Tuesday, May 19, 2009

PETA Hates Michael Vick, Yet Allegedly Peta Killed 95% of the Adoptable Animals in its Care in 2008!

With Michael Vick's imminent release, this blog article is timely. The disclaimer here is that I am a Michael Vick fan, so this blog post will definitely be biased in his favor. I definitely hope to see Michael Vick playing in the NFL this fall. Whether Roger Goodell allows Vick to play remains to be seen.

If he is allowed to play, then you can bet your bottom dollar that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ("PETA") will protest any owner, general manager and team who signs Michael Vick. However, if a recent press release is true, then PETA is being hypocritical.

According to The Center for Consumer Freedom, PETA killed 95 percent (95%) of the adoptable pets in its care during 2008, killing an average of 5.8 pets every day at its Norfolk, VA headquarters.
According to public records from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, PETA killed 2,124 pets last year and placed only seven in adoptive homes. Since 1998, a total of 21,339 dogs and cats have died at the hands of PETA workers.

How many pitbulls did Michael Vick kill? While I do not agree with the killing of most animals except for food and survival situations, it is extremely hypocritical for these organizations to be protesting Michael Vick. Yet if these allegations are true, then PETA is only mirroring the local governments. A simple news search will reflect the numerous cities that regularly KILL pit bulls. I guess we only care about pit bulls when it is good for a media spot. To me, that's hypocrisy!

Source: The Center for Consumer Freedom

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1 comment:

slim banks said...

So true. I'm tired of fools still trying to punish Vick even though he's now a (partially) free man. Last I checked, he did not get a life sentence. It makes more than a little sense that PETA would kill (euthanize) animals because there are simply too many out there. What else would they do? Release them and then they turn feral, maybe even see Life After People, the canine segment, play out? Vick has been punished enough (see "missing out on the Wildcat at its inception"), leave the man alone!