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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