A new report claims animal rights group PETA killed 95% of the animals which turned up at its Virginia headquarters last year. But in this case, it is important to consider the source of the report.
The Daily Mail reports that according to the Center for Consumer Freedom, PETA received 1,992 cats and dogs in 2011, and 1,911 were put to sleep.
"PETA hasn’t slowed down its slaughterhouse operation," CCF executive director Rick Berman said. "It appears PETA is more concerned with funding its media and advertising antics than finding suitable homes for these dogs and cats."
Now, Berman has long been at war with the animal rights movement. Among his many endeavors includes a website called PETAKillsAnimals.com.
Another Berman target, The Humane Society of the United States, writes of him:
Recently, he has aligned himself with the agribusiness lobby and appealed to factory farming interests for support, telling them that he will try and slow down The HSUS’s advances in improving the treatment of farm animals. By attacking The HSUS, Berman and his organizations have given encouragement to others who profit from the status quo cruelty to animals—whether large-scale puppy mill operators, criminal cockfighters, the seal slaughter industry, horse slaughter profiteers, or others.
PETA has never hidden that fact that it does indeed put animals to sleep.
"We would rather offer these animals a painless death than have them tortured, starved, or sold for research,’ Daphna Nachminovitch told Newsweek last year.