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Petition to Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, Internal Revenue Service

Release All Records of 17,500 Animals PETA Took in from 2011-18

While PETA is embroiled in demanding records from the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) they are withholding vital  records about the nearly 17,500 animals, mostly dogs and cats, from the public that they took in from 2011 to 2018.  Of those 17,500 taken into their facility, about 14,200 of them were murdered (PETA of course claiming "euthanized").   If PETA has killed healthy animals, they must be disbanded and a criminal investigation pursued under Tommie's Law (Class 6 felony up to five years in prison for each animal killed). As many of us know, the term euthanize refers to taking an animal that is irremediably sick or injured and, using the euphemism, putting them to sleep so as to give them a peaceful death from their suffering. But PETA has been very straightforward on this issue such as promoting the extinction and murder of any pit-bull type dog or any outside cat.  But they do not stop there.  They generally believe that cats and dogs are "invasive species".  PETA will regularly outright lie to support this notion by saying that cats are responsible for most bird death, which is patently false. Here is an excerpt from a HuffPo article in 2017: "Employees have described — and records reveal — 8 week old, 10 week old, and 12 week old healthy kittens and puppies routinely and immediately put to death with no effort to find them homes. PETA has been caught stealing healthy animals and putting them to death. Rescue groups, individuals, and veterinarians have come forward stating that the animals they gave PETA were healthy and PETA insiders have admitted as much, one former intern reporting that he quit in disgust after witnessing healthy puppies and kittens in the kill room. Indeed, a former PETA fieldworker says that killing is not an ancillary part of PETA’s program; it goes to the CORE OF THE MISSION. “The objective of the program,” she says, “was to get as many animals as possible and the vast majority of those animals were killed.” Nothing came between that objective and the staff, including lying by telling people the animals would be adopted knowing full well they would be killed: “I was told to pretty much say anything I needed to say to gain custody of an animal… I was told to lie by my direct supervisors directly and then by Ingrid [Newkirk]…” They will lie, steal, cheat anyone, as well as attempt to destroy their lives if they rescue and advocate for cats and dogs (such as myself).  They feel justified in their acts as they feel that NO ONE SHOULD HARBOR ANY ANIMAL, let alone animals that must eat farm animals to survive.  They have recently usurped "rescue" into their propaganda since the notion of rescue has become so popular.   They APPEAR to fight for animal rights but they are doing nothing of the sort and should NEVER be called an animal rights organization.  They are the worst SPECIES-ISTS on the planet, i.e., regarding farm animals over dogs and cats as they repeatedly state that 90 billion farm animals are killed every year and "only" five million cats and dogs are killed.  Of the 2,512 animals that were in PETA’s custody in 2018, PETA murdered 1,798 of them.  This is a kill rate of 72%.  The VDACS report for 2018 on all agencies combined indicates that  235,705 animals were taken in statewide but only 27,528 were euthanized — rate of 12%. For the entire period (2011-2018),  VDACS records show that PETA took custody of 17,448 dogs and cats and killed 14,151 — an 81% death rate.  In contrast, during this same period, of the 1,879,847 total dogs and cats in facilities statewide, 23% of them were euthanized (424,712). Approximately 80% of the dogs and cats that PETA OUTRIGHT STOLE from the field of Hurricane Florence and Harvey in 2017 and 2018, 80% were killed.  They have attempted to state that all of these animals that were killed were diseased but have never proved any of this to anyone in authority, let alone the public.  It is also well known that it is statistically impossible that 80% of intake will be injured or sick.  We are in the process of attempting to find people, whose animals went missing during this incredibly vulnerable time of hurricanes, to file lawsuits.  And insult to injury PETA has posted "rescue" videos of gathering those dogs and cats to recruit new members and garner donations, which is outright fraud. There is no reason for such a great disparity.  There is no statistical explanation except that they kill healthy animals as they have presented to the public as "ethical."  There is no secret about it and therefore no reason to allow them to continue on this path of brazen animal felony cruelty. Recently, the state of Virginia has passed Tommie's Law which states that animal cruelty is a Class 6 Felony punishable by up to five years in prison.  If PETA has killed healthy animals not only should the organization be disbanded, they should all be arrested. Some quotes from Ingrid Newkirk, President PETA: "The animals… got the gift of euthanasia, and to them it was the best gift they’ve ever had. How dare you pretend to help animals and turn your back on those who want an exit from an uncaring world!” She started her "career" with animals killing them: “I would go to work early, before anyone got there, and I would just kill the animals myself… I must have killed a thousand of them, sometimes dozens every day.” From their VP, they hate "true no kill" arguing that it is not attainable, not admitting that they simply WANT all cats and dogs dead:  "The reality is there are not enough homes for all animals…’ The goals of reducing overpopulation and euthanasia do not get accomplished by limiting yourself to the category of ‘no-kill.’ It is an unattainable goal that will set you up for failure.”  But since 25 million dogs and cats get bought from breeders and 5 million are killed in animal control, we need to change the minds of 5 million people to adopt not shop - and it is working!  to PETA's chagrin. Finally, in New York State, it was attempted to bring Companion Animal Protection Act (CAPA) to the floor of the NYS Senate and multiple PETA umbrella organizations such as DxE, Voter for Animal Rights, NY Class, LION and Jane Velez Mitchell gathered their members to stop this legislation which would have halted the murder of cats and dogs at the notorious New York Animal Control.  I stated at our march in 2017 from NY-ACC to the Mayor's Mansion, in the NY Post, that "they kill animals and lie about it."  In fact NY-ACC has stated that they achieved "no kill" but continue in a criminal contract with the ASPCA to spay and neuter dogs and cats that are mutilated, presumably by students (lawsuits pending).  CAPA would have ended all killing of dogs and cats in NYC but PETA successfully squashed our efforts at the state level.  We therefore request that VDACS and Attorney General Mark Herring investigate PETA for crimes against animals.  It is no longer acceptable to the public that PETA retains their nonprofit status and continues their criminal enterprise against innocent cats and dogs.  They are committing fraud with the use of the word "ethical" in their title.  Their records must be made available to public scrutiny.  THEY demand as much from the USDA.  It is high time that PETA is stopped from their murderous rampage against our innocent dogs and cats.  (Photo credit: Ahoskie North Carolina Police Department when employees of PETA were busted with their death kit 7/11/2015.) Postscript:  We will begin this monumental journey with plans for a new nonprofit with the sole goal in mind to disband PETA. Boost the petition on after signing!  We are vegan activists and do not believe that ANY healthy animal should ever be killed.  We are New York Animal Rights Alliance America with chapters in every state for the past ten years.  Join us in our quest for True No Kill!  Thank you for signing and sharing!

