Today, October 24th is the 3rd annual Pit Bull Awareness Day. We thought this video is a great way for JFF to celebrate the breed. We think you will enjoy the theme and the music. We hope you enjoy it. We did.
If the video won't play, you can find it here.
Don't forget to vote for Merci. The competition will end tonight at midnight. We're about 6 or 7 thousand votes short of winning, but we haven't entirely given up. :)
We're perplexed and have a question.
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is "revered" by some as an animal activist group that is helping make the world safer and better for all types of animals. It is despised by others because of some totally stupid -- and that's putting it mildly and politely -- media stunts and advertisements. PETA is well-known for its "undercover videos" of cruelty in fur trade, poultry farms, animal research labs, etc.
So we're wondering, if PETA is supposedly such a friend to animals and their welfare, why is there such a site as PETA Kills Animals?
According to PKA, PETA’s “Animal Record” report for 2008, filed with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, shows that the animal rights group killed 95 percent of the dogs and cats in its care last year." Supposedly, PETA only found a home for 7 of the 2,216 animals in its care. In one year. A 95% kill rate is higher than many licensed, regulated kill shelters.
So, our question is, if this is true, why are any animals -- even one -- being put into their "care"?