THere are many pages on Facebook that put down no kill without explaining at all either in their about or when asked what that is. Now to a sane person to hate something called NO KILL is kinda stupid when you look at it but it takes all kinds to make this world go around. So since I have been razed for supporting no kill and seeing how ugly the haters are out there I decided to dig deeper.
The most recoginizable "face" in this movement is Nathan Winograd. HE has the No Kill Advocacy center and has written books about this movement and how he started it. Or at least coined the the phrase no kill. There are other groups activily working towards no kill, they are No Kill Revolution and No Kill nation.
So first I have to define what the term NO KILL means.
From the No KIll Advocacy Center www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/shelter-reform/no-kill-quick-facts
No Kill is an innovative, cost-effective model of animal sheltering that allows open admission animal control shelters to save all healthy and treatable animals. Unlike the “adopt some and kill the rest” form of animal sheltering that has dominated in the United States for the past 100 years and is responsible for the needless deaths of millions of healthy and treatable animals every year, No Kill shelters are saving as high as 99% of all animals entrusted to their care
Achieving No Kill is not complicated, but it does require replacing the traditional model of animal sheltering which is passive, complacent and plagued by convenience killing, with a proactive, can-do attitude and work ethic that rejects killing. The programs of the No Kill Equation require dedication and effort and for this reason, are sometimes portrayed by the traditional sheltering establishment as “controversial.” They are not. They are simple procedures that Americans would be shocked to learn shelters are not already doing
When a shelter director says they are “opposed to No Kill,” it means they reject foster care in favor of killing, reject vaccinations and medical care in favor of killing, reject knocking on doors to get lost dogs home rather than killing, and reject adoptions in favor of killing. In other words, they are advocating killing in the face of readily-available, cost-effective alternatives to killing. The same is true of each and every program of the No Kill Equation, because when a shelter implements them comprehensively, they achieve No Kill.
No kill is not hard it just takes a lot of work and a dedicated staff and a shelter manager that WANT to stop the killing at the shelter and are not afraid to do different things and to do a little work.
See my next note to see how you can put the NO KILL EQUATION to work for your local shelter and save some (a lot) of lives!
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