Not many people know that the number one cause of global warming is the livestock industry. If we stop supporting this industry that fouls the air we breathe and pollutes the water we drink, demand will fall and with it, supply. By taking this step our collective carbon footprint will be significantly reduced.
I want to live a healthy life
When we avoid fatty, cholesterol-laden animal flesh and dangerous hormone-filled meat and dairy products, we considerably reduce the risk from serious health conditions such as cancer, heart attacks and strokes.
I believe all beings have the right to live and thrive on this planet
Animals are precious beings. We have all seen or heard how search and rescue dogs save lives, horses help heal emotional wounds, and bees pollinate our crops. Animals selflessly serve humanity in countless ways. Why then is it considered okay to raise animals for slaughter? To keep them in utterly filthy conditions, continuously pump them with feed and antibiotics and then murderously slaughter them for food is simply unconscionable.
All beings are born with a will to live. We as compassionate individuals have the power to protect and be the voice for those who have none. Vegans help end this global war against the defenceless.
I choose peace
As concerned global citizens, we invite you to join our march to peace. We all want to live in a world where natural resources are abundant, forests thrive and are filled with wildlife, humans live long, healthy and vibrant lives without hunger and harmony exists among nations.
We call upon everyone to be a torchbearer for change and a living example of nobility. Please join us in our effort for peace.
PETA’s 2013 statistics from the State Veterinarian with the Virginia Department of Agriculture are now available. According to the records, PETA took in 894 dogs in 2013. They killed 629 of them, or seven out of 10. They also sent 227 to kill shelters, where they were either killed or potentially displaced other dogs who were killed. That’s a high-end 96% rate of killing associated with their intake of dogs. They rehomed only 35, a paltry 4%.
They also took in 1,281 cats and killed 1,164, nine out of 10 of them. They sent another 100 to kill shelters, where they were either killed or potentially displaced other cats who were killed. That’s a high-end 99% rate of killing associated with their intake of cats. They rehomed only 16 or 1%.
In the past, PETA was defiant, claiming their job was to kill the young and old, the healthy and sick, even those they themselves described as “adoptable,” “adorable,” “healthy,” and “perfect.” They did so even after promising to find them homes, injecting them with a fatal dose of poison within minutes instead. Ingrid Newkirk has called the overdose of poison a “gift.” Since 1999, roughly 2,000 animals a year have been systematically slaughtered by PETA, well over 90% with only 1% being adopted (and then primarily to staff ). Over 30,000 animals have lost their lives at the hands of PETA and they do not deny it.
PETA still takes in and kills about 2,000 animals a year. That has not changed. Now under increasing scrutiny because of the wide ranging success of the No Kill movement and greater exposure of their killing, what has changed is the excuse. Their defiant view that killing even healthy animals is a “gift” has given way to apologia that all the animals they take in and kill are suffering, even while they refuse to provide individual veterinary records for all the animals, even as a newspaper quoted a senior PETA spokesperson as admitting that half the animals they took in last year were healthy, and even as they send animals to kill shelters for possible adoption, putting them either on death row or displacing others in those shelters to be killed.
PETA says they have over 3,000,000 supporters and they take in over 30,000,000 dollars a year. With that kind of outreach, surely they could have found those animals a home, with minimal effort. Why send them to shelters which already claim they have no choice but to kill because they get too many as it is? Why? Because killing is what they do and what they believe in.
This is the same organization that has called for every shelter to kill every pit bull, even friendly ones: http://bit.ly/XrvcKf
This is the same organization that tells shelters to kill animals, rather than work with rescuers and foster parents: http://bit.ly/ZAnrvQ
When you donate to PETA, you pay for the killing of animals.
Please note: As an ethical vegan and (now former) PETA volunteer who thought they shared my views about the rights of animals, I do not criticize PETA because they believe animals shouldn’t be exploited or killed, but because they do not. I do. Animals should have a right to life.