Nov 27, 2015

PETA Kidnaps, Kills Family Pet, Here’s How They Apologized

By on Friday, November 27, 2015

 After PETA kidnapped and killed Maya, the Zarate’s family pet, they were very sorry.
So to show just how sorry they were, they brought the family a fruit basket.

That didn’t sit too well with Wilber Zarate, who bought the cute little Chihuahua as a gift for her daughter. The child lost weight and sunk into a deep depression.
The dog was kidnapped from the front porch of the family’s Virginia home in October 2014. Footage from the family’s surveillance cameras shows a PETA employee coming onto the property and taking the dog, WND is reporting.

Court documents said that on the day Maya was taken, the family had gone to the store to purchase her a pillow, but couldn’t find her when they returned, reported WAVY-TV.
When Zarate checked his security camera, the video showed a van with “PETA” on the side parked in his driveway. Two women exited the van and one walked up his porch, took Maya, and put her in the back of the van. The dog was put down shortly after that.
According to a PETA spokesman, the employee made a “tragic mistake” by euthanizing the pet “without permission.”
This all stems from PETA’s long-standing belief that humans should not own pets for their “personal amusement,” and some in the organization believe the animals are better off dead than kept as pets.
According to data submitted to the Virginia Department for Agriculture and Consumer Services, PETA killed almost 90 percent of dogs and cats placed in the care of the shelter at its Norfolk, Virginia, headquarters in 2012. The charity, known for provocative publicity campaigns such as the “I’d rather go naked” anti-fur campaign, euthanized 1,647 cats and dogs that year and only placed 19 in new homes.
At a time when the major animal-protection groups have have adopted a “no kill” shelter model, PETA defends its higher rate of euthanasia by claiming the animals are “unadoptable.”
PETA said earlier the woman who took the dog was immediately suspended and later fired. While she and her companion were both charged with larceny by the Accomack County sheriff for taking personal property, the local commonwealth attorney dropped charges saying the surveillance video did not show criminal intent, and there was insufficient evidence to prosecute. PETA was fined $500 because it failed to keep the seized dog alive for the amount of time required by law.
But this is nothing new to a group that some might classify as “domestic terrorists.” They’re quite fond of killing animals and were accused in 2007 of killing a bunch of perfectly healthy animals and dumping them behind a shopping mall.


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