Peta And The Ethical Treatment Of Animals Essay

1192 Words Feb 25th, 2016 5 Pages
“Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats”. By looking at this statistic, it is obvious that a lot of animals need to be adopted. Unfortunately only 2.7 million of these animals, will get adopted (Bershadker). This is when an organization called PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, was created to help adopt more animals, and save them from being put down. They are known to go to shelters and pick up animals that are about to be killed. Also to find suitable pet owners to adopt them, so they can live a happy life. PETA, and alleged rescuer to animals, secretly kills them without the public 's knowledge. Over the years PETA has had a dwelling adoption rate. “According to a state report, of the 3,017 animals PETA took in in Virginia last year, 2,455 were put down. That is a kill rate of about 81 percent” (O’Brien). Comparing this kill rate percent to other shelters it is extremely high, for instance, in Virginia shelters they have a combined kill percent of 44%. This shows that a shelter is not for protecting animals, has half a kill rate, compared to the shelter that strives for the protection of animals. Once these statistics were found, a interview was conducted: It is a lie because rescue groups and individuals have come forward stating that the animals they gave PETA were healthy and adoptable. It is a lie because testimony under oath in…

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