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Irreconcilable Differences

4.3 of 5 stars 4.30  ·  rating details  ·  60 ratings  ·  5 reviews
The battle lines have been drawn: No Kill advocates on one side. Those who kill sheltered animals on the other. Can't we all just get along? Irreconcilable Differences says we can't because shelters act in ways which are the antithesis of the values most Americans hold dear. We are a nation of animal lovers. But the shelters we expect to save animals are instead needlessly ...more
Paperback, 210 pages
Published November 12th 2009 by Createspace
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Pamela Barrett
We have dogs in the military helping the troops, dogs working with the police helping to catch criminals, dogs who sniff out drugs and explosives, comfort dogs, search and rescue dogs, dogs who help the blind or disabled, seizure alert dogs, animals that work on farms, and millions of pets that share our lives and homes; and yet we have shelters that would rather kill them “put them to sleep” or “put them down” for a nicer sanitized way of saying it, than to take the effort to get them into home ...more
The world needs more heroes. Winograd is one. His award-winning, game-changing REDEMPTION: THE MYTH OF PET OVERPOPULATION AND THE RISE OF THE NO-KILL REVOLUTION IN AMERICA is condensed here into accessible, tightly focused essays that outrage and inspire. Winograd has dedicated his life to exposing the culture of despair that has turned "rescue" into a relentless cycle of killing, as well as the astonishing defenders of that culture: the ASPCA, Humane Society and--most nefariously and cynically- ...more
Content is very interesting...Low stars is for the format- a series of essays that can tend to get repetitive.

It's an informative look at animal control, animal care and animal welfare movement in the US with scathing criticism of methods employed at many shelters. As an active volunteer at a rescue/sanctuary, his views reaffirmed my commitment to my organization.

Will open eyes of many people who blindly give to many animal welfare organizations without researching the reality of their practice
Alot of material from his previous book, but still worth reading if you are interested in the concept of no-kill shelters.
Tom Meunier
Just arrived from Amazon - follow-up to Winograd's earlier work. I hope he fired his previous editor.
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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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