Occupy Compassion

Monday, May 28th, 2012

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Anyone involved in the Occupy protests? If so, you might be interested in these cards from In Defense of Animals:

Spring is here and the Occupiers are back in the streets. We must speak out for the 99% of animals who are threatened with human-imposed suffering due to cruelty, exploitation, habitat loss and environmental devastation.

Introduce the progressive people in your community to animal rights issues. IDA’s popular Occupy Compassion cards are being distributed at Occupy events all over the world. Contact us for free cards to hand out at your Occupy protest anywhere in the U.S. If you are outside the U.S., a donation to offset mailing costs would be appreciated. For more information or to request Occupy Compassion cards, contact hope@idausa.org.

It’s a nice start, but I’d love to see a more strongly worded vegan message. Or, um, a vegan message, period. Maybe someone could make that happen? With a link to www.govegannow.com, perhaps? Uncompromising vegan url is uncompromising.

No Kill Advocacy Center: Free Copies of Irreconcilable Differences to Elected Officials

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Irreconcilable Differences, Nathan Winograd (2009)

Last year, Nathan Winograd and the No Kill Advocacy Center offered up free copies of Winograd’s book Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America to any elected official who requested one. Since then, Winograd has released Irreconcilable Differences: The Battle for the Heart & Soul of America’s Animal Shelters, an anthology of essays related to animal rescue and the no-kill movement. As with Redemption, elected officials can receive a copy, free of charge.

The details and fine print:

The No Kill Advocacy Center is offering free copies of Irreconcilable Differences: The Battle for the Heart & Soul of America’s Animal Shelters to any elected official.

We need to change the way shelters operate and our director is willing to pay for it! He has generously donated “as many copies as it takes” of his award-winning book to get City Council Members, Members of the Board of Supervisors, Mayors, Assemblymen, Senators, County Commissioners, or any elected official to read it. All they have to do is ask for it.

If we receive a letter on official stationary from them asking for a copy, we’ll send it free, no strings attached.

Limitations:

1. Letter must be postmarked by April 30, 2010 and sent to our address.
2. Request must be on official stationary (No e-mails, telephone calls, or third-party requests).
3. One book per letter and per elected official.
4. This offer is only valid for elected officials in the U.S.
5. There are no exceptions or extensions.

Please let your elected officials know about this opportunity. A leader in the no-kill movement and a vegan, Winograd is a fierce and outspoken champion of nonhuman animals – of all species.

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No Kill Advocacy Center: Free REDEMPTION offer extended/expanded!

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Updated to add: Over at Vegan Soapbox, Convenient Vegan reviewed Redemption at length earlier this year. I’d meant to link to her piece when I first posted this entry, but apparently had a brain freeze. My bad.

Redemption by Nathan J. Winograd

Back in March, I noted that the No Kill Advocacy Center was giving away free copies of Nathan J. Winograd’s Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America to “any elected official, staff reporter, or animal control director” who requests a copy.

First published in 2007, Redemption was expanded and updated in February 2009. To celebrate the new release (and clear out their old stock), the No Kill Advocacy Center is extending its original offer to include regular citizens who purchase a copy of the book – in other words, buy one (2009) copy of Redemption, get one (2007) free. Give it to a friend, a politician or policymaker, your local library, your veterinarian or vet clinic. (Or *cough* a certain favorite blogger! *cough*cough*) Anything to spread the word.

Here are the details:

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: No Kill Advocacy Center
Date: Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 9:30 AM
Subject: We’re spreading the good news

A No Kill nation is within our reach!

As a new expanded and updated edition of Redemption is now available in bookstores and through Amazon, we are giving away our remaining first edition copies of Redemption, the book that is helping to revolutionize animal sheltering in the U.S.:

1. If you are the executive director of a shelter or rescue group and you identify the organization as No Kill on the home page of your website, we’ll give you a free copy.

2. If you are the executive director of a shelter and you have announced a No Kill goal on the home page of your website, we’ll give you a free copy.

3. If you are an elected official and want to learn more about the No Kill movement, we’ll give you a free copy.

4. If you are an animal lover and you recently purchased a second edition copy, we’ll give you a free copy.

Redemption is being called “powerful and inspirational,” “ground-breaking,” and “a must read for anyone who cares about animals.” Winner of USA Book News Award for Best Book (Animals/Pets), a Best Book Muse Medallion winner by the Cat Writers Association of America, a Best Book nominee by the Dog Writers Association of America and winner of a Silver Medal from the Independent Publishers Association, the book shatters the notion that killing animals in U.S. shelters is an act of kindness.

For more information, including restrictions, go to http://www.nokill.org and click on “What’s New” or click here.

For more information and limitations, click here.

