Ethical treatment

I mean, you can’t get much more ethical than this, can you?

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is going to pay a Virginia family tens of thousands of dollars after it was found that the animal activists euthanized a 9-year-old girl’s Chihuahua well before the state’s five-day waiting period.

Wilber Zarate sued PETA for taking the dog, which was at a mobile home park in Norfolk, unleashed and unattended, and for putting the dog down before the end of the state’s five-day mandatory grace period, The Associated Press reported.

How soon before?

PETA had been tasked with rounding up wild dogs and feral cats in the mobile home park where Zarate’s dog was captured. The dog, Maya, was killed later that same day. PETA was fined $500 for not waiting for the required five days.

PETA will pay Zarate $49,000 and will donate $2000 to a shelter in the area other than PETA’s own.

At least they didn’t eat the dog. That would be heinous. Unethical, even.


  1. Holly H »

    21 August 2017 · 2:57 pm

    Disturbing. I went hunting for PETA’s side on this. Can’t really find it, other than their statement that it was a “terrible mistake”. I emailed them and will let you know if they respond.

  2. CGHill »

    21 August 2017 · 5:22 pm

    If they tell you anything, feel free to send it along.

  3. CGHill »

    22 August 2017 · 1:06 pm

    Holly has indeed gotten a statement from PETA.

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