Friday, May 06, 2005

PETA Kills Animals

An interesting bit of info about PETA came to my mailbox today:
"From July 1998 through the end of 2003, PETA killed over 10,000 dogs, cats, and other "companion animals" -- at its Norfolk, Virginia headquarters. That's more than five defenseless animals every day. Not counting the dogs and cats PETA spayed and neutered, the group put to death over 85 percent of the animals it took in during 2003 alone. And its angel-of-death pattern shows no sign of changing."

"In 2000, when the Associated Press first noted PETA's Kervorkian-esque tendencies, PETA president Ingrid Newkirk complained that actually taking care of animals costs more than killing them. 'We could become a no-kill shelter immediately,' she admitted."

I work my fiscally challenged hindquarters off --and borrow, beg, and cadge from family and friends -- to see that the semi-feral cats in my neighborhood are clean, healthy, etc., and the "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals" save their money for political activism by killing the animals that come into its headquarters' shelter in Norfolk, VA.

That's some set of "ethics" they have!


Tannish said...

So, isn't VA a red state? We're talking the cradle of the culture of life, here. Besides, since the animals don't have a vote, then they don't have a say. I find this appalling news to be consistant with the America we live in lately. Nothing - an I mean nothing - is sacred.

leucanthemum b said...

tannish, this has nothing to do with "one-state-two-state-red-state-blue-state". PETA has been selling itself as the lone advocate of unfettered life for all animals, and yet, their headquarters acts in a manner diametrically opposed to their supposed charter.

This is about living your beliefs.

And some things ARE sacred. It would seem PETA's secret god is Mammon.