It is Time to Stop PETA’s Betrayal of Animals!Posted: December 25, 2014
By Nathan Winograd:
As many of you know, following the arrest of two PETA employees for the theft and killing of Maya, a family’s dog, the No Kill Advocacy Center petitioned the State Veterinarian at the Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (VDACS) to revoke PETA’s status as a “shelter” for violations of law including larceny, state holding periods, and state regulations regarding the killing of animals in shelters: http://delmarvane.ws/1DCwIxQ
The No Kill Advocacy Center’s call for an investigation is joined by:
– The Virginia Federation of Humane Societies which writes that “PETA is ‘using’ its status as a ‘shelter’ to the great detriment of animals in the Commonwealth [of Virginia]”: http://bit.ly/ZgBzfb
– A Virginia state senator who has called for an investigation of PETA, writing that “they are worthy of intense review and scrutiny”: http://bit.ly/1uAn44m
– And many others.
Now, the Richmond SPCA adds its voice as it Stand for Maya. Read their letter to VDACS: http://bit.ly/1sxijIO
The theft and killing of Maya is merely the latest in a long line of untoward actions on the part of PETA which uses its status as a shelter to acquire animals for the purpose of killing them and to have access to sodium pentobarbital, the controlled substance used to poison the animals. Since the late 1990s, PETA has killed over 30,000 animals, roughly 2,000 animals a year including kittens and puppies.
Here is the data, self-reported by PETA to the Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, showing roughly 9 out of 10 animals they seek out are killed by them: http://bit.ly/1ba9xdC
Here is an inspection report by the Virginia State Vet showing PETA kills 90% of animals within 24 hours without even trying to find them homes: http://bit.ly/1eHkWlD
Here is an OpEd piece written by PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk which appeared in newspapers across the country where PETA says it supports a policy that all pit bulls should be killed in all shelters in America: http://bit.ly/XrvcKf
Here is a newspaper article about the 2007 trial of PETA employees after they were found to be rounding up and killing animals in the back of a van after promising to find them homes: http://bit.ly/XCSdI3
Here is the news station report of PETA stealing a little girl’s
“happy and healthy” dog and killing him: http://bit.ly/1EIsEHq
Here is a video made by Shelby County KY shelter volunteers after PETA celebrated when that shelter announced it was going to resume killing after four years as a No Kill shelter: http://vimeo.com/48651351
Here is a letter written by PETA to a Mayor telling him to kill all pit bulls, not to foster animals, and not to work with rescue groups: http://bit.ly/ZAnrvQ
Here are photographs of animals PETA has killed: http://www.whypetaeuthanizes.org/photos/
There’s more. Much more. 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.
Maya was stolen and killed by PETA despite being a “happy and healthy” and much loved dog.