PETA accused of slaughtering thousands of pets


The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been accused of killing thousands of pets placed in its custody.

Last year, statistics show that the animal welfare charity put down 2,124 animals that had been given to them. And since 1998, more than 20,000 pets handed to PETA have been put down, according to a report by the Daily Mail.

Figures obtained from the Virginia Department of Agriculture reveal that last year PETA killed five pets a day.

The organization, which collects over £25 million ($35.7 million) in donations, does not run an adoption shelter.

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