Monday, September 3, 2012

PeTAs Lethal Gift Basket

Are you giving money to PeTA? When Shelby County announced they were overfull and might have to kill shelter pets, PeTA sent them a GIFT BASKET thanking them for making "the right decision" -- and it would appear they didn't mean "good for you for reaching out to the community to prevent having to kill the pets." PeTA meant "good for you for killing pets." This is the video Shelby County advocates created in response, comparing the Shelby County shelter's intake and adoption success to PeTA's (PeTA killed all but 6% of the pets in their shelter in 2011). There's a photo of PeTA's lethal thank you gift, as well. You might want to "pause" to read the stats they post, because the video moves on a little too quickly to read it all.

Shelby County No Kill Mission vs. PETA from No Kill Advocacy Center on Vimeo.

Here's Nathan Winograd's blog post on the issue.


  1. I was very active, many years ago, in the animal rights movement. I once supported PETA & still credit them with many good things - primarily educating a lot of people on critical issues. Their stance on pit bulls & feral cats plus their exploitation of women to grab attention for their campaigns (anti-fur in particular) are WRONG - WRONG - WRONG. No Kill is a goal everyone should work toward & try to implement as soon as possible. As is access to low cost and/or free spay/neuter. The 2 go hand in hand.

    Thanks for highlighting this.

  2. I can understand an organization questioning whether the no-kill movement could be smoke-and-mirrors. In that case---check it out. However congratulating a shelter for returning to killing for space? That's just downright creepy, and entirely opposite of an animal rights stance. This is how we learn that some animal organizations are a cult of personality (in this case, Ingrid Newkirk) and are not following any consistent, legitimate, rational ideology. The sad part of that is that PeTA is seen as THE "animal rights" group, and because they clearly do not promote animal rights in a consistent and rational manner, opponents point to them as proof that "animal rights" is wrong.

  3. You've got that right, on all counts. I prefer to support local grassroots groups over the mega groups anyway. Most of the BIG groups have more money than anyone needs & they generally don't accomplish as much as the smaller ones.

    1. As an example, a local rescue that focused on low cost spay/neuter & adoptions for many years just opened their stand alone, non-profit low cost spay/neuter clinic this past week. My gift to my employees last Christmas was a small donation toward their the clinic.