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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Joan JC Pool
Joan JC Pool

No kill shelters sound great, no one that cares about animals wants them euthanized. But in reality, adoption to whoever can fill out a form and pay a fee may not be the best choice for the pets. In my experience no kill shelters do not always have good long term adoption history. Check on these adoptions one, then five years later. Most are not still with the person that adopted them. If they don't get adopted, then what? Living the rest of their lives in a shelter? And what about the...

No kill shelters sound great, no one that cares about animals wants them euthanized. But in reality, adoption to whoever can fill out a form and pay a fee may not be the best choice for the pets. In my experience no kill shelters do not always have good long term adoption history. Check on these adoptions one, then five years later. Most are not still with the person that adopted them. If they don't get adopted, then what? Living the rest of their lives in a shelter? And what about the animals they don't have room for. I believe there is only one solution: spay & neuter! Overpopulation is the cause. I know there is no perfect answer...........

Catherine M. Fisher
Catherine M. Fisher
  • Joan JC Pool

I volunteer for a no-kill cat rescue & you would not believe how strict our standards are. We frequently check up on our cats years & years down the line to make sure they're doing well with their owners (plus all our cats are microchipped so if they get taken to a shelter, we're notified). We don't let any cat out of our centers without being spayed or neutered & will let people know about low cost spay/neuter services so we can help stop unwanted kittens from being born.

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Joan JC Pool

Joan, that's not the way a no-kill or rescue usually works. Rescues and no-kills have very stringent rules about who can adopt their animals -- way more strict than a kill shelter, and most are followed for many years after. My daughter adopted from a no-kill, and to this day, she still gets calls from them. My parents adopted from a no kill, and guess what...they are on a first name basis and my parents know their number by heart, simply because they speak so often to one another about...

Joan, that's not the way a no-kill or rescue usually works. Rescues and no-kills have very stringent rules about who can adopt their animals -- way more strict than a kill shelter, and most are followed for many years after. My daughter adopted from a no-kill, and to this day, she still gets calls from them. My parents adopted from a no kill, and guess what...they are on a first name basis and my parents know their number by heart, simply because they speak so often to one another about their dogs. It's a fallacy created by shelters that don't want to do the work to get them adopted. I fostered four pups and when I expressed a possible situation wherein the pups might be put in danger, if given to a particular party, the person was IMMEDIATELY refused adoption ability. Rescues and no-kills are almost always stricter than any shelters I know, and believe me, I know A LOT OF SHELTERS! .

Pamela Selwyn
Pamela Selwyn
  • Joan JC Pool

Germany only has no-kill shelters. Occasionally people do bring dogs or cats back, which is sad. But are they better off dead?

Arlene Dehmer
Arlene Dehmer
  • Joan JC Pool

I HELPED IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE TO SET UP NOAH'S ARK ANIMAL SANCTUARY IN ROCKFORD, IL AROUND 1990 - IT'S A NON-KILL SHELTER. ON AVERAGE WE ADOPTED ABOUT 27 DOGS PER MONTH AND ABOUT 25 CATS. SELDOM DID THEY EVER COME BACK. THE ORGANIZATION WAS 501-C, AND WE SURVIVED STRICTLY BY CONTRIBUTIONS AND THE FEE FOR ADOPTION, PLUS WE HAD A SMALL SUPPLY OF SUPER FOOD AND ACCESSORIES.

Arlene Dehmer
Arlene Dehmer
  • Joan JC Pool

(TO CONTINUE) IF MY MEMORY IS RIGHT, WE ONLY HAD TO HAVE ONE GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPY PUT TO SLEEP DUE TO HIS BAD HIPS THAT WOULD ONLY GET WORSE AS HE GREW.

Arlene Dehmer
Arlene Dehmer
  • Joan JC Pool

IF ANY DOGS OR CATS STAYED TOO LONG, WE HAD A GENTLEMAN WHO HAD A FARM IN LEAF RIVER & HE WOULD COME IN AND ADOPT THE LONG TERM PETS. WE ALSO HAD A

Arlene Dehmer
Arlene Dehmer
  • Joan JC Pool

A SWEET LITTLE VOLUNTEER, KNOWN AS THE CAT LADY, WHO WOULD TAKE KITTIES WHO WERE LONG TERM , AND TO THIS DAY SHE HAS APPROXIMATELY 60 CATS AND A S[ECIAL VERY LARGE ROOM WAS ADDED TO THIS HOME FOR HER CATS UNTIL THEY'RE ADOPTED. WE WERE STRICTLY NON-KILL, AND AS YOU CAN SEE, IT IS POSSIBLE TO HAVE A "NON KILL" SHELTER WHICH PETA CAN DO WITH THE RIGHT MEMBERS & PEOPLE WHO ARE TRULY ANIMAL LOVERS WHO WILL DO WHATEVER THEY CAN TO SAVE THE INNOCENT PET'S LIFE. I'M VERY, VERY...

