Monthly Archives: September 2011

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Courage & Cowardice in the Fight for a No Kill Nation

People with information about harmful, abusive, and potentially illegal activities being committed have the power to do the one thing necessary to put these actions under the cleansing light of public scrutiny and thus, bring them to an end: speak out. But when they refuse to do so, they virtually assure that they continue.

The Fight for Patrick Continues…

“[T]rademark registration number 23699” is a “very valuable brand for commercial exploitation and fundraising.” —Associated Humane Societies of New Jersey, describing Patrick in their lawsuit against the City of Newark and the veterinarians who saved his life.

All You Need is Love…

In August, the City Council in Rockwall, Texas voted unanimously to become a No Kill community. To top it off, the shelter had a stunning 97% rate of lifesaving for one of the busiest months of the year, an August to remember. I spoke to Michael Kitkoski, who along with his wife, Pam, is the founder of Rockwall Pets, the volunteer-based organization spearheading the No Kill initiative.

Feed the Birds

Join me in feeding the birds by supporting the work of No Kill bird rescue groups.

They Know What They Know

Some people claim that pet overpopulation is real. They do not have evidence to support it. They do not have data or analysis. They have no idea how many available homes there are (the demand side of the equation) as opposed to how many animals are killed but for a home (the supply side).

No Kill 2.0

Even as we succeed in more and more communities, we must not simply sit back and wait for the others to catch up. We must update our efforts to reflect the changing nature of the No Kill debate within our own movement. We must upgrade to No Kill 2.0 with open and loving arms. The animals who are currently falling through the cracks that continue to exist also deserve our protective embrace.

Redemption “Cliff Notes”

The No Kill Advocacy Center has released a “cliff notes”-like version of Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation & The No Kill Revolution in America.

A False Debate

A No Kill shelter can be either “limited admission” or “open admission.”

Building a No Kill Ohio

Join me this Saturday, September 10, 2011 for the “Great Shelters Conference” in Cincinnati, OH, followed by a book signing for both Redemption and Irreconcilable Differences.

The Fallacy of “Fates Worse Than Death”

There are no fates worse than death. And it is an arrogant abuse of our power over defenseless animals to think it is our right to make such a determination for them.