Thanks to Francis Rocks and the Bipedess for barking in to talk about Nathan Winograd and the No Kill Movement. I’m going to open this discussion up now but please remember to play nice. This is a very deep emotional subject for all of us. So please bark in but remember to stay on the topic, politely.
If you have a book or a topic you feel needs to be on the blog, please bark in!
Francis Rocks and the bipedess wrote:
In searching your blog tonight I’m surprised to see that there didn’t seem to be anything about Nathan Winograd, Redemption and the No Kill Movement?
Did I miss something? Seems like something just up your alley since your questions to Jim Willis asked about No Kill.
The Animal rights movements HSUS and PETA are now extremists who don’t want us to have companion animals in their lives- period. The goals of those who want to pass mandatory spay and neuter and who are against Feral Cat TNR are PETA and
HSUS who say:
“We have no ethical obligation to preserve the different breeds of livestock produced through selective breeding …One generation and out. We have no problems with the extinction of domestic animals. They are creations of human selective breeding.”
Animal People News, 5/1/93 Wayne Pacelle President HSUS
In the end, I think it would be lovely if we stopped this whole notion of pets altogether.”
Newsday, Feb 1988 Ingrid Newkirk President PETA
Their agenda is real and they have millions of dollars to implement these plans as “non profits”. Look at a city and State near you they are trying to implement Mandatory Spay and Neuter, Breed Specific Legislation everywhere! (no pit bulls, no Dobermans, etc.) Don’t be fooled by them and politicians who are supported by them- they do not want animals to be in our lives.
Mandatory Spay and Neuter laws don’t work. See this link for a list of failures:
For more information on why they don’t work follow this link
Our problems with animal population are better solved other ways that have proven success- and the No Kill Revolution founded by Nathan Winograd is the way. Our local Animal Control shelters should be aiming towards what Nathan Winograd discusses in his book Redemption. In order to see this proposal and all others just like it for what they really are you must read this book.
Attempts to deal with animal problems need to be geared toward the successes in San Francisco and Tompkins County New York (and others on the road to success). Mr. Winograd’s work is inspired by the success by Richard Avanzino at the San
Francisco SCPA and takes the humane animal movement back to its roots, which was a noble cause and not what it is today.
In moving toward a No Kill Nation, Nathan Winograd’s model includes shelter accountability, which means mapping successes and failures, engagement with the community, and leadership with a commitment to succeed. Mr. Winograd’s Model is proactive not reactive. It’s a unifying not divisive. Anyone who truly loves animals can support the No Kill Nation. The key components of the No Kill blueprint include:
Feral Cat TNR (Trap Neuter Release) Program
High Volume/Low Cost Spay/Neuter
Coordination with Rescue Groups
Foster Care Program ( no Pet Limit Laws)
Comprehensive Adoption Programs (Including Marketing)
Pet Retention Programs
Medical & Behavioral Rehabilitation
Public Relations/Community Involvement
Coordinated Volunteer Program
A Compassionate Director (The Keystone To Success)
This is a clear shift, which moves shelter thinking and operations from a reactive position to a proactive strategy. This model has worked in large and small shelters, rural and urban and those with and without funding.
So please highlight this amazing individual who works so hard fighting against the big money marketing machines of HSUS and PETA and for the animals in all our lives.