Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Does PETA do any good?

In 2011, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) behaved in a regrettably consistent manner: it euthanized the overwhelming majority (PDF) of dogs and cats that it accepted into its shelters.

Out of 760 dogs impounded, they killed 713, arranged for 19 to be adopted, and farmed out 36 to other shelters (not necessarily "no kill" ones).

 As for cats, they impounded 1,211, euthanized 1,198, transferred eight, and found homes for a grand total of five. PETA also took in 58 other companion animals -- including rabbits. It killed 54 of them.

Continue reading article in the Atlantic

1 comment:

Kaleidoscope Acres said...

I am not a PETA supporter but they are not shelters, anyone surrendering pets to PETA should know that PETA is an animal rights group, not animal welfare. Animal rights groups are against owning pets. Also if there were more homes, and more people spaying/neutering there would be less euthanisia across the board.