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This is PETA

 Warning: Photographs of dead animals.


A supermarket dumpster full of garbage bags. When police officers looked inside, they found the animals below—animals killed by PETA. PETA described these animals as “adorable” and “perfect.” A veterinarian would describe them as “healthy” and “adoptable.”

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Killed by PETA in the back of a van—a donor funded slaughterhouse on wheels.

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Killed by PETA in the back of a van—a donor funded slaughterhouse on wheels.

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A mother cat and her two kittens, all perfectly healthy and adoptable and none in danger of being killed. They were given to PETA by a veterinarian who was trying to find them homes and was told that PETA would have no problem adopting them out. After PETA lied to him and the mother and her kittens were entrusted to their care, they killed them in the back of a van within minutes, maybe before even leaving his parking lot.

Ahoski police departmetn Det. Sght jerremy roberts holds a dead dog retrieved from a dumpster, in Ahoski, NC, wastewater treatment plant. Wednesday, June 15, 2005. (AP Photo/Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Cal Bryant)

Ahsokie, North Carolina police detective wearing a hazmat suit, getting ready to bury a dead puppy killed by PETA and thrown away by them in a supermarket dumpster. Photograph copyright by Associated Press.

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Puppies killed by PETA in the back of a van—a donor funded slaughterhouse on wheels. 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.” An investigation by the Department of Agriculture found that PETA’s shelter is too small for the volume of animals, is designed to warehouse and kill animals in the shortest amount of time, 84% within 24 hours. An intern quit in disgust after he saw healthy puppies in the kill room.


Killed by PETA in the back of a van—a donor funded slaughterhouse on wheels.


Killed by PETA in the back of a van—a donor funded slaughterhouse on wheels.


Killed by PETA in the back of a van—a donor funded slaughterhouse on wheels.

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The PETA field killing kit found by police in the back of the PETA death van in Ahsokie, North Carolina.


A postcard sent to me by Ingrid Newkirk herself admitting that PETA does not believe animals have a right to live.


The PETA headquarters on the aptly named Front Street. 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. 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. To PETA, animals want to die (because they “might suffer” in the future) and killing them is, in Newkirk’s own words, a “gift.”


Many animal lovers who have publicly condemned PETA for their killing have received a letter from the PETA legal department, threatening a lawsuit. However, because a lawsuit would allow for subpoenas of PETA employees both past and present—leading to under-oath testimonies about the grisly reality of what has and is going on at PETA headquarters—it is unlikely that PETA would ever follow-through with these empty threats.  Their donor-funded attorneys rattle their sabers, but know they have a lot more to fear from the public disclosure that would result from a lawsuit than the activists who are truthfully—and, given PETA’s threats and intimidation, bravely—reporting on PETA’s atrocities against animals in the hope of bringing them to an end.  When you donate to PETA, you not only fund the killing of animals, you fund the intimidation of animal lovers.


A dying kitten in a Houston shelter. Staff “lost” the kitten in the shelter. When he was found, he was already near death. His last hours were ones of suffering. Houston officials put job applicants with a history of violence, a history of criminal behavior, and those who scored the lowest on city aptitute tests in animal control. When I was hired by the Houston Health Department to assess the shelter, my advice regarding staff was to fire people who abuse animals; hire those who care about them.  PETA defended this shelter, urging government officials not to listen to me.

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A puppy dying of parvovirus in the Houston shelter. She is not given anything soft to lie on as she urinates all over herself. Here she sits, unable to keep her head up, alone in a cold, barren stainless steel cage without veterinary care. Other shelters have a better than 90% rate of saving dogs with parvovirus. In a letter to the editor of the Houston paper, PETA publicly defended this shelter, urging Houstonians to reject my advice on the need for reform and how to do so.

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The PETA solution: dead “feral” cats in a Florida shelter. PETA successfully defeated SB359, a law that would have made it absolutely clear that TNR is legal in Florida. According to PETA, feral cats should be killed because they “might suffer” in the future. According to PETA, “the most compassionate choice is to euthanize feral cats. You can ask your veterinarian to do this or, if your local shelter uses an injection of sodium pentobarbital, take the cats there.” This shelter used “an injection of sodium pentobarbital,” killing the cats in front of other cats, catch-poling them as they tried to flee, while they urinated and defecated all over the kennel. That is how terrified feral cats behave in shelters. Apparently to PETA, this is as it should be.


A cat in the King County, Washington shelter reaches out, begging for food and water. Cats in the infirmary were not fed or given water over a three day holiday weekend and both their food bowls and water bowls are empty. Although staff were assigned to the shelter, supervisors and staff chose to socialize instead. I was hired by the King County Council to assess the shelter. My advice: Hire supervisors who are not part of the same union so as to eliminate conflicts of interest, all staff should be given a checklist of assigned duties, and supervisors should double check that those duties have been done. In a letter to the King County Council, PETA told officials not to listen to me because I was “radical.”


If PETA had its way, this dog would be killed in every shelter in America because someone says he looks like a “pit bull.” According to Ingrid Newkirk, a growing number of shelters are enacting policies banning the adoption of pit bulls and requiring their automatic destruction and PETA “supports the pit bull policy.”


After finishing the year saving 98% of cats and 94% of dogs, the fourth year Shelby County, Kentucky had 90+ percent save rates, they announced they were crowded and would begin killing animals. Once again, as they have done so many times before, the Shelby County No Kill Mission, a private organization both responsible for and dedicated to ensuring that Shelby County remains No Kill, went to work and the “crisis” was averted, bringing the population down through rescue, foster and adoption.  Unlike Shelby County No Kill Mission, PETA also reached out to officials, but not to help save the animals. PETA didn’t ask what they could do with their $35,000,000 a year in revenues and millions of animal loving members to help save animals being threatened with death, as donors intended and as supporters assumed. They didn’t offer to help the Shelby County shelter find homes, build temporary kennels, board animals, foster animals, adopt animals, or even just get the word out across Kentucky that animals need help. Instead, PETA sent Shelby County government and shelter officials gift baskets, with a note thanking them for their decision to start killing again after four years. “Thank you for doing the right thing” wrote PETA.


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