In a stunning turn around, HSUS Wayne Pacelle has embraced "no kill" using words almost identical to Winograd's.
In addition, two of Nathan's proteges will be speaking at speaking at the HSUS Expo next year.
Wow, what a turnaround.
From Nathan Winograd:
Did HSUS’ Wayne Pacelle Say “No Kill”? Yes he did, and more!
In announcing a partnership for a national advertising campaigning promoting adoptions being launched by Maddie’s Fund, HSUS, and the Ad Council, Wayne Pacelle stated:
It will make a life-saving difference in securing loving homes for untold numbers of pets and get us closer to a no-kill nation.
But, most importantly, HSUS states that the public does care and is not to blame for their killing, that killing animals in shelters is “needless,” that we can be a No Kill nation today, and that “pet overpopulation” is more myth than fact.
In language that is eerily (though excitingly) familiar to language in my book, Redemption, HSUS says:
“By increasing the percentage of people who obtain their pets through adoption—by just a few percentage points—we can solve the problem of euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats.”
“The needless loss of life in animal shelters is deplored by the American public. People deeply love their dogs and cats and feel that killing pets who are homeless through no fault of their own is a problem we must work harder to prevent. They want animals to have a second chance at life, not death by injection.”
“The needless killing of pets by animal shelters and animal control agencies comes at an enormous economic and moral cost."
This comes after announcing that staunch and unapologetic pro-No Kill advocates Susanne Kogut and Bonney Brown will be speaking at HSUS Expo 2009! Kogut runs an open admission shelter saving 93% of all dogs and 89% of all cats, while Brown has led a lifesaving initiative now saving 90% of dogs and 86% of all cats YTD.
Nonetheless, it’s way too early to uncork the champagne. As Ryan Clinton of FixAustin.org stated, “it doesn’t ask the shelters to do anything different.”
Read more at www.nokillblog.com