Remembering Maya: The dog that PETA stole & killed – Nathan Winograd

Remembering Maya

One year ago today, on October 18, 2014, PETA stole Maya, a happy and healthy dog, from her porch while her family was out. They killed her that very day.

PETA came to the trailer park where the family lives, where most of the residents are Spanish speaking with few resources. The PETA representatives befriended the residents. They got to know who lived where and who had dogs. In fact, they sat with the family on the same porch off which they later took Maya. Waiting until the family was away from the home, PETA employees backed their van up to the porch and threw biscuits to Maya, in an attempt to coax her off her property and therefore give PETA the ability to claim she was a stray dog “at large.” But Maya refused to stay off the porch and ran back. Thinking that no one was around, one of the employees—who was later charged with larceny—went onto the property and took Maya.

When the family returned and found their beloved Maya missing, they searched around the neighborhood before checking the video on the surveillance camera. That is when they saw the PETA van on the film and recognized the woman who had come to their house on prior occasions to talk to them about Maya. They called PETA and asked for Maya’s return.

PETA claimed it did not have the dog. When PETA was told that its employees had been filmed taking the dog, they hung up. Shortly afterward, a PETA attorney called and informed the family that Maya was dead. PETA had killed her. She was not the only one.

On the day PETA stole and killed Maya, they also killed two four month old kittens, a six month old puppy, a one-year-old lab-mix, and another Chihuahua.

PETA is still licensed as a “shelter” in Virginia. They continue to kill animals. The Virginia Dept. of Agriculture fined PETA a mere $500 for Maya’s death, a fraction of the $52 million they took in from unsuspecting donors.

Learn more: http://goo.gl/QWorzs

Learn why: http://goo.gl/JSo8tq

Posted by Nathan Winograd on Sunday, October 18, 2015

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