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Nathan Winograd

Defining No Kill

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

The "adopt some and kill the rest" paradigm which has dominated our nation's shelters for so long is being replaced. But what is it being replaced with? In other words, what does "No Kill" mean? And when does a shelter or community truly achieve it?

Do Dogs Ever Simply Want to Die to End the Pain?

Marc Bekoff | Posted 12.18.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

It would be an egregious error and we would be seriously remiss if we didn't honor that non-human animals, similar to us, want the pain to end right now.

Should We TNR Dogs?

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

If a pound is going to kill community dogs, if rescuers are not going to find them homes, if robust transfer programs are not in place to get those dogs to a community where they could find homes, they, like the dogs in the Dominican Republic and cats in the U.S., should realize all the other benefits that would come of sterilization.

Irremediable Psychological Suffering? There's No Such Thing.

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

There is no such thing as an animal who is irremediably psychologically or behaviorally suffering. There is no such thing as an animal who is so traumatized that he wants to die.

PETA Killed A Little Girl's Dog, And Her Family Wants Them To Pay

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.24.2015 | Crime

Two employees of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals took and killed a little girl's dog just over a year ago. Now a lawsuit has been filed in...

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

PETA recently filed a lawsuit that is egregiously antithetical to the cause of animals rights; it is a case that so tragically captures the rot that is at the very heart of PETA's corrupted mission that I cannot let this opportunity to highlight their hypocrisy go unchallenged.

Arin Greenwood

Animal Advocates Cheer As Bill Aimed At High-Kill PETA Shelter Is Signed Into Law | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.26.2015 | Green

A new Virginia law may put PETA's high-kill animal shelter out of the euthanasia business. Senate Bill 1381, which was signed by Virginia governor ...

Arin Greenwood

PETA Euthanized A Lot Of Animals At Its Shelter In 2014, And No-Kill Advocates Are Not Happy About It | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals killed most of the animals at its Norfolk, Virginia, shelter in 2014, according to preliminary figures fil...

While PETA's Kill Rate Rises, VA Senate Bill Aims to Stop It From Slaughtering More Pets

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 04.04.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

PETA's kill statistics for 2014 are now available. They're even uglier than last year's. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is once again poisoning over 88% of the dogs and cats entrusted to their care.

Mike Gatto's AB 2343 Betrays Dogs, Cats & The People Who Love Them

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

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.

Animal Lovers Need Not Apply

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

Ending the routine and casual killing of animals will not only save the lives of four million animals every year, but it will bring decency and compassion to our nation's shelters where these virtues are in tragically short supply.

A Dog Is a Boy, Except When PETA Kills Him

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

The most basic right which every human being cherishes above all others and without which no other rights can be guaranteed--the right to life--is not, as it should be, ground zero in the struggle for animal rights, but rather a fundamental principle which many "animal rights activists" carelessly and casually disregard.

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

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

We now have a proven solution to shelter killing and it is not difficult, expensive nor beyond practical means to achieve. And the large national animal protection groups should be working feverishly to ensure that the model is replicated in every community in the country. But they are not.

Death: The Great Equalizer

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

We can no longer conveniently deny that animals lack awareness, do not grieve, lack morality, and have no language. They do. In other words, they are just like us.

For the Love of Dog

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

I became a No Kill advocate because to me, death is the ultimate cruelty; a frightening emptiness that leaves nothing but pain for those of us left behind.

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

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

Just One Day asks shelters nationwide to explore and experiment with alternatives to killing that have already proven successful. This year, roughly 1,200 organizations, including some of the largest animal control shelters in the nation, answered the call to participate.

Biological Xenophobia: The Environmental Movement's War on Nature

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

At a time of climate change, in a country that needs more trees, not less, nativists in the San Francisco Bay Area are proposing the clear cutting of upwards of half a million trees as part of their ongoing war against the Eucalyptus.

Putting Abusers Before Animals Is Business as Usual at the HSUS

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

To those on the outside looking in, HSUS' lack of support for an animal abuse registry may seem like an anomaly. But for those on the inside, who have been laboring to end neglect, abuse and the killing of animals, it is clearly part of a recurring pattern that exemplifies the HSUS tenure of CEO Wayne Pacelle.

Boycott Celebs Who Strip for PETA's Death Machine

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

If PETA is going to kill pets, then it is the duty of every animal lover to ensure that this organization is properly and humanely euthanized.2013-04-09-PETAfinal.jpg

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

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

2013-04-02-ScreenShot20130402at4.13.12PM.pngPeople for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is an organization that publicly claims to represent the best interest of animals. Yet approximately 2,000 animals pass through PETA's front door every year and very few make it out alive.

PETA's Actual Death Toll

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

I was generous yesterday when I suggested that PETA's monstrous kill rate in 2012 was in fact, for them, an improvement.

How Many Pets Did PETA Kill in 2012?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2012-09-03-petabanner1.jpgOne of the year's more depressing rituals is the annual release of PETA's kill statistics. The numbers -- just how many pets Ingrid Newkirk's organization has "euthanized" in the past year -- are never anything less than revolting. They are also never a surprise.

What Is it About Animal Rights That Brings Out the Worst in People?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Animal rights activists, opposed to the No Kill movement, recently threatened to kill Nathan Winograd's beloved pet dog. By comparison, the assault on me and my books is nothing and would not bother me except for its evidence that I am being targeted, obsessively, by a truly vicious group of people.

How to Communicate With Nathan Winograd?

Mike Stark | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Stark

Over the weekend, USA Today ran an opinion piece written by Dr. Patty Khuly, a veterinarian.  In it, she embraced compassionate no-kill sheltering an...

'No Kill' or Torture? Nathan Winograd and His Animal Sheltering Movement

Mike Stark | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Stark

"No kill" is probably suitable and the ethically sound choice for some shelters, but for many more, a "no kill" policy condemns animals to a miserable existence.