A SWEET LITTLE VOLUNTEER, KNOWN AS THE CAT LADY, WHO WOULD TAKE KITTIES WHO WERE LONG TERM , AND TO THIS DAY SHE HAS APPROXIMATELY 60 CATS AND A S[ECIAL VERY LARGE ROOM WAS ADDED TO THIS HOME FOR HER CATS UNTIL THEY'RE ADOPTED. WE WERE STRICTLY NON-KILL, AND AS YOU CAN SEE, IT IS POSSIBLE TO HAVE A "NON KILL" SHELTER WHICH PETA CAN DO WITH THE RIGHT MEMBERS & PEOPLE WHO ARE TRULY ANIMAL LOVERS WHO WILL DO WHATEVER THEY CAN TO SAVE THE INNOCENT PET'S LIFE. I'M VERY, VERY DISAPPOINTED IN PETA AND HOPE AND PRAY THAT THEY WIL LWAKE UP ASAP..AND STOP MURDERING PRECIOUS ANIMALS WHO CANNOT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.

Rick A Sanders
Rick A Sanders
  • Joan JC Pool

Thank God for people like YOU!..<3

Dell Roberson
Dell Roberson
  • Joan JC Pool

Joan, if no-kill shelters made restrictions on the adopters more stringent then that might be a better solution and could go to better homes. The overpopulation thing is a myth read this article http://www.nathanwinograd.com/?cat=8 and not pointed towards you but this is the response to what I wrote to someone else IN LAYMAN TERMS FOR THE ONES THAT DON'T GET IT HSUS , ASCPA, PETA, AND THE SPCA AND MORE ALL GET KICKBACKS FROM SO CALLED CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS (THE SUCKERS) AND THEN...

Joan, if no-kill shelters made restrictions on the adopters more stringent then that might be a better solution and could go to better homes. The overpopulation thing is a myth read this article http://www.nathanwinograd.com/?cat=8 and not pointed towards you but this is the response to what I wrote to someone else IN LAYMAN TERMS FOR THE ONES THAT DON'T GET IT HSUS , ASCPA, PETA, AND THE SPCA AND MORE ALL GET KICKBACKS FROM SO CALLED CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS (THE SUCKERS) AND THEN ALSO OTHER INTEREST PARTY GROUPS LIKE THE COMMERCIAL DOG FOOD COMPANIES , IAMS, EUKANUBA, PURINA, ETC, WHICH ARE BASICALLY THANKING THE KILL SHELTERS FOR ALL PRODUCT THAT THEY GIVE THEM , PRODUCT BEING ALL THE DEAD DOGS AND CATS THEY PROVIDE THEM WITH TO PUT IN YOUR DOG FOOD, AND ANYTHING ELSE THEY CAN GET INTO THE RENDERING PLANT ALONG WITH ALL THE RESIDUE THAT COMES FROM TELAZOL, KETAMINE , PROPOFOL, MEDETOMIDINE, XYLAIZINE, AND SOME FORM OF A BARBITURATE , TAKE YOUR PICK , READ ABOUT RENDERING

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?

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!

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??

Peter Souza
Peter Souza

I dont agree with everything Peta does, (like going after fishermen) but this is wrong to go after them for.

Alex Kessler Affonso
Alex Kessler Affonso
  • Peter Souza

Why?

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Peter Souza

If they KILL animals, it's the same as them EATING MEAT. I don't eat meat, and I don't kill dogs and/or cats, unless the animal is at death's door and REALLY suffering. What I mean by suffering is, the vet says, "there is no hope, sorry, it's better to put this baby down,"...and even then, I question it and try other things first." If any agency isn't doing the same, they need to get with the program, because what they're doing is DEAD WRONG. I think peta does 'some' good things, but they...

If they KILL animals, it's the same as them EATING MEAT. I don't eat meat, and I don't kill dogs and/or cats, unless the animal is at death's door and REALLY suffering. What I mean by suffering is, the vet says, "there is no hope, sorry, it's better to put this baby down,"...and even then, I question it and try other things first." If any agency isn't doing the same, they need to get with the program, because what they're doing is DEAD WRONG. I think peta does 'some' good things, but they really need to stop killing dogs and cats, just "'because there aren't enough homes," cause that doesn't fly anymore and everyone can see that for themselves.

Peter Souza
Peter Souza

not every body is a Ceazar Milan, tho we model our training after him, and Love Ceazar dearly, it is not a job for just anybody, rehabilating a dog that bites, that will kill all the other doggies in the dog park!

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Peter Souza

You don't have to be Ceazar, you just have to learn the methods. Not all dogs will bite other doggies in the park, especially if the owner knows the background of the dog. You get the owner to agree to certain terms, under contract. Poof, your liability has just been knocked out.

Jennifer Bark
Jennifer Bark
  • Peter Souza

Lol...that's a serious argument?!? If you know your dog will attack other dogs, you don't take them to the dog park. Cesar would tell you that. As a responsible owner, you don't put your dog in a situation where he/she could get harmed or be harmed. Duh! If you commit to a companion animal, you do everything in your power to make sure that dog can live in society and not be a danger to it.

Peter Souza
Peter Souza

Blocking you now Rana, as you seriuosly have some problems. So I can continue my important work that i am doing to stop the extinction of Americas Wolves. Please, go rescue some dogs and cats, we all commend you wholeheartedly, but do not attack us.

Aunty Ann
Aunty Ann
  • Peter Souza

please stop hurting innocent animals

Kallya Georgiades
Kallya Georgiades
  • Peter Souza

Peter, truth hurts, doesn't it?? You don't have to block Rana in order to continue with your "important" work that you are doing to stop the extinction of American Wolves, which by the way is out of your hands. So stop the hypocrisy and face the truth such as is. PETA is the worst offender in killing animals especially because they advocate saving animals. It is sickening.

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