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PETA Shelter Killed 90 Percent of Animals It Took In

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Animal rights charity PETA killed almost 90 per cent of dogs and cats placed in the care of the shelter at its Virginia headquarters last year, it has been revealed today.

The charity, well-known for attention grabbing publicity campaigns such as the 'I'd rather go naked' anti-fur campaign, euthanized 1,647 cats and dogs last year and only placed 19 in new homes according to the data submitted to the Virginia Department for Agriculture and Consumer Services.

PETA told Mail Online that the animals they take in at the center are 'unadoptable', however 89.4 per cent of pets is much higher than their own approximation that half of animals taken to shelters end up being euthanized.  

(H/T Sarcasmic)

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  1. “Euthanasia is not a solution to overpopulation but rather a tragic necessity given the present crisis,'”

    Translated from brain-dead:
    ‘It’s OK to kill ’em if we do it, but don’t dare let any animals be used to further medical knowledge’

  2. Translated from the Intellectually Dishonest: Mercy killing of sick or injured animals is bad when people we don’t like do this. Medical reasearch can never be torture because we say it isn’t, even though the animals neither know nor care why they are being made to suffer. Medical research is an unalloyed good and how dare you question whether there are other ways of doing research (see also, “nothing can be cut from the budget”).

  3. How is this a surprise?

    Wait, you mean PETA doesn’t stand for “People Eating Tasty Animals?”

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