PETA killed 82.4% of the animals it received last year. If valid, the new allegations chillingly show that PETA is aggressively seeking out even more animals to put under its “care,” using four-wheels to snatch and gratuitously dispatch our four-legged friends. Even for PETA, that’s a new low.
Since 1998, the deceptively named People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has killed more than 33,000 animals. Now, a family on Virginia’s Eastern Shore is alleging that PETA has added another animal to its death toll: their family pet Maya, a Chihuahua.
Wilbur Cerate says that Maya went inexplicitly missing one Saturday afternoon, prompting him to check footage from his home security camera. According to Cerate, the video showed a van—branded with “PETA” on the side—back into his driveway. Two women then allegedly got out of the van, one of whom walked up to the porch, took Maya, and put the dog in the back of the vehicle.
Cerate claims that two women from PETA returned to the house three days later, bearing a fruit basket and grave news: Allegedly, Maya had been euthanized.
That’s right: PETA allegedly trespassed on private property to steal and kill a family pet.
The local Sheriff charged the PETA workers with larceny (pets are legally property). Despite the video footage that would seem to collaborate Cerate’s story, the charges against the workers were dropped by state prosecutors for lack of evidence showing criminal intent.