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Old May 27th, 2013, 11:43 AM
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Has anyone ever heard of this organization, and is it one that uses the money given wisely? I got some very graphic pictures, and request for a donation, and was just wondering if its a good place to put on my "Give to" list.
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Old May 27th, 2013, 11:49 AM
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Ugh Peta, who thinks animals such as cats and dogs are better off dead than being enslaved as our pets. They kill more than they save!! You're better off sending money to a local rescue!!
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Old May 27th, 2013, 12:15 PM
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Here's their wikipedia page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_...ent_of_Animals
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Old May 27th, 2013, 12:31 PM
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Ugh Peta, who thinks animals such as cats and dogs are better off dead than being enslaved as our pets. They kill more than they save!! You're better off sending money to a local rescue!!
Yikes! I just read their euthanasia ratio on the link Marko posted, I had no idea! - I have never supported them, and after reading this, I definitely never will!

PETA's operation of animal shelters has drawn criticism. In 2008, the Center for Consumer Freedom formally petitioned Virginia's Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, requesting official reclassification of PETA as a slaughterhouse. The CCF claimed in a press release that "(a)n official report filed by PETA itself shows that the animal rights group put to death nearly every dog, cat, and other pet it took in for adoption in 2006."[66] A spokesperson for the Virginia Department of Agriculture responded that "PETA will basically take anything that comes through the door, and other shelters won't do that," and that it had considered changing PETA's status from "shelter" to "euthanasia clinic."[67]
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Old May 27th, 2013, 12:53 PM
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I don't get the euthanasia thing...so I googled it.

GRAPHIC LINK BELOW

Why We Euthanize
http://www.peta.org/b/thepetafiles/a...Euthanize.aspx
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Old May 27th, 2013, 02:01 PM
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I don't get the euthanasia thing...so I googled it.

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http://www.peta.org/b/thepetafiles/a...Euthanize.aspx
I've been googling it too lol... I found some sites that talk about how they also kill many animals that are adoptable who knows... but I do feel that 90%+ euthanasia rate seems high, or at least I find it suspicious
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Old May 27th, 2013, 04:00 PM
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I too find it suspicious.
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Maybe while you're doing that you can ask them why they felt it necessary to send someone in undercover to Caboodle Ranch which led to the ranch being shut down and most of the cats under their care (and vet care) being killed. Between PETA, who last year had a 97% kill rate btw, and the local SPCA where Craig had his ranch they completely destroyed the man. He has since been vindicated. It is despicable when you have your neighbours going around on ATVs killing every cat they can. And they weren't punished for it. Ask them also why they felt it necessary to destroy everything the man and his friends built. They systematically went through his property smashing every cat house, tearing down whatever they could. They had already done the damage by sending in their undercover person. Why did they have to destroy his life too? I am not saying he was completely free of fault. He had way too many cats for the people he had helping him. But Peta did not have to do what they did with the express purpose of destroying him.

Check out also their founder's interviews from years back. Ingrid Newkirk is her name. She says when she was an officer with animal control she would go in early on kill days so she could start the killing. That and many other things will sicken you. Read the stories where they will tell of a Peta member taking a young mother cat and her newborns from a vets office so they could find them homes. The only home they found was a trash bin after the member took them to their vehicle and killed them. It's been well documented.

If you really want to do an interview with both sides try to get Nathan Winograd on that podcast. He is the author of - Redemption - and other books on no kill. Maybe then Peta will actually answer some questions. They have been busy telling everyone that will listen that he has no idea what he's talking about even though it has been proven that no kill is working.

Sorry to go off on a rant but it's what I'm good at. I followed Caboodle Ranch from it's inception and have read far too much about PETA and their 'kindnesses to animals" to believe anything they say.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 02:26 PM
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Oh 14+, that sounds like typical peta crap. I checked out his website, too sad! If people sent half the money they send to peta to real rescues we could solve alot of problems!
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Old May 28th, 2013, 08:36 PM
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When it says that PETA will basically take in anything that comes in the door and other shelters won't do that, does that mean that they take them because the animal will be euthanized and they don't have to worry about space like the other shelters? (Sorry for being so dumb, didn't know how to take that statement)
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Old May 29th, 2013, 09:46 AM
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I think I'm going to try and get an interview.

I am not a journalist though so i won't be interviewing people that hate PETA. I'm just out to get a clearer idea of what they are all about.

I WILL 100% ask pointed questions though and I'm not afraid to ask any question including questions about kill rates.

Those people that have already formed an opinion on Peta will surely not believe anything they say. Those people that just want to get a little more info on Peta can make up their own minds after the interview (if they grant me one).

Thx!
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Old May 30th, 2013, 05:27 PM
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Peta does the jobs no one else has the guts to. The believe all animals should live and die with respect and dignity the teason they have such a high kill rate is that hey will accepot any animal inlike the agencies around here that wont accept any
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