Mar 10, 2010 8:15 PM by Elaine Sheridan
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals(PETA) is known for calling out organizations for their unethical treatment of animals, but now another organization is saying that PETA kills more animals than they help. The Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF), a non-profit "watchdog" organization, is claiming that PETA euthanized 97% of the adoptable pets at their facility in Norfolk, VA last year. They even have a campaign called "PETA Kills Animals".
PETA admits that they euthanized 2,352 "injured, ill, and homeless domestic animals" in 2009, and a report with the Virginia Department of Agriculture proves it. But PETA disagrees that 97% were "adoptable" and claim the real problem is that there aren't "mandatory" spay and neuter laws.
"We need new laws that address the heartbreaking fact that so many dogs and cats are left to languish when injury, illness, or old age overtakes them," says PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. "Our case photographs show that show that for abused and neglected animals, day-to-day life can be a fate worse than death."
CCF says that while this maybe true for the sick, injured, and un-socialized animals in PETA's care, it is "unethical" for an organization that raises 33-million dollars a year for animal welfare to kill this many animals. "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," said CCF Director of Research David Martosko . "PETA is more concerned about funding its advertising and media antics than finding suitable homes for needy cats and dogs."