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Archive of posts published in the category: Essential Blog Reading

The Ugly Racist Underpinnings of Pit Bull Laws

Although dogs pay the ultimate price, the discrimination in breed specific legislation is often aimed…

I Stand on the Side of Love

Photo taken by my son at a candlelight vigil in San Francisco in honor of…

Imagine the Possibilities

The official motto of Muncie, IN, is “Imagine the Possibilities When We Work Together.” In…

A Defense of No Kill in Both Word & Deed

A social, friendly kitten rescued off the street by a rescuer (and her dog) after…

Behaviorally Challenged Dogs: Can We Save Them All? [1]

Photo by Eileen McFall: dog playgroup at Austin Animal Center. True to their mission statements…

The (Death) Cult of PETA

While news of PETA’s activities so often results in people asking, “What happened to PETA?” and “When did it become so corrupt?” these questions, in light of PETA’s history, are misguided and misinformed. Nothing has happened to PETA.

Is No Kill Going Mainstream?

Home 4 the Holidays, Just One Day, the Myth of Pet Overpopulation, the Six Freedoms, and the Million Cat Challenge in Context

Shelter Killing Benefits Puppy Mills

Widespread No Kill success in our nation’s shelters would not only save the lives of almost four million animals every year, it—combined with legislative efforts to regulate, reform, close down, and eliminate their markets—would drive a dagger to the heart of the puppy and kitten mill industries. And yet HSUS, the ASPCA and PETA fight our efforts to reform shelters.

The Lie at the Heart of the Killing

The myth of pet overpopulation.

Who Is Nathan Winograd?

An open letter to supporters of PETA, the ASPCA, and the Humane Society of the United States,