No kill shelters are designed to protect animals that would otherwise probably be killed in regular animal shelters. Many of these animals were formerly pet cats and dogs that have been abandoned by their families. Sometimes that has occurred because of issues in the economy. Animal welfare advocates want to try to keep these rescue organizations functioning. Quite a few vegans are committed to supporting such a shelter.
There is a no reliable census for no-kill shelters in the United States. Many cities have them. There are no kill shelters NYC and no kill shelters in Los Angeles. One would expect big cities to have them. In fact, NKLA is the acronym for an organization that is determined to make Los Angeles a no kill city.
Other no kill organizations are more identified by state. The eastern states have quite a few. They include no kill shelters in MA, no kill shelters in PA, and no kill shelters in Michigan. Further west, there are no kill shelters in Colorado and no kill shelters in AZ.
No kill shelters NC covers just one of the southern states that has such facilities. Sometimes these are very small “mom and pop” kinds of operations, run by determined individuals with help from friends. In Rome, Italy, for example, the Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary began as the inspiration of one woman who opened her home to neglected felines.
People who commit to working on behalf of and raising funds for the no kill shelters movement are often stunned to find that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals argues against the no kill principle in favor of euthanasia. PETA’s stance is an animal that cannot be placed suffers a meaningless, permanently confined life when merely warehoused for the rest of its life.
No kill proponents such as Nathan J. Winograd argue vociferously against euthanasia merely to eliminate unwanted animals. Winograd is considered to be a powerful and articulate advocate for the elimination of the killing of animals in shelters. It is very difficult for animal rights activists to believe that providing these creatures with the chance to live out a lifespan is wrong.
Conversely, believers in euthanizing these animals conceive of this action as liberation from a prolonged incarceration. In any event, both sides undoubtedly argue from positions of love and humane concern for animals.
Lots of video and film have been adapted and edited to create a PSA, a public service announcement to promote the interests of animal rights and welfare. Many a viewer becomes moved at the sight of a dog or cat in a cage. Such a project is a worthy way of putting the needs of animals in front of the public and raising consciousness.
No kill shelters are a topic that is dear to the heart of many a vegan. Caring about the welfare and rights of animals makes one want to oppose the culling of animals left in shelters. It is difficult, however, to dispute the argument that some animals might be better off dead than permanently caged. Vegans and other animal lovers have much work to do to make either alternative—long term warehousing or killing—unnecessary.
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