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by Nathan J. Winograd

  • Author: Nathan J. Winograd
  • ISBN: 0979074312
  • ISBN13: 978-0979074318
  • ePub: 1457 kb | FB2: 1388 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Pets & Animal Care
  • Publisher: Almaden Books; 2 edition (June 16, 2009)
  • Pages: 280
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 342
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Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America ePub download

Nathan Winograd no only gives a thorough background on the history of animal sheltering and control, but fans . This book hits the nail on the head. While pet overpopulation isn't a myth, the "no-kill" movement certainly isn't working.

Nathan Winograd no only gives a thorough background on the history of animal sheltering and control, but fans out the current problems facing the majority of American shelters. While this is a good book, I did often find myself wanting to say, "Yes Mr. Winograd, I get it. You've already made that point four times in the last twenty pages. Having been heavily involved in dog, cat and horse rescue for well over 20 years, nothing has changed. The numbers keep climbing.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-220) and index. Explains the "No Kill" movement, tracing the history of animal sheltering and describing what can be done for homeless dogs and cats by shelters without the need to kill them.

Nathan J. Winograd (San Clemente, CA), a graduate of Stanford Law School and former criminal prosecutor, is. .Nathan J. Winograd is the director of the No Kill Advocacy Center. Winograd (San Clemente, CA), a graduate of Stanford Law School and former criminal prosecutor, is director of the national No Kill Advocacy Center. This is his first book. His work has been featured in Reader's Digest, USA Today, Cat Fancy, and Best Friends, and newspapers from all over the country. Winograd is the Director of the national No Kill Advocacy Center.

This book is fantastic. This had to be one of the best books exposing the myth of pet overpopulation I've ever read

This book is fantastic. Nathan Winograd systematically and unapologetically rips the sheltering industry a new asshole, and then shows us all exactly what needs to be done to fix the mess. Anyone who has animals, loves animals, volunteers with animals, or cares a whit about the way our communities treat animals would benefit from reading this book. This had to be one of the best books exposing the myth of pet overpopulation I've ever read. In fact the ONLY one that exposes the status quo for standing by something that does not work.

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Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America. REDEMPTION is the industry's best read and Winograd will one day go down as the savior to animal-welfare.

Redemption : The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America. by Nathan J. Winograd. Redemption is theEstory of animal sheltering in the United States, a movement that was born of compassion and then lost its way. It is the story of the 'No Kill' movement, which says we can and must stop the killing. But most of all, it is a story about believing in the community and trusting in the power of compassion. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 11 years ago.

Download PDF book format. Dewey Decimal Classification Number: 179/. Choose file format of this book to download: pdf chm txt rtf doc. Download this format book. Redemption : the myth of pet overpopulation and the no kill revolution in America Nathan J. Book's title: Redemption : the myth of pet overpopulation and the no kill revolution in America Nathan J. Library of Congress Control Number: 2006936683.

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In this no-kill manifesto, attorney Nathan Winograd identifies the moment when he believes the budding humane movement lost its wa.

In this no-kill manifesto, attorney Nathan Winograd identifies the moment when he believes the budding humane movement lost its way. Overruling the wishes of its founder, Henry Bergh, ASPCA agreed in the late 1800s to operate New York’s cruelly primitive dog pounds. Thus, the organization became accustomed to killing animals, albeit more compassionately than under the city’s. In this no-kill manifesto, attorney Nathan Winograd identifies the moment when he believes the budding humane movement lost its way.

Redemption is the story of animal sheltering in the United States, a movement that was born of compassion and then lost its way. It is the story of the 'No Kill' movement, which says we can and must stop the killing. But most of all, it is a story about believing in the community and trusting in the power of compassion.
Jugami
The people who are giving this book a one star review just don't get it. I *have* worked in an open admission animal shelter, and I have worked as an a veterinary technician for over 20 years. I *know* Nathan is right. 16 million households added a new pet to their home in 2006--yet 4 million pets were killed in shelters. Why? When over 4 times the number of homes are available than there are animals available? Because shelters are: Dirty; Noisy; Open at inconvienient hours; Are more interested in punishing pet owners than in helping them. Sure, an open admission shelter will probably never have zero euthanasia, but there is no excuse for the high rates of euthanasia that are the current reality. Why do puppy mills exist? Why are there hundreds of thousands of puppies smuggled over the Mexican border every year for sale to American citizens? Because there is a market out there--people want pets. A few years ago a good friend of mine wanted a small breed puppy and spent three months scouring shelters in an 80 mile radius during the spring and summer months. A couple times she almost found one--but it was adopted before she could claim it for herself. She finally went to a local Chihuahua breeder to get a dog.

