PETA Accused Of Slaughtering Hundreds Of Adoptable Pets

By Donna Bellevue , Mar 11, 2017 03:05 AM EST

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been accused of slaughtering hundreds of adoptable pets by a national consumer non-profit group. The popular animal welfare organization have killed over 1400 cats and dogs last year, the Center for Consumer Freedom officials claim. Will Coggin, the Center’s Director of Research, says the animal welfare organization has killed 36,000 animals in the last 19 years.

According to Coggin, documents filed by PETA with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services shed light on what is truly going on inside the well-known animal rights group shelter house. The non-profit consumer group calls the shelter at its Virginia location a “slaughterhouse” where it “has once again massacred scores of potentially adoptable pets”. Coggin adds that the animal welfare group's actions don't match up with what they’re saying about caring for the well-being of animals, that PETA holds itself out as a savior, but it is really just a Grim Reaper.

Coggin's group accuses PETA of animal cruelty as he compares animal euthanasia rate of Virginia shelters and PETA's only animal shelter. He says shelters in Virginia euthanized only 17 percent of animals in their care, while 72 percent of cats and dogs were killed in PETA's shelter in 2016. According to the Radio 570 WNAX, in some cases PETA went and took the animals, and in some instances the animals were brought to them.

PETA has been accused of slaughtering animals for years by different nonprofit groups. It has been a target of criticism for its high rate of more than 80 percent of euthanasia at the only shelter it runs, the Fox News reports. PETA officials fight back against accusers, saying that animals suffer far worse fates than euthanasia, such as illness, pain, and not being adoptable.

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