|Barked: Tue Apr 9, '13 9:06pm PST |
|Dino, the spayed/neutered and returned pets were never PETA's property, any more than the pet you take to the local vet is for spay or neuter is the vet's property until you pick it up. They don't count in the kill rate statistics. Really. Seriously. They do not count.
The State of Virginia requires "shelters," which is how PETA chooses to classify its facility, to report the number of animals received for adoption and the ultimate fate of those animals--adopted, transferred to another facility, or killed.
The animals brought to PETA's spay/neuter clinic for the purpose of spay/neuter, and picked up by their owners after the surgery, were not ever "surrendered for the purpose of adoption."
Their kill rate is over 90%, and in some years is as high as 97%. There is no shelter in VA, except this one, that has a kill rate remotely that high.
And then there's conditions in the "shelter" itself. Here's the 2010 VA Dept. of Agriculture inspection report.
The website it's posted on is a biased site, and I wouldn't recommend relying on anything that isn't a government report, but they are smart partisans, and they don't fake government reports. If you don't want to believe them, you can request a copy of the report from the State of Virginia for yourself--and they know that.
In PETA, the rot starts at the top. Ingrid Newkirk at the start of her career worked in a kill shelter, and went in early on kill days so that she could do the killing. She talks about this in her book; no one is misquoting her.
These are evil people, and if they got their hands on your pit bull, any pit bull, that pit bull, even more than other breeds, would be dead. Along with HSUS, PETA used the Vick dogs to raise funds, soliciting contributions "to care for the Vick dogs", when not only did they never have custody of any of the Vick dogs, but also they were advocating to have them all killed as soon as they were no longer needed as evidence. HSUS has since rethought this and changed their position on pit bulls seized from fighting situations, advocating individual evaluations. PETA has not. PETA still advocates killing every single pit bull seized in any dog fight raid, including puppies born in foster care after the dogs were seized.
They are evil people. They are not friends of animals, or friends of people who keep pets. Or who even want the dog and cat species to continue to exist.
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