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

Doesnt anybody get that Peta always gets the dogs that are the most messed up that nobody else can take? it isnt rocket science.

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Peter Souza

BULL Peter. they took numerous animals that could have been adopted, from animal shelters that were perfectly healthy and they murdered them. That went all over the internet, when it occurred. Shall I pull up the links for you?

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Peter Souza

Peter, according to the sheriff I spoke to, the animals they gave to peta were "HEALTHY AND ADOPTABLE." But, they were sent there to be EUTH'd.

Jennifer Bark
Jennifer Bark
  • Peter Souza

So, why even take them in, if PETA only kills them? What is the point?!? The damaged dogs can be put down by a local vet or pound - at least they have better save rates than a group that claims to be advocates for these animals. PETA is a wolf in sheep's clothing and you need wake yourself up to that facts by doing your own research instead of this blind, nonsensical refusal of the unfortunate truth.

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

PETA was the first to make America Aware of how animals suffer to create fur, to make meat, they coined the word vegan, first to make ppl aware of the cruelty of experimentation on animals for Loreal and beauty products, for medical and drug and poison research, yup, peta was the first, the were the first to expose the cruelity behind using elephants in circuses. I am sure Ingrids heart is breaking when faced with these difficult decisions that u r condemning her for.

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Peter Souza

Really? Time for an education, Peter: The term vegan was coined in England in 1944 by Donald Watson, co-founder of the British Vegan Society, to mean "non-dairy vegetarian"; the society also opposed the consumption of eggs. In 1951 the society extended the definition of veganism to mean "the doctrine that man should live without exploiting animals," and in 1960 H. Jay Dinshah started the American Vegan Society, linking veganism to the Jain concept of ahimsa, the avoidance of violence against living beings.

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Peter Souza

So much for YOUR reality and Ingrid's, eh?

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Peter Souza

Look, no one is denying that Peta does some good when it comes to bringing to light what is happening to animals, but I'm sorry KILLING ANIMALS FOR ANY REASON is UNACCEPTABLE, in my book, unless the animal is SUFFERING MEDICALLY, without the possibility of medical intervention that will prevent that. If they have ANY possibility of being healed, they should not be euth'd. Regardless of how Ingrid, Peta, or you justify it, it's still 'MURDER' in my opinion, and each of you WILL have to face...

Look, no one is denying that Peta does some good when it comes to bringing to light what is happening to animals, but I'm sorry KILLING ANIMALS FOR ANY REASON is UNACCEPTABLE, in my book, unless the animal is SUFFERING MEDICALLY, without the possibility of medical intervention that will prevent that. If they have ANY possibility of being healed, they should not be euth'd. Regardless of how Ingrid, Peta, or you justify it, it's still 'MURDER' in my opinion, and each of you WILL have to face your maker concerning it, one day. The courts may not try you, but I'm fairly sure GOD will revenge their deaths. Let me ask you this: If you couldn't find a home, would you want someone to kill you? That's what you're doing to the animals, if you put them to sleep just because they can't find a home. It's not fair to them. We don't have the right to do that to an animal, just because it doesn't have a voice.

Jennifer Bark
Jennifer Bark

Oh, and PETA is not what they claim....they kill most of the animals in their care. It is a legally documented fact. In 2011, PETA killed 97 per cent of the animals delivered into its care. It was quite the eye opener for me as well. Check out this article: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/douglas-anthony-cooper/peta-kill_b_1387030.html

Alex Kessler Affonso
Alex Kessler Affonso
  • Jennifer Bark

Sorry but, how can we know all this is truth? The history about the cats being immediately euthanized sounds a bit weird, no? I mean, I bring some cats to a shelter and ten minutes later they are already dead? (I'm truly just asking, I'm not looking for a bad discussion).

Alex Kessler Affonso
Alex Kessler Affonso
  • Jennifer Bark

thank you for sharing the article. Just finished it and you're right, his arguments are eye opener!

Sofia Campins
Sofia Campins

We have three dogs and three cats from the animal shelter. No words could possibly describe the joy they have brought to my family. PETA has always been purely fake.

Peter Souza
Peter Souza

KANYA GEORGIADES, we can see you live in very high falutin west palm beach, reported to be one of the most expensive places in America to live, perhaps you should take all your money buy some acreage and adopt all the dogs that no other shelter wants, the ones that are trained to kill, ie; dog fights, and the ones who are trained to be bait dogs. have you ever rehabiltated a dog that is trained to bite? or a dog that has been trained to kill?

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Peter Souza

I have, Peter, and it's not that difficult.

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Peter Souza

Peter, after seeing how many rescues and shelters Peta stops, there would be no sense in her doing that, because they might claim Kanya a hoarder if she did.

Daniel Matthew Hurst
Daniel Matthew Hurst

Animals have the right to live.

Lynda Walker
Lynda Walker

I hope my donations to you are not paying for what you are doing in killing these animals. I am stopping my donations.

Alex Kessler Affonso
Alex Kessler Affonso

What's the point of rescuing them to kill them later? I never understood that.

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Alex Kessler Affonso

I agree, it needs to stop. All the shelters need to become NO KILL. It's the only way, and people need to stop BREEDING them. Fix them so they can't and poof. Charge people to breed, and watch how fast it ceases. Charge them enormous amounts for each puppy sold, as a tax, and poof...it will end the breeding which, will in turn, reduce the population of them.

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