By: Will Coggin

Newspaper: The Tribune-Review 

PETA’s time and resources spent on media stunts promoting veganism have a cost that can be measured in pets’ lives. PETA routinely kills a high percentage of the homeless dogs and cats that enter its animal shelter, rising as high as 97 percent in some years.

All told, records filed with the Commonwealth of Virginia show that PETA has killed at least 30,000 pets since 1998. Other documents from a North Carolina trial show that employees of PETA killed pets they characterized as “adorable” and “perfect.” This is a shameful hypocrisy for a group that would ban eating meat, drinking milk or taking a leather baseball glove to a Pirates game if it had its way. Pittsburgh should tell PETA to hit the bricks.