We have the power to build a new consensus, which rejects killing as a method for achieving results. And we can look forward to a time when the wholesale slaughter of animals in shelters is viewed as a cruel aberration of the past. We have a choice. We can fully, completely, and without reservation embrace No Kill as our future. Or we can continue to legitimize the two-pronged strategy of failure: adopt a few and kill the rest. It is a choice which history has thrown upon us. We are the generation that questioned the killing. We are the generation that has discovered how to stop it. Will we be the generation that does?
"Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. We can be that great generation."
Come to the seminar that has been called “a prerequisite for animal lovers, rescue groups and organizations that are serious about changing their communities to No Kill.” Future appearances
When it comes to fundraising, HSUS is happy to celebrate the special bond you and your animal share. But when it comes to legislation, they want to empower shelters with the ability to destroy that relationship. HSUS’ legislation has also lost sight of one of the reasons taxpayer funded shelters exist in the first place: to provide a haven for lost animals and a place where people can go to reclaim them when they become lost.Understanding AB 2343: Why the “Fearing Law” Is So Dangerous
AQ&A about the bill to address confusion, why the precise wording poses such a pernicious threat, how this bill came about, and ultimately, why faith in HSUS is misplaced.AB 2343 Betrays Dogs, Cats & The People Who Love Them
Read my article, Mike Gatto’s AB 2343 Betrays Dogs, Cats & The People Who Love Them, in The Huffington Post.
Redemption is the most critically acclaimed book on its topic ever written. Read the reviews and see the awards the book has won.
Redemption is the story of animal sheltering in the United States, a movement that was born of compassion and then lost its way. It is the story of the “No Kill” movement, which says we can and must stop the killing. And it is about a social movement as noble and just as those that have come before. But most of all, it is a story about believing in the community and trusting in the power of compassion.
Irreconcilable Differences is called “clear and rigorously reasoned,” “excellent reading,” “a real page turner,” “inspiring,” and “the perfect follow-up to Redemption” by “the voice of America’s displaced pets and the conscience of the animal sheltering industry.”
All American Vegan
Get the cookbook San Francisco Book Review gave five stars and called “hilarious,” “entertaining,” and “a pleasure to read.” USA Book News named All American Vegan the best cookbook for 2011 in its health/alternative category.
Why are organizations which are supposed to protect animals the biggest defenders of the very shelters that systematically abuse and kill them? Friendly Fire answers this confounding question while telling the stories of animals who have become catalysts for change.