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Government report claims PETA routinely kills puppies, kittens

The overwhelming majority of puppies and kittens that the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals takes in the front door are killed and sent out the back door for cremation, according to a government report.

PETA headquarters
PETA headquarters: Abandon all hope ye who enter here. Photo credit www.nowpublic.com

We’ve all witnessed PETA’s lunacy for years. Equating our Thanksgiving turkey to eating the family dog. Protesting barbecue restaurants because they promote eating meat. Throwing fake blood on anyone wearing fur.

It’s all murder to them. But what of PETA’s own treatment of animals?

The extremist organization takes in thousands of animals every year, but very few of them make it out alive, according to a animal rights advocate Nathan J. Winograd wrote for the Huffington Post. In one year alone, PETA headquarters took in 733 dogs and killed 602 of them. That year they impounded 1,110 cats. 1,045 were put to death. Only seven were adopted according to a Virginia Department of Agriculture 2012 report.

PETA makes no effort to find suitable homes for the pets it takes in, either, and “90% [of the animals] were euthanized within the first 24 hours of custody,” the Post said in quoting from a July 7, 2010 on-site inspection report from thew same agency.

Winograd said:

How can people adopt animals from PETA when they kill the animals they acquire within minutes without ever making them available for adoption? How can people adopt animals when they have no adoption hours, do no adoption promotion, and do not show animals for adoption, choosing to kill them without doing so? In fact, when asked by a reporter what efforts they make to find animals homes, PETA had no comment.

And who pays for killing the animals, storing their bodies in a walk-in freezer and the ultimate cremation of their remains? That would be PETA’s supporters — animal lovers who send in their checks to help an organization they believe is of like mind.

As it turns out, PETA doesn’t have a problem with killing animals — even the family pet — as long as it’s done “humanely.” “Ethical treatment” doesn’t necessarily mean life — it can also mean puppy euthanasia.

In fact, PETA’s founder, Ingrid Newkirk, believes animals have no right to life at all, according to a handwritten postcard Winograd said he received from her.

All these years I thought of PETA as a collection of loons — but loons with principles, loons who would stick to their guns all the way to their illogical conclusion.

But I was wrong. I quite honestly have no clue what PETA stands for. It certainly isn’t “the ethical treatment of animals.”

Read more at The Huffington Post.

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