"PETA Finds Itself on Receiving End of Others’ Anger"

"NORFOLK, Va. — Even some supporters do not know what to make of it. PETA, considered by many to be the highest-profile animal rights group in the country, kills an average of about 2,000 dogs and cats each year at its animal shelter here."

"And the shelter does few adoptions — 19 cats and dogs in 2012 and 24 in 2011, according to state records.

At a time when the major animal protection groups have moved to a 'no kill' shelter model, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals remains a holdout, confounding some and incensing others who know the organization as a very vocal advocacy group that does not believe animals should be killed for food, fur coats or leather goods.

This is an organization that on Thanksgiving urges Americans not to eat turkey."

Michael Winerip reports for the New York Times July 6, 2013.


"PETA Defends Shelter Kill Rate Amid Criticism From Other Animal Groups" (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Source: NY Times, 07/10/2013