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PETA Euthanizes 97% of Animals in Its Care


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Kristy
- 2447 days ago - speroforum.com
According to Virginia's Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), the average euthanasia rate for humane societies in the state was just 34.7 percent in 2006. PETA killed 97.4 percent of the animals it took in.



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Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2008, 6:50 pm
OMG. I did not know this. Thank you for posting this article Kristy. PETA no more for me.
 

Sandra Lopez (30)
Thursday January 17, 2008, 5:08 am
Well, now I am confused, can anyone explain?
 

Kristy W. (180)
Thursday January 17, 2008, 10:10 am
Ingrid Newkirk does not believe that people should "own" pets. Instead, she wants to kill them. I am actually in the process of writing an article about this. It will be on my website but I can post a link here when I am finished.
 

William Synnott (3)
Thursday January 17, 2008, 12:45 pm
I heard about this labout five years ago. I found it a bit difficult to believe until the person who informed me of this started trotting out proof. A lot of these people are not vegetarians either. They only claim to be.
 

Daniel Barker (35)
Thursday January 17, 2008, 1:11 pm
This is incredible! Some years ago at the Utah Repubican state convention I presented a proposition that conservatives adopt animals from shelters and not buy puppies - it was the last proposition to be voted on and was soundly defeated.

Ironically, recently Vegetarian Times did a survey of its readership and was surprised to find that about three quarters of the subscribers ate meat - they ate vegetarian some or most of the time.

 

Ana Cruz (22)
Thursday January 17, 2008, 2:09 pm
I heard about this quite awhile ago, which is why I do not and will not support PETA. There are many really good groups doing humane work with animals who deserve our support, i.e., Best Friends, ASPCA, etc.
 

Shirley H. (49)
Thursday January 17, 2008, 2:22 pm
Well, this is a surprise to me. I will not support PETA from this day forward.
Shirley H.
 

Michelle Neubert (1)
Thursday January 17, 2008, 7:01 pm
many thanks for the information. some charities are as bad as politicians. still wonder what Goodwill does with their money. several years ago saw Wash. Post article that Nature Conservancy went in drilling for gas and then logging pristine land that was donated to them because it was one animal species last stand. so they are on my list not to support. peta is on that list now.

 

Patricia Prior (21)
Thursday January 17, 2008, 7:55 pm
I can't believe this!! Someone I know told me they had read somewhere that Peta wasn't the fabulous agency everyone thought they were. But they couldn't remember where they saw the info or what magazine it was in. Well done Kristy. This should be given to every major news outlet in the World. I hope you find a way to do that; so people like me aren't taken in by them again and to think I have donated to them twice. Wonder what the stars that back them would think if they read that story? I had to read it twice plus I've copied it as proof.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 17, 2008, 10:34 pm
This is why I no longer support PETA.
 

beatrice f. (20)
Friday January 18, 2008, 11:53 am
a-ma-zing!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday January 18, 2008, 12:19 pm
Shocked ! Saddened ! Horrified ! Empty !
Start Our Own { North America } Group ?
NO MERCY ~ NO SURRENDER !!!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday January 18, 2008, 3:10 pm
Insane!!! No wonder so many people get a bad feeling from PETA!
 

Liisa Savinov-Mountain (291)
Friday January 18, 2008, 6:28 pm
make sure to read the bottom of the article.
still very insane though
 

Susan W. (5)
Saturday January 19, 2008, 2:18 pm
The way to make a difference is #1 spay and neuter your own pets and #2 support your local rescue groups and shelters.

I read an article some years back that PETA does not believe anyone should have companion animals, that no animal should be in "captivity" and have had a bad feeling ever since. The 2005 case of PETA workers dumping freshly killed bodies in a dumpster convinced me.

Unfortunately many animal people incorrectly assume that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has ethics. They have never gotten a penny of my money and never will.
 

Jessica B. (1)
Saturday January 19, 2008, 3:41 pm
First of all you can tell that this is a biased article. "or stop its senseless condemnation of Americans who believe it's perfectly ethical to use animals for food, clothing, and critical medical research." How is it ok to use animals' skin as clothing when there are perfectly suitable alternatives? How is it ok to cause needless death? People can also be perfectly healthy without eating animals.

