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When animal lovers learn about the cruelty and killing that are rampant in US shelters and that national animal protection organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States HSUS the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ASPCA and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals PETA defend these shelters and thwart efforts at reform the first and the most logical uestion they ask is Why? Why are organizations which are supposed to protect animals the biggest defenders of the very shelters that systematically abuse and kill them? Exploring the historical sociological and financial motivations behind the unlikely support these shelters receive from HSUS the ASPCA and PETA among others Friendly Fire answers this confounding uestion while telling the stories of animals who have become catalysts for change Oreo Ace Patrick Kapone Zephyr Hope Scruffy Murray and many others Contains graphic images Full color There is also a black and white edition

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  1. says:

    I am glad that I borrowed this book rather than giving any of my money towards enlarging Nathan Winograd's already bloated ego Winograd may have the right goal in mind saving animals but his lack of understanding of Animal Shelters local Humane Societies and HSUS are inaccurate and seem to be purposefully distortedFriendly Fire can hardly be viewed as an informative source on the No Kill Euation It glazes over any helpful information and only serves to fill it's audience with fluff eye catching clip art and repetition of biased opinions from numerous unnamed references Winograd repeatedly negates animal overpopulation as a problem and ardently dismisses the need for spayneuter reform carelessly placing blame on people who are the first line for animal rescue and welfare He berates Shelters and other animal welfare groups for ridiculing the opposition but several chapters over uses the same phraseology to describe his self proclaimed adversaries I would not recommend this book to anyone seriously searching for information on the No Kill Euation HSUS the ASPCA local Humane Societies and certainly not information on Animal Shelter policies and regulations This book would be better categorized as propaganda hinging on Winograd's own half witted conspiracy theories

  2. says:

    This book is a must read by anybody who thinks that the national humane groups actually save dogs and cats I know from bitter experience at Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary in Delaware that the ASPCA kills the remaining animals at shelters that they come in to rescue They do temperament testing of the dogs and decide Pit Bulls are aggressive regardless of whether they are or not There were rescuers at the door on the day ASPCA packed up and left Safe Haven and the killing of the Safe Haven 19 was a community tragedy that still hurts especially for staff and volunteers who knew the dogs and tried to save them The worst of it was that the ASPCA decided that dogs could only be pulled if the nonprofit had a facility of course almost all rescue groups use foster homes and don't have facilities Because I had read Winograd's book before Safe Haven closed I figured this would happen and I tried to warn the community on my blog Volunteers and rescue groups desperately did everything they could This awful story is included in Mark Barone's Act of Dog project Mark contacted me on my No Kill Delaware Facebook page and offerred to paint all 19 dogs It helped us with our grieving I tell the story of Safe Haven on my blog wwwnokillstationnet

  3. says:

    It's fair to say up front that Nathan Winograd is not a calm easy going kind of guy He's a passionate advocate for shelter reform and animal welfare and he does not mince words or give uarter to those who disagree with himThis is a tough discussion of what's wrong in the American animal sheltering system what can be done about it and what or rather in his opinion who the problems areThe Winograds discuss in sometimes painful detail what's wrong in many American shelters bad hours bad hygiene bad procedures poor standards high kill rates that have nothing to do with the animals that come in and everything to do with bad standards of care inaccessibility and obstacles to rather than promotion of adoptionNathan Winograd is a primary and fiery advocate of the No Kill Euation a set of principles policies and programs that taken together should bring any community to a status of killing no healthy or treatable animals It sounds very pie in the sky but it is working in many communities in the US Nor is Winograd an armchair expert In the 1990s he was part of the team that brought San Francisco nearly to No Kill and in 2001 he became the director of the Tompkins County animal control shelter and transformed it into a No Kill community a status it retains to this dayHowever he's also harsh in his judgments of those who do not agree with him Anyone who has paid close attention to sheltering in the US knows that there are bad shelters run by bad people who clearly do not care in the slightest about the animals who are abusive indifferent and corrupt What Winograd misses is that there are also good people who haven't garnered the support and the funding to make changes they know their shelters need and people who are overwhelmed and don't see the path out that Winograd says is there sometimes because of the harshness with which Winograd delivers his messageI have other issues with this book including the Winograds' denunciation of biological nativism which they flirt with identifying with Naziism coming that close to committing a Godwin violation The occasion for this is cats; the hostility to free roaming cats by especially bird enthusiasts is freuently well over the edge into fanaticism tossing around entirely fanciful numbers on both the reproduction rate of cats and the rate at which they kill birdsWhat the Winograds fail to recognize is that while cats are not the dire threat they're made out to be and mostly do the job they signed up for a few thousand years ago in Egypt controlling the rodent population some invasive species do in fact do major damage not just change but major damage reducing biological diversity and the overall health of local ecosystems And frankly there's no reason we should not seek to preserve uniue local species even if some newly introduced species can fill the same niche I think we can defend cats without also defending purple loosestrife We can judge individual invasive species ourselves included on their individual merits and impactsNevertheless if you're interested in improving your local shelter there's a lot of practical advice and inspirational material hereRecommended with caveats as statedI received a free electronic copy of this book

  4. says:

    No Kill shelters and animal control facilities should be the goal for every community The slaughter of innocent animals must stop The only way it will stop is for those of us who care to FORCE the people in charge to change If they wanted to be no kill they would have already done it so now they must be FORCED into doing the right the humane thingStart with spayneuter to decrease the numbers of homeless animals Then make change happen in your local animal shelters and poundsRead this book Share it Then go out and change the world

  5. says:

    A difficult but important read for any animal lover that exposes the hypocrisy of our nation's largest animal shelters Need for reform is urgent as millions of dogs' cats' lives are at stake This book's message will haunt but hopefully inspire you to take action in your local community I know it did for me

  6. says:

    Amazing and brilliant This was better than I expected and so informational The truth needs to get out about what is really going on with our sheltersbig name corporations that are trying to help animals