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Old April 7th, 2013 (5:27 PM). Edited April 10th, 2013 by twocows.
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Quote originally posted by TRIFORCE89:
It goes beyond PETA. Just take a look at your local animal shelters and see how many animals "pass through" there.

In my eyes, it doesn't do a heck of a lot to hurt PETA because I never liked them to begin, although for other reasons

The difference being that animal shelters are completely open about the fact that they do this and why. The "why" being that the state doesn't give them enough funding to care for that many animals for that long and that releasing feral or otherwise aggressive cats and dogs back out into the wild would lead to even larger problems. Watch Animal Cops or Animal Precinct on Animal Planet sometime for an idea of the situation that many animal shelters face; they try their best to adopt out the animals, but a lot of times they just can't.

PETA blatantly lies about the fact that they do this, and from Livewire's post, it seems that they don't even put forth a good-faith effort to adopt out the animals, unlike animal shelters.

Doctors Without Borders: one of the few charity groups you can rely on to actually do real good in the world.

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