Virginia Federation of Humane Societies (VFHS) has asked Attorney General To Investigate PETA’s killingPosted: January 5, 2015
The Virginia Federation of Humane Societies (VFHS) has asked the Attorney General to open an investigation into PETA’s theft and killing of Maya, a “happy and healthy” dog. You can read the letter here: http://bit.ly/1ygmbFq Surveillance video shows PETA stealing Maya from her home: http://youtu.be/hpOyHnvycKE. They killed her that very day: http://bit.ly/1pGUQcj
This is not the first time PETA has been accused of taking animals from people under false pretenses and putting the animals to death, thus suggesting that the taking and killing of Maya cannot be dismissed as the action of rogue employees. As such, PETA is using its designation as an animal shelter to deceive the public and acquire animals for the purpose of killing them. Rescuers, private individuals, shelters, and veterinarians have stated that they turned over animals to PETA after PETA promised to find homes only to learn that PETA killed the animals, in some cases within minutes of taking them. Nor is Maya’s story the first time that PETA employees have been arrested over their taking and killing of animals. In a 2007 criminal trial against two PETA employees in North Carolina, jurors heard similar testimony: http://bit.ly/XCSdI3
In a feeble attempt at damage control, PETA put out a full page ad in their local paper. The ad intentionally misleads people about their campaign of extermination against community cats. It says nothing of their theft and killing of Maya. It does not mention the arrests of PETA employees for larceny. It does not mention that this is not the first time PETA employees have been arrested for killing animals. But it does offer two dogs for adoption. Given that they only adopt out 1% of the animals they take in, with kill rates as high as 99%, those two dogs, if indeed they are adopted out rather than killed, will be some of the few spared from the needle. 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.
And when they are not killing animals themselves, they are advocating for others to do so. In St. Paul, MN, they are the only national group that fought legislation to require shelters to save more animals. Despite some compromises, the St. Paul Companion Animal Protection Act is based on a similar Delaware law that helped reduce killing statewide by 78%. It is based on a similar California law that has increased rescue transfers by 370%, over 46,000 animals a year. And it is based on a similar Austin law that has made that city the largest in the U.S. saving over 90% of the animals. PETA argues that shelters should be allowed to kill as quickly as they want: http://kare11.tv/14psr1d
According to the VFHS, “PETA is ‘using’ its status as a ‘shelter’ to the great detriment of animals in the Commonwealth [of Virginia]”: http://bit.ly/ZgBzfb They are also working to the great detriment of animals elsewhere. But more people are learning the truth.
The letter by the VFHS follows the No Kill Advocacy Center complaint to the State Veterinarian, asking her to revoke PETA’s status as a shelter: http://bit.ly/1zxqE5oIt follows a request that the state pass Maya’s Law: http://bit.ly/1zJoHDb
It follows a complaint by a Virginia State Senator: http://bit.ly/1uAn44m
It follows a complaint by the Richmond SPCA: http://bit.ly/1sxijIO
And it follows a complaint by the Accomack County attorney: http://delmarvane.ws/1JXDKOj
Maya was stolen and killed by PETA. A police officer opens a trash bag with a dead dog, one of many dogs and cats found in a supermarket dumpster after they were killed and thrown in the trash by PETA despite a promises to save them. A healthy mother cat and her two kittens, also killed by PETA within minutes after promising to find them homes. Learn more: http://www.whyPETAkills.org