How much money did PETA take in last year from unsuspecting donors who helped pay for mass killing of animals that PETA staged?
$51,933,001: $50,449,023 in contributions, $627,336 in merchandise sales, and $856,642 in interest and dividends. They finished the year with $4,551,786 more in the bank than they started, after expenses. They did not see fit to use some of that to comprehensively promote animals for adoption or to provide veterinary care for the animals who needed it.
What did they do with that additional money? They killed 72.84% of cats, dogs and other pet animals in their shelter houses in Virginia, fancily terming it as ‘Euthanasia’. These are not some imaginary figures churned out by an anti-NGO activist. These are official figures displayed in PETA’s website.
They don’t aggressively promote adoption either, the adoption rate at PETA shelter houses is less than 1%. They support killing ‘Pill Bulls’ in all the shelter houses across the US citing that they are dangerous, in fact, Ingrid Newkirk, the founder explicitly promotes the killing of animals at the shelter houses.
In a December 2, 2008, interview with George Stroumboulopoulos of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Stroumboulopoulos asks Newkirk: “Do you euthanize those pets, the adoptable ones, if you get them?” To which Newkirk responds: “If we get them, if we cannot find a home, absolutely.”
Most PETA volunteers and proponents claim that only unadoptable pets are euthanized. However, the reality is the adoption rate is less than 1% and when they were officially asked about the methods they used to promote adoption, their answer was ‘No Comment’.
We can cite numerous reasons for such mass killing by PETA. Right from financial incentives they get by killing, to mentally sick employees, however, such accusations will remain just accusations without solid evidence. So, let us not get into that territory. The question by many animal activists is quite simple,
By defending regressive and cruel shelters and sheltering policies that mandate killing, by calling for the death of certain groups of animals entering shelters and by injecting thousands of animals with a fatal dose of poison every year, these actions are not only inconsistent with the mission of an animal rights organization, they are the antithesis of one. Only one question remains: Why is anyone still donating to PETA?
The garbage bags in these dumpsters are nothing but killed animals thrown away. When police officers looked inside, they found the bodies of dead animals — animals killed by PETA. PETA described these animals as “adorable” and “perfect.” A veterinarian who naively gave PETA some of the animals, thinking they would find them homes, and examined the dead bodies of others, testified that they were “healthy” and “adoptable.”
Slaughter houses around the world kill animals, however, they are not hypocrites and they don’t take donations to kill animals. PETA, on the other hand, is a group of extraordinary hypocrites. They threaten, sue and send notices to anyone who points these issues out. They defend themselves by saying that they kill fewer number animals than accused by these bloggers. These bloggers of HuffingtonPost and other major websites have claimed 90% kill rate, but PETA claims that they have paper work which proves that they have killed only 72.8% of the animals that year. So, they are threatening these bloggers.
Now coming to our case, they want to ban a festival that celebrates and reveres cows and bulls, citing that it is cruel to those animals, on the other hand, they kill thousands of animals for no reason. In a previous article, I wrote about Jallikattu and the heritage of this great practice. Please read that article here http://www.ajithkumar.cc/history/the-south-indian-bull-fest-the-curious-case-of-peta/
Today PETA India wrote to the President asking them to reject the ordinance proposed by the Government of India, for conducting Jallikattu. If they truly care about animal welfare, then they should focus their energies on shutting down every slaughter house. They would not do that for sure, in such a case at least, they should stop killing animals in the name of Euthanasia.