http://www.naiaonline.org/ - National Animal Interest Alliance http://www.saova.org/ - Sportsmen's & Animal Owner's Voting Alliance http://saveourdogs.net/index.html - Save Our Dogs http://www.adoa.org/ - American Dog Owners Association http://bluedogstate.blogspot.com/ - Blue Dog State http://mnlreport.typepad.com/the_monthly_national_legi/- The Monthly National Legislation Report - Animal legislation
25 posted on 03/31/2009 5:13:07 AM PDT by wndycndy (WE ALL MUST FIGHT TO RETAIN OUR RIGHTS AGAINST LIBERAL IDEOLOGY)
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To: anniegetyourgun
I normally never post on this list but since I have actual experience, I am going to in this case.
Colorado was the first and only state to pass mandatory licensing for breeders. This came about when we were informed about a bill that was going to the legislature the following day. No advance notice, but in those days we weren't as alert as we are now. We all gathered at the state capitol, dog breeders, cat breeders, small animal breeders, 4-H Leaders and their troops, any person who had an animal and was interested in protecting their rights to own that animal. The bill requiring mandatory 10 year moratorium on ALL breeding was defeated. A meeting was held and we decided, to our everlasting regret, that we needed to write a bill we could live with.
We spent a year writing the Pet Animal Care and Facility Act. A task force representing 13 different animal groups, was formed. Dog breeders, both large scale and small, cat breeders, small animal breeders, bird breeders, animal welfare officers, veterinarians, Retail stores, wholesale suppliers, general public, etc. We met for an entire year, and presented a bill into legislature calling for licensing and inspections of all these groups. It passed into law easily as the entire industry was supporting it. A Pet Animal Advisory Committee was then formed, with the same representative groups, charged with writing the rules and regulations to go with the law. I represented the dog breeders of the state of Colorado for 4 years.
Originally, the licensing fee for dog breeders was $175, now it is $350. The original number required to be licensed was 25, then 15, and now it is suppose to go to 12. This is any dog over the age of 4 months. I have been told the age may also go down to 3 months. No legislative voting, no nothing was required to change portions of the requirements.
Originally, if you worked a normal 9-5 job, you could put on the application that the inspector could come by appointment. This year, if you refuse to take off work, to allow them access at any time, you are in violation, will have hefty fines and could even have your license revoked.
The inspector recently demanded in person and later in writing from a SHOW breeder, all her AKC records. When she refused, they have threatened to take her license away. This is still being argued, so will see how it plays out. The law only says you have to make all records available to the inspector to see. Now, they are demanding to take your records with them.
Also, at any inspection, they will not give you the inspection report unless you demand it. It is mailed to you later with any petty violations they find. You have no recourse or ability to argue the unfairness of any violation. The last inspection I had the inspector said everything was great. But, I got a report in the mail later that I was in violation because I had an opened sack of dog food on the property. And, because I had an orphan litter of puppies. When I complained loud and clear, I was told the litter should have been taken to the vet's, as they had the knowledge and experience necessary to deal with the puppies OR I SHOULD HAVE EUTHANIZED THE PUPPIES.
I filed a formal complaint with the Dept. of Agriculture and had a hearing. The open sack of dog food was dismissed but the other was not. My vet wrote a letter and came to the hearing and testified as to my ability to raise an orphan litter, no avail. The inspectors still ruled the vet was better able to care for them.
The inspectors have the right to enter ANY part of your house, garage, kennel, yard, etc. where you might maintain, raise, etc. any dog. This means your bedroom or bathroom if that is where you have any dogs. Quesiton: How many of you have a dog sleeping by your bed???? How many have puppies born in the bedroom?
All of the bills being introduced in various states are patterned after the Colorado bill. During the bill writing process we had great guys in the Dept.of Agriculture. Now........one has died, one retired, and the other got promoted out of the dog program.
The state vet, the head of PACFA, the inspectors promote and encourage the Animal Rights propaganda. One inspector has even gone so far as to say she would like to see all breeders stopped. The hen house is being protected by the fox. Do you want your state to be in the same position?? Get involved now, don't give in to any of their suggestions.
DON'T ever think you can bargain with them. That is like bargaining with the Devil. We don't know if it is too late for Colorado, breeders have rallied and are fighting for their lives and their rights to own, breed, and show dogs.
Jean Nelson Avalon Kennels est 1964 Breeder/owner of over 216 champions
26 posted on 04/01/2009 5:00:59 AM PDT by wndycndy (WE ALL MUST FIGHT TO RETAIN OUR RIGHTS AGAINST LIBERAL IDEOLOGY)
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To: wndycndy

Having been in the dog game for many years (back in the day), I know what you mean. The animal rights folks hate breeders.


27 posted on 04/01/2009 5:22:25 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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