nathan winograd

The "adopt some and kill the rest" paradigm which has dominated our nation's shelters for so long is being replaced. But what is it being replaced with? In other words, what does "No Kill" mean? And when does a shelter or community truly achieve it?
It would be an egregious error and we would be seriously remiss if we didn't honor that non-human animals, similar to us, want the pain to end right now.
If a pound is going to kill community dogs, if rescuers are not going to find them homes, if robust transfer programs are not in place to get those dogs to a community where they could find homes, they, like the dogs in the Dominican Republic and cats in the U.S., should realize all the other benefits that would come of sterilization.
There is no such thing as an animal who is irremediably psychologically or behaviorally suffering. There is no such thing as an animal who is so traumatized that he wants to die.
"We wanted to hold PETA accountable for what they did to Maya and the Zarate family."
PETA recently filed a lawsuit that is egregiously antithetical to the cause of animals rights; it is a case that so tragically captures the rot that is at the very heart of PETA's corrupted mission that I cannot let this opportunity to highlight their hypocrisy go unchallenged.
"I think the community and citizens bit by bit became aware of what PETA is, and what PETA does and what PETA stands for
Here's the video and press release to which PETA directed The Huffington Post. Private animal shelters are now defined under
PETA's kill statistics for 2014 are now available. They're even uglier than last year's. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is once again poisoning over 88% of the dogs and cats entrusted to their care.
If California Assembly Member Mike Gatto has his way, cats who enter shelters without identification will be immediately taken from their families and given to for-profit companies, including potentially, companies who sell animals to research labs.
Ending the routine and casual killing of animals will not only save the lives of four million animals every year, but it will bring decency and compassion to our nation's shelters where these virtues are in tragically short supply.
The most basic right which every human being cherishes above all others and without which no other rights can be guaranteed--the right to life--is not, as it should be, ground zero in the struggle for animal rights, but rather a fundamental principle which many "animal rights activists" carelessly and casually disregard.
We now have a proven solution to shelter killing and it is not difficult, expensive nor beyond practical means to achieve. And the large national animal protection groups should be working feverishly to ensure that the model is replicated in every community in the country. But they are not.
We can no longer conveniently deny that animals lack awareness, do not grieve, lack morality, and have no language. They do. In other words, they are just like us.
I became a No Kill advocate because to me, death is the ultimate cruelty; a frightening emptiness that leaves nothing but pain for those of us left behind.
Just One Day asks shelters nationwide to explore and experiment with alternatives to killing that have already proven successful. This year, roughly 1,200 organizations, including some of the largest animal control shelters in the nation, answered the call to participate.
At a time of climate change, in a country that needs more trees, not less, nativists in the San Francisco Bay Area are proposing the clear cutting of upwards of half a million trees as part of their ongoing war against the Eucalyptus.
To those on the outside looking in, HSUS' lack of support for an animal abuse registry may seem like an anomaly. But for those on the inside, who have been laboring to end neglect, abuse and the killing of animals, it is clearly part of a recurring pattern that exemplifies the HSUS tenure of CEO Wayne Pacelle.
Does being pro-animal mean insisting on their right-to-life? Lori Gruen, JEssica Harris and Mike Fry join Josh to discuss.