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."

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No Kill Is Love Tour 2014

Thank you to everyone who came to one of the dozens of screenings we had around the country for Redemption, my film about the No Kill revolution in America.

An Embrace of SNR, With Caveats

If we reformed shelters, SNR wouldn’t be the first choice for socialized community cats: redemption and adoption would be. It would and should, however, remain the last, because killing should never be a choice at all.

A No Kill Nation By 2005… 2010… 2015… 2020

If you want No Kill in your hometown, you are going to have to fight for it.


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

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.

Friendly Fire

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.

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