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 Post subject: Re: Really PETA?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:27 am 
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This thread reminds me of something I've been meaning to ask and I'm too lazy to make a new thread so I'll just post it here.

A lot of omnis keep telling me PETA euthenizes loads of homeless animals, trying to use it as a way to discredit veganism (I guess they think peta represents the thoughts, actions, and opinions of all vegans everywhere...). If you google this you'll find a bunch of wacky anti-PETA websites and a few seemingly legit blogs/online news sites that sorta discuss the issue but don't say anything definitive (at least the few articles I've read). I didn't even know peta had animal shelters. Strangely, I've never heard any veg'ns address this ever! It just sounds so bizarre to me!

Anyone know the real story here?

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 Post subject: Re: Really PETA?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:39 am 
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I think they do kill animals they save because they say there's not enough space for them? And that it's better than letting them live. Not sure about the circumstances.

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 Post subject: Re: Really PETA?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:40 am 
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They are against no-kill shelters, and apparently they do euthanize and do run shelters. I actually find PETA surprisingly reasonable on this issue, but my past experience volunteering at an open admissions shelter has definitely colored my views on this.

http://www.peta.org/about/why-peta/no-k ... lters.aspx
http://features.peta.org/petasaves/


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 Post subject: Re: Really PETA?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:30 pm 
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Well, their adoption rate is tragically low. No-kill or not, I can't figure out an excuse for this and fail to see anything reasonable about it. When other shelters with much less money have a much higher adoption rate, something is amiss.

But when people talk about them killing animals, they probably are referring to this infamous incident:
http://www.seattledogspot.com/blog/2011 ... n-garbage/

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Yesterday marked the sixth anniversary of the arrest of 2 employees of the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for throwing the bodies of 21 dogs and cats that they promised to find homes for in a garbage dumpster. The employees picked up the animals from an animal shelter in Bertie County, NC as they did every Wednesday, under the guise that they would find homes for them.

But that’s not what happened.

Instead, PETA employees gave the animals a lethal injection of sodium pentobarbital. After killing them, they drove to a Piggly Wiggly store, put the animals in trash bags, and threw them in a dumpster.

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 Post subject: Re: Really PETA?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:00 pm 
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Blurgh. I am so freaking glad I stopped donating to them.

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 Post subject: Re: Really PETA?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:06 pm 
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I guess most of the time I don't think about it too much because Peta are such a no go for me anyway, especially when it comes to sexism.

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 Post subject: Re: Really PETA?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:25 pm 
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Yeah, that's pretty horrible, and I wasn't aware of it. I was just referring to their position on no-kill - I'd been expecting them to bash any shelter that ever euthanized an animal.


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