Sep 23, 2021 • 10M

Shelter killing hurts people, too (Audio)

While shelter killing self-evidently violates the animals’ right to life, it is also a human rights issue as people are also victims.

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Nathan J. Winograd
For full episodes, visit The 90% nationwide decline in shelter killing has been called “the single greatest success of the modern animal protection movement.” Join attorney, journalist, No Kill pioneer, and award-winning writer Nathan Winograd, who was at the center of that success — including creating the first No Kill community in the United States — on “This Week in Animal Protection.” Nathan and Jennifer, his wife and co-author, discuss animal sheltering, veganism, wildlife protection, companion animals issues, and more. Informative, engaging, and untethered from corporate “animal welfare” interests, they cover crucial issues in animal rights that no one else is talking about in ways that no one else is talking about them.
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When the California Senate held hearings on whether to make it illegal for shelters to kill animals when rescue organizations were offering to save them, some legislators were confused, asking why shelters would want to kill animals who had an immediate place to go. The answer, of course, was power. The legislation threatened to open up shelter killing …

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