PETA - The Business of Hypocrisy
Most Americans recognize the acronym PETA and know something of the politically active group of vegans that proudly carry banners espousing the superiority of their lifestyle and dietary choice. What is less understood is their outright hypocrisy.
On July 9th in Columbus, Ohio PETA will co-opt the west plaza of the Statehouse to stage another “drive-by’ media event under pretense of promoting a healthy diet. Armed with a permit and press releases the international group will exhibit and expose the ‘evils’ of pig farming by bringing 3 hogs in metal crates to display. A sound system will amplify recorded ‘screams’ of piglets while a video booth runs ‘undercover footage’to, no doubt, reveal the “inhumane” treatment of these animals in attempt to score political capital (and press coverage). The sanctimonious propaganda PETA dishes up will barely be discernable, given the setting for this hog-wash, neither will the hypocrisy.
PETA has a long and sordid history of killing animals because it costs more to care for them until adopted than it does to euthanize. Their tax exempt status assists them in collecting millions in donations. However they choose to spend more on fundraising than adoption efforts. Many pet lovers are unaware of these heartless and selfish actions. The time has come to defund PETA. Animal lovers worldwide now have access to more than a decade’s worth of proof that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) kills thousands of defenseless pets at its Norfolk, Virginia headquarters. Since 1998, PETA has opted to “put down” 21,339 adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens instead of finding homes for them.
Values on display wouldn't you say?
PETA’s “Animal Record” report for 2008, filed with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, shows that the animal rights group killed 95 percent of the dogs and cats in its care last year. During all of 2008, PETA found adoptive homes for just seven pets. Meanwhile they lecture and continue fundraising.