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Hypocritical Animal Rights Group's 2008 Disclosures Bring Pet Death
Toll To 21,339

WASHINGTON DC - Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF)
published documents online showing that People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals (PETA) killed 95 percent of the adoptable
pets in its care during 2008. Despite years of public outrage over
its euthanasia program, the animal rights group kills an average
of 5.8 pets every day at its Norfolk, VA headquarters.

According to public records from the Virginia Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Services, PETA killed 2,124 pets last
year and placed only seven in adoptive homes. Since 1998, a
total of 21,339 dogs and cats have died at the hands of PETA

Despite having a $32 million budget, PETA does not operate an
adoption shelter. PETA employees make no discernible effort to
find homes for the thousands of pets they kill every year. Last
year, the Center for Consumer Freedom petitioned Virginia's State
Veterinarian to reclassify PETA as a slaughterhouse.

CCF Research Director David Martosko said: "PETA hasn't slowed
down its hypocritical killing machine one bit, but it keeps
browbeating the rest of society with a phony 'animal rights'
message. What about the rights of the thousands of dogs, cats,
puppies, and kittens that die in PETA's headquarters building?"

Martosko added: "Since killing pets is A-OK with PETA, why should
anyone listen to their demands about eating meat, using lab rats
for medical research, or taking children to the circus?"

CCF obtained PETA's "Animal Record" filings since 1998 from the
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Members
of the public can see these documents at PetaKillsAnimals.com.