I will go ahead and say that if fur or meat = murder then PeTA's 97% kill rate in their "animal shelter" should = murder too.
Of course, I tend not to trust, follow, or believe anything the big three (Humane Society of the US, ASPCA, and PeTA) spew, because while they certainly talk a big talk, their actions are significantly louder. Any 'animal rights' organization that believes that animals are better off dead than alive is an animal rights organization that doesn't need my money or my support. That being said, I really wish that they hadn't strayed so far from their roots, because I really want to believe they care about animals. It is obvious they don't, but they certainly do care about donations and money.
Back onto the topic, I can see The Hobbit as two movies. I think three movies is really stretching the source material (which apparently they thought so too, since they are including stuff from other sources.)
No one said it wasn't murder.
And because people don't fix their animals and are incredibly irresponsible there is an insane amount of over-population. Unfortunately, there just isn't enough money or room to go around. So when you have an older animal that has been around for months and months that no one wants to adopt and it's taking the place of six kittens that can be adopted quickly, what would you suggest they do?
Try doing a little research first or volunteering at an animal shelter before you make judgements. The situation isn't perfect but at least there are people who try instead of expecting someone else to do something about it.