Denver CO

157 Million Reasons to Go No Kill

A new study out of the University of Denver offers 157 million reasons for a city to embrace #No Kill. The exact number — or rather, dollar value — is $157,452,503. That’s the total positive economic impact the City of Austin, TX, has realized since passing Resolution 20091105-040, the “No […]

Protesting the Protesters

This week, this full page ad ran in the East Bay Express to protest the fact that Ingrid Newkirk, the Butcher of Norfolk, has been invited to the Bay Area to give the keynote address at an upcoming conference sponsored by Berkeley-based group Direct Action Everywhere (DxE). DxE claims “that every […]

Identifying the Sources of Inertia that Weigh Down Shelter Reforms

I recently wrote about the fact that a significant amount of inertia exists in society that weighs down or inhibits people or organizations from adopting new technologies, including animal shelter reforms. Specifically, I wrote: More animal-friendly branding aside, to this day, a great deal of inertia exists to keep the […]

The Butcher of Norfolk is Coming to Berkeley

Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) has invited PETA President Ingrid Newkirk to speak in Berkeley on October 20.  Newkirk is the architect of PETA’s campaign of companion animal extermination which has claimed the lives of at least 32,744 over the last 13 years. These animals are often acquired through trapping, lying, […]

Since Passing CAPA, St. Paul Remains Largest No Kill Community in Minnesota

Three years ago today, St. Paul City Council President Kathy Lantry introduced a new City Ordinance called the Companion Animal Protection Act (CAPA). I am proud to have been there helping and supporting. The ordinance went on to pass shortly thereafter and, almost immediately St. Paul became the largest No […]