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Friendly Fire

4.30  ·  Rating Details  ·  74 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
When animal lovers learn about the cruelty and killing that are rampant in U.S. 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, th ...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published October 22nd 2012
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Maria Pannell
Sep 14, 2013 Maria Pannell rated it did not like it
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 distorted.

"Friendly Fire" can hardly be viewed as an informative source on the "No Kill Equation". It glazes over any helpful information and only serves to fill it's audience with fluff,
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Jacki Moss
Mar 11, 2016 Jacki Moss rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 thing.

Start with spay/neuter to decrease the numbers of homeless animals.

Then, make change happen in your local animal shelters and pounds.

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Lis Carey
Jan 24, 2013 Lis Carey rated it really liked it
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 quarter to those who disagree with him.

This 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 are.

The Winograds discuss, in sometimes painful detail, what's wrong in many American shelters: bad hours,
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Brooke
Aug 03, 2014 Brooke rated it it was amazing
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.
Jenny Whetzel
Jan 09, 2014 Jenny Whetzel rated it it was amazing
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 shelters/big name corporations that are trying to "help" animals.
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Nathan J. Winograd is a graduate of Stanford Law School, a former criminal prosecutor and corporate attorney, has spoken nationally and internationally on animal sheltering issues, has written animal protection legislation at the state and national level, has created successful No Kill programs in both urban and rural communities, and has consulted with a wide range of animal protection groups inc ...more
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