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Is it True That PETA Kills Most of the Pets Brought to them?

PETA is an animal rights organization. PETA stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals . As an animal rights group they feel that being owned violates the pet's rights, just as a person being owned violates human rights. A lot of people get confused because they fail to understand the difference between animal rights and animal welfare.

There are many claims that PETA has euthanized a large percentage of pets brought to them rather than putting these pets up for adoption. PETA is not an animal welfare agency, it is not their role to try to find new homes for pets surrendered to them. The SPCA and Humane Societies try to do that and even they are not always successful.

What it boils down to is that there are more pets born daily than there are homes for. Does it make a difference if PETA euthanized more pets than the SPCA? No. The Humane Society of the USA reports roughly 4 million pets are euthanized every year (most are cats) does it really matter who euthanized them?

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wolfgirl569 wrote on February 6, 2015, 11:36 PM

I have read reports of them lying to get an animal and then killing it. One woman in Ohio was convicted of killing peoples pets after advertising that she would pet sit. She was connected with peta

JeanC wrote on February 7, 2015, 2:46 AM

The major problem with PETA is a an organiztion they actually don't care about animal welfare. They lie to people to get them to turn the animals over saying they will find new homes or at least tell them they run no-kill shelters. They raise money under false pretenses and revel in negative publicity. They talk a big game, but in the end the higher mucky mucks pocket the money sent to them by people who do care about animal welfare. Money that SHOULD be going to LOCAL shelters and programs to make spay and neuter affordable to see that we can help reduce unwanted litters.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on February 7, 2015, 5:52 AM

If inly people were more responsible about neutering and spaying, and also think long and hard before taking on a pet, those horrible statistics would be a thing of the past.

goodselfme wrote on February 7, 2015, 6:38 PM

I really see red when both those organizations are the topic of discussion. Sure someone has to limit the number of animals living. I also think these two groups have a cover on them to where people don't realize their true tasks. It is not to save lives, it is not to house them or to find homes for them either.