Wonder what Sir Paul McCartney will think of this. After years of scolding everyone from seal hunters to ice cream makers, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has taken a public shellacking for its own euthanasia policies. It turns out the organization put down more than nine out of 10 of the animals brought to U.S. headquarters. Of 2,216 animals taken to its premises in Norfolk, Va., last year, 2,124 were put to sleep‹almost six per day. Homes were found for just seven. “Peta has a perverse definition of euthanasia,” says a former worker. “One that apparently demands that any animal with the slightest discomfort ought to be killed.”
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