Here is a quote from Rachel from peta2 about their high euthenasia rate, "Since we’re not set up as a traditional shelter, most of the animals we receive are so physically and/or psychologically abused that euthanasia is definitely the most compassionate choice (to learn more, please see our factsheet at www.PETA.org/feat-overpopulation_crisis.asp). We also provide free euthanasia services for local residents who have very sick or critically injured animals but can’t afford to take them to a veterinarian."

This article also uses information from the Center for Consumer Freedom. Well check out who this organization is run by: http://www.consumerdeception.com/

Also PETA isn't against people having companion animals. They are against people buying them from breeders. They think that people should adopt animals from shelters instead and get them fixed. This would lead to there being no more companion animals but it would also lead to many less animals being euthanized.
 

Brenda H. (29)
Saturday January 19, 2008, 8:13 pm
I AGREE WITH JESSICA!
 

tim W. (23)
Sunday January 20, 2008, 5:56 am
PLEASE PEOPLE! As Jessica points out - the petakills site is a part of a family of sites run by the VILE Center for Consumer Freedom.

Here is another link:

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Center_for_Consumer_Freedom

Take their inflammatory remarks with a grain of salt.

Ingrid Newkirk just wrote a book for people who have dogs: "Let's Have a Dog Party!" so to be opposed to people living with dogs would be a real downer for her book sales now wouldn't it.


 

Merry L. (74)
Sunday January 20, 2008, 10:33 am
I'm shocked and NO LONGER a supporter! Thanx for the information.
 

Karen M. (176)
Sunday January 20, 2008, 2:22 pm
I would like to find out the truth on this one. I do know that the people who work in PETA are the ones who see all of the abuses animals will go through. If the story is true, then I would like to see the reasons and what can be changed. A grain of salt is warranted, though.
 

Eternal Optimist (115)
Sunday January 20, 2008, 3:36 pm
Noted with thanks Kristy
 

Rachel R. (121)
Sunday January 20, 2008, 7:16 pm
Well I am shocked and disgusted, is this not an organization that is all for loving animals and putting a stop to animal abuse, yet we here this about 94.7% of animals in their care are being eutanized. What a disgrace, if this is true then I agree with Karen M. We need to find out why and how it can be changed.
 

Alf I. (246)
Monday January 21, 2008, 2:44 am
Jessica is the voice of reason in this sea of propoganda.
The CCF is pulling your strings. Don't fall for it!!
The Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) (formerly called the "Guest Choice Network") is a front group for the restaurant, alcohol and tobacco industries. It runs media campaigns which oppose the efforts of scientists, doctors, health advocates, environmentalists and groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving, calling them "the Nanny Culture -- the growing fraternity of food cops, health care enforcers, anti-meat activists, and meddling bureaucrats who 'know what's best for you.' "

Over 40 of the group's 2005 expenditure was paid to Rick Berman's PR company, Berman & Co. for "management services. [1] As part of its operations CCF runs a series of attack websites, including "consumerfreedom.com, activistcash.com, cspiscam.com, animal-scam.com, fishscam.com, obesitymyths.com, physiciansscam.com [and] petalkillsanimals.com".[2]
 

Rebecca S. (160)
Monday January 21, 2008, 7:51 am

We all know, Jessica and Alf, that people will NOT read these comments to find out the truth behind this ridiculous website. CCF is nothing but an industry whore for those groups who exploit animals for their financial gain. BUT, they will try and try to turn people away from the animal rights groups who do the most good. PETA IS effective!!! They've made more strides for animal rights than any other group. That is why these groups and companies try so hard to discredit them....because they are effective!!!

At our protests here in Arizona against Covance, (an abhorrent animal testing lab with MANY animal welfare violations), the CCF rented a billboard truck with this whole "Peta kills animals" bit on it. All that this did was enable us to provide more information about Covance and the truth about PETA.

Yes, PETA will euthanize animals. It may even be 94% of what they take in. However, do they take in more animals than your local shelter? Do they really kill more animals than the shelters in one city?? I doubt it. I don't see anyone out there protesting about the millions of animals killed each year in their local shelter!! Let's put it in perspective, shall we?

This propaganda is only trying to be devisive and to get animal rights activists to fight amongst each other and not support our most effective groups. Don't let this garbage continue to spew forth!!
 

Pam W. (0)
Monday January 21, 2008, 8:09 am
Let's not forget that there are still more homeless animals than there are places to put them. The sad truth is that someone, somewhere has to kill. Don't fall for CCF nonsense. IMO, If it were not for PETA and their extremeism in times past we wouldn't be as far along regarding animal welfare as we are today. And no they are not perfect but they do one heck of a job.
 

