For an organization that pretends to be interested in the welfare of animals, PETA has an interesting track record with the animals it takes into its shelters:
Documents published online this month show that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, an organization known for its uncompromising animal-rights positions, killed more than 95 percent of the pets in its care in 2011.
The documents, obtained from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, were published online by the Center for Consumer Freedom, a non-profit organization that runs online campaigns targeting groups that antagonize food producers.
Fifteen years’ worth of similar records show that since 1998 PETA has killed more than 27,000 animals at its headquarters in Norfolk, VA.
In a February 16 statement, the Center said PETA killed 1,911 cats and dogs last year, finding homes for only 24 pets.
Jazz Shaw at Hot Air calls it right:
PETA is one of the worst examples of a group which could have done something great, but chose instead to turn into a self-serving political, agenda driven organization which forgets their original mission. The report cites that PETA has an annual budget in excess of $27M. Imagine how much help could go to real animals in need if those powerful resources were applied to actually helping the animals. Instead, they film glitzy commercials, run national advertising campaigns and hire lobbyists. Rather than investing their time in feeding, vaccinating and adopting out helpless animals, they spend their time mounting domestic terror campaigns,throwing blood on people wearing leather coats and hiring lawyers to treat killer whales as slaves.
To me, they’re just another disgusting example of elite liberal organizations that are more than happy to tell YOU how to act, and what you ought to think. They’re really just a bunch of hypocrites who say one thing, but do something else altogether. Sort of like the perennially vacationing Barry and Moochelle Obama, who talk every chance they get to talk about how more people need to sacrifice, so things will be more fair – for the little people, you see, not them.