Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Stop the Killing – Why Everyone Should Join the Battle for No Kill New York

Today is Day 21 in the Battle for No Kill New York.  I’ve been participating since Day 1.  In addition to sending emails, I’ve been sharing each day’s action plan on my Facebook page.  I continue to post each night’s kill lists, and give updates on the statuses of the dogs. 

Last night while cooking dinner, a thought popped into my head.  Everyone – and I mean everyone – should be participating.  It doesn’t matter what state you live in.  It doesn’t matter if you will never be able to visit New York City.  It does matter whether or not you join the battle. 

NYC ACC is probably the worst shelter in the country.  The killing happens 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  At least 10,000 companion animals are killed each year.  That’s an average of 27 per day.  The director, executive staff, and employees are uncaring.  City officials and the ASPCA worked to defeat Oreo’s Law and pass Intro 655

‎"How will things change unless we make waves? How will we end the killing? How will we stop the abuse unless we expose it?" - Nathan J. Winograd, Courage & Cowardice in the Fight for a No Kill Nation

If we all join together and fight to reform NYC ACC, we will make a huge wave.  If you saw the movie Deep Impact, you probably remember the massive tidal wave washing over New York City (along with a sizeable portion of the east coast).  This is what we need to accomplish, and it will take all of us to do it.  We need to bury New York City and state officials under a massive wave of protests and demand for change.

So why should you join the fight?

If we can take down the very broken and out of control NYC ACC, then we can take down any other kill shelter in this country.

By participating, we gain experience.

By participating, we see what works and what doesn’t.

By participating, we gain a blueprint to use in other fights.

We should not look at this fight as being solely about New York.  We should look at it as just one of the battles we will encounter in our fight to save the shelter animals of our nation.  

To win the war, we all need to fight each and every battle.

The Battle for No Kill New York Has Begun

Stop the Killing – Speak Out

Why I Am Fighting Against NYC ACC