Target: Ingrid E. Newkirk, President of PETA; Wayne Pacelle, CEO of HSUS; Edwin Sayres, CEO of ASPCA
Goal: Support the No Kill Equation, a plan that guarantees adoption and life for all sheltered animals that are not gravely ill
About 90 communities in the US practice the No Kill Equation, a plan that guarantees adoption and life for all sheltered animals that are not gravely ill. However, so-called animal rights groups like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and the Humane Society of the United States, oppose the No Kill Equation throughout the US.
It is illegal, but still a common practice in many states, to kill puppies, kittens, and sick or elderly animals in gas chambers. Nonetheless, some shelters that gas animals have received praise and accolades from the ASPCA, HSUS, and PETA. In fact, HSUS helped defeat a bill preventing the use of gas chambers in Texas shelters. In similar cases, ASPCA and PETA both worked to defeat legislation that would allow rescue organizations to save animals in New York and Virginia shelters at their own expense. Instead, the animals were killed at the expense of taxpayers. Moreover, PETA has encouraged the euthanization of all pit bulls and dogs that resemble pit bulls, a beloved species with an unfortunate reputation thanks to abusive underground dog-fighting rings.
The No Kill Equation saves animals by lowering the cost of spaying and neutering services, spaying and neutering feral animals before releasing them, and offering volunteer foster care. It is outrageous that no kill communities must face opposition from huge ‘animal rights’ organizations like HSUS, PETA, and ASPCA, which make a combined income of $300 million per year. Implore these organizations to support, rather than fight, the No Kill Equation.
Dear Ms. Newkirk, Mr. Parcelle, and Mr. Sayres,
Although the No Kill Equation is becoming more and more popular nationwide, your organizations have fought tirelessly to prevent its widespread application. Animal rights advocates trust you to protect animals, and you cannot live up to that trust by encouraging the killing of animals in shelters. PETA, the ASPCA, and the HSUS have each individually fought legislation to prevent gassing and euthanasia. Your organizations have also prevented the progress of smaller animal rights groups, who wish to rescue animals at their own expense rather than let them die at the expense of taxpayers.
This campaign against the No Kill Equation makes no sense to the vast majority of animal rights advocates who have supported your multi-million dollar organizations. Please stop fighting the No Kill Equation and the work of smaller rescue organizations. Instead, support their proliferation throughout shelters in the US.
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