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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals killed more than 95 per cent of animals in its care last year at a Virginia shelter, a shocking new report states. The report, released by non-profit consumer group, claims that PETA - which is known for its outspoken stance on animal rights - were responsible for the deaths of nearly 2,000 adoptable animals last year alone. The records also show that the animal-rights organization has killed more than 27,000 animals at its headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia since 1998. Only 3,159 animals, mostly dogs and cats, were adopted in that time. Records from the Virginia Department of Agriculture obtained through public records by the Centre for Consumer Freedom show figures that are quite contrary to PETA’s mission. Records from 2011 alone state that of the 1,992 cats and dogs received, 34 were transferred, and 24 were adopted. The remaining 1,911 were put down, the report states. ‘PETA hasn’t slowed down its slaughterhouse operation,’ CCF executive director Rick Berman said. ‘It appears PETA is more concerned with funding its media and advertising antics than finding suitable homes for these dogs and cats.’ The organization also runs the website PETAkillsanimals.com, which details their claims into the organisation’s seemingly shady operations. More than 4 million animals are killed annually at shelters across the nation, citing unsustainable cost of caring for unwanted creatures and space limitations. PETA said in an April 2011 interview with Newsweek that the ‘no-kill’ policy simply wasn’t possible. ‘We would rather offer these animals a painless death than have them tortured, starved, or sold for research,’ Daphna Nachminovitch told the magazine. However, humane societies in Nevada have successfully run ‘no-kill’ shelters. Bonney Brown, who is executive director of the Nevada Humane Society told Newsweek that with the help of more volunteers, 2007 became their first no-kill year. PETA media liaison Jane Dollinger told The Daily Caller via email that most animals that fall into the Norfolk centre’s cair are ‘somehow unadoptable.’ While she did not dispute the claims, she qualified that many animals were killed because of ‘injury, illness, age, aggression, or because no good homes exist for them.’ The report by CCF implies that laziness, and not a lack of funding or volunteers, is to blame for the death rate. The report states: ‘Despite its $37.4million budget, PETA employees make little effort to find homes for the thousands of animals they kill every year.’

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals killed more than 95 per cent of animals in its care last year at a Virginia shelter, a shocking new report states. The report, released by non-profit consumer group, claims that PETA - which is known for its outspoken stance on animal rights - were responsible for the deaths of nearly 2,000 adoptable animals last year alone. The records also show that the animal-rights organization has killed more than 27,000 animals at its headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia since 1998. Only 3,159 animals, mostly dogs and cats, were adopted in that time. Records from the Virginia Department of Agriculture obtained through public records by the Centre for Consumer Freedom show figures that are quite contrary to PETA’s mission. Records from 2011 alone state that of the 1,992 cats and dogs received, 34 were transferred, and 24 were adopted. The remaining 1,911 were put down, the report states. ‘PETA hasn’t slowed down its slaughterhouse operation,’ CCF executive director Rick Berman said. ‘It appears PETA is more concerned with funding its media and advertising antics than finding suitable homes for these dogs and cats.’ The organization also runs the website PETAkillsanimals.com, which details their claims into the organisation’s seemingly shady operations. 

More than 4 million animals are killed annually at shelters across the nation, citing unsustainable cost of caring for unwanted creatures and space limitations. PETA said in an April 2011 interview with Newsweek that the ‘no-kill’ policy simply wasn’t possible. ‘We would rather offer these animals a painless death than have them tortured, starved, or sold for research,’ Daphna Nachminovitch told the magazine. However, humane societies in Nevada have successfully run ‘no-kill’ shelters. Bonney Brown, who is executive director of the Nevada Humane Society told Newsweek that with the help of more volunteers, 2007 became their first no-kill year. PETA media liaison Jane Dollinger told The Daily Caller via email that most animals that fall into the Norfolk centre’s cair are ‘somehow unadoptable.’ While she did not dispute the claims, she qualified that many animals were killed because of ‘injury, illness, age, aggression, or because no good homes exist for them.’ The report by CCF implies that laziness, and not a lack of funding or volunteers, is to blame for the death rate. The report states: ‘Despite its $37.4million budget, PETA employees make little effort to find homes for the thousands of animals they kill every year.’

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militaryarmament:

Four German soldiers wearing fur coats and gas masks posing in a trench, c. 1917.

militaryarmament:

Four German soldiers wearing fur coats and gas masks posing in a trench, c. 1917.

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minmo:

well life just isnt fucking fair is it humpback whale 85

minmo:

well life just isnt fucking fair is it humpback whale 85

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This was printed in ‘67. Found it in a basement.

This was printed in ‘67. Found it in a basement.

one of the most interesting things about me is that I’m the grandchild of method man’s high school counselor

It was hard for early naturalists to imagine that the passenger pigeon could ever become extinct. But they didn’t realize that a technological revolution was about to hit.

"The telegraph allowed word to go out: ‘The pigeons are here,’" says David Blockstein, a senior scientist at the National Council for Science and the Environment and a founder of Project Passenger Pigeon. Thousands of hunters would then jump on newly built trains to ride out to wherever the pigeons had settled and start slaughtering them.

The hunters weren’t just killing the birds to feed their families, however. Pigeons would be stuffed into barrels and loaded back onto the trains, which would deliver them to distant cities, where they’d be sold everywhere from open air markets to fine restaurants. “Technology enabled the market,” says Blockstein.

Soon this technology-driven slaughter was decimating the passenger pigeon. Its decline was so worrisome that Congress passed the Lacey Act, one of the first laws to protect wildlife in the United States. The Lacey Act would eventually help protect many species, but for the passenger pigeon it came too late.

In 1900, the year in which the act was made into law, naturalists spotted a single wild passenger pigeon in Ohio. They never saw another one in the wild again.

For the next 14 years, the species clung to existence in a few zoos. But the birds proved to be poor breeders in captivity. Martha, the last of her kind, was barren.

Century After Extinction, Passenger Pigeons Remain Iconic—And Scientists Hope to Bring Them Back (via dendroica)

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jamesanthonyapparel:

Pictish Woman, c. 790
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jamesanthonyapparel:

Pictish Woman, c. 790

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I just can’t imagine never seeing the sea you know

I just can’t imagine never seeing the sea you know

all my life I’ve lived on islands and coastlines and the idea of being somewhere inland seems so strange and confined to me

I love the Catskills

I love the Catskills

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fuehrerbefehl:

German soldier ripping up a poster of Stalin in 1941

fuehrerbefehl:

German soldier ripping up a poster of Stalin in 1941

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I like this website cause I get to be even more pretentious than I am in real life