PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is a multi million dollar non profit organisation located in Norfolk, VA with 297 employees and 130 volunteers. PETA is lead by President Ingrid E. Newkirk who oversees a Asset of about $21,000,000. For more detail please read the latest PETA Tax Return, Form 990.
PETA also operates a very nice website with the following mission statement:
“People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 2 million members and supporters.
PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds, and other “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals.
PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.”
Unfortunately, not everything PETA does is mentioned on their website. As example, most people do not know that PETA is operating an Animal Shelter in Notfolk, VA. I would like to encourage the reader to keep PETA’s “Mission Statement” in mind while continue reading.
Since 1998 PETA killed more then 25000 domestic animals in it’s Shelter. Unfortunately, most animals entering the PETA Animal Shelter do not leave the Shelter alive. The kill rate always is between 92% and 97%.
2008: Received 2218 animals, adopted out 7, killed 2124
2009: Received 2366 animals, adopted out 8, killed 2301
2010: Received 2345 animals, adopted out 44, killed 2200
And remember, this is paid for by “your” donations. But wait, there is more:
In 2005 two PETA employees were charged with 31 felony counts of animal cruelty each, after authorities found them dumping the dead bodies of 18 animals they had just picked up from a North Carolina animal shelter into a Dumpster. According to the Associated Press, 13 more dead animals were found in a van registered to PETA.
In 1991, PETA killed 18 rabbits and 14 roosters it had previously “rescued” from a research facility.
In an Interview Ingrid E. Newkirk once said after she was asked about her work in an Animal Shelter in the 1970’s:
“I would go to work early, before anyone got there, and I would just kill the animals myself. Because I couldn’t stand to let them go through (other workers abusing the animals.) I must have killed a thousand of them, sometimes dozens every day.”
I’m asking myself if Miss Newkirk just doesn’t know what ethical means or if she just gave ethical a whole new meaning?
For you, Miss Newkirk:
eth·i·cal: Being in accordance with the accepted principles of right and wrong that govern the conduct of a profession