Friday, 3 April 2009

PETA - Consistent in their inconsistency.

WASHINGTON DC – Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) published documents online showing that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) killed 95 percent of the adoptable pets in its care during 2008. Despite years of public outrage over its euthanasia program, the animal rights group kills an average of 5.8 pets every day at its Norfolk, VA headquarters.

According to public records from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, PETA killed 2,124 pets last year and placed only seven in adoptive homes. Since 1998, a total of 21,339 dogs and cats have died at the hands of PETA workers.
This press released from the aptly named CCF is against PETA, so they're slightly biased, but what's public record is public record. PETA doesn't even try to deny the allegations, but engages in ad-hominem attacks against the CCF. I slept through that day of class, but I think that's one of those logical falacy things.

They give their usual line about "Well, gosh, we get so many animals that are abused," and "We send all the adoptable pets to proper shelters!" Apparently they only got 5 adoptable animals. But that's besides the point. Remember, PETA says that any a) animal ownership and b) euthanasia is inherently cruel or inhumane. Their stated goal is "total animal liberation." Which means they're against... what they're currently doing. PETA has dammed shelters for putting down fewer animals.

Of course, if you've paid attention to them over the years, you know PETA killing animals (and frequently illegally dumping the bodies) is nothing new. They're fairly consistent in their hypocrisy.

Here's a little something from the comic, IdiotBox. The KKK thing? Really happened.

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