Blog the Change: Adopt me

The No Kill Conference just happened last week.

A few highlights:

From
Nathan Winograd keynote speech.

“There are over 500 cities across the country saving over 90%, 95%… Even 97%, 98% and 99% of their open admission shelter population. What are you waiting for?

“Whether a rescuer, shelter director, or activist, YOU can make a difference!”

In June, the No Kill Advocacy Center sponsored Just One Day where more than 10,000 pets were adopted in just one day (June 11) all over the country. Each year they ask shelters across the country to put down their euthanasia needles for a day and instead adopt animals out. And if they can do it for one day, they can do it for another and another.

But PETA says to leave the shelters alone and refuses to stop killing for even one day.

http://www.nathanwinograd.com/?p=13122

PETA has been getting some interesting coverage due to their high kill rates and unwillingness to adopt out healthy and adoptable pets.

“As word spreads about PETA’s high use of euthanization, the animal-rights group itself could become the subject of protest. If PETA cannot commit to the “no kill” philosophy practiced by organizations in the pro-animal community, it will forfeit the moral right to speak out about others’ inhumane actions.”

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/opinion/editorials/peta-kills-the-animal-rights-group-is-big-on-euthanasia-695479/#ixzz2Z8Ftyq17

Watch a film all about the benefits of adopting a shelter pet…

SHELTER ME is an entertaining and uplifting film series about shelter pets improving the lives of those who adopt them. Hosted by actress Katherine Heigl, SHELTER ME celebrates the human-animal bond with positive, uplifting stories about shelter pets and their new homes. Every year, 3-4 million dogs and cats are euthanized in America’s shelters. SHELTER ME focuses on the success stories to bring more people into the shelters to give these incredible animals a second chance.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2313299/

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5 responses to “Blog the Change: Adopt me

  1. What the heck is wrong with peta? They’re like a government’s opposition; they’re going to come out against anything the other side wants to implement regardless of what it is.
    peta: “Stop killing animals!”
    society: “Ok! Stop killing animals!”
    peta: “Aw crap….Kill all the animals!”

    Why don’t they just change their names to contrarians and be done with it.

    • PETA has been killing animals for years 2,000 a year x 10 years… According to inspection reports by the Virginia Department of Agriculture, the PETA facility “does not contain sufficient animal enclosures to routinely house the number of animals annually reported as taken into custody… The shelter is not accessible to the public, promoted, or engaged in efforts to facilitate the adoption of animals taken into custody.”

      Routine inspections often found “no animals to be housed in the facility” or, at best “few animals in custody,” despite thousands of them impounded by PETA annually. Since they take in thousands per year, where were they? “90% [of the animals] were euthanized within the first 24 hours of custody,” according to the Virginia Department of Agriculture inspector.

      Ingrid Newkirk founded PETA after a job working at the Washington Humane Society where she killed animals. It was a job she has admitted to doing with relish, explaining how she often came into work early to do it (see pages 178-179). She has stated that she does not believe that animals have a right to live, and that, in fact, animals want to die, calling killing “a gift” (see pages 179-180). from Friendly Fire by Nathan Winograd

  2. Interesting. Didn’t realize there were over 500 cities with 90-95%+ saving rates-that’s progress-but still needs to approach 100%.

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