IN 2013, PETA'S "SHELTERS" POISONED "ONLY" 82.4% OF THE ANIMALS IT TOOK IN, BUT THE NEW FIGURES OUT FOR 2014 SHOW AN UPTURN IN PETA KILLING TO 88%!
A 98% KILL RATE IS THE CASE IN SOME SHELTERS, MANY HAVE SAID.
YOU THOUGHT PETA WAS SAVING ANIMALS?
PETA AND ALL LIKE PETA EXIST FOR PROFIT!
PETA "OPERATES" ON AN ANNUAL BUDGET OF $ 29,000,000.
THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE U.S. DOES NOT OWN ONE SHELTER!
HOW, THEN, CAN IT HELP "HOMELESS, ABUSED ANIMALS"?
ANIMALS THAT GO INTO PETA SHELTERS ALMOST NEVER COME OUT ALIVE!
DIDN'T YOU EVER WONDER WHY PETA WOULD FILM SUCH HORRIBLE ACTS OF ANIMAL CRUELTY AND NEVER ONCE INTERFERE, NEVER STEP IN TO SAVE THOSE ANIMALS FROM THE ABUSE THEY FILMED?
SHOWING VIDEOS OF SUCH CRUELTY NEVER SAVED THOSE ANIMALS ONE MINUTE OF SUFFERING!
PETA MAY SAY IT'S NOT RIGHT TO KILL AN ANIMAL FOR ITS FUR, BUT IN PETA'S CASE, IT IS PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE TO COLLECT ANIMALS FOR SHELTERS AND KILL THEM THE SAME DAY!
AS THE HUFFPOST ARTICLE STATES:
"We have incontrovertible proof that PETA's current approach to killing overlooks such niceties as health and adoptability. If they get their hands on your pet, no matter what the animal's condition, the chances are overwhelming that it will be poisoned."
YET ANOTHER ARTICLE SHOWS PETA CAUGHT IN THE ACT OF KILLING PERFECTLY ADOPTABLE KITTENS AND PUPPIES.
The Commonwealth of Virginia was so shocked by the number of animals PETA kills there each year that the state inspector attempted to revoke PETA’s license to operate a shelter.
"The Virginia Senate will vote later this week on a bill aimed at refining the definition of "shelter," in an effort to stem the slaughter at PETA's headquarters."
In just the last 11 years, PETA has killed 29,426 animals, including those they themselves have called “healthy,” “adoptable,” “adorable,” and “perfect”, and PETA KILLED animals even after promising that they would find them a home.
PETA DOES NOT have adoption hours, they do NOT have an adoption floor, they do NOT market their animals as adoptable, and MOST ARE KILLED WITHIN 24 HOURS!
PETA has called for the AUTOMATIC killing of all dogs who even LOOK LIKE “pit bulls” in ALL shelters.
They have called for the roundup and killing of even HEALTHY feral cats.
They have LEGALLY defended poorly performing and even violently abusive shelters.
PETA FIGHTS SHELTER REFORM LEGISLATION to mandate the common sense programs of the No Kill Equation, such as TNR and RESCUE RIGHTS.
PETA LAWYERS AND LOBBYISTS USE SOME VERY EXTREME MEASURES TO MAKE SURE NO-KILL LAWS ARE NOT PASSED!
CLICK HERE TO SEE PETA'S DOCUMENTED YEARLY KILL RATES AND 7 OTHER FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT PETA'S "AGENDA".
"Whatever methods PETA uses to justify shelter killing should be approached with the understanding that PETA is motivated by a very different set of priorities than the vast majority of people, and a set of priorities that are, in fact, the opposite of that which is generally ascribed to them given their name and reputation.
Although they try to obscure their true agenda by working to convince their supporters and animal lovers that they believe killing is a regrettable NECESSITY, in truth, their more candid statements and most significantly, their actions, reveal that those who work at PETA believe that life is suffering, the living want to die and killing them is, as Ingrid Newkirk herself (PETA FOUNDER) stated, a “gift.”
Today, an animal entering an average American animal shelter has a 50 percent chance of being killed, and in some communities it is as high as 99 percent, with shelters blaming a lack of available homes as the cause of death.
But is it REALLY the truth that they KILL animals because they can't find them homes or is it that they simply don't want to TRY to find them homes?
