By: Will Coggin
Newspaper: Bangor Daily News 

For a group that purports to care about the “rights” of Maine’s lobsters, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals doesn’t seem to give a rip about pets. Records filed with the Commonwealth of Virginia show the group kills up to 97 percent of the cats and dogs it takes into its animal shelter — if you can call it that — in a given year.

All told, since 1998 PETA has killed more than 30,000 fidos and felixes, despite the fact they believe harvesting a single Maine lobster, slopping the aforementioned sea bug on a roll to eat and milking a cow to provide the butter should be illegal. Until PETA gives up its hypocritical pet-killing practices, its advice on animal welfare should be thrown out with the shells.