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Nathan J. Winograd is the director of the national No Kill Advocacy Center and the author of five books. Under his leadership, Tompkins County, New York became a No Kill community. Learn more at

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The Jewels in Oakland's Crown: In Defense of Eucalyptus Trees

(45) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 1:36 PM

"A thousand leaves on every tree, and each a miracle to me" -- Joaquin Miller

Take a hike in the forests of the Oakland hills, and sooner or later, you are likely to bump into a trail marker containing the image of Joaquin...
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Mike Gatto's AB 2343 Betrays Dogs, Cats & The People Who Love Them

(4) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 1:08 PM


If California Assembly Member Mike Gatto has his way, cats who enter shelters without identification will be immediately taken from their families and given to for-profit companies, including, potentially, companies who sell animals to research labs.

If passed,

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Unfassbar: PETA tötet heimlich Tausende von Tieren

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2013 | 11:04 AM

Der folgende Artikel enthält potenziell verstörendes Bildmaterial.

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) ist eine Tierschutzorganisation, die öffentlich behauptet, im Interesse der Tiere zu handeln und sich dabei ethischen Grundsätzen zu verpflichten. Und dennoch verlassen nur die wenigsten der rund 2000 Tiere, die jedes Jahr...

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Animal Lovers Need Not Apply

(41) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 3:52 PM


Shelters are supposed to rescue animals from cruelty and neglect. They are supposed to be a sanctuary for lost dogs and stray cats. They are supposed to be a refuge, a safe haven for animals whose people can no longer keep...

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A Dog Is a Boy, Except When PETA Kills Him

(32) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 9:48 AM


"A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy." Like no other, this pronouncement by Ingrid Newkirk, the founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), appeared to lay down the gauntlet, an inviolate line in the sand...

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HSUS Tells Animal Shelters: Go Ahead and Kill Animals if You Want

(104) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 8:54 AM


Several years ago, my wife was given a tote bag purchased at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) gift shop in New York City. The bag has an "Andy Warhol" theme, and, therefore, not surprisingly, it also has a sense of humor....

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Death: The Great Equalizer

(54) Comments | Posted August 12, 2013 | 4:48 PM


For most of his life, my dog, Pickles, has been afraid of strangers. Although age and infirmity have mellowed this tendency, his reaction to the new or foreign has generally been one of suspicion and caution. When approached by a stranger, he...

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For the Love of Dog

(73) Comments | Posted July 1, 2013 | 9:32 AM

Pickles as a young dog, almost a decade ago.

Today is my dog's 14th birthday. Pickles has been my constant companion for all but seven weeks of his life. I adopted him and his brother Topham together many years ago. They were the...

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In Just One Day We Saved Thousands of Shelter Animals From Slaughter

(34) Comments | Posted June 13, 2013 | 12:24 PM

Twelve years ago on June 11, 2001, the No Kill sheltering movement went from the theoretical to the real. As I drove into the parking lot for the first time as the head of the open admission animal control shelter in Tompkins County, New York, an agency which took in...

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Biological Xenophobia: The Environmental Movement's War on Nature

(517) Comments | Posted June 6, 2013 | 10:09 AM

They were beautiful: a row of trees that lined a path to the ocean. They provided respite from the winds, a home for birds, shade and oxygen in exchange for our CO2. They were part of the walking trails at Fort Funston in San Francisco, and every time...

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Putting Abusers Before Animals Is Business as Usual at the HSUS

(339) Comments | Posted May 13, 2013 | 3:31 PM

Last November, two starving dogs were found in a Michigan woman's home. By the time police discovered the dogs, it was too late for one of them. The dog died from complications after eating cloth and plastic in a desperate bid to end the pain of hunger. Their abuser was...

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Shocking Photos: PETA's Secret Slaughter of Kittens, Puppies

(5162) Comments | Posted April 2, 2013 | 3:51 PM

Warning: Some of the following graphic photos may distress the reader.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is an organization that publicly claims to represent the best interest of animals -- indeed their "ethical treatment." Yet approximately 2,000 animals pass through PETA's front door every year and very...

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Who Is Really Standing for Animals?

(666) Comments | Posted February 15, 2013 | 4:25 PM

We are a nation of animal lovers. Collectively, we share our homes with 90 million cats and 75 million dogs. We talk to them, keep their pictures in our wallets, celebrate their birthdays, travel with them, and greet them upon coming home even before saying hello to our spouses and...

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