So many celebrities share how they support PETA, don’t eat meat – and then they also adopt a dog or cat from an animal shelter. I admire Celebrities for their tenacity at making sure their public image is PC.
It’s good to adopt an animal from a public shelter, right? And eating more fruits and veggies is also healthy – no doubt. Although I personally like a good juicy well marinated steak. Call me a cave man, but I’m a meat and potatoes type of guy.
Here’s the question for the moment: “Does PETA practice what it preaches?”
I don’t believe so.
Case in point: Since 1998, PETA has opted to “put down” 21,339 adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens instead of finding homes for them. (in fact, it’s been more then that).
Living in Virginia, within an hour of PETA’s headquarters, I’m also good friends with various Animal rescue groups in the area. In 2008, PETA took in over 2,200 pets, and only found homes for seven.
The Animal Rescue groups locally in VA do not like PETA, and in many areas PETA has done more harm then good.
Here’s a PDF of some state documents regarding PETA: LINK
Let’s just say the locals are less then satisfied at PETA’s stance on domesticated dog’s and cats.
The Virginia Beach SPCA, just down the road from PETA’s Norfolk headquarters, manages to adopt out the vast majority of the animals in its care. And it does it on a shoestring budget. They also take more animals in per year than PETA does.
I’ve been to the Virginia Beach SPCA many times, and in fact had to find a cat a home when we moved from one place to another. Within’ 24 hours, the cat was adopted through the SPCA.
My humble advice, Support your local SPCA.
I think we’ve found a new way to define Irony: the Organization that’s Supposed to lead the fight against animal cruelty…is actually making ground for animal cruelty.
And they complain about a fly being swatted….
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