How they silence critics 1: Blacktown Pound

This is the first in a series aimed at uncovering how ‘they’ silence their critics – organisations that just don’t like having people around who speak up about wrongs….a dismissal here….a legal letter there….intimidation & bullying everywhere…….you get the picture. If you have been on the receiving end, we want to hear from you! To get us going, here is the first …congratulations to Blacktown Council for being first across the line in his series. READ MORE HERE


News from the USA – You Say You Want a Revolution?

  Rescuing Animals from Death by Reforming Shelters in All 50 States

The No Kill Advocacy Center and No Kill Nation are excited to announce the launch of their joint campaign to create a No Kill nation: Rescue Five-0. Working with grassroots activists across the country, Rescue Five-0 will seek the introduction and passage of The Companion Animal Protection Act (CAPA) in every state, model legislation which mandates the implementation of the proven life-saving programs collectively known as “The No Kill Equation.”

To launch the campaign and to inform legislators regarding the urgent need for shelter reform, Rescue Five-0 has sent model CAPA legislation and Nathan Winograd’s groundbreaking book detailing the history and future of the No Kill movement, Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America to every state legislator in the country: 7,400 in all. READ MORE HERE

News from the USA – Here Comes the Sun in New York

 New York State Senator Joseph Robach and Assembly Member Micah Kellner have introduced new rescue access and shelter reform legislation, Senate Bill S05363A, called the Companion Animal Adoption & Rescue Act (CAARA). The centerpiece of the legislation is a rescue access provision that would still make killing illegal if qualified rescue groups are willing to save an animal’s life. But it does so much more.

CAARA would:

  • End “convenience” killing when there are empty cages and when animals can share kennels or be sent to foster care;
  • Require pounds to post strays, including photographs and descriptions, on the Internet so their families can search for them online; READ MORE HERE