Washington, D.C. —-(Ammoland.com)- Today the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) announced that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has continued to slaughter pets by the thousands at its Norfolk, VA headquarters for yet another year.
According to documents filed last week by PETA with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), its so-called “animal shelter” killed 1,809 adoptable pets in 2017.
View PETA’s public report here.
PETA’s kill rate stands out an alarming 74%.
While other Virginia shelters won’t have to turn in their numbers until the end of February, last year the euthanization rate at comparable private shelters was only 9.4% and the overall state average was 17.3%.
An inspection of PETA’s records by the state found that PETA kills the vast majority of animals within 24 hours—not even giving them a chance to find a new home. And PETA doesn’t even necessarily wait to get back to its shelter to kill the animals. Last year, PETA paid nearly $50,000 to a family after its employees snatched the family dog off of a porch and then killed it in their van as they sped away.
PETA co-founder and president Ingrid Newkirk has made disturbing remarks against pet ownership in the past.
Newkirk has said, “Pet ownership is an absolutely abysmal situation brought about by human manipulation” and, “I think it would be lovely if we stopped this whole notion of pets altogether.”
“PETA is running a slaughterhouse under the guise of an animal shelter,” said Coggin. “You can’t spell ‘death penalty’ without ‘PETA.’”
For more information and to see the evidence, please visit PETAKillsAnimals.com.