Are shelters REALLY doing ALL they can to SAVE lives?
If you NAIVELY believe WHAT the Humane Society of the United States, the American Humane Association, the ASPCA and PETA tell us, then perhaps, IN YOUR MIND, there are just too many animals to save, but that answer flies in the face of the data and experiences of many thousands of people who have witnessed the TRUTH about these "organizations", the TRUTH that they KILL animals that COULD BE SAVED AND ADOPTED!
It is simply accepted by the public that too many animals are in shelters, rather than substantiated by going and seeing for oneself.
To adherents of the “we have no choice but to kill because of pet overpopulation” school, pet overpopulation is SOLD or BOUGHT as real because animals ARE being killed, a fallacy of LOGIC based on backward reasoning and circular illogic.
ANIMALS ARE BEING KILLED BY THE MILLIONS BECAUSE THE SHELTERS THEY ARE SENT TO CHOOSE TO KILL THEM!
IT'S A CHOICE!
In other words, data, analysis, evidence and experience do not figure into what most people think about those "save the animals" fakes who put those heartbreaking ads on TV and in magazines and billboards all over the world.
That may well be because the American Humane Association, Humane Society of America, PETA, and the SPCA or ASPCA just NEVER offer the statistics on how many innocent, healthy, adoptable animals they murder every day!
WANT SOME HONEST FACTS ON THE ASPCA?
WANT TO SEE THE TRUTH ABOUT "HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE U.S."?
TRY THIS SITE FOR STARTERS (CLICK HERE).
WHERE DO ALL THE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS GO THAT THOSE SAD ADS RAKE IN?
NOT TO SAVING ANIMALS!
ABOUT 80% GOES TO KEEPING THE COMPANY GOING, PAYS SALARIES, BUYS MORE TV ADS SO YOU'LL SEND MORE MONEY, SEND IT AND NEVER GO SEE WHAT YOUR DOLLAR BUYS!
ANIMALS ARE LUCKY TO SEE 10% OR 20% OF ALL THOSE MILLIONS SPENT ON SAVING THEM FOR EVEN 3 DAYS!
THREE DAYS IS ABOUT AVERAGE FOR HOW LONG MOST SHELTERS KEEP ANIMALS, AND MANY ARE BROUGHT IN AND "EUTHANIZED" THE SAME DAY!
THEY GO IN AS HELPLESS VICTIMS AND GO OUT IN TRASH BAGS TO THE COUNTY DUMP, DEAD BEFORE BEING GIVEN A REAL CHANCE TO LIVE!
THIS HAS BEEN REVEALED TIME AND TIME AGAIN IN MAINSTREAM MEDIA.
IT ISN'T LIKE THE RUSE, THE TRICKERY, THE LIES ARE NEW!
TRY THIS...DO A GOOGLE SEARCH USING THE WORDS "PETA EXPOSED".
READ WHAT YOU FIND.
ABOUT 8 MILLION ANIMALS ENTER SHELTERS EACH YEAR.
OF THAT 8 MILLION, MANY ARE TOO IRREPARABLY ABUSED, TOO SICK, TOO "WILD" TO BE ADOPTABLE AND ARE "PUT TO SLEEP" TO END THEIR SUFFERING OR STOP THEM FROM HARMING OTHER ANIMALS OR PEOPLE.
MANY DOGS USED IN PIT-FIGHTING WHO GO TO SHELTERS, IF FOUND, WILL NEVER BECOME SOCIALIZED ENOUGH TO FIND NEW HOMES.
SO, OF THE 8 MILLION, LET'S ASSUME ONLY MAYBE 5 MILLION ARE ADOPTABLE.
COULD THEY ALL BE SAVED, ALL FIND NEW HOMES?
WELL, THERE ARE OVER 123 MILLION HOUSEHOLDS IN THE U.S. IN 2014.
ONE MIGHT THINK SHELTER PETS HAD A FAIR CHANCE OF BEING ADOPTED GIVEN THE FACT HOUSEHOLDS OUTNUMBER AVAILABLE PETS BY 24 TO 1.
IF JUST 1 IN 24 HOUSEHOLDS WANTED A SHELTER PET, WOULD THEY FIND ANY ALIVE?
