By: Rick Berman
Newspaper: The Washington Times

It’s ironic that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) would act like it is protecting animals given how many it routinely sends to an untimely demise (“Big animal rights groups do good, too,” Letters, Monday).

PETA claims it runs an animal shelter but in reality, what it runs is a slaughterhouse. Since 1998, PETA has killed more than 25,000 adoptable cats and dogs at its shelter, according to filings with the Commonwealth of Virginia. Two PETA employees were arrested in North Carolina in 2005 in connection with killing adoptable pets and tossing the bodies into garbage bins. They even offed “perfect,” “adorable” and pregnant animals, according to records kept by the PETA defendants.

PETA makes the news because it sends out scantily clad women to promote veganism. The name of PETA’s game isn’t caring for animals; it’s media stunts and hypocrisy.