Pam W. (0)
Monday January 21, 2008, 8:15 am
Let's not forget that there are still more homeless animals than there are places to put them. The sad truth is that someone, somewhere has to kill. Don't fall for CCF nonsense. IMO, If it were not for PETA and their extremeism in times past we wouldn't be as far along regarding animal welfare as we are today. And no they are not perfect but they do one heck of a job.
 

Kristy W. (180)
Monday January 21, 2008, 11:27 am
Okay, I know that the petakillsanimals site is owned/operated/whatever by people in the "industry"...that does not change the fact that they obtained the actual records from the State of Virginia. Those records are F-A-C-T. Also, this site, cannot fabricate federal tax records, which shows they bought a giant walk-in freezer for $9,370. What would this be for? They are all (supposedly) vegans! This is like a huge meat freezer, kinds that stores might use.

I understand that this site may have another agenda. But you cannot ignore the facts they provide through things like tax records.

I never just believe something I read, but when I see a scan/image of an actual sheet of paper with a stamp on it from the state of virginia--I have to wonder...
 

Kristy W. (180)
Monday January 21, 2008, 11:27 am
Okay, I know that the petakillsanimals site is owned/operated/whatever by people in the "industry"...that does not change the fact that they obtained the actual records from the State of Virginia. Those records are F-A-C-T. Also, this site, cannot fabricate federal tax records, which shows they bought a giant walk-in freezer for $9,370. What would this be for? They are all (supposedly) vegans! This is like a huge meat freezer, kinds that stores might use.

I understand that this site may have another agenda. But you cannot ignore the facts they provide through things like tax records.

I never just believe something I read, but when I see a scan/image of an actual sheet of paper with a stamp on it from the state of virginia--I have to wonder...
 

Kristy W. (180)
Monday January 21, 2008, 11:28 am
Okay, I know that the petakillsanimals site is owned/operated/whatever by people in the "industry"...that does not change the fact that they obtained the actual records from the State of Virginia. Those records are F-A-C-T. Also, this site, cannot fabricate federal tax records, which shows they bought a giant walk-in freezer for $9,370. What would this be for? They are all (supposedly) vegans! This is like a huge meat freezer, kinds that stores might use.

I understand that this site may have another agenda. But you cannot ignore the facts they provide through things like tax records.

I never just believe something I read, but when I see a scan/image of an actual sheet of paper with a stamp on it from the state of virginia--I have to wonder...
 

Kristy W. (180)
Monday January 21, 2008, 11:28 am
oops, sorry...I don't know how 3 of those got saved.
 

April F. (13)
Monday January 21, 2008, 8:23 pm
I agree with Jessica, Pam and such that PETA isn't perfect but they can't be all that bad! So I'm not noting.
 

Robin B. (14)
Monday January 21, 2008, 11:08 pm
OMG!!!!! I am at a loss of who to believe in anymore to save animals.
 

Mary Ann R. (3)
Monday January 21, 2008, 11:57 pm
Thanks Kristy W. for your remarks. I don't agree with Jessica, Pam and anyone who stand up for PETA. Animal Rights Extremists are the people you must not listen to. They lie, use scare tactics and twist the truth. What PETA really believes is that alot of people should be removed from the earth to save it. They rather see any captive wildlife dead than in a cage. Even if the captive animal is in a good environment. They also believe human beings should not own dogs or cats because we should be separate from the animals and they should all run around free. Does that sound like a group you would want to support. Where will the animals run wild and free. The exotic wildlife is losing more of it's habitat everyday. Also, what strides have they made? Euthanizing cats and dogs? Also, I'd like to know what that giant walk-in freezer for $9,370 is for.?
I have never supported PETA and there are other Animal Rights extremists like HSUS which does not own one shelter. Did you know that? They also received $30 million dollars for Hurricane Katrina but were the first organization to leave New Orleans and left the smaller organizations with the tasks of trying to save all the rest of the dogs and cats stuck on roofs or in houses in the heat without food and water for days.
Furthermore, I have met Peta people. I can tell you one way they spend their money. For quite a few years they wanted to ban captive wildlife so they pay people to go into zoos and faciilties and they have a hidden video camera and be a spy and then try to provoke animals. Then they put out a video where they twist the truth. I know that because I met one and saw what he did. He actually tried to get a tiger to bite him which by the way did not happen. I want to know where does PETA expect the exotic wildlife to go? The tigers are critically endangered due to loss of habitat and poaching and there are many more animals that are endangered. . Also, I don't believe in their belief that any animal which feels pain just like us are better off dead than in a cage. I have seen many captive exotic cats and other wildlife living a good healthy liife and happy. Who do they think they are??????????????? Who put them in charge of animals?????????????? PETA people do believe they are in the right. Well I wouldn't encourage anyone to support them. Could you euthanize cats and dogs jsut like that. That's horrendeous to me especially with all the money they have..
I hope Kristy you get this out into the media. I would but don't know how. Thanks for bringing the truth out about PETA please send me any more or a link to your website. Molly B.
 

