Apparently a chapter of PETA ingratiated themselves to a group of immigrants in a trailer park, then came back when they were gone and took a number of pets. There was video of the incident, and the state of Virginia is investigating. Here's a quick excerpt about one of the dogs, Maya:Edward Armstrong, a spokesman for Maya’s family says, “They were waiting until they [the residents] weren’t home. One of [the] neighbors actually saw them taking another resident’s pet. They waited until that resident left… They had actually learned everyone’s schedule. They pulled in, they take the guy’s dog, a next door neighbor saw the whole thing.” Due to the questionable immigration status of the residents, however, they are afraid to come forward. Had a surveillance video not been available, the killing of Maya would have remained unknown, as were the fates of other animals who also went missing that same day, but which a subsequent investigation into the killing of Maya by the Virginia Department of Agriculture (VDACS) uncovered were also taken from that trailer park that same day and likewise killed. Among the dead were two four month old kittens, a six month old puppy, a one-year-old lab-mix, and another Chihuahua.http://www.nathanwinograd.com/?p=15160
Turns out PETA also runs "shelters." That word is pretty loose, because they are not apparently facilitating adoption, but just settling for euthanizing as many animals as possible. Part of the investigation by Virginia found that adoption rates at PETA "shelters" were in the tens and twenty percents, while statewide the average for shelters was over 50%. https://www.petakillsanimals.com/proof-peta-kills/
I understand fighting animal cruelty, but PWTA considers domestication as cruelty. I hope those folks get locked up before it further encourages PETA chapters around the nation.
This country of the United States was not built by those who waited and rested and wished to look behind them.---JFK