Raffaella Rossato
Raffaella Rossato

I volunteer for a no kill shelter and do you know how many of our cats had to be euthanised last year? Zero. They arrive in bad shape according to PETA...yeah yeah, sure. Do you know what's their problem? Adoptions cost time and efforts...and it's not under the spotlight. We are a small self funded group in Italy and we have 100 to 150 cats adopted every year. PETA is being lazy and very cruel.

Jonas Spartali
Jonas Spartali
  • Raffaella Rossato

and how many do you turn away every year? all these healthy pets needs a place to stay first before you can make it a no-kill shelter, but there is no place that big in the world to house all these pets that humans abandon/abuse/neglect, be realistic and start cursing the people that have misstreated these animals in the first place instead of having a go at PETA! 150 cats pr year is less than 0.05% of the cats that needs help in Rome alone.

Oguer Leperchaun
Oguer Leperchaun
  • Raffaella Rossato

I also volunteer at a no kill shelter here in Chihuahua Mexico. I am a dog behaviour specialist and i agree with Raffaella, there is no way to justify killing an animal. Most of these sick or ill animals will make a full recovery in less than a year and i speak from experience. It takes time, money, patience and a lot of guts to run a rehabilitation for most animals, but it CAN be done and its worth a shot rather than just giving up on them right away and killing them, beacouse thats what...

I also volunteer at a no kill shelter here in Chihuahua Mexico. I am a dog behaviour specialist and i agree with Raffaella, there is no way to justify killing an animal. Most of these sick or ill animals will make a full recovery in less than a year and i speak from experience. It takes time, money, patience and a lot of guts to run a rehabilitation for most animals, but it CAN be done and its worth a shot rather than just giving up on them right away and killing them, beacouse thats what that is, call it what you want "euthanise", "putting to sleep" but its nothing more than killing.

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Raffaella Rossato

Jonas, how many does Peta turn away? Let's see..none. How many do they kill? Let's see: Shall we? Dogs and Cats Killed by PETA
Year Received† Trans-
ferred Adopted Killed
2012 1,843 130 19 1.03% 1,647 89.4%
2011 1,992 34 24 1.21% 1,911 95.9%
2010 2,345 63 44 1.86% 2,200 93.8%
2009 2,366 31 8 0.34% 2,301 97.3%
2008 2,216 34 7 0.32% 2,124 95.8%
2007 1,997 35 17 0.85% 1,815 90.9%
2006 3,061 46 12 0.39% 2,981 97.4%
2005 2,165 69 146 6.74% 1,946 ...

Jonas, how many does Peta turn away? Let's see..none. How many do they kill? Let's see: Shall we? Dogs and Cats Killed by PETA
Year Received† Trans-
ferred Adopted Killed
2012 1,843 130 19 1.03% 1,647 89.4%
2011 1,992 34 24 1.21% 1,911 95.9%
2010 2,345 63 44 1.86% 2,200 93.8%
2009 2,366 31 8 0.34% 2,301 97.3%
2008 2,216 34 7 0.32% 2,124 95.8%
2007 1,997 35 17 0.85% 1,815 90.9%
2006 3,061 46 12 0.39% 2,981 97.4%
2005 2,165 69 146 6.74% 1,946 89.9%
2004 2,655 1 361 13.60% 2,278 85.8%
2003 2,224 1 312 14.03% 1,911 85.9%
2002 2,680 2 382 14.25% 2,298 85.7%
2001 2,685 14 703 26.18% 1,944 72.4%
2000 2,681 28 624 23.27% 2,029 75.7%
1999 1,805 91 386 21.39% 1,328 73.6%
1998* 943 125 133 14.10% 685 72.6%
Total 33,658 704 3,178 9.92% 29,398 92.40%
* figures represent the second half of 1998 only
† Other than spay/neuter animals
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Peter Souza
Peter Souza

If You Are Zero Kill Than you run out of room too fast and u hav to turn too many away, like the one in shaftsbury vermont. grow up ppl, leave peta alone.

Alex Kessler Affonso
Alex Kessler Affonso
  • Peter Souza

Why do they even bother rescuing them, then? And how can they demand people to stop eating meat while they are killing all these animals? There is a solution but of course it's not easy or quick. And even if there isn't a solution, we have to keep trying our best to find one. Killing all these animals is not trying hard, really!