Rebecca S. (160)
Tuesday January 22, 2008, 2:42 am

Funny, isn't it, how anyone who believes that animals have a right to their own lives without interference from humans is always labeled an "extremist". Yet, these same people who think that are the ones destroying everything they touch and who get completely hysterical when someone says, "Gee, maybe you shouldn't be killing everything in sight for your own use." or "Gee, maybe you shouldn't dump that toxic waste or you shouldn't cut down every tree on earth for your own purposes." No, THOSE people are never the "extremists"....no, only those who think that behavior and attitude is wrong.

There's not a wild animal on earth that is locked up in a cage....however big that cage might be, however "well appointed" that cage might be....that wouldn't rather be living its life out in the wild where it belongs and where it should be. Saying that they are happy about being caged is like saying that I could lock YOU up in a space about the size of a large room, give you food, a ball, maybe a bit of grass and you should be happy. How frickin' stupid is that?? Would YOU be happy?? No. So what makes you think an animal - many of whom are used to traveling many miles per day as well as running, playing, eating, sleeping, mating, caring for young, hunting, exploring and being social with each other - is happy in a cage the size of a room? Or even the size of a basketball court?? How can they be happy?? Often they're isolated or put in with animals that are not related to them, yet it has been shown that so many form communities from their relatives. Oh, but it's okay to lock them up....either alone or with strangers, with nothing to play with, no where to go, nothing to explore, no trees to climb, no land to roam....no, that's perfectly ok.

The only reason they need "conservation" is because of man's greed, ignorance and inhumanity. The only reason they are endangered is because of man. The real question isn't who do PETA people think they are. No, the real question is who does everyone ELSE think they are that they can simply take another living, breathing, feeling, sentient being and exert complete and utter control over that life?? You resent like hell, quite obviously, that PETA dares to tell you how to be concerning animals. Yet, you feel NO compunction about inflicting YOUR will upon animals in the same way!! How hypocritical!!!

And if you bothered AT ALL to look up more information than JUST the propaganda from ONE VERY BIASED website, you'd know that PETA gives a very good explanation as to why they end up euthanizing animals. But, no, you can't be bothered actually EDUCATING yourself. That would be too much to ask!! As I stated above....where is your supposed outrage at euthanasia when the SHELTERS around the world are killing millions upon millions of animals every year??? Where is your outrage for the farm animals and the horrendous treatment they receive before being slaughtered for YOUR table?? You, quite obviously, do NOT care about the animals....you ONLY care about creating controversy.

And your bullshit story about the supposed Peta employee trying to "get a tiger to bite him" is just that....BS!!!! There's not a PETA video ANYWHERE that has ever shown the undercover agent being attacked by ANY animal...so why would anyone try to get a tiger to bite??? Hmmmm???? Care to explain the rationale for that one?? You're just pulling that out of your behind because of the recent tiger attack from taunting. Zoo animals don't need to be "provoked" to be unhappy and neurotic. All you have to do is view the pacing, bobbing, swaying, circling and other behaviors to know they are slowly losing their minds out of boredom.

And it is quite the joke to refer to HSUS as "extremist". Seems to me the only extremist is you in that you view anyone who thinks differently than you about animals is an "extremist". Do you even have ANY idea at all the strides that have been made in animal welfare in the past few decades?? DO YOU??? These so-called "extremist" groups and caring individuals are the ones who've made the difference for the lives of literally BILLIONS of animals. What have YOU done?? Nothing but spew ill-informed hatred at the very groups who are helping. Makes me think you must be quite the troll!

