DailyDirt: Making Murderless Meat

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The food industry has a growing number of problems, ranging from food labeling to determining what ingredients are actually considered safe to eat. One of the oldest issues people have brought up about food is whether or not to eat meat. It's a serious question, but the answers aren't so easy for the multi-billion dollar meat industry. Someday, meat producers may need to change their ways, and here are just a few dramatic suggestions. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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Filed Under: food, ingrid newkirk, meat, vegan, vegetarian
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    Mike C. (profile), 23 Mar 2013 @ 8:52am


    Seen on Fark recently: PETA... Proudly Euthanizing Thousands of Animals

    And the link associated with the post goes to their official filing with the state of Virginia how they killed almost 90% of the animals they took in...

    http://www.vi.virginia.gov/vdacs_ar/cgi-bin/Vdacs_search.cgi?link_select=facility&form= fac_select&fac_num=157&year=2012

    So some intrepid Farker took the time to compare PETA to other humane/animal rescue outfits in VA and came up with this interesting post:

    From the link, PETA Virginia's stats: 1,877 animals taken in, 1,675 euthanized, about 90%
    Looking at the same source, for all humane societies (including PETA): 10,143 animals taken in, 2,519 euthanized, about 25%
    That means that for non-PETA humane societies in Virginia, you're looking at 8,266 animals taken in and 844 animals euthanized, about 10%.
    Why does PETA have a 90% euthanasia rate while the rest of the humane societies in Virginia combine for a 10% rate?

    /Things that make you go hmmmm....

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