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06 January 2009


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Ha, I just sent a link to your article to "Whole Dog Jounal." Perhaps you could send them an invitation.

They definitely need education after their "What's Wrong With "No-Kill" Animal Shelters" in their latest issue:

Gina Spadafori

I like and respect Pat Miller as a trainer, but she's definitely "old school" when it comes to the "shelter" industry, in which both she and (currently) her husband have worked.

It's a shame that someone who "got" positive dog-training techniques in a heartbeat doesn't recognize that bashing "bad people" doesn't work any better than bashing "bad dogs." She doesn't appear to get what the no-kill movement is about, and she doesn't seem to understand that it's about communities, not hoarders and closed-admission shelters.

S'OK. Change is hard, especially when it challenges long-held beliefs. But change is already here when it comes to "shelters" that kill for population control and blame "bad" pet-owners for the industry's own lack of vision and leadership.


"Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.” - Martin Luther King Jr.

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