PETA Pays $50,000 After STEALING and KILLING a Little Girl’s Dog

Far-left agitators PETA, continue to moonlight as a pro-animal rights organization while ACTUALLY acting against the best interest of animals and putting them down when they find them.

The “People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals”, or PETA, publicly apologized and paid a grieving family almost $50,000 after stealing and euthanizing a small girl’s dog.

PETA asked two individuals associated with their group to go on a hunt around a mobile home park looking for and picking up “wild dogs and feral cats”.

The pair of PETA affiliated people ended up stealing a chihuahua named Maya, which turned out to be a beautiful Christmas gift that was given to a nine-year-old girl named Cynthia Zarate.

Cynthia’s father, Wilber Zarate, from Virginia, sued PETA after they stole the dog from the mobile home park and put it down before the “five day grace period” was over.

The dog, Maya, was put down on the SAME DAY she was found, which is both horribly inhumane and also a violation of a state law that “requires a five-day grace period”.

The leftist pet murderers at PETA were only fined $500 for the violation but were forced to pay much more after Mr. Zarate took legal action against them. He argues that the group “operates under a policy of putting down healthy animals because it ‘considers pet ownership to be a form of involuntary bondage’,” according to the Telegraph UK.

The Telegraph reports:

The company settled the lawsuit, avoiding a trial in which Mr Zarate’s lawyers intended to ask the company about its past and present euthanasia policy.

Peta in the settlement agreed to pay the family $49,000 and donate $2,000 to a local branch of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) to honour Maya.

Mr Zarate had originally sought up to $7m.

The family’s attorney, William H Shewmake, said: “The Zarates felt that the settlement reflects the grievous loss of their beloved Maya. And it allows the Zarates to bring some closure to a very painful chapter of their lives. They’re glad the case has been settled.”

Both parties said in a joint statement: “Peta again apologises and expresses its regrets to the Zarate family for the loss of their dog Maya. Mr Zarate acknowledges that this was an unfortunate mistake by Peta and the individuals involved, with no ill will toward the Zarate family.”

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