It seems that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals isn’t the only animal rights organization choosing to kill animals brought to their shelters.
In a bizarre animal-rights-activists versus animal-rights-activists twist, People for Animals First is demanding an independent audit of the Hawaiian Humane Society euthanization numbers.
“We need to change, we’re asking for an independent investigation and we need a new CEO,” Sarah Worth, People for Animals, told KITV4.
Worth, a former employee of the Humane Society, claimed she was fired last year because she was trying to save kittens.
“It’s hard to believe that we would actually put down kittens that are treatable and dogs that are treatable so it took me months to finally see with my own eyes and finally believe that this was really happening,” Worth said.
The Hawaiian Humane Society (HHS) responded with the following statement:
“While our euthanasia rates are at historic lows, our goal has always been to reduce euthanasia to as close to zero as we can. This is why we opened our new spay and neuter center in October 2018. Spaying and neutering is proven to reduce the number of unwanted animals and will help us to bring down our euthanasia rates to even lower levels.”
HHS provided KITV4 with data on dog and cat euthanization since 1993. Contrary to the HHS statement, the KITV4 analysis of the numbers found the lowest rates of euthanization was in 2015, when 67 percent of all cats and 22 percent of all dogs admitted to the shelter were euthanized.
In 2018, 69 percent of cats and 25 percent of dogs were euthanized. Historic lows?