6114 La Salle Ave. #837 Oakland CA 94611
www.nokilladvocacycenter.org

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No Kill Advocacy Center: Free copies of REDEMPTION to gov’t officials

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Update, 7/5/09: The offer has been extended to regular citizens and activists.

Redemption by Nathan J. Winograd

This is pretty cool: the No Kill Advocacy Center is offering free copies of Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America to “any elected official, staff reporter, or animal control director” who requests it. Basically, Nathan is giving the book to anyone in a position to influence shelter policy. Total awesomeness.

Please pass this on to your local elected officials, and spread the word!

—– Original Message —–
From: No Kill Advocacy Center
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 1:30 PM
Subject: We’re giving away the store…

We are giving away the store for the sake of the animals…

The No Kill Advocacy Center is offering free copies of Redemption, the most acclaimed book on animal shelters ever written, to any elected official, staff reporter, or animal control director.

We need to change the way shelters operate and our director is willing to pay for it! He has generously donated “as many copies as it takes” of his award-winning book to get City Council Members, Board of Supervisors, Mayors, Assemblymen, Senators, County Commissioners, even staff reporters and animal control directors to read it. All they have to do is ask for it.

If we receive a letter on official stationary from them asking for a copy, we’ll send it free, no strings attached.

For more information and limitations, click here.

6114 La Salle Ave. #837 Oakland CA 94611
www.nokilladvocacycenter.org

(More below the fold…)

No Kill Advocacy Center: The No Kill Movement Today (A Call for Essays!)

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

—– Original Message —–
From: No Kill Advocacy Center
Sent: Monday, September 01, 2008 5:48 PM
Subject: The No Kill Movement Today

A Call for Essays!

THE NO KILL MOVEMENT TODAY

What has changed for our movement? What have we discovered? What do we still have to accomplish? In other words, where is the No Kill Movement today?

The No Kill Advocacy Center is teaming up with The No Kill Nation in calling for essays about where the movement is today. All entries (subject to conditions below) will receive a free personally signed copy of Redemption, the book which has been called “a passionate advocacy for ending the killing of homeless dogs and cats in shelters.” The most thoughtful essay will receive two free registrations to the No Kill Conference in Washington D.C. (http://nokillconference.org). Winning entries will be published in The No Kill Advocate.

In September, the book Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and The No Kill Revolution in America celebrated its one year anniversary in release. Redemption is being called “powerful and inspirational,” “ground-breaking,” and “a must read for anyone who cares about animals.” Nominated as the Best Book by the Dog Writers Association of America and winner of a Silver Medal from the Independent Publishers Association, the book shatters the notion that killing animals in U.S. shelters is an act of kindness.

The book has not only helped shift the national debate about killing, but also played a direct role in helping to transform communities. A rescuer in Washington received this from the shelter manager she gave a copy of Redemption:

She just called to say that [she] has read the book and has had a 180 degree turn around. She told [us] that she now sees they have all been brain washed. The book is going to make the rounds of the staff. The personal goal of the manager is no dogs [killed] due to space this year.

After reading Redemption, Porter County (Indiana) commissioners and advocates succeeded in getting the 20-year shelter director of the county’s animal control shelter in Valparaiso and almost all of the staff removed from their positions. What was once a shelter that killed the vast majority of dogs and cats, sold live animals to a research facility on the side, and even cruelly killed the animals has been No Kill since a new team took over. During a recent visit, dogs were playing outside, were being walked by volunteers, kittens were being bottle fed, adopters were coming through the shelter in droves, the place was clean, and the animals had enrichment items to play with and soft blankets to sleep on.

As Redemption celebrates its first anniversary, Tompkins County enters its seventh No Kill year, Charlottesville enters its third, and new communities like those in Reno, NV and Valparaiso, IN enter the No Kill club. Other communities—in Montana, Michigan, and elsewhere—have also embraced No Kill, and many others are aggressively moving in that direction. No Kill is on the agenda of local governments nationwide as advocates in communities as diverse as King County (Seattle), WA and Indianapolis, IN are using Redemption and the model it advocates to force changes in the practices of local shelters.

In honor of the one year Anniversary, the author has donated copies of Redemption to The No Kill Nation to give away. And we are joining in by offering two free registrations to the No Kill Conference in Washington D.C.

The No Kill Nation is sponsoring a call for essays/blogs entitled “The No Kill Movement Today”: What has changed for our movement? What have we discovered? What do we still have to accomplish? In other words, where is the No Kill movement today?

All submissions (of at least one page) received by October 1, 2008 will receive a free personally autographed signed copy of Redemption (while supplies last). The most thoughtful essay will receive two free registrations to the No Kill Conference in Washington D.C. (nokillconference.org).

For more information or to join, visit http://www.thenokillnation.com or click here.

http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org

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