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You really want to be like PETA?????


Recently, Executive Director of LCHS, Kevin Strooband puffed out his chest and proudly spouted that he had received a letter from PETA congratulating LCHS on its adopting an anti No Kill stance.  Strooband states, “The term “no kill” is a contentious one, but it is important to first consider the ramifications of such a policy. For the humane society, it would mean one of two things.

We either shut our doors to all new animals coming in — no strays will be picked up, pet owners would have nowhere to take animals that are no longer wanted; or we become a de facto warehouse of animals, where they are kept alive at any cost — regardless of poor medical health or adoption prospects — and despite the emotional and behavioural suffering caused from living in a cage for years.

Neither option is in the best interests of the animals. Even the animal activists People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are of the same opinion.”

Strooband also states “No Kill” is not a viable option…”

Joe Kushner, Council Representative to LCHS, not one to be shy about his alliances also jumped on the PETA bandwagon by stating: “ The present policy is consistent with the OSPCA and the animals rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).”

Particularly in the case of Strooband I find this very disturbing.  Why? Strooband has repeatedly espoused his eagerness and willingness to learn new things and to make himself aware and knowledgeable about all matters pertaining to the welfare of animals.  “That’s my job, to learn and bring in new programs” If this in fact the case then Strooband will have researched the policies and practices of PETA and having done so, has still choosen to align himself  and in turn LCHS with the philosophy of this organization. Given Strooband’s affection for due diligence, I can only assume that he has given careful consideration in adopting (pardon the pun) this alliance.

Joe Kushner, too has indicated his approval in the pratices of PETA and would appear to be quite pleased with the recognition he, Strooband and LCHS have received as a result of their position on No Kill. Again, I would hope and expect that Mr. Kushner prior to hitching a ride on the PETA killing machine would have done some investigation and research into this organization prior to expressing his joy at being accepted into the PETA family.

This is not only distrubing it is quite frankly terrifying that two people that are in positions of authority and control over the welfare of the animals in the care and custody of LCHS are admitted proponents of KILLING!!!!!!! Not just killing but according to PETA’s principles, they are anti companion animals, anti therapy animals, anti adoption anti fostering, anti life for healthy treatable adoptable animals. I for one find this very scary to say the least.

Had Joe and Kevin done their homework they would have discovered:

PETA top dog Ingrid Newkirk’s story of how she became involved in animal rights after a shelter put down stray kittens she brought there. So she went to work for an animal shelter in the 1970s, where, she explained, “I would go to work early, before anyone got there, and I would just kill the animals myself. Because I couldn’t stand to let them go through (other workers abusing the animals.) I must have killed a thousand of them, sometimes dozens every day.”

Just gives you a warm fuzzy feeling all over doesn’t it?

One has to wonder if PETA would be so quick with their admiration for LCHS if they were to be informed that LCHS does not euthanise in the only a manner considered acceptable by PETA, by an intravenous injection of sodium pentobarbital but rather by  heartsticking as the kill of convenience by LCHS.

Ms. Newkirk says, “In my first year working at a grossly substandard animal shelter in Maryland, I forced myself to go in early to euthanize dogs by holding them in my arms and gently helping them escape an uncaring world without trauma or pain and to spare them from being stabbed haphazardly—while they were fully conscious, terrified and aware—in the general vicinity of their hearts with needles blunt from reuse and left to thrash on the floor until they finally died by the callous people who would arrive later to do the job.”

Freedom of Information Act request, showing that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) killed a staggering 95.9 percent of the adoptable pets in its care during 2011. Despite years of public outrage over its euthanasia program, the notorious animal rights group has continued killing adoptable animals at its Norfolk, VA headquarters, at an average of 37 pets every week.

According to records from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, PETA killed 1,911 cats and dogs last year while placing just 24 in adoptive homes. Since 1998, a total of 27,751 pets have died at the hands of PETA workers. Okay let’s see, PETA killed almost  28,000 animals in 13 years  or 2153 per year and LCHS has killed over 22,000  animals in 10 years or 2200 per year. It is a close race but LCHS is the better killer by a nose! CONGRATULATIONS STROOBAND AND KUSHNER!

PETA believes in total animal liberation. No Zoos, Farms, Meat, Dairy, Eggs, Guide dogs, police dogs, circuses, animals in movies, and no pets. However, these domestic animals cannot simply be returned to the wild either.  PETA believes these animals should be bred out of existence, since their existence hinges upon human involvement anyways.  One theory is that PETA euthanizes so many animals a year to this end.

If PETA had its way , people that are visibly, physically and emotionally challenged, those that are effected by seizures and other illnesses would not have their lives enriched with the partnership of working dogs. There would be no Canine Corps or therapy dogs. If PETA had its way  the people of a little a town in Connecticut having suffered the devastation of a random act of violence would not have had the comfort of hugging and sharing some peaceful moments with  seven beautiful Golden Retrievers that for just a short moment brought a smile and a whole lot of love and comfort to a grieving town. click here to learn more about these beautiful dogs

Another theory is that it’s just too expensive to actually help animals, and PETA would rather spend its 33 million dollar annual budget on advertisements, publicity stunts, and helping to pay for the defense of the various accused eco and domestic terrorists who commit crimes in the name of animal liberation.  Less than one percent of PETA’s funds actually go to helping animals, though they have the means to do so if they wished.

“That’s right. PETA assails other parties for killing animals for food or research. Then it kills animals — but for really important reasons, such as running out of room..” (the anti PETA Group).

Actually, it is all beginning to make sense now.  Given LCHS statistics and what we see here, it is very easy to see why LCHS and PETA have developed their little mutual admiration society. They have such a great deal in common. Each kill with total abandon with little or no heed for the animals they are killing rather than working to find homes they both blame “irresponsible owners” and municipal governments for the number of “unwanted “ animals. Both prefer to spend donor money on ridiculous items e.g. smart cars and nude advertising rather than on the animas for which the funds were intended. Yep, I can see how Strooband and Newkirk would get along famously.

Pets Killed by PETA

Year Received† Trans-
Adopted    Killed
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%





























4 thoughts on “You really want to be like PETA?????

  1. Yup those are the stats all right. I recall a heated conversation I had last year with someone who volunteered with PETA trying to convince me to join “the cause.” I gave her the stats and she balked, did not believe them. No Sireee…. she knew Ingrid personally and they wouldn’t…. couldn’t….. in fact she was meeting with good ‘ole Ingrid the following week…. blah, blah, blah. I told her to ask Ms. Newkirk directly whether the stats were valid. And I would be happy to join IF I was proved wrong…. never heard a peep back….. Good grief he-who-shall-remain-nameless from Brock and what’s that guy’s name again…. whatever…. prove the adage – there’s no cure for stupid.

    • Thanks Tressie. Terrifying that so many people are either not aware or refuse to believe what Newkirk herself states with total pride and commitment. If I may quote good old Forrest Gump “Stupid is as stupid does”

  2. Now after having trashed PETA, I would like to stress that they do have one redeeming and useful purpose. That is, they draw attention to the horrors humans inflict on animals.

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