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PETA euthanizes hundreds of animals each year Published: April 8, 2013

Many know People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for its aggressive messaging and protests.

But few know that an estimated 2,000 animals pass through PETA's front door every year and very few make it out alive.

Nathan J. Winograd, director of No Kill Advocacy Center, writes that the vast majority -- 96 percent in 2011 -- exit the facility out the back door after they have been killed, when Pet Cremation Services of Tidewater stops by on their regular visits to pick up their remains.

Between these visits, the bodies are stored in the giant walk-in freezer PETA installed for this very purpose.

Warning: Some of the photos included in the article are graphic and might distress the reader.

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