Tuesday, March 31, 2009

PETA Kills Animals dot com

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.


Lianne said...

It’s disingenuous, to say the least, for the deceitfully-named Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) to complain about the number of unwanted and suffering animals whom PETA has been forced to euthanize because their guardians requested it, or because no good homes exist for them.

CCF is a front group for Philip Morris, Outback Steakhouse, KFC, cattle ranchers, and other animal exploiters who kill millions of animals every year, not out of compassion, but out of greed. CCF promotes meat-eating and defends corporations that send billions of cows, chickens, pigs, and other animals to terrifying, gruesome, and painful deaths in slaughterhouses.

PETA handled far more animals than 2,124 in 2008. In fact, we took in more than 10,000 dogs and cats, spaying and neutering all of them at low to no cost. We gave them shots, fixed their wounds and treated their illnesses, and returned them to the community. Most of the animals we took in and euthanized could hardly be called "pets," as they had spent their lives on heavy chains, for instance. They were unsocialized, never having been inside a building of any kind or known a pat on the head. Others were indeed someone's, but they were aged, sick, injured, dying, too aggressive to place, and the like, and PETA offered them a release from suffering, with no charge to their owners or custodians.

Those figures also do not include the hundreds upon hundreds of dogs and cats whose suffering PETA works to alleviate by providing them with free food when their owners are poor, clean water buckets, sturdy dog houses, straw for winter, and more, or the hundreds of adoptable dogs and cats we will not take in but refer to walk-in animal shelters and adoption centers. Since 2001, PETA's low- to no-cost spay-and-neuter mobile clinics, SNIP and ABC, have sterilized more than 50,000 animals, preventing hundreds of thousands of animals from being born, neglected, abandoned, abused, or euthanized when no one wanted them. We also actively decrease the number of animals who end up in animal shelters only to be euthanized for lack of good homes by using star power to promote spaying and neutering in ads across the country.
On a national level, PETA is focusing on the root of the problem through our Animal Birth Control (ABC) campaign. The ABC campaign targets breeders, pet stores, and cat- and dog-breeding mills and in an active way through protests, PSAs, celebrity support, and investigations and puts the blame for the overpopulation crisis squarely where it belongs—with those who breed animals or allow their animals to breed. As long as animals are bred, homeless dogs and cats in animal shelters will die because there simply aren't enough good homes for them all.

As long as animals are still be purposely bred and people aren't spaying and neutering their companions, open-admission animal shelters and organizations like PETA must do society's dirty work. Euthanasia is not a solution to overpopulation but rather a tragic necessity given the present crisis. PETA is proud to be a "shelter of last resort," where animals who have no place to go or who are unwanted or suffering are welcomed with love and open arms.

Crucis said...

Holly, I see you've had a visit from the PETA propaganda corps.

Don't bother sending anything to PETA. They'll never see it. Thos addresses are to drop boxes. They are commercial enterprises that banks the checks, etc. and puts the money into PETA's accounts minus a "handling fee."

Old NFO said...

What Crucis said...

HollyB said...

Liane, if you try to spread PETA propoganda and LIES on my blog again, you WILL be censored, deleted and kicked to the curb.