Is PETA Killing Pets for the Donation Money?

Is PETA Killing Pets for the Donation Money?
A Different Kind of PETA Shock Sparks Effort to Revoke Tax Exemption

Virginia  – -( PETA is used to shocking people with bizarre publicity stunts. However, new information showing that the animal rights group kills thousands of adoptable pets provides a different kind of shock than usual.

The Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) has fired another salvo against the animal rights group. The CCF previously highlighted PETA’s record of killing thousands of animals while hypocritically engaging in protests worldwide against animal cruelty.

The latest public records obtained by the CCF from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services paint a grisly picture. According to the CCF review, in 2008, of the 2,216 adoptable animals PETA took into custody, only seven actually were adopted. A shocking 2,124 were killed. That amounted to a 95.8% kill rate.

PETA also accepts “contributions” for the abandoned animals from individuals that drop them off, so it appear they are just taking them in for the money? – AmmoLand

The CCF has created a new website highlighting the story, PETA Kills Animals. The CCF also seeks to tap into public anger over PETA’s hypocritical animal rights’ agenda by pushing for the group to lose its tax exempt status.

This effort includes an online petition to be forwarded to the Internal Revenue Service Commissioner that urges PETA’s tax exempt status be revoked.

The petition outlines many of PETA’s outrageous stunts and states:

“By repeatedly and continuously giving financial support to individuals and organizations devoted to domestic terrorism, PETA has demonstrated that it is incapable of conducting itself in a manner expected of nonprofit groups receiving federal tax subsidies.”

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Peta Kills

Love this article!! I could not of of said it any better myself

pet shop

Great work! I also have my own blog I just find it hard to write quality content like this.

I guess I really don't have the time.

JT Gettar

PETA's goal is "Total Animal Liberation" luckily me and my boys keep killing and eating them before they get Liberated.

Cuddle Cat

PETA = People For the Extermination and Torture of Animals


I agree PETA is a bunch of Hypocritical killers using animals to make money just like the people they claim to be against!!!

HAHA Who is laughing now!

Alexander Truduet

What the normal people need to understand is that PETA is a cult and their followers are the radical fringe of society and do not represent the kind, mainstream reasonable people that just want a little dignity for animals that may be raised for food or wind up in neglected conditions.

It might serve PETA right by losing their Non Profit status and they may learn to stick to helping a few animals and not imposing their beliefs on the rest of the world.

David M.

Meat eaters against killing animals are speaking out against hypocrisy!

Tom Tuhouey

Lianne: That was a long winded reply, just like a PETA representative would give, but knowhere in it do you deny that PETA is not taking in more animals than they can handle and keeping the donations? Knowing full well that they will have to put 98% to death. It is nice of PETA to rescue so many animals, but they need to learn to do it without all the stunts and preaching about animal cruelty, like the 1000's of outstanding animal shelters around the USA. The basic truths that PETA seems to ignore are: People eat meat. Hunters kill… Read more »


This has nothing to do with donations, and it's frankly bad journalism to say so. It’s disingenuous, to say the least, for the deceitfully-named Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) to complain about the number of unwanted and suffering animals whom PETA has been forced to euthanize because their guardians requested it, or because no good homes exist for them. CCF is a front group for Philip Morris, Outback Steakhouse, KFC, cattle ranchers, and other animal exploiters who kill millions of animals every year, not out of compassion, but out of greed. CCF promotes meat-eating and defends corporations that send billions… Read more »

Frank G

I don’t care what their motivation is . Your argument holds NO merit. Their motivations is not an issue, onlkt their facts. Fact is that the kill rate is massive, far exceeding other kill shelters many times over. This is a fact documented by the state of Virginia. The FACT is that their turnaround in executing dogs and cats is often HOURS . How do you find a home or rescue for an animal in less than two weeks let alone one day. They are currently being sued for stealing and killing family pets . Newkirk’s own words says she… Read more »

Frank G

A lot of bullshit. Yes some animals may need to be destroyed but the kill 80 to 90 percent of the animals they take in. Many in a matter of hours. They make to attempt to advertise the animals they have for adoption and refuse rescue efforts to help find homes. Newkirk has also been very vocal in her support for the euthanization of ALL pit bulls.