MAYBE, IF PEOPLE HURRY IN BEFORE THE KILL DATE, AND ANIMALS FACE KILL DATES EVERY DAY, ALL DAY LONG IN THOSE SO-CALLED SHELTERS!
SHELTERS DON'T ALWAYS ADHERE TO THAT 2- OR 3-DAY WAIT BEFORE KILLING STRAY ANIMALS, OR SURRENDERED ANIMALS.
STATISTICS TELL US THAT ABOUT 23 MILLION PEOPLE EACH YEAR GO LOOKING FOR NEW PETS.
SHELTERS MAY HAVE 5 OR 6 MILLION ADOPTABLE PETS IN THAT SAME PERIOD OF TIME.
DO THE MATH!
FROM THE NO KILL WEBSITE AGAIN:
"A before and after snapshot of nearly 100 communities which now have save rates between 90% and 99% show that their shelters achieved that rate of lifesaving by changing the way they operated. Contrary to what conventional wisdom has prescribed for decades, they did not change the PUBLIC.
That’s because animals are not and have never been killed in shelters because of the choices made BY the public.
Instead, they are being killed because of the choices made by the people OVERSEEING our shelters.
SHELTER ANIMALS are killed primarily out of habit and convenience.
Visit an animal shelter run in line with traditional sheltering protocols, and this will become evident in a variety of ways.
You will see animals killed rather than placed in available cages so staff doesn’t have to CLEAN those cages or FEED the animals inside them.
Not only do sheltering policies promoted by large animal protection groups such as HSUS recommend keeping cages and kennels empty, but I have visited shelter after shelter where animals were being killed allegedly “for space” while at the same time those shelters had PLENTY of empty cages, sometimes entire rooms of them.
On a day I visited the Carson shelter of the Los Angeles Department of Animal Care & Control, a shelter where roughly eight out of 10 cats are put to death, 80% of the cages were intentionally kept empty.
When I visited Shreveport, Louisiana’s shelter, only one cat was available for adoption despite their 92% KILL rate for cats.
In Eugene, Oregon, at a time it was killing 72% of cats and claiming to do so for lack of space caused by of pet overpopulation, only six cats were available for adoption.
The rest of the cages were empty.
At a traditional animal shelter, you will find animals being killed DESPITE offers from other non-profits and rescue groups to save those very animals.
In fact, 71% of New York rescue groups and 63% of Florida rescue groups reported shelters killing the very animals they had offered to save.
And both HSUS and the ASPCA, LIKE PETA, believe this is as it should be as BOTH have FOUGHT TO DEFEAT legislation which would have made it illegal for shelters to kill animals that qualified rescue groups are willing to save—legislation that has already saved hundreds of thousands of lives in other states.
Since California passed such a law over the opposition of HSUS, the number of animals transferred to rescue groups rather than killed went from 12,526 to 58,939–a 370% increase in SAVED animals because shelters were now REQUIRED to work with rescue groups.
Animals in shelters are also killed because the shelter director refuses to implement a comprehensive foster care program for neonatal puppies and kittens, choosing to kill those animals instead.
At one such shelter, the director fired staff and volunteers who were bottle feeding orphaned baby animals on their own time and at their own expense.
And at traditional shelters, animals are killed because shelter directors do not want to make the effort to implement all the other alternatives that already exist (programs and services collectively known as the No Kill Equation): neuter and release, offsite adoptions, pet retention and field service programs to reduce impounds, as well as medical and behavior rehabilitation programs, to name just a few.
THOSE IN CHARGE JUST DON'T WANT TO SAVE ANIMALS, SO THEY CHOOSE NOT TO!
GO SEE FOR YOURSELVES!
A WONDERFUL SUCCESS STORY
There are now No Kill communities across the U.S. and abroad: in New York and in California, in Colorado and Virginia, in Utah, Indiana, Michigan and Kentucky, in Nevada, and across the globe, including areas suffering from high rates of unemployment and foreclosure.
Washoe County, Nevada, for example, has been very hard hit by the economic downturn.
Loss of jobs and loss of homes are at all-time highs.
In fact, the state of Nevada has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation.
As a result, the two major shelters (Washoe County Regional Animal Services and the Nevada Humane Society) together take in four times the per capita rate of Los Angeles, five times the rate of San Francisco, 10 times the rate of New York City, and over two times the national average.
