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PETA has allegedly killed 29,426 animals in the past 11 years - can this be true?

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PETA has allegedly killed 29,426 animals in the past 11 years - can this be true?
Warning: Graphic images will follow.

A new HuffPost blog entry written by Nathan J. Winograd, director of No Kill Advocacy Center, is making shocking allegations against PETA, claiming that the pet-loving organization may not be as holy as everyone thinks. 

The article has already received its fair share of flak from readers who think this is more PR stunt than truth, but rather than taking sides at this point - mostly because it's so hard to tell who's being truthful and who's not - we've decided to present some of the most important snippets of Winograd's story below and let you come up with your own conclusions.

(For the full blog entry, head here!)

"People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is an organization that publicly claims to represent the best interest of animals -- indeed their "ethical treatment." Yet approximately 2,000 animals pass through PETA's front door every year and very few make it out alive. The vast majority -- 96 percent in 2011 -- exit the facility out the back door after they have been killed, when Pet Cremation Services of Tidewater stops by on their regular visits to pick up their remains."

"Between these visits, the bodies are stored in the giant walk-in freezer PETA installed for this very purpose. It is a freezer that cost $9,370 and, like the company which incinerates the bodies of PETA's victims, was paid for with the donations of animal lovers who could never have imagined that the money they donated to help animals would be used to end their lives instead. In fact, in the last 11 years, PETA has killed 29,426 dogs, cats, rabbits, and other domestic animals."

"A supermarket dumpster full of garbage bags. When police officers looked inside, they found the bodies of dead animals -- animals killed by PETA. PETA described these animals as "adorable" and "perfect." A veterinarian who naively gave PETA some of the animals, thinking they would find them homes, and examined the dead bodies of others, testified that they were "healthy" and "adoptable.""
"The PETA solution: dead "feral" cats in a Florida shelter. PETA successfully defeated SB 1320, a law that would have clarified that nonlethal programs to neuter and release feral cats, rather than killing them, are legal in Florida... The PETA website states that, 'the most compassionate choice is to euthanize feral cats. You can ask your veterinarian to do this or, if your local shelter uses an injection of sodium pentobarbital, take the cats there.'"
 
If this is true, it's absolutely heartbreaking.

What do you think?