Animal Rights

#FailingTuesday for PETA

“Giving Tuesday,” the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is an event for charities to kick off the holiday season with a fundraising bang. But for PETA, it was more like a whimper.

PETA put out a solicitation on its Facebook page, which has millions of fans, begging for donations. Only 70 people donated to PETA, totaling a mere $1,767.

That’s a 0.00001% donation rate among its Facebook base.

A look at PETA’s tax return shows that the organization is propped up by a handful of large donations. In its most recent tax return, PETA reports bringing it $63 million. Of that, about $30 million comes from just six sources, according to the organization’s Schedule B. That includes $20 million from a single source.

PETA claims to have 6.5 million members and supporters—more than even the politically powerful National Rifle Association. Yet PETA can’t seem to get a law passed anywhere, much less get these “members” to chip in a dime. And if these supporters knew how many animals PETA kills every year, we suspect they’d be even less enthusiastic.

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