Joanna Krupa helped promote her new PETA ad yesterday, and I’m sure she has the best of intentions but I doubt celebrities really know that much about PETA because those people are fucking nuts.
The ad advocates adoption but PETA took in over 2100 dogs and cats last year and only 7 were adopted (more). PETA sucks. There’s 18 dogs on that poster, but if those lunatics had their way Joanna wouldn’t be the only one with little angel wings floating up to heaven.
I have 4 dogs, and they were all adopted, but I wouldn’t give money to PETA even if they were holding my baby over a pool of lava and demanding a 1 dollar ransom. Although that’s mostly because I hate kids, and what am I, made out of money?
PETA runs adoption shelters just like the Humane Society, but according to Newsweek they’ve euthanized 17,000 animals since 1998, nearly 85% of the animals they took in. When Nevada went to a “no-kill” policy in 2007, they saved 90% of the animals they took in. Other areas saved as many as 97% of healthy animals.
Another site says PETA took in 2,216 animals in 2008. 7 of those animals were adopted. 2,124 were euthanized. That’s an adoption rate less than 1 in 300.
Many of those were no doubt sick or injured and suffering. Many were perfectly healthy. On their own site, PETA repeatedly advises euthanizing pets, even healthy ones, as opposed to finding them a new home.
Q: “What should I do if I can no longer keep my companion animal?”
A: “If your animal friend is old, very shy, or very dependent on you and you cannot find a home with someone he or she trusts and loves, the kindest course may lie in taking him or her to a veterinarian or shelter to be euthanized.”
You read that right by the way. “If your dog is shy, maybe you should kill it.”
Many feel PETA does this and is so vocal about spaying and neutering dogs and cats because they want to end the cycle of dogs and cats as pets. The third sentence from an article explaining PETAs stance on keeping animals as pets says: “This selfish desire to possess animals and receive love from them causes immeasurable suffering.”
As reported by the Telegraph UK, in 2005 two PETA employees took at least 80 dogs and cats from local shelters. The animals were taken into a van, euthanized, then thrown into dumpsters. Among other things, they were charged with 3 counts of obtaining property by false pretenses, because they told the shelters they would find homes for the animals. PETA said the employees “did nothing wrong” and paid for their legal defense.