Talk (Radio) with the Animals

PETA is a disgrace,” said syndicated radio host Mark Levin yesterday, after our executive director told his national audience of 8.5 million listeners about our shocking PETA Kills Animals website. “Next time you see someone from PETA, or the PETA organization,” Levin concluded, “just ask them: ‘Why are you slaughtering all these dogs and cats?’ I mean, slaughtering them in the van after somebody turns them over, they assume it’s going to be humane, and they kill ’em right in the van? I wish I didn’t even know that. It’s going to give me a nightmare.”

(Click here to download yesterday’s full Mark Levin Show. Our segment begins at time index 01:30:00.)

Levin, a respected animal lover whose book, Rescuing Sprite, was a bestseller, isn’t alone. Millions of Americans have visited PETA Kills Animals since its launch, and they all come away with a sobering message: There’s a good reason why the “E” (for “ethical”) in PETA’s logo is always printed with a lower-case letter.

We also educated Levin’s listeners about another untrustworthy animal “charity”: the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS):

There’s another organization out there that in some ways is actually guilty of a bigger scam, and that’s the Humane Society of the United States. People think that the Humane Society of the United States is connected to animal shelters, and they are not. And they are collecting over $100 million every year. These are people that put more money into their executive pension plan, from the donations that are coming in—people think that money’s going to shelters—they put more money into their executive pension plan than they put into shelters. If you go to, you will see an even bigger scam than PETA.

If you’re not yet a regular reader of our award-winning HumaneWatch blog, it’s never too late to start. And if you’re a former donor to PETA or HSUS who’s looking for some guidance about where to send a charitable contribution, we recommend Levin’s ten-year-old organization, the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation.

Its mission is to “rescue dogs and cats facing euthanasia in overcrowded shelters, and place them for adoption in loving homes.” And it’s everything America’s animal-rights behemoths are not—most notably, honest.