The Book that Launched a Revolution is Now a Feature Film
Join us in Minneapolis on June 6, 2014 for the first ever showing of Redemption: The No Kill Revolution in America, a film based on the groundbreaking book by No Kill Advocacy Center director Nathan Winograd and the kickoff of his national “No Kill Is Love” tour which will be screening the film to audiences nationwide this summer. The screening, which will include an after party with a live band, food and drinks, will be attended by many of the No Kill advocates who appear in the film.
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To watch the trailer, click here.
For more information about the film, click here.
Other dates and cities for the screening will be announced soon. Please save the date:
- San Francisco (Palo Alto) CA, June 11
- Ft. Lauderdale FL, June 21
- Nashville TN, June 25
- Sacramento CA, July 10
- Denver CO, July 12
- New York NY, July 16
- Boston MA, July 17
- Washington D.C., July 26
- Norfolk VA, July 27
- Austin TX, Aug 3
- Phoenix AZ, Aug 16
- Atlanta GA, Aug 21
- Charlotte NC, Aug 22
- Fayetteville AR, Aug 23
- Albuquerque NM, Aug 30
- Troy MI, Sep 4
Other dates to be announced for Chicago IL, Cleveland OH, Los Angeles CA, Buffalo NY, Las Vegas NV, Modesto CA, Louisville KY, and Seattle WA.
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Right now, a move to kill more cats in shelters and to remove the right of people to reclaim their lost cats is sweeping the country by reducing and, in some cases, eliminating holding periods. Shelters like the Michigan Humane Society are seeking to undermine one of the few protections afforded to animals entering shelters. They are not alone. In California, a consortium of groups including shelters throughout the state, the ASPCA, HSUS and Maddie’s Fund are looking to eliminate it altogether for animals without identification. In New York, the ASPCA proposed a bill that animal lovers dubbed the “The Quick Kill Bill,” a bill which granted shelters authority to kill animals immediately upon intake, overturning protections for animals that had been in place in New York since the 1970s. And recently, the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program recommended to a shelter that kills eight out of 10 cats to reduce the holding period as well.
To arm cat lovers in communities across the country, the No Kill Advocacy Center has put together a position paper. For a copy, click here.
Please feel free to contact us if you live in a jurisdiction where this is occurring. We are here to help.
Moreover, if you or someone you know had a cat who ended up at a shelter as a stray and was killed or adopted to someone else on intake, attorneys for the No Kill Advocacy Center want to hear from you. Given that cats are 13 times more likely to come home on their own as compared to being taken to a shelter (no small part due to the thoroughly inept manner in which many animal control shelters today are operated), and given that shelters exist and therefore by having a place to take cats, they hinder the possibility of those cats to come home on their own; taking in cats but not giving people a reasonable period of time to reclaim them is unconstitutional.
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The No Kill Advocacy Center has model shelter reform legislation, the Companion Animal Protection Act (CAPA), which ends convenience killing (killing when there are empty cages or other readily available lifesaving alternatives) and requires shelters to implement alternatives to killing such as foster care and medical rehabilitation, all proven lifesaving programs of the No Kill Equation. So far this year, versions of CAPA have been introduced in Rhode Island, West Virginia, Texas, Illinois, Florida, New York, and Minnesota, with more states to be announced shortly.
Given the powerful opposition these laws face from entrenched shelter directors and the large national groups like HSUS, the ASPCA and PETA which have successfully derailed these efforts in the past, we are looking to the grassroots of the No Kill movement in the states where these laws were introduced to help get them passed. Alerts are posted regularly on Rescue50. Educate yourself as to why groups like HSUS oppose these laws when they should be championing them by clicking here. And if you live in a state where CAPA has not yet been introduced, lead such an effort. No experience necessary. Our tools will show you how.
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