Not denying PETA’s euthanasia policies. However, when I looked at multiple sources about the issue, PETA is often left to euthanize sick animals that are rejected from other shelters and no-kill shelters. PETA will also take animals slated for euthanasia from shelters who use outdated inhumane methods of euthanasia like gas chambers. I just don’t support a full condemnation of an organization that actually helps animals across many situations. Do I think they should invest more of their resources into no-kill shelters? Sure. However, I would also argue that equal attention should be given to the root of why we need shelters in the first place. Perhaps it’s consumer desire for breed specific pets, lack of sterilization resources, or the ease with which people rationalize getting rid of their pet that crowd shelters and lead to euthanasia in the first place. Here is a great article from a reputable news source on the PETA euthanasia issue that gives voice to both sides of the issue and it’s not a mouthpiece article for the PETA lobby or The Center for Consumer Freedom Lobby
Proof that beauty comes in all colors.
Because, when in Rome…
by Sam Stryker