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The article continues:In courtroom testimony last year, a PETA manager acknowledged that her organization maintains a large walk-in freezer for storing dead animals, and that PETA contracts with a Virginia cremation service to dispose of the bodies. In that trial, PETA employees described some of the animals they acknowledged killing as "adorable," "perfect," and "pregnant." In January, CCF petitioned VDACS to consider officially reclassifying PETA as a "slaughterhouse" instead of a "humane society" and an animal "releasing agency." VDACS Commissioner Todd Haymore responded in a January 25, 2008 letter that while PETA's rate of killing animals is "extremely high," the state's laws "do not provide the authority for [VDACS] to 'strip' PETA of its designation as a 'humane society' or 'releasing agency.'" "It's horribly ironic that PETA kills so many animals" Martosko added. "PETA raised over $30 million last year, and it’s using that money to kill the only flesh-and-blood animals its employees actually see. The scale of PETA’s hypocrisy is simply staggering." For more information or to schedule an interview contact Tim Miller at 202-463-7112. Learn more about PETA’s hypocrisy at www.petakillsanimals.com
February 10, 2009 at 7:46 p.m.
Hey Alisa, what's your answer to this?http://petakillsanimals.com/pressRele...
CENTER FOR CONSUMER FREEDOM FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT- Tim Miller, 202-463-7112 May 7, 2008 Government Records Show PETA Killed over 90 Percent of "Companion Animals" in 2007 Animal "Rights" Group's Pet Death Toll Up To 19,200
WASHINGTON, DC¬ An official report filed by People for The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) with the Virginia government shows that the organization put to death more than 90 percent of the dogs, cats, and other pets it took in for adoption during 2007. During that year, the well-known animal rights group managed to find adoptive homes for just 17 animals. In light of PETA's hypocritical angel-of-death program, today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) called on PETA to stop its routine condemnation of Americans who believe it’s perfectly ethical to use animals for food, clothing, and medical research.
This comes on the heels of last week’s Newsweek report (http://www.newsweek.com/id/134549), which revealed that since 1998 PETA had killed, “more than 17,000 animals, nearly 85 percent of all those it has rescued.”
Not counting animals PETA held only temporarily in its spay-neuter program, the organization took in 1,997 "companion animals" during 2007, of which it killed 1,815. According to Virginia’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), the average euthanasia rate for humane societies in the state was just 36.2 percent in 2007. PETA killed 90.9 percent of the animals it took in.
"Pet lovers should be outraged," said CCF Director of Research David Martosko. "There are thousands of worthwhile animal-welfare organizations that deserve the support of compassionate Americans. PETA is not one of them. This is the kind of cold, heartless behavior that would draw a naked PETA protest if anyone else were doing it."
February 10, 2009 at 7:44 p.m.
By the way. Since he has a public defender we are all donating to his defense aren't we?What makes you think we haven't given to Animal Charity? Just because I want to see them change to a No Kill policy doesn't mean I won't still help them. Yes they do a lot of good but it kills me to know that most rescue organization, not just them, put dogs down that can be rehabilitated. I feel this might be a good time to have them rethink some of their policies. I never mentioned Angels for Animals they are a great organization.
December 10, 2008 at 5:53 a.m.
So Clayor tell me. How did they put York down if he was too agressive to handle? To me that is cruel. If I call an organization to rescue an animal I want to make sure they have a no kill policy. I want to make sure they have people who know how to rehabilitate aggressive dogs. So you won't buy toys for human children and you condemn those of us who do. Interesting.
December 10, 2008 at 5:33 a.m.
Goodness I did cause a fuss didn’t I? Well I have a life apart from this blog. We have been busy with many families out there who need special help this time of year. I encourage everyone to leave your computers. Go Christmas shopping. Buy some toys for the Marine’s Toys for Tots. Get some toys for the children at the battered women’s centers. You’ll feel better about yourself and others. Take your dog for a power walk. Voice, since you have all the answers I would have thought by now you would have realized I was talking about Parvovirus. It is a VIRUS. There are no medications that will cure a viral infection. Vets can only give supportive care and are usually unsuccessful. Rottwielers are one of the breeds that are more prone to the disease. Even vaccinated dogs can get it. They can die within 48 to 72 hrs and there are some new strains. Often owners don’t realize their pet has parvo until too late. And I never said it would make a dog loose 50 lbs. Those were your words not mine. But you’ll have some come back I am sure. You are so obsessed with this situation it is becoming increasingly clear that you have a personal axe to grind with him beyond the dogs. You say you are all worried about the cruelty to animals. Yet when I mention the cruelty happening at Animal Charity it falls on deaf ears. When I mention the website petakillsanimals.com showing that in 2007 PETA took in 1,997 dogs; adopted 17; killed 1,815. They have a 90.9% kill rate with a 0.85% adoption rate. Again no one cares. I have been trying to raise peoples awareness to cruelty all around and no one cares. voice you are so filled with hate and venom for one man that you can’t see anything else. (Hatred is like an acid it eats the vessel that contains it.)Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.
December 9, 2008 at 8:59 p.m.
If you really want to help dogs go to this web site and learn more about PETA (People for the ethical treatment of animals). http://www.petakillsanimals.com/ Also do something about getting your local animal charity to become a no kill facility.
December 7, 2008 at 6:23 a.m.
luvsdogs,There are some diseases that can kill a dog in a matter of hours before you even realize they are sick. And there are some diseases that there is no medicine for. The Vet can could only give supportive care and most dogs still don't make it. And the disease is highly contagious and spreads rapidly. There are some diseases that can wipe out an entire kennel in a matter of days.
December 6, 2008 at 9 p.m.
How do you know they didn't die of disease?
December 6, 2008 at 4:25 p.m.
I thought it sounded more like I was defending the Judge, Prosecuting Attorney and Public Defender.Dogs entrusted to his care died. That is a fact. For that he owes the owners restitution. It appears he is willing to take responsibility for that. Period no argument. But how they died should make a difference in what his sentence should be.If they died of disease he should not get the maximum. That would have been pretty much out of his control. If they were starved to death he should get the maximum. People who make the ruling in cases such as this must rule with cool heads based on facts not emotion. They can not allow their emotions to influence their decisions.
December 6, 2008 at 3:38 p.m.
PS JeffLebowski Your awesome.
December 6, 2008 at 1:27 p.m.