While I don't agree with PETA that all caged animals would be better off dead, nor do I believe that all companion animals should not be our companions, I DO believe that they do way more good than bad. NO organization is perfect. NO organization's members are perfect. But at least PETA tries to uphold their values and they DO work TIRELESSLY to make things better for our non-human partners on this earth. I'd rather have 10 million PETA members around than just 1 of someone like you, that's for sure. It's the amazing ignorance and arrogance of people like you who make this world such a crappy place for ALL caring, living beings.... especially including the animals!

P.S. Do you know just how easy it is to create fake documents...including those from the federal government? You have no idea if, in fact, those documents are real or fabricated unless you requested them from the gov't. yourself. It is INCREDIBLY easy to make them up, so don't take them as gospel UNLESS you obtain your own copy through FOIA.
 

Rebecca S. (160)
Tuesday January 22, 2008, 2:48 am

P.P.S. Given the monstrous way that we see how people treat "pets" each and every day on this website, I wouldn't blame Ingrid Newkirk one bit if she believed that we shouldn't have pets at all. Given the lives of intense suffering so many endure, it might seem better to not have any at all and to put them all to a quick, painless death than to leave them to suffer from the monstrosities of man. When you view the horror of man's cruelty enough times, death might seem like the best option to alleviate the suffering. But, no, you all wouldn't think of something humane and HUMAN as that, would you?? Nope...just wanna throw stones and be self-righteous about how perfect you are. Again, I ask.....WHAT DO YOU DO TO HELP???

Oh, and how do ANY of you know whether or not PETA employees are vegetarian or not?? Are you with them when they dine?? Sure, not all PETA supporters are vegetarian, but you have NO idea at all about their employees, do you? Didn't think so.
 

Sandra Lopez (30)
Tuesday January 22, 2008, 4:38 am
And what Peta has to say about this?
 

Kristy W. (180)
Tuesday January 22, 2008, 5:27 am
First, maybe if all of you who are attacking this news story read my profile and went to my website (www.theanimaadvocate.org) you would see that I am VERY active in the animal welfare community. I volunteer for the Parkville Animal Shelter twice a week and I go out on Sundays to help dog living on chains. I also foster homeless cats through the shelter and currently have a feral cat at my house that I am taming. I am a Feral cat Friend through Alley Cat Allies. I definitely do more than most people.

In response to Rebecca...I assume that everyone who works at Peta is a vegetarian or vegan because of their own mission statement! They would be hippocrates if they were not veg. They go out to slaughterhouses and everything to get us to stop eating meat! Why in the world would I assume that they were NOT vegetarians or vegans?

I am not putting myself out here to be "self righteous". I am not in an organization who claims that animals have equal rights as humans then kills them before they even get out of the county. Heard of the Ahoskie 31? Have you read transcripts of their trial where Peta's own lawyer says, on record, that they had put other animals in the dumpster after killing them, besides the ones they were charged with killing??

Why don't you read the facts that are actually facts before you go yelling at everyone! Yes, petakillsanimals might have an agenda but like I said in an earlier comment they cannot fabricate legal records.

Why don't you do some research on this organization yourself?

I don't think Peta is 100% bad. I don't think they are evil. I think they are hippcrates.

Read my site for more on Peta and my opinion of them.
 

Rebecca S. (160)
Wednesday January 23, 2008, 6:13 am

No one said you didn't do anything for animals, Kristy, though at least you answered the question. Much of my commentary was directed at Molly B. I, too, do quite a bit for animals myself including taking care of a feral colony of cats...feeding, spaying/neutering and providing veterinary care for almost a dozen. I also participated in Dogs Deserve Better's Unchain the 50 last year on the hottest day of the year here in Arizona at 116 degrees! I was out there for 16 hours. I flyered my entire neighborhood concerning the issue and gave multiple radio, TV and newspaper interviews to draw attention to the situation. I create and deliver petitions to stop various abuses. I foster pets in need. So, fine, you do some things too. Don't presume that you do more than most because you don't know if you do or not.

If you read what I posted, I said that people who WORK FOR Peta are vegetarian, but certainly that not all their members are. You actually hadn't posted that part, Daniel did. As for PETA killing animals, once again, I say read their explanation. You (and others) can do so here:

http://www.peta.org/Living/AT-Fall2005/nokill.asp

PLEASE NOTE THAT THEY SAY THEY HELP OVERWHELMED SHELTERS IMPLEMENT PAINLESS EUTHANASIA METHODS. They also often receive animals who are extremely ill, old or injured wherein it probably is a kindness to euthanize them. People turning their pets over often don't want to pay veterinary bills which is why they are surrendering them in the first place!

