Press Release

PETA Killed a Shocking 94 Percent of Adoptable Dogs and Cats in its Care During 2010

Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) published documents online showing that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) killed a staggering 94 percent of the adoptable pets in its care during 2010. Despite years of public outrage over its euthanasia program, the notorious animal rights group has actually increased the number of adoptable animals it kills at its Norfolk, VA headquarters, to an average of 42 pets every week.

According to public records from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, PETA killed 2,200 cats and dogs last year while placing 44 in adoptive homes. Since 1998, a total of 25,840 pets have died at the hands of PETA workers.

“PETA hasn’t slowed down its hypocritical killing machine, even as the group continues to lecture the American public with its phony ‘animal rights’ message,” said Rick Berman, CCF’s Executive Director. “It appears PETA is more concerned with funding its media and advertising antics than finding suitable homes for these dogs and cats.”

Despite its $33 million budget, PETA does not operate an adoption shelter. PETA employees make little effort to find homes for the thousands of animals they kill every year.

“For the 12th year in a row, PETA’s leaders have shown they don’t care about the unlucky dogs and cats that come to its Norfolk facility,” Berman continued. “It’s about time PETA’s ‘shelter’ is reclassified as a slaughterhouse.”

CCF has obtained PETA’s “Animal Record” filings for every year since 1998 from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Members of the public can see these documents at www.PETAKillsAnimals.com.

Founded in 1996, the Center for Consumer Freedom is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to promoting personal responsibility and protecting consumer choices. For more information, visit ConsumerFreedom.com.

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