Kate Riviello
1,169 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Doug Grady, Dexter Edwards, Davis Brinson, Kennedy Thompson, Jesse Dowe, Jessie Ladson

Transparency, consistency, and unbiased accountability at Duplin County Animal Services

AUG 10, 2019 —  THIS PETITION IS AGAINST THE MANAGER JOE NEWBURN. THE SHELTER STAFF HAVE TO DO WHAT HE SAYS. HE DOES NOT HAVE ANYONE WHO MAKES SURE HIS DAILY DECISIONS THAT IMPACT ANIMALS ARE ETHICAL. HE MAKES HIS OWN RULES AND FORCES THEM TO FOLLOW.  8-8-19....3:45pm.....The Duplin County Animal Shelter has informed us that ALL animals WILL BE euthanized upon their 6th day. There WILL BE NO exceptions. Understand that weekends, holidays and days they are closed ALSO COUNT AS THEIR 6 DAYS! Please continue to share and tag folks on ALL of our animals. PLEASE consider all dogs and cats urgent upon intake. We thank you in advance. I am trying to get signatures for a petition and I need help from any person who cares about the animals in Duplin County who would be willing to sign it. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO RESIDE IN DUPLIN COUNTY.  MANY people from surrounding counties adopt from, rescue from, and have donated to the new building for the animals at Duplin County Animal Services and YOU need to STAND UP for these souls that have no way to speak for themselves.  I’m asking you to sign the petition if you believe the shelter should be consistent in their policies (that are board approved, not just decided last minute by the shelter manager), transparent, and that they should be held accountable for their actions (especially euthanasia). Currently, policies are made by the manager without board approval and are sometimes causing healthy, adoptable animals to be euthanized “just because”. I plan to speak at the commissioner’s meeting and would love your support there. I want to present this petition at the meeting. Please share this with EVERYONE that you feel may want to sign the petition. My goal is 500 signatures and I only have a few days to get them. Remember please spread the word so I can reach or surpass  my goal!  I also plan to have paper versions around Duplin County in case people do not have Facebook to be able to see the petition.  I will update the locations as they become available.

Animal Lover Anonymous
681 supporters