Do as we say, not as we do

(The Daily Caller) — 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


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.

“PETA hasn’t slowed down its slaughterhouse operation,” said Rick  Berman, CCF’s [Center for Consumer Freedom] executive director. “It appears PETA is more concerned with  funding its media and advertising antics than finding suitable homes for these  dogs and cats.”

In a statement, Berman added that PETA has a $37 million dollar annual  budget.


PETA had no comment when the Daily Caller asked what sort of effort it routinely  makes to find adoptive homes for animals in its care.

PETA: 27,000 dead animals and counting...oops

PETA is a group I regularly mock because their priorities are about as off kilter as any could be.  When they are not  protesting the use of fur and the abuse of animals by staging obnoxious protests, they are filing lawsuits to grant animals the rights of people (See: Animals are people too…maybe).  It’s not that their mission is a bad one, per se, but the extremes in which they take it is off-putting.  So level-headed people like myself are turned off to their message.

Now we find out that the Animals-are-people-too people spend more time and money advertising and protesting than they do caring for and placing pets in adoptive homes.  PETA, it seems is nothing short of an euthanasia mill.

I can only hope that the animals put down under their care were treated with the utmost respect while doing so.  It actually never occurred to me that PETA would even put animals down.  Not that there aren’t legitimate reasons to do so, but with the fervor in which they protest animal death, you’d think every animal under their care would be pampered with vacation spa treatment.

At least now I know I can simply dismiss PETA all together rather than attempting to sift through their maligned rationale for what they do.


  1. Marshall Art says:

    People Eating Tasty Animals

    I’d like to see these wackos held criminally responsible for every act of protest that involves either the destruction of private property (labs using animals for testing, fur coats) or the interference of legal commercial business. Fines and/or jail time should is more than appropriate for their nutty activism.

  2. I think the police are too lax with protesters in general. As though it is just accepted that there will be vandalism and other destruction of property, so you can’t really arrest anyone for it. I know they don’t want to get a riot on their hands, but still.

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