“Regardless Of Outcome, Landmark Trial Highlighted PETA’s Puppy-Killing”

Today the North Carolina Court of Appeals vacated the convictions of two PETA employees originally convicted of littering in a case involving nearly three dozen dogs and cats they killed while performing their duties at PETA. In response, David Martosko, the Director of Research at the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom, made the following statement:

“Regardless of the outcome, this criminal trial brought PETA’s disturbing animal-killing program into the light of day. Most PETA supporters had no idea that the group was killing thousands of adoptable animals every year, but PETA can’t keep its actions secret any longer. The facts in this case were undisputed: These employees took possession of nearly three dozen adoptable animals, including puppies and kittens, with the explicit promise that they would try to find them adoptive homes. They killed the animals just a few short hours later, and tossed the bodies in a dumpster that one of them had used on several other occasions for the same purpose.

“PETA killed 97 percent of the dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens it took in during 2006. If any other so-called animal protection group had such an abysmal record, PETA would be hitting the streets to protest it. This is a group that claims chickens and lab rats have a “right” to life, but its leaders think nothing of condemning thousands of pets to death out of sheer convenience. PETA raises over $30 million every year, which is more than enough to care for every animal it kills. If there’s a more hypocritical organization in America, I have yet to find it.

“PETA’s employees got off on a technicality, but the damage has been done. The public is giving PETA less and less money, and the group has had to turn to its millionaire celebrity donors to make up the shortfall. This will probably continue unless PETA cleans up its act and stops running a hypocritical angel-of-death program out of its Norfolk offices.”

Public records filed by PETA with the Virginia state government show that the group has killed 17,400 pets since 1998. Copies of these records can be viewed at http://www.PetaKillsAnimals.com.

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Also see THIS article and THAT article for more info.

I couldn’t immediately find a full statement from PETA about this online. How about you?

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2 Responses to ““Regardless Of Outcome, Landmark Trial Highlighted PETA’s Puppy-Killing””

  1. Tracy Says:

    Martosko and the CCF are anti-Peta. They’re also against any animal-rights group because these groups advocate vegan diets. And the CCF is funded in part by the meat industry. Don’t believe anything they say. Visit SourceWatch for more information about them.

    And if you care about animals, go veg! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. kittymowmow Says:

    Hello Tracy,

    I don’t want this to turn into an anti-PETA site (or an anti-much of anything site, really, because I want Kitty Mowmow’s Animal Expo to be a free and open exchange of ideas, facts, and opinions about animals) but I do condemn PETA’s actions in this case.

    Before they put down any of the animals, PETA should have tried to find homes for them. That’s what animal shelters do (or should do, try to do, and usually do). They receive animals and keep them around for awhile, working to find homes for them. The PETA workers didn’t do this – they just killed the animals outright, on a regular basis, without attempting to find homes for them.

    Killing an animal without first trying to find a means of saving it is inexcusably cruel, and, in my opinion, borders on evil. It is also a completely unacceptable practice for any organization that claims to help animals.

    Before you donate to any animal rights or animal welfare organization, check to see exactly what percent of the donations it receives actually goes toward helping animals. I strongly encourage you to donate most of your money to your local animal shelters, because most of the money will go directly towards medicating, feeding, spaying, neutering, and finding homes for animals.

    Thanks for caring about animals. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Best regards,
    Kitty Mowmow

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