So, yes, they kill animals that would be killed anyway, but probably killed through such disgusting methods as gassing....which is a horrific way to die. So, gee, would they maybe need a freezer to store the bodies until a reasonable disposal of them?? Yeah! And, again, looking at their so-called "official" document, it does not necessarily look like it is "official" to me. Anyone could easily have typed that up. There is no letterhead, no seal, no anything on it indicating it is an official document of any sort!

So PETA had a couple BAD EMPLOYEES who were doing the wrong thing. How does that indict the entire organization?? Did you even notice that the numbers given in the article for euthanasia by PETA and the ones given at the top header of the article weren't even close to the same?? To wit: "Death toll up to 17,400; report describes PETA's deadliest year ever" as part of the header, but the article says, "the organization took in 3,061 "companion animals" in 2006, of which it killed 2,981." So, the "death toll" is covering what? The CCF website says since 1998, so that is a span of NINE YEARS!!!!!!!!!! That is not hardly what I would consider overwhelming evidence of badness on the part of PETA since ANY county shelter kills at least that many in ONE year.

And I've had run ins with CCF before. I HAVE done MUCH research on that bogus company. It is nothing but a political whore for companies that want to continue to exploit animals. I certainly haven't seen anything at all that CCF has done beneficial. Name me ONE thing! I've also researched PETA. I KNOW which one is the better animal advocate! PETA!!
 

Rebecca S. (160)
Wednesday January 23, 2008, 6:34 am

Okay...I looked at your website.....and you have a LONG way to go before I'll consider you a true animal advocate. Your information on PETA is just like the second coming of CCF! There's obviously no use showing you anything different since you're already convinced of how "evil" PETA is.

I was happy to see your volunteer work on behalf of the cats and chained dogs, though. Kudos to you for that.
 

Kristy W. (180)
Wednesday January 23, 2008, 8:13 am
I am offended that you would not consider me a "true animal advocate". I live my life to be kind to animals. I am a vegetarian since age 12, I buy products not tested on animals and without any animal by-products, I volunteer about 15 hours a week that goes to the direct care of animals, I spend time writing letters, making calls, etc about animal abuse cases, I foster homeless cats, I trap feral cats, and other things...just because I don't believe Peta is the innocent organization that you want me to believe...you don't see me as a "true animal advocate"!?!?!

You may proceed to kiss my ass!
 

ELGIN LEE BAKER (51)
Wednesday January 23, 2008, 9:18 am
I READ THIS INFORMATION AND IT ALL COMES DOWN TO I DO MORE FOR ANIMALS THAN YOU DO .....AND IT MAKES ME WONDER IF THIS IS ABOUT ONES EGO MORE THAN THE LIVES of animals and with the donations one gets to support their cause over another just as valid cause ..........and i do not know why if people are so concerned with PETA PUTTING ANIMALS DOWN why dont they ask peta for the animals why not link each other its the same cause or is it come down to the dollar dollar bill
 

Tony M. (155)
Thursday January 24, 2008, 6:15 pm
OFFICIAL RESPONSE FROM PETA:

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Unlike "no-kill" shelters, PETA does not refuse animals simply because euthanasia is the only humane option for them. Many of the animals we take in are brought to us because they have been rejected by other facilities. PETA receives calls every week from people who request that we euthanize their animals because they cannot afford to have them euthanized by a vet or because the animals would suffer excessive stress and pain if transported. PETA will not turn its back on these animals simply because they might make our "numbers" look bad.

It really is much deeper than semantics. We don't have a "facility", we have an animal emergency team. We're just not a shelter and we deal with tougher issues and worse conditions than shelters do.

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Tony M. (155)
Thursday January 24, 2008, 6:15 pm
OFFICIAL RESPONSE FROM PETA:

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Unlike "no-kill" shelters, PETA does not refuse animals simply because euthanasia is the only humane option for them. Many of the animals we take in are brought to us because they have been rejected by other facilities. PETA receives calls every week from people who request that we euthanize their animals because they cannot afford to have them euthanized by a vet or because the animals would suffer excessive stress and pain if transported. PETA will not turn its back on these animals simply because they might make our "numbers" look bad.

It really is much deeper than semantics. We don't have a "facility", we have an animal emergency team. We're just not a shelter and we deal with tougher issues and worse conditions than shelters do.

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