WHAT THE FUCK PETA!!!
According to this article the Virginia branch of PETA euthanized a whopping 96% of the animals they took “care” of in 2011.
“A PETA spokesperson said the organization would rather give animals “a painless death” than risk putting them in a situation where they would be abused, neglected, or sold for research, in an interview last year with Newsweek.”
Translation: They’re too goddamned lazy to 1) utilize an adoption pre-screen and 2) follow up on the adopted out animals and ensure their welfare.
What the fuck is wrong with these people! I tried to find any adoption information on their website and got bupkis!
There’s another article floating around stating this all might be the result of fabricated numbers by anti-PETA people. If that’s the case, then someone please explain to me the following numbers I found on the Government of Virginia’s website.
- 2006 - PETA took in 9637 animals, and euthanized 2981 = 31%
- 2007 - they took in 8362 and euthanized 1815 = 21%
- 2008 - 10016 animals went into PETA’s tender care, 2369 never left it = 24%
- 2009 - no info
- 2010 - 4569 animals were taken in, 3630 euthanized = 79%
- 2011 - PETA took in 2050 and euthanized 1965 = 96%
Anyone else find it just a wee bit odd that there’s a year with no information, and then all of the sudden the fucking Grim Reaper takes over PETA in Virginia?
I’m going to do something now that I promised myself I would never do on my own blog: present a chart.
What you would hope to see from these charts, worst case scenario, is the number of animals being euthanized going up or down in proportion with the number of animals saved – ideally the euthanasia stats would go down and rescued go up… Obviously
delusional wishful thinking on my part. The way these numbers are behaving though, makes no sense. They’re rescuing fewer animals and yet putting a significantly larger percentage of them down. Aw hell, at 96% euthanasia rate, you might as well call it all of them.