In a recent article, I wrote about the science of keeping animals happy and healthy in shelters. In it, I provided the findings of over a dozen peer-reviewed studies showing how shelters are stressful places for animals. Specifically, I explained why temperament testing doesn't work, how shelters set animals up to fail, why animals get sick there, and what they should be doing instead. Unfortunately, instead of trying to help the animals, shelter staff often label them “unadoptable” and kill them.
Dear Mr. Winograd, I have been following you for a long time. I have been involved in rescuing street dogs since 1984. I used to work for a research scientist as her secretary, but once i realized what was happening in the laboratory, I left and made a vow to spend the rest of my life helping animals. That's when I began rescuing street dogs. Also, for 6 years now (I wish I'd done this sooner), I am a vegan once I realized the horrors of killing living beings whether it's done in the hellish slaughterhouse or on a farm. I am now totally against all of it.
Mr. Winograd, you inspire me. Knowing that you are still fighting the good fight. It is heartbreaking how most humans are simply not listening. I'm not sure anything will change. It feels like we're 'blowin' in the wind', like Bob Dylan said so many years ago...However, I will never stop speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves and I know you shall continue as well. I just wanted to say thank you...
Thank you Mr. Winograd. It's not that I haven't seen kindness in humans. Just not enough. Even the land we live in was taken illegally and aggressively from the Indigenous people and still we have not made amends for that. And the same for our treatment of non humans. I want to see your point; I want to see your wisdom. And yes, I have seen some changes. But the numbers of beings tortured and slaughtered daily all over the world (and even in India!!), 200 million plus every day just in the U.S.! In 2020, number of slaughtered cattle and buffaloes for meat for India was 35,800 thousand heads. Number of slaughtered cattle and buffaloes for meat of India increased from 1,647 thousand heads in 1971 to 35,800 thousand heads in 2020 growing at an average annual rate of 8.67%. And on and on, ad infinitum, ad nauseum. I just cannot see a way forward...So sorry..But I will continue to speak up for them....
That shelter employees laugh and joke about killing dogs is not surprising. How could anyone who has a conscience and feels empathy for other living beings work at a job that involves killing animals daily? It takes a very unusual person who will get up and go to work everyday to kill animals. And that kind of person is not one that I would want to be a neighbor of mine. Nor should the kind of shelter staff described in your article be allowed to work in a shelter. It turns my stomach to read about the depraved cruelty that goes on behind shelter doors by humans. I will see those dogs every time I close my eyes and never forget their suffering.
Thank you, Nathan -- will share this message to continue to fight for NO-KILL throughout the country -- - we MUST make NO-KILL the norm & not stop until every last shelter in every city does so.
Nathan, Please. Please help. Please read. Animals are dying. I am a RVT wjo was hired as the clinical manager for a local humane society. I was terminated after 10 days for exposing illegal, unethical, immoral and horrendous things transpiring there. Another puppy just died this morning after being given no medical
Carr despite having parvo. I have witnesses, pictures, videos, staff and everyone ready to talk. I have pictures videos and text messages of animal cruelty. Many have been posted in the comments of a now viral fb post.. There are still gravely sick and injured animals in their care. I have witnesseses, volunteers, and employees ready to talk. I have text messages , videos, staff emails. I have it all.
The Humane Society Of Northeast Georgia has shamefully lied and denied animal cruelty and care for many years while terminating the employees invested to change it. Profiting substantially and immorally off the sale of puppies, instead of adopting them in the best interest of the community, is the reason why you are in being held accountable. This is now a legal matter.
Employing unethical veterinarians who perform surgical procedures without proper veterinary protocols goes against every code of ethics you pretend to stand for.