About two weeks ago, we reported on the latest installment in People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ staggering amount of pet killing. According to documents obtained from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, PETA killed 95 percent of the dogs and cats in its care in 2011.
News outlets such as the UK’s Daily Mail and the widely viewed Drudge Report picked up the latest installment of PETA’s pet killing, and even though PETA’s been killing animals for over a decade it’s still big news. And one pet blogger noticed a sickening twist: PETA recently raised money off a euthanized cat while it killed 99 percent of cats in its own care last year. It looks like Winslow was right to be worried:
Meanwhile, during the Academy Awards, our HumaneWatch project’s “Consumer Alert” ad warned potential Humane Society of the United States donors that only 1 percent of HSUS’s budget is given to hands-on pet shelters. We can only wonder how many more Federal Trade Commission complaints than the 140 released to HumaneWatch under the Freedom of Information Act earlier this month have been made since last night, but we’ve already heard from a number of people—including some who have given money to HSUS. You can watch the ad by clicking the link in the image below.