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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Gwen Gourley Skoglund
Gwen Gourley Skoglund

I will volunteer for a no kill shelter! I will help any way I can.

Maria Furman
Maria Furman
  • Gwen Gourley Skoglund

and why don't you?

Vania Mehandjiyska
Vania Mehandjiyska

progress of a country can be seen from the treatment of animals...!!!!

June Massey
June Massey

It is no animal lovers desire to euthanase,BUT many,many dogs end up living a terrible life in shelters and all over the world end up with "hoarders" who cannot look after them and after years of suffering have to be euthanised in the end,only last month we had another bad shelter closed & animals having to be Euthanised because of neglect,they too were a "no kill shelter"!! I have been involved in welfare & fostered & adopted MANY dogs & cats,I know what a bottomless pit it is- PETA is not wrong!

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • June Massey

Their kill rates are ASTRONOMICAL, so much so that they purchased a large sized restaurant refrigerator to house all the dead animals, until they're picked up, correct? That's what I read on the internet. Shall I pull up the link? yes, there are hoarders, so we make a new law that prevents anyone from taking more than a certain number of animals into their own domain. No shelter can release more than a certain number to any shelter,until such shelter relinquishes a min number of animals to homes or fosters.

Jennifer Bark
Jennifer Bark
  • June Massey

PETA is wrong, June. Any shelter animal would choose life over death, if given the choice. PETA uses the excuse of "hoarders" for any rescue that wants to make a difference. That's B.S. 90% of the time. The minority of hoarders shouldn't mean that the majority of healthy dogs/cats need to die! If we follow your logic, then children need to be killed b/c there are plenty of abusers and neglectful parents out there. Death is simple moral issue: if it's a healthy life, it shouldn't be...

PETA is wrong, June. Any shelter animal would choose life over death, if given the choice. PETA uses the excuse of "hoarders" for any rescue that wants to make a difference. That's B.S. 90% of the time. The minority of hoarders shouldn't mean that the majority of healthy dogs/cats need to die! If we follow your logic, then children need to be killed b/c there are plenty of abusers and neglectful parents out there. Death is simple moral issue: if it's a healthy life, it shouldn't be extinguished based on the "chance" that it might end up in a bad situation (ie, hoarder/shelter) - the majority of lives end up in good situations and the majority of people out there will do the right thing.

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • June Massey

Are you aware, June, that a couple of years ago, Peta took animals out of a shelter (adoptable, healthy animals, according to the shelter,) and put them to sleep? That's what I read on the internet. Do you think that's acceptable? If they had stayed, they may have gotten a home. Instead, they were euth'd that next day (if I recall correctly, regarding the time, too). Do you think that's ok; to KILL a perfectly healthy animal that might have gotten a home? I don't think they were in IMMEDIATE...

Are you aware, June, that a couple of years ago, Peta took animals out of a shelter (adoptable, healthy animals, according to the shelter,) and put them to sleep? That's what I read on the internet. Do you think that's acceptable? If they had stayed, they may have gotten a home. Instead, they were euth'd that next day (if I recall correctly, regarding the time, too). Do you think that's ok; to KILL a perfectly healthy animal that might have gotten a home? I don't think they were in IMMEDIATE danger of being euth'd, based on the way it was put across on the internet. They had the same possible chance of being adopted as any of the others. But, once Peta took them, that 'chance' ended. In my opinion, that is not acceptable!

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.

Adam Silber
Adam Silber

i have met ingrid and she knows whats in her heart is right, and says even if its unpopular its because they are human beings. so work on getting rid of the worst of animal abuse and spay nueter.

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Adam Silber

Adam, just because she says it's right, makes it so? No, there are plenty of homes. No kill shelters do it, rescues all over the country do it, even kill shelters have a lower ratio of kills than peta, according to the numbers I've seen on the internet.

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Adam Silber

No Adam, it's unpopular because it's KILLING a HEALTHY, ADOPTABLE animal, and it's wrong...dead wrong! No matter how you slice it, what excuse you come up with, it's wrong. You want to make a difference for the animals...CREATE A LAW THAT STOPS THOSE THAT BREED THEM FROM OVER BREEDING. Allow only a certain number to be bred a year -- all others are spayed/neutered at 6 months. The rest...FIND GOOD HOMES FOR, the same way all other rescues do it.

Karen Haddon
Karen Haddon

Yes they are lazy they can't be bothered to put up for adoption they would rather kill them thisis very cruel

Rebecca Prewett
Rebecca Prewett
  • Karen Haddon

Adam Silber, if you don't agree with the petition, don't sign it. PETA's average kill rate percentage is in the mid to high 90's. NO Shelter or organization intakes more than 90% sick, injured, abused, or otherwise unadoptBle ani

Catherine Lafitte
Catherine Lafitte

It's a shame! Ici en France c'est pareil ! Il faut faire évoluer les choses ! Nous sommes quand meme au XXI eme siècle!! Élargissons nos esprits

Alex Kessler Affonso
Alex Kessler Affonso
  • Catherine Lafitte

En France les gens pratiquent l'euthanasie??

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