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*Virginia Asked to Classify PETA as a Slaughterhouse
Thursday, January 17, 2008
The Center for Consumer Freedom, a non-profit trade group representing
interests of manufacturers and retailers, formally petitioned the
Commonwealth of Virginia to reclassify PETA as a "slaughterhouse".
An official report filed by PETA itself shows that the animal rights
put to death nearly every dog, cat, and other pet it took in for adoption
2006. During that year, the well-known animal rights group managed to
adoptive homes for just 12 animals. The organization killed 2,981 of the
3,061 "companion animals" it took in.
According to David Martosko, Research Director for CCF... "It is absurd
classify PETA as a 'humane society' when its employees are slaughtering
nearly every companion animal they bring in. PETA has killed over 17,000
pets since 1998. Given the group's astonishing habit of killing adoptable
dogs and cats with such ruthless efficiency, it's only fair that the
of Virginia refer to PETA as a slaughterhouse."
CCF's petition was directed to Virginia's Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services. If approved, the new classification would force PETA
abide an entirely new set of laws and regulations.
The Center of Consumer Freedom has set PETA in its sights because PETA
targeted the companies that CCF represents, such as food makers,
stores, and textile companies.
PETA's most successful publicity campaigns have been those against the
industry, arguing that killing animals for fur is akin to cruelty. Yet
ironically, PETA itself is killing thousands perfectly healthy and
animals for no better reason than just ideology.
Dave and Molly
Ian Dunbar was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from I.P.D.T.A. Here's a picture of me accepting the award on his behalf.
Member of IAABC ,International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants , Member of Pet Professional Guild