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PETA killed almost 90% of the animals handed over to the charity

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PETA killed more than 1,600 cats and dogs at its Virginia headquarters last year – almost 90% of the animals handed over to the charity’s American shelter

Animal rights charity PETA killed almost 90 per cent of dogs and cats placed in the care of the shelter at its Virginia headquarters last year, it has been revealed today.

The charity, well-known for attention grabbing publicity campaigns such as the ‘I’d rather go naked’ anti-fur campaign, euthanized 1,647 cats and dogs last year and only placed 19 in new homes according to the data submitted to the Virginia Department for Agriculture and Consumer Services.

PETA told Mail Online that the animals they take in at the center are ‘unadoptable’, however 89.4 per cent of pets is much higher than their own approximation that half of animals taken to shelters end up being euthanized.

According to the statistics 1,110 cats and 733 dogs were handed in to the charity in 2012.

22 cats and 108 dogs were transferred to another shelter, two cats and three dogs were reclaimed by their owner while 1,045 cats and 602 were euthanized.

34 cats and 7 dogs were placed under a category entitled ‘Miscellaneous’.

The statistics have been promoted by a restaurant advocacy coalition called Center for Consumer Freedom, which has had numerous run-ins with the charity in the past.

They say that since 1998 the shelter has euthanized a total of  29,398 pets.

Justin Wilson, CCF Senior Research Analyst said: ‘The animal rights group is talking out of both sides of its mouth – on one side preaching its animal liberation agenda, while on the other signing the death warrant of over 89 percent of pets in its care. It’s beyond hypocritical.’

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» 12 Comments

  1. Bill

    March 21st, 2013

    didn’t they just their undies all wadded up over an alligator dying during the filming of a movie?

    who contributes to these people and their causes?

    I would bet money our tax dollars fund this some how.

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  2. Unruly Refugee

    March 21st, 2013

    They sure don’t have anybody in their right mind supporting them. Transfer them all to animal control and make them chase after rabid skunks.

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  3. Dr. Tar

    March 21st, 2013

    Must be located close to the Chinese Buffet.

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  4. Billy Fuster

    March 21st, 2013

    PETA will be put in charge of the FEMA camps.

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  5. eternal cracker p

    March 21st, 2013

    PETA is a subsidiary of USDA.

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  6. dude

    March 21st, 2013

    PETA and Jesse Jackson are the same, they exploit the groups they say they are protecting to shakedown for money, but could give a damn about them.

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  7. Cat Whisperer

    March 21st, 2013

    I’d rather go naked than let PETA operate a animal shelter.

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  8. Buffalobob

    March 21st, 2013

    PETA slowly approaching the kill rate of black babies in a planned parenthood abortion mill.

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  9. Major Mal function

    March 21st, 2013

    So really closer to 100% when the 5 owners who changed their minds are removed and the ultimate fate of transferred and “miscellaneous” pets are taken into account. Was PETA founded by Cruella DeVille?

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  10. AvgDude

    March 21st, 2013

    P issants
    E xecuting
    T imid
    A nimals

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  11. sablegsd

    March 21st, 2013

    peta are insane control freaks who don’t want anyone to be allowed a pet of any kind. And if I had a fur coat and some peta asshole threw paint on it, said asshole would never walk again.

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  12. Mark Zist

    March 21st, 2013

    The reason they can’t adopt them is their fascistic attitude towards prospective owners. Nobody wants some smelly hippie coming over for a “home inspection”. You can go to the pound and get a pet without all the hassle.

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