RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is known for its extreme methods to protect animals but a new report blasts the animal rights organization for not living up to its mission here in Virginia.
This is a report following a 2010 site visit to PETA's animal shelter in Norfolk.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services found that the animal shelter killed nearly all of the adoptable dogs and cats in its care that year and also in 2011.
That shelter is classified by the Commonwealth as a legal animal shelter.
According to the new report, out of the nearly 2,000 cats and dogs the shelter received, only 24 were adopted, 34 were transferred and the rest were put down.
According to an article in London's Daily Mail, PETA says it's not possible for it to have a "No kill Policy" at its shelters. It goes on to say it would rather offer the animals a painless death than have them tortured, starved or sold for research.
The report states that PETA has a $37 million budget and makes no effort to find homes for these animals.
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