Doug and Cinder sent me an email this morning with a link to PETA Kills Animals website. This afternoon in the day's snail mail I got a fund raising letter from PETA.
Now the letter had info on animals [including dogs and cats] being killed for their fur in China. However, they didn't have any links to the video footage they talk about as proof of this cruelty. We're just supposed to take their word for it.
The PETA Kills website, on the other hand, has documentation from the State of Virginia on hhow many animals were killed in the PETA headquarters in Norfolk. PETA killed 95% of the adoptable animals in its care in 2008.
I went to the PETA website to see if I could find any documentation of this cruelty, or of the number of animals they sheltered and the number they euthanized. All I found was a blog rationalizing the "small" amount of euthanizations.
I also found "alerts" for members to protest the use of glue traps, the use of animal experimentation for medical purposes, and the use of animals for entertainment. Evidently these nutjobs will kill ADOPTABLE pets, yet they want to save rats and coyotes. They want to end Circuses and the Iditarod! A friend who once DID the Iditarod said the dogs couldn't WAIT to run. They've been bred for that and they are ready to rock and roll as soon as they see their harnesses.
The fund raising letter did not come with a postage-paid envelope. I will be happy to use my own stamp to send them back their letter with notations refuting their claims to "help" animals in this country.
Please take a minute to visit PETA kills and check their facts. Please do NOT support PETA.