PETA has been caught sending unsolicited emails containing shocking images of alleged animal cruelty in a bid to win new support.
But the tactic has backfired after recipients of the distressing emails complained and accused PETA of violating their privacy.
Random email addresses got spammed with a image of an angora rabbit apparently having its fur ripped out. The message stated: “It’s an image that haunts me: angora rabbits and all other animals who are abused for their fur or skin.”
“Will you help PETA stop such violence against rabbits and all other animals abused for their fur or skin?”
One person who received an email but did not want to be identified told that the email was obsessive and intrusive.
She said: “I was really upset to receive such message in the middle of the day. I have no idea how where they got my email address from, but I’ve never subscribed to their propaganda emails.”
What PETA didn’t mention in their email is that it euthanises healthy animals and uses well-meaning donors left legacies and donations to pay staff cash bonanzas.
Many would be devastated to learn that 42 cents of every dollar raised goes straight into a fund marked “staff costs”.
Last year figures showed that 1,411 cats and dogs died in Virginia at the hands of PETA activists, who claimed to be collecting money for animal welfare.
Virginia Department of Agriculture veterinarians also discovered that 84 per cent of animals PETA “helped” were killed within 24 hours or less.
PETA is well known for its misinformation tactics. Recently they have produced a horrifying fake video showing a cat being abused.
The fake video was meant to draw attention to the issue of animal abuse.
PETA was also trying to enlist various media organisations to knowingly help them misinform people, saying that the video features the real cat.