If shelters really were interested in saving animals, well over 90% of healthy adoptable dogs would find homes. Many more cats would be saved then euthanized. However, as long as they continue using the excuse of an "overpopualtion crisis" to justify being lazy and careless, No Kill sheltering will continue to be out of reach.
Ucantia
Don't be mislead by the subtitle. This book does nothing to the debunk the "myth" of pet overpopulation. It also doesn't talk about the "no kill revolution."

The author's entire argument that overpopulation is a myth is based on his absurdly simplistic calculation that the number of owned animals that die or run off each year far outnumbers those that enter shelters each year, so the real problem is simply proper marketing of shelter animals as replacements for those who die or run away (ignoring that the bulk of potential adopters, and the bulk of shelter dogs, tend not to be geographically anywhere near one another). There's enough food produced to feed everyone on the planet, but people are still starving, aren't they?

I'm not saying shelters aren't horrible at marketing their animals - most are. There is huge room for reform in animal sheltering. Humane Societies in particular have an obligation to focus on reducing intake numbers and increasing adoption numbers.

So, what about this "no kill revolution?" How do we make this work?

The author doesn't say. For nearly 200 pages, I clung to the hope that somewhere, at some point, he would stop attacking the "old school" shelters and national humane organizations long enough to outline the No Kill Equation, detail HOW it was implemented in San Franciso and, later, in Tompkins County, and present a replicable plan for implementation around the country. Never happened. Apparently, he waltzed into Tompkins County (which houses Cornell University and is hardly the rural backwater he'd have you believe), declared they would never kill another animal, and instantly there were enough volunteers, donations, and participating vets to implement all the programs (TNR, fostering, remote adoptions, rescue outreach, low-cost spay/neuter) that make up the No Kill Equation.

Yeah. I don't think so.

Sadly, I feel at this point that the author did not intend in this book to promote "no kill"; rather, he wanted a very public outlet to vent his frustrations with animal shelters, humane societies, and most especially the HSUS. Anyone who truly wants to work toward no-kill will need to look elsewhere for guidance (the Model Programs at Best Friends Animal Society's No More Homeless Pets page are more helpful, inclusive, and uplifting).
Quinthy
All us who have devoted our lives to animals are devastated by the fact that so many animals without homes are killed in shelters. We want to take them all into our homes to save them but that, of course, is not possible. Nathan Winograd is one of us and he has spent his life in working out the best ways to deal with this dilemma. He knows what will work to turn this country into a No Kill nation and he has a proven track record of doing just that. There is no pet "over-population" problem but there is a pet relinquishment problem and Winograd has very practical and extremely effective solutions to deal with it. His goals are definitely achievable.

Unfortunately, we have a heated cultural war going on with short-sighted "animal rights" adherents attacking all breeders, accusing us of being the source of the problem and proposing counter-productive legislation. For the last three years, I have spent all of my free time in fighting off proposed mandatory neutering legislation (MSN) in California. The person spear-heading these laws got a similar law passed in Los Angeles which has resulted in a skyrocketing number of animals being killed in shelters there. Everywhere MSN laws have passed has resulted in more animals being abandoned to a horrible death in shelters. Winograd knows that the MSN tactic is counter-productive and offers MUCH better solutions. Read this book if you want to know how we can save all those unfortunate shelter animals!

And yes, for the record, I am an "evil breeder". I have devoted 40 years to preserving an ancient rare breed and I will NOT make any apologies for that. I also have rescued many, many, many homeless animals and found them "forever homes". I could rescue even more if I didn't have to spend so much of my time fighting legislation proposed by people who should read Winograd's book and change their tactics to ones which will really work to save animals.

Thank you, Nathan, for your wonderful book.
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