Originally Posted by Caligirl2191
I've heard rumors about them euthanizing cats and dogs in lieu of the whole spay and neuter campaign, like to lower dog and cat populations or something? idk but I've never actually read about it anywhere, and I don't really see what their purpose would be.
Those aren't rumors.
"Last June, two Pe
TA staff were charged with cruelty to animals. Pe
TA staff took dogs from shelters and then personally killed them. 'PeTA says
it routinely picks up animals at pounds to have them adopted or, if necessary, euthanized
. Among the dead animals, though, authorities found a female cat and her two very adoptable kittens taken from Ahoskie Animal Hospital, veterinarian Patrick Proctor said. These were just kittens we were trying to find homes for, Proctor said. Pe
TA said they would do that, but these cats never made it out of the county.
-animal-rights organisation, the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF), focuses its attention on exposing and condemning animal welfare groups such as Pe
TA. I strongly reject the basic anti-animal rights assumptions of the CCF. Nevertheless, it has uncovered the officially documented fact that From July 1998 through the end of 2004, PeTA killed over 12,400 dogs, cats, and other companion animals at its Norfolk, Virginia headquarters.
In 1991, PeTA had a non-human animal sanctuary called Aspen Hill where it killed healthy
rabbits and turkeys. PeTA said
it did this because it wanted to spend the money that would have been required to house the rabbits and turkeys on its other campaigns. At the time, PeTAs budget was over six million U.S. dollars per year.Note
: Since this article was written PeTA was eventually nailed for charges of littering not animal cruelty for dumping dozens of dogs and cats in a rubbish bin. [Editor]" ~ Jeff Perz
So, just ask PETA. Hopefully they will at least give you an honest answer.