If there was ever a community which, according to conventional wisdom, could not adopt its way out of killing, it is Washoe County.
But they are doing just that.
And it didn't take them five years to do it.
All these NO KILL communities did it virtually overnight, by implementing proven strategies to lower impounds and relinquishments, increase redemptions, return animals to their responsible caretakers and free living NEUTERED cats to their habitats, while adopting out the remainder.
Each of those shelters is succeeding for one reason and one reason alone: the shelter itself changed the way it operated, rejecting killing in favor of existing alternatives and by rejecting the false premise that they can’t save them all because of pet overpopulation.
DID YOU KNOW...
The FIRST time many companion animals experience neglect or abuse is when they enter a SHELTER!
ANIMAL ABUSE IN SHELTERS IS FAR TOO PREVALENT!
POORLY TRAINED VOLUNTEERS TO SIMPLY ANIMAL HATERS WORKING IN SHELTERS JUST FOR THE PAYCHECK CAN CAUSE GREAT HARM TO VULNERABLE, CAGED ANIMALS!
Animal abuse at local shelters is NOT an isolated anomaly caused by “a few bad apples.”
The stunning number and severity of these cases nationwide lead to one disturbing and inescapable conclusion: OUR SHELTER ANIMALS ARE IN CRISIS! THEY ARE BEING ABUSED IN SHELTERS IN ESCALATING NUMBERS!
Frequently overseen by ineffective and incompetent directors who fail to hold their staff accountable to the most basic standards of humane care, animal shelters in this country are NOT the safe havens they should and can be.
Instead, they are often poorly managed HOUSES OF HORROR, places where animals are denied basic medical care, food, water, socialization and are then killed, sometimes VERY cruelly.
[WARNING: FOLLOWING THE ABOVE HYPERLINK LEADS TO A VERY GRAPHIC WEBPAGE THAT DEPICTS THE NIGHTMARE THAT MANY SHELTERS ARE FOR THE ANIMALS IN THEM.
ALL THE PHOTOS ARE HORRIFIC EVIDENCE OF SHELTER ABUSE!
YOU WON'T BELIEVE SOME OF THEM!
IN SHELTERS TODAY, RIGHT NOW, ANIMALS ARE BEING STARVED TO DEATH, MADE TO DIE OF THIRST, HUNG BY THE NECK, CRUELLY BEATEN AND KICKED TO DEATH, TORTURED BY CUTTING, STABBING, ELECTRICAL SHOCK, DROWNING/NEAR-DROWNING, SLICED OPEN OR HAVE LIMBS AMPUTATED WITHOUT ANESTHESIA, ANIMALS ARE USED TO VICIOUSLY ATTACK OTHER ANIMALS, SOME ARE CHOKED REPEATEDLY, BURNED, AND THERE ARE EVEN DOCUMENTED CASES OF ANIMALS BEING SEXUALLY MOLESTED.
NO, THE PHOTOS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THE SENSITIVE READER.]
FROM THAT WEBPAGE:
"The dirty little secret of the animal sheltering industry in the United States is finally out.
Too often, our nation’s shelters, in addition to being little more than death camps, are also torture chambers.
Completely unregulated, and historically receiving no guidance or oversight from any of the large, national animal protection organizations, our nation’s shelters are much too often places where animals are abused, routinely neglected, allowed to slowly starve to death, and go without needed medical attention.
Shelters where employees beat cats to death with pipes.
Shelters where employees throw live puppies into the incinerator to watch them burn.
Shelters where employees throw dogs and cats together into the gas chamber so they can fight each other while they slowly suffocate.
Our shelter system is broken.
And in too many places, these facilities are little more than badly mismanaged houses of horrors.
And I have the pictures to prove it. "
WE NEED LAWS TO STOP SHELTER ABUSES!
ANIMAL ABUSE SHOULD BE A FELONY, NOT A MISDEMEANOR!
WE NEED WATCHFUL, CARING PEOPLE IN EACH SHELTER'S COMMUNITY TO GO CHECK ON THE ANIMALS THERE AS FREQUENTLY AS YOU CAN AND REPORT SUCH THINGS!
Like nothing else, the photos on that page expose the lie to the claim by HSUS that "we are all on the same team".
They show how cowardly groups are who do not support laws to ban such HORROR.
