PETA's not-so-ethical actions

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, known as PETA, purports to love and protect animals, and that's how it garners millions of dollars from the public. But according to, a project of the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom, the organization killed 1,456 cats and dogs in 2015. reacted to what it called "shocking new photos—including

one of

trash bags full of the bodies kept in a walk-in freezer—that show the inside of PETA's slaughterhouse where it has killed thousands of animals."

The photos,

published by The Daily Caller News Foundation, come on the heels of PETA's revelation that it killed nearly 1,500 cats and dogs last year—bringing its body count to about 40,000 animals since 1998.

A mobile billboard paid for by CCF circled PETA's Washington, DC last week. A shot of the billboard outside PETA's office is viewable here:

"Another year, another trail of dead pets courtesy of PETA," said Will Coggin, CCF's director of research. "With PETA's history of killing perfectly healthy animals, the public should realize this group is far from ethical."

In 2014, PETA staffers were caught on camera stealing a dog off a front porch in Virginia and killing it. PETA co-founder and president Ingrid Newkirk has advocated for the mass killing of outdoor cats and has said, "Pet ownership is an absolutely abysmal situation" and "In the end, I think it would be lovely if we stopped this whole notion of pets altogether."