On a December afternoon in 2012, a black cat named Stella went missing in owner Linda Laucks’ Jefferson City, Missouri neighborhood. Ms. Laucks contacted the Jefferson City pound the morning after Stella didn’t come home and asked the director if a black cat had been impounded. The director said no.
Ms. Laucks then sought out a neighbor who had put out a trap for a pair of feral cats she was trying to help. The neighbor told Ms. Laucks that one day earlier, Stella had been caught in the trap intended for the feral cats and when the ACO came to pick her up, the neighbor had advised that the cat was not feral, not one of the pair she was trying to help and looked like a pet who lived in the neighborhood. The ACO took Stella anyway.
Ms. Laucks called the pound back and confronted the person who…
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Wallingford, CT – Scott and Kim Palmer got their cat Zima from a neighbor 2 years ago when Zima was 19 years old. They converted an insulated shed in their yard for Zima, putting in several beds, a heater, and installing a window so Zima could enjoy the sunshine. The cat house was accessible via a covered kitty door.
Kim Palmer arrived home on November 12 to find Zima was missing. She began searching the neighborhood and went to Pent Road Animal Control. She was told at the pound that Zima had been impounded and killed due to possible rabies. Ms. Palmer said that Zima had been vaccinated and couldn’t possibly have been rabid. She went home to get her husband and they both returned to the pound, only to find the door locked. They have never received any reasonable explanation for why Zima was impounded and killed.
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This is what the animal killers at PETA do with your donations: NOTHING. They pocket your money while lobbying for animals to suffer and die in kill 'shelters'. They SUPPORT this cruelty! If YOU support PETA, YOU support this cruelty too!”
Article by Nathan Winograd
The PETA solution: dead “feral” cats in a Florida shelter. PETA successfully defeated SB 1320, a law that would have clarified that nonlethal programs to neuter and release feral cats, rather than killing them, are legal in Florida. As shelters and health departments nationwide embrace trap-neuter-release programs, PETA remains an opponent of this humane alternative to killing, arguing that healthy feral cats should continue to be killed, even urging their supporters to take them to shelters or veterinarians to do so. The PETA website states that, “the most compassionate choice is to euthanize feral cats. You can ask your veterinarian to do this or, if your local shelter uses an injection of sodium pentobarbital, take the cats there.” This shelter–following the PETA model–used “an injection of sodium pentobarbital,” killing the cats in front of other cats, catch-poling the cats as they tried to flee while they urinated and defecated all over the kennel in fear. That is how terrified feral cats behave in shelters. Apparently to PETA, this is as it should be.
Learn more: http://huff.to/XZQ0n6
(Once again, I apologize for posting such a photo. I know it upsets some people. But this is what PETA advocates and I want those who continue to defend them to look at the photo and see exactly what it is they are defending and to those who donate, exactly what they are paying to promote.)
PETA has long been accused of stealing animals in neighborhoods around Norfolk, VA, and putting them to death. We now have definitive proof. A surveillance video shows a PETA van and employee walking up to someone’s porch and taking their dog. That dog is now dead. A little girl is devastated. PETA has no comment: http://wavy.com/2014/11/12/man-claims-peta-stole-killed-family-pet/
Why does PETA round up and kill family companions? Why do they call for the round up and killing of community cats? Why do they support the killing of every pit bull in every shelter in America? Why do they fight shelter reform laws? Why do they tell shelters not to foster animals and not to work with rescue groups? Why do they defend abusive shelters? And why do they kill 95% of all animals they seek out—about 30,000 over the last 11 years—including healthy kittens and puppies?
Is it because Ingrid Newkirk is mentally ill? Is PETA a political death cult? How do they convince young animal lovers who arrive on their doorstep and turn them into unrepentant animal killers? At this time in history, we do not yet know the answers to these dark and disturbing questions. Yet even if we can merely speculate about the why and the how 2,000 animals die at the hands of PETA employees each and every year and why they steal family pets only to put them to death, ethics compel every animal lover to see beyond the façade PETA has created to mask the ugly and sordid truth about what that organization really is. Because for all we do not know, this much is certain: PETA is letting loose upon the world individuals who not only maniacally believe that killing is a good thing and that the living want to die, but who are legally armed with lethal drugs which they have already proven—29,426 times in the last decade—that they are not adverse to using.
Learn more: http://www.whyPETAkills.org
Photo: The PETA mobile death kit found in the back of a PETA owned van, a donor funded slaughterhouse on wheels. It is stocked with syringes and lethal drugs to kill animals PETA staff described as “adorable” and “perfect” and others described as healthy and happy
Article Title, Photo, and Photo Caption by SiameseCatTwins4Ever
Article By Nathan Winograd
PETA believes that sharing your home with dogs and cats violates the rights of those animals. They write, “This selfish desire to possess animals and receive love from them causes immeasurable suffering… They are restricted to human homes, where they must obey commands and can only eat, drink, and even urinate when humans allow them to.” They go on to say, “Let us allow the dog to disappear from our brick and concrete jungles—from our firesides, from the leather nooses and metal chains by which we enslave it.”
One way PETA seeks to accomplish this is through mass killing. PETA:
– Kills 95% of the animals they take in: http://bit.ly/1eHkWlD
– Kills roughly 2,000 animals a year, nearly 30,000 in the last 11 years: http://bit.ly/1ba9xdC
– Has called for the killing of every pit bull in every shelter in America: http://bit.ly/XrvcKf
– Promises to find animals homes and then puts them to death in the back of a van within minutes: http://bit.ly/XCSdI3
– Steals animals and kills them: http://bit.ly/1EIsEHq
– Celebrates when shelters kill: http://vimeo.com/48651351
– Tells elected officials to kill animals, rather than adopt them out, foster them, or work with rescue groups: http://bit.ly/ZAnrvQ
– Kills even healthy puppies and kittens: http://www.whypetaeuthanizes.org/photos/
That end—the deliberate extinction of those the movement has pledged to defend—is one to which no other rights-based movement in history has ever subscribed. You will find no children’s rights groups advocating mass killing of homeless, neglected, or abused children. You will find no human rights groups advocating mass killing of refugees. You will find no rights group in any movement advocating the mass killing of the victims. Except PETA.
Of course, we can do better for companion animals as a society. Of course, there is much work to do to reduce their exploitation. But for the cats contentedly sleeping on our laps, suggesting they don’t belong and that they are better off dead because our love is “selfish” is just muddled thinking born of evil and arrogance. Long after we have ended the killing of animals for food, long after we’ve ended the commercial trade in sentient beings, long after we’ve rearranged society in countless other ways to better meet their needs, dogs and cats will continue to share our homes. And they will do so because in the end, living with dogs and cats is not only consistent with the rights of animals, but as we evolve as a species to better address their needs, can be the purest expression of it.