From the PETA Kills Animals website (which may or may not be an unbiased source of data):
From July 1998 through the end of 2004, PETA killed over 12,400 dogs, cats, and other “companion animals” at its Norfolk, Virginia headquarters.Seems that PETA talks a big game about saving all the kitties and puppies, but when it comes to the reality (and cost) of caring for animals instead of just killing them, money talks - and no kitty walks.
PETA raked in nearly $29 million last year in income, much of it raised from pet owners who think their donations actually help animals. Instead, the group spends huge sums on programs equating people who eat chicken with Nazis, scaring young children away from drinking milk, recruiting children into the radical animal-rights lifestyle, and intimidating businessmen and their families in their own neighborhoods. PETA has also spent tens of thousands of dollars defending arsonists and other violent extremists.At PETA, it’s apparently all about ideology and money, not about the animals.
Hey, look: I am - to use the PETA epithet - a speciesist. I think humans are better than animals. I think we have the right to exploit animals for food and other products, by virtue of our hard-earned place at the top of the food chain. We don’t need to be cruel about it, but I see nothing wrong with a nice Steamship Roast of Beef. Just as a polar bear or lion sees nothing wrong with a nice, red Haunch o’ Human, given the opportunity. Ask “Mr. Grizzly.”
But this - this is just plain wrong.
This story has been below the radar for the past few years, but expect a major Mainstream News Media Outlet to hit it hard - very soon.
Yet another reason to Eat an Animal for PETA.