Saturday, January 07, 2012

Animal Hospice praised by celebs facing cruelty charges

If you are a fan of Oprah, or Food Network's Rachel Ray, you may have heard of Angel's Gate in New York. It's become something of a celebrity animal hospice these past few years. (To the extent that shelters enjoy a celebrity status, that is.)

Angel's Gate is back in the news, but it's probably not enjoying the spotlight this time. After receiving a tip from a job applicant, PETA sent in one of its undercover volunteers and turned over its secret video to prosecutors.

The hospice is now facing multiple cruelty charges. Sounds terrible at first blush, but it seems that the issue centers around whether some of the animals are in such bad shape that, according to PETA, they should be humanely euthanized instead.

NPR has more on this morality-laden controversy...

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