What’s that smell in this room? Didn’t you notice it, Brick? Didn’t you
notice a powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity in this room?… There
ain’t nothin’ more powerful than the odor of mendacity… You can smell
it. It smells like death. Big Daddy-“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”
There is a smell of death and mendacity coming from Peta Headquarters in Virgina. According to data they supplied to the State’s Department for Agriculture and Consumer Services 1,647 cats and dogs were placed in their care last year, they found homes for 19 of them and the remaining 1,628 were euthanized.
That’s a pretty lousy record for an animal rights group that is trying to convince everybody to avoid eating or wearing animal products with ads like the one below:
Do you think Cubans are fighting for healthcare or freedom from Communism?
charity says euthanasia at its Virginia HQ shelter, pictured, is a
‘necessary evil’ as aside from those suffering they can’t find homes for
all the cats and dogs handed them—but almost 90%??? We are not talking about animals suffering from illnesses we are talking about homeless dogs.
PETA told Mail Online that the animals they take in at the center are ‘unadoptable’, however 89.4 per cent of pets is much higher than their own approximation that half of animals taken to shelters end up being euthanized.
According to a consumer advocacy group, the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) Peta has euthanized a total of 29,398 pets since 1998.
Justin Wilson, CCF Senior Research Analyst said: ‘The animal rights group is talking out of both sides of its mouth – on one side preaching its animal liberation agenda, while on the other signing the death warrant of over 89 percent of pets in its care. It’s beyond hypocritical.’
‘It seems PETA is more dedicated to publicity stunts than to keeping the animals in its own care alive. It’s the height of hypocrisy for PETA to demonstrate for the ‘rights’ of rats and pigs, while killing tens of thousands of pets. It’s time that the Commonwealth of Virginia finally reclassifies PETA’s pet shelter for what it is – a slaughterhouse.’
PETA says that they had no choice but to euthanize the animals.
‘We have a small division that does hands-on work with animals, and most of the animals we take in are society’s rejects; aggressive, on death’s door, or somehow unadoptable,’ she said.
But 90%???? Couldn’t they hire Caesar Milan to help save a few of the dogs?
In a 2009 blog post the charity wrote about their opposition to ‘no-kill’ animal shelters saying they often get filled and just have to turn animals away…
….In response to the post, supporters of the charity were torn on the issue but many said a charity in its position on issues such as medical testing, the fur trade and as advocates for veganism should never allow the killing of healthy animals over a lack of suitable home.
‘In my book, the only time it’s acceptable to kill animals is the same as the only time it’s acceptable to kill people: when their illness is painful and terminal.’
‘Anything else is a speciesist double standard. As soon as I hear of a campaign to kill homeless people because it’s ‘more humane’ then I might consider it an acceptable option for homeless animals too,’ said one post.
It seems that PETA’s position on animals is a bit hypocritical. Now please excuse me..I am going to take off my rattlesnake skin boots and relax by eating a nice steak.