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From the Editor: A Public Service Announcement Regarding PETA

Senior Editor Roman King warns against donating to PETA.

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by Roman King | U.S.

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, also known as PETA, is a nonprofit organization acting as a leading voice in mainstream animals rights activism. Known for their graphic ad campaigns exposing the actions of Canadian seal clubbers and other tragic cases of animal violence, the organization has presented themselves as a group of people with a vested moral interest in keeping the wellbeing of animals protected.

This, however, could not be farther from the truth.

Imagine an animal rights group, but one that kidnaps family dogs off porches and kills them and advocates for the forceful sterilization of all pitbulls just for the crime of being pitbulls.

Imagine an animal rights group that killed 88% of all rescued pets that came into their custody.

Imagine an animal rights group that actively lied about the process of shearing sheep just to gather more donations — donations that went straight to the coffers of PETA.

Imagine an animal rights group showing up to the Westminster Dog Show in KKK garb to try and prove some sort of sadistic point.

Imagine an animal rights group taking animals from an animal hospital on the assumption that they would get good homes one day, only to kill them in the back of a van.

Unluckily for us, and perhaps even more unluckily for the American animal population, you don’t have to imagine any of this — these are all very real animal rights offensives that PETA, a self-proclaimed animal rights group, has committed in the past decade, and has gotten away without so much as a slap on the wrist.

PETA has made almost $43 million this year in donations alone, almost all of them on the backs of raucous, false, and manipulative public ad campaigns based not on facts, but emotional buzzwords and fabricated stories. That’s $43 million dollars raised almost solely on fundraising fraud, finessed straight from the average American’s bank account, used for what can only be called one of America’s biggest and most cruel scam operations.

As Americans open up their pocketbooks in that time of year where donations per capita generally increase, it is extremely important to know exactly what you’re donating to. PETA is one of the largest charity sponges in the United States, and it’s time to stop fueling their manipulative and deceptive charity scheme. Donate your money to locally owned dog shelters with good reputations. Adopt from shelters with good track records. Put back money into your own community. We, as Americans, cannot continue to have our inherent charitable will used to the benefit of a self-serving money hole. PETA is the very embodiment of Orwellian doublespeak, and it is time we tell them with our pockets that what they are doing is unacceptable.

 

 

 

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  1. PETA is not a traditional animal shelter. They operate one small shelter—a shelter of last resort for animals who need euthanasia to end their suffering (many of whom have been rejected by other facilities), including dogs who are aggressive and unadoptable because they have been kept chained their entire lives; feral cats dying of contagious diseases; animals who are wracked with cancer; elderly animals who have no quality of life and whose desperate guardians brought them to PETA because they can’t afford to pay a vet to euthanize them; and the list goes on. A painless end is a kindness for these animals, and the services PETA provides are vitally needed in an area where many people can’t afford to take their animals to a veterinarian. This video explains more about PETA’s work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oItn9Rm9_sE

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