A recent release of the 2013 annual disclosures of PETA’s animal shelter in Norfolk, Virginia was shocking and appalling.
The Center for Consumer Freedom reported: “In 2013 alone, PETA killed 1,792 cats and dogs, an average of 5 per day. The 1,792 figure represents 82 percent of all animals PETA took into its shelter throughout the year.” According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: “Since 1998, 31,190 animals have died at the hands of PETA.” (Source: Canine Chronicle. Emphasis added.)
The President of PETA, Ingrid Newkirk, claimed they could turn the shelter into a “no kill” shelter right away, but that their $32 million budget wouldn’t allow them to do so and continue the publicity work they also do.
At least we know what is more important.
Back in 2005, two members of PETA were arrested and charged with animal cruelty after they picked up animals from several animal shelters and promised to find them good homes. Instead, they killed the animals. Police found 18 animals in the dumpster and 13 more bodies in the PETA member’s van. The pair was charged with 31 counts of animal cruelty among other things.
Regarding the Virginia shelter, Will Coggin of the CCF stated: “PETA’s so-called ‘shelter’ might as well be called a slaughterhouse. For an organization that once disgustingly compared the treatment of farm animals to the Holocaust, you’d think PETA would avoid the appearance of systematic killing.”
In other words, do as I say, not as I do.