Nathan J. Winograd wrote an extensive exposé for the Huffington Post on the history of euthanizing animals perpetrated by the supposed animal-loving group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Winograd reports that thousands of animals are killed every year, and his post is filled with unsettling photos to prove his point.
Warning readers right away that the images in his report are “graphic” and may “distress the reader,” Winograd goes on to reveal that “approximately 2,000 animals pass through PETA’s front door every year and very few make it out alive.”
Amazingly, the article claimed that 96 percent of the animals that pass through PETA’s doors ended up dead. Worse, PETA’s donors are the ones paying for these killings even as those same donors think they are sending money to save animals.
“Most animal lovers find this hard to believe,” Winograd says. He goes on to bitingly say, “if it is true that a picture speaks a thousand words, the following images speak volumes about who and what PETA really stands for.”
“Biting” is the word for the piece, too. Throughout, Winograd needles PETA for the apparent hypocrisy of claiming to love animals even as it is killing thousands of them every year. And the death toll is quite high, indeed.
While claiming to be an animal rights organization, PETA does not believe animals have a right to live. Instead, it believes that people have a right to kill them, as long as the killing is done “humanely,” which PETA interprets to mean poisoning them with an overdose of barbiturates, even if the animals are not suffering. In 2012, 733 dogs entered this building. They killed 602 of them. Only 12 were adopted. Also in 2012, they impounded 1,110 cats. 1,045 were put to death. Seven of them were adopted. They also took in 34 other companion animals, such as rabbits, of which 28 were put to death. Only four were adopted.
Besides the high death toll, Winograd reports another blatant hypocrisy.
Despite $35,000,000 in annual revenues and millions of “animal-loving” members, PETA does not even try to find them homes. PETA has no adoption hours, does no adoption promotion, has no adoption floor, but is registered with the State of Virginia as a “humane society” or “animal shelter.”
PETA doesn’t even offer any adoption services, clearly meaning that it fully intends to kill every animal that comes into its hands, quite in contradiction to its stated principles. If someone ends up adopting a pet, it is just happenstance as far as PETA is concerned.
There is quite a lot more at Winograd’s post, but, again, be aware that there are quite a lot of photos of dead animals killed by those animal loving PETA folks.
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