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Peter Souza

Peter,. that's also a falsehood. I know of many no kill that never run out of room, because they immediately set up foster cares and housing for the animals, before they even take them on. The animals go to GREAT homes within days of being taken in. You've been SERIOUSLY DUPED.

Jennifer Bark
Jennifer Bark
  • Peter Souza

Yes, Peter, you have been duped. This is a quote from the president of PETA, Ingrid Newkirk: "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." Facts are irrefutable: PETA has euthanized 27,751 animals since 1998, this statistic coming from records kept by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and...

Yes, Peter, you have been duped. This is a quote from the president of PETA, Ingrid Newkirk: "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." Facts are irrefutable: PETA has euthanized 27,751 animals since 1998, this statistic coming from records kept by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - you can go to them to confirm their validity. Is Shaftsbury, Vermont the Humane Society? Any shelter that has gone with the No Kill model has been able to save between 90 & 98% of their intake. At the conference this weekend, pix were taken at the shelters that complained how overfull they were and they had ROOMS of empty kennels. It can be done - do you really prefer the alternative??

Peter Souza
Peter Souza

jennifer bark, one more time, as you keep harrassing me, you have twisted around what i said in my comments. reread my comments, if you want a solution, you need to look at the entire big picture. i am not the problem, lol, i am on the same side as you, duhhhh. so leave me alone as clearly you have problems. or simply hopefully work on the solution. affordable(if not free) Accessable spay nueter programs in rural areas. i used to be young and naive like you, you know,lol

Peter Souza
Peter Souza

Jennifer Bark, Why dont you also help America by putting your resources towards saving Americas Wildlife under great threat of extinction. ie; wolves, mustangs, in new mexico alone they have 16 coyote killing contests a year killing 100s of innocent coyotes on our public lands in one day! for entertainment! since august, 1200 of americas wolves have been slaughtered often tortured for entertainment while in leg hold traps! get off your armchair and do something about that miss arrogance! and stop emailing me! am blocking you now!

Paula Martineau-Dupont
Paula Martineau-Dupont

I often wonder to myself how somebody could hurt such a defenseless creature like an animal and live with themselves?They have to be heartless and sick in the head.That's just my opinion!!!!

Marcella Amatore
Marcella Amatore

This is like asking a parent to feed their own child - it's a tragic NO-BRAINER. Makes me SICK. DO THE RIGHT THING. Treat all creatures how you want to be treated or you don't deserve to live, that's it.

Diana Brown
Diana Brown

Please help save these animals they deserve a second chance

Sc Smith
Sc Smith

PETA is evil and should be shut down!

Lucy Post
Lucy Post

PETA sends healthy, friendly, adoptable animals to local open-door shelters for a chance at finding loving homes. The vast majority of animals they receive are so injured, abused, or aged that euthanasia is the kindest option for them. Unlike many “no-kill” shelters, which make their statistics look good by turning away animals in need, handing them over to whoever will take them (including hoarders), or warehousing animals for years in cages, PETA works to stop the problem at its source....

PETA sends healthy, friendly, adoptable animals to local open-door shelters for a chance at finding loving homes. The vast majority of animals they receive are so injured, abused, or aged that euthanasia is the kindest option for them. Unlike many “no-kill” shelters, which make their statistics look good by turning away animals in need, handing them over to whoever will take them (including hoarders), or warehousing animals for years in cages, PETA works to stop the problem at its source. Since 2001, PETA has sterilized nearly 94,000 animals at little to no cost to their guardians. PETA also provides free vet care, food, and counseling so people don’t give up their animals. They educate about the importance of spaying/neutering and adopting, and more. People who are upset about euthanasia should blame those who cause animal homelessness (and the need to euthanize) in the first place: breeders, pet stores, people who don’t spay or neuter, and people who abuse and abandon their animals.

Tom Mitchell
Tom Mitchell

i think we will be well on the way to becoming our "better selves" when, in a horse race (which i have never and will never attend) that when there is a fall the officials put the canvas awnings around and then shoot the jockey and save the horse.

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