Friday, June 17, 2005


The pair were caught by police staking out a dumpster:
Two employees of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have been charged with animal cruelty after dumping dead dogs and cats in a shopping center garbage bin, police said Thursday.

Investigators staked out the bin after discovering that dead animals had been dumped there every Wednesday for the past four weeks, Ahoskie police said in a prepared statement.

Police found 18 dead animals in the trash bin and 13 more in a van registered to PETA. The animals were from animal shelters in Northampton and Bertie counties, police said. The two were picking up animals to be brought back to PETA headquarters for euthanization, PETA president Ingrid Newkirk said Thursday.
It seems PETA had volunteered to pick up animals from vets and shelters and to euthanize them in a more humane way than they ordinarily would have been. Some of the dead animals were, however, prime adoption candidates:
"PETA has provided euthanasia services to various counties in (North Carolina) to prevent animals from being shot behind a shed or gassed in windowless metal boxes, both practices that were carried out until PETA volunteered to provide a painless death, free of charge," Newkirk said.

But veterinarian Patrick Proctor said that authorities found a female cat and her two "very adoptable" kittens among the dead animals. He said they were taken from Ahoskie Animal Hospital.

"These were just kittens we were trying to find homes for," he said. "PETA said they would do that, but these cats never made it out of the county."
PETA has announced it will explain. It will be interesting to see what they have to say.


Anonymous The_Real_JeffS said...

What ever PETA says, it all boils down to that they're stupid, lazy, and arrogant.

8:07 PM  
Anonymous Jorgen said...

and wrong.

1:41 AM  

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