PETA’s Actual Death Toll
Funny how all the celebrities who endorse this screwball group fail to mention these facts.
From Douglas Anthony Cooper at HuffPo:
I was generous yesterday when I suggested that PETA’s monstrous kill rate in 2012 was in fact, for them, an improvement. The official documents, yes, demonstrate that PETA killed only 89.2 per cent of pets taken in — as opposed to the 95 to 97 per cent in prior years — but these documents do not tell the whole truth.
Since we don’t have precise data, I chose to ignore an important category in the report that PETA submitted to the Virginia Department of Agriculture: animals that were “Transferred to Another Virginia Releasing Agency.”
The term “releasing” here should make you shudder. We know just who PETA “releases” pets to: that looming presence many cultures refuse to name, for fear that he’ll visit at midnight. And we know that this is also true of the operations that they approve of: PETA refuses to transfer animals to No Kill facilities, for ideological reasons that I’ve analyzed here: “Why is PETA Opposing No-Kill Animal Shelters?”
This means that many if not most of the 108 dogs and 22 cats transferred to other “releasing agencies” are no longer with us.
Nathan Winograd, who heads up the No Kill Advocacy Center, has performed the calculations:
If the animals transferred to kill shelters were themselves killed, or displaced other animals who were then killed to take in the ones from PETA, the death toll could be as high as 96%. If those disposed of under “Miscellaneous” (“The number of animals that were disposed in a manner which is not consistent with the other designated categories”) also died, the death toll is as high as 98%.
These grotesque numbers would not, as I say, be anomalous: they are in fact what we expected. For Ingrid Newkirk, they are the norm.
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