i've commented in other threads why I have a disdain for PETA. A friend of mine in Philly who has her doctorate and teaches mathematics at the university level and has published several books on greyhounds, sent me this info on the group. It gets me even sicker about PETA. I feel that their antics are for publicity, to just drive in more bucks.
The Humane Society where I briefly volunteered had a high kill rate. A west coast rescue group funded by a multimillionaire, called Maddy's fund, offered huge grants to shelters to become no-kill organizations. The shelter in question declined. I quit my unpaid job. There were too many folks who didn't do the grunt work to help the dogs and cats, but just wanted to float in and have their pictures taken for the society section and participate in the parties/fundraisers.
According to official shelter reports filed with the Commonwealth of
> Virginia (where the PETA "shelter", if you want to call it that, is
> located), PETA took in 2345 animals, of which 44 were adopted out,
> 2,200 were killed (euphemistic word used in report is "euthanized"),
> and 63 were transferred out of the shelter. PETA's kill rate in 2010
> was 93.81%.
> Copies of Official Commonwealth of Virginia reports here:
> Article on PETA's record here (they haven't updated the article to
> show the 2010 numbers yet, reports just came out)
> According to the combined yearly totals (since 1998), PETA has taken
> in 29,823 animals into their "shelter", and killed 25,840 of these for
> a kill rate of 85.1% - a rate that I would suspect is among the
> highest in the country (even shelters in the deep South typically
> don't have a kill rate above 60% if that.)
> And PETA is telling breeders, farmers, etc what they should be doing??!!