And they underscore how out of touch those, like "Maddie’s Fund", are when they chastise any of us for what THEY call “bash and trash” when we uncover such things, film it and present it to the public, when we stand up and fight to end shelter abuse.
With SHELTER KILLING being the leading cause of death for HEALTHY animals in America (and therefore the cause of the greatest possible harm to befall homeless animals), the No Kill movement is focused on bringing this very specific WRONG, THIS INJUSTICE, THIS CRUELTY to an end.
NO! NO WE DO NOT NEED TO KEEP KILLING SHELTER ANIMALS!
THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES!
"We do not need to keep killing shelter animals because there are other animals living on the street. That is a non sequitur that groups like PETA conveniently ignore when they perpetuate this false choice and fallacy in order to justify the killing of those they theoretically exist to protect.
When you are preaching death, when you are promoting death, when you are excusing death, and when—in the case of PETA and its supporters—you are paying for and actually doing the killing, the burden to prove its “necessity” is on you. "
WE ALL had better know the supply side of the PETA, et al, equation before using ANY argument dependent upon a FALSE EQUATION to justify such a MASS SLAUGHTER OF INNOCENT, HELPLESS, ADOPTABLE ANIMALS!
"The No Kill philosophy recognizes that far from being the cause of shelter killing, the community is the key to ending it.
It recognizes that while some people are irresponsible, most people are trustworthy and will do right by companion animals if we explain how they can do so.
To the extent that spay and neuter is one of the programs that helps a shelter more easily achieve No Kill, that positive outcome is enough to encourage most people to do right not just by the animals, but by the shelter which shares their values and which they want to support and enable in its success.
We need not fear monger with pet overpopulation MYTH and by extension, the threat that we will kill animals—or even actually kill animals—to get people to do the right thing.
When we make it easy for them to do so—such as making spay/neuter affordable—they WILL do the right thing.
And studies and experience prove it."
THE NO-KILL SHELTER IS COMPLETELY AND EASILY DOABLE!
NO SHELTER SHOULD BE A DEATH SENTENCE!
THERE ARE JUST TOO MANY RATIONAL, WORKABLE ALTERNATIVES!
"No Kill is, at its core, about the rights of, and responsibilities we have to individual animals.
This tenet is summarized by one of the Guiding Principles of the U.S. No Kill Declaration:
Every animal in a shelter receives individual consideration, regardless of how many animals a shelter takes in, or whether such animals are healthy, underaged, elderly, sick, injured, traumatized, or feral.
We CAN end the killing and we can do it TODAY.
And in roughly 300 cities and towns across America, we've done exactly that.
That is the good news that comes from the understanding that “pet overpopulation” doesn’t exist.
It means the killing is not a “necessary” evil.
It is, quite simply, evil. It means animals don’t have to die as we have been told for so long.
If you truly love animals, if you are a person who claims to be their advocate, you do not respond to that news with indignation, scorn, anger, apoplexy, by shooting the messenger or by attempting to obscure the issue for others with irrelevant and unrelated tangents.
You celebrate, and then you share that good news with everyone you know who loves animals, too, so that the pernicious and persistent myth at the heart of the killing—the lie that is responsible for violent atrocities against millions of animals every year—will finally ITSELF die.
Anything else is unethical. It is enabling shelter killing.
And it is turning a blind eye to a solution that will spare millions of animals from losing the one thing that is, as is true for each of us, more precious to them than anything else: THEIR LIVES!
PLEASE, PLEASE, IF YOUR COMMUNITY HAS AN ANIMAL SHELTER, VISIT IT AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN AND ADVOCATE FOR NO-KILL.
IT WON'T TAKE MUCH OF YOUR TIME TO CONTACT COUNTY OR STATE OR FEDERAL OFFICIALS AND SPEAK OUT FOR THE ANIMALS.
THEY HAVE NO VOICE....EXCEPT YOURS!
AND DONATE TO SHELTERS WHO ADHERE TO THE NO-KILL POLICY.
USE SOCIAL MEDIA, EMAILS, ANYTHING TO LET PEOPLE KNOW WE DO NOT HAVE TO KILL SHELTER ANIMALS.
IF YOU SAVE JUST ONE ANIMAL'S LIFE YOU WILL HAVE DONE A WONDERFUL THING!