Coming to Atlanta on August 21!  Get your tickets!  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/redemption-atlanta-ga-tickets-11199310439
nokilladvocacy:

Over 300 people attended the premier of Redemption in Minneapolis and then again in Ft. Lauderdale. Join us in one of the remaining cities*:
Nashville, TN, June 25
Cleveland, OH, June 29
Sacramento, CA, July 10
Denver, CO, July 12
New York, NY, July 16
Boston, MA, July 17
Pittsburgh, PA, July 25
Washington, D.C., July 26
Norfolk, VA, July 27
Austin, TX, August 3
Las Vegas, NV, August 15
Phoenix, AZ, August 16
Atlanta, GA, August 21
Charlotte, NC, August 22
Fayetteville, AR, August 23
Albuquerque, NM, August 30
Troy, MI, September 5
Chicago, IL, September 18
Modesto, CA, September 20
Ithaca, NY, September 27
Buffalo, NY, September 27
Seattle, WA, October 1
Houston, TX, October 7
Los Angeles, CA, October 12
Tallahassee, FL, October 25
For more information and tickets, visit www.nokillredemption.com/screenings/

* Many of the cities will include a post-screening seminar on how you can help build a No Kill community and in other cities, there will also be an after-party. It is all part of the No Kill Advocacy Center’s 2014 “No Kill is Love” tour.

Coming to Atlanta on August 21!  Get your tickets!  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/redemption-atlanta-ga-tickets-11199310439

nokilladvocacy:

Over 300 people attended the premier of Redemption in Minneapolis and then again in Ft. Lauderdale. Join us in one of the remaining cities*:

  • Nashville, TN, June 25
  • Cleveland, OH, June 29
  • Sacramento, CA, July 10
  • Denver, CO, July 12
  • New York, NY, July 16
  • Boston, MA, July 17
  • Pittsburgh, PA, July 25
  • Washington, D.C., July 26
  • Norfolk, VA, July 27
  • Austin, TX, August 3
  • Las Vegas, NV, August 15
  • Phoenix, AZ, August 16
  • Atlanta, GA, August 21
  • Charlotte, NC, August 22
  • Fayetteville, AR, August 23
  • Albuquerque, NM, August 30
  • Troy, MI, September 5
  • Chicago, IL, September 18
  • Modesto, CA, September 20
  • Ithaca, NY, September 27
  • Buffalo, NY, September 27
  • Seattle, WA, October 1
  • Houston, TX, October 7
  • Los Angeles, CA, October 12
  • Tallahassee, FL, October 25

For more information and tickets, visit www.nokillredemption.com/screenings/

* Many of the cities will include a post-screening seminar on how you can help build a No Kill community and in other cities, there will also be an after-party. It is all part of the No Kill Advocacy Center’s 2014 “No Kill is Love” tour.

My article, “I was there”, about my experience as a volunteer witnessing the creation of the nation’s first No Kill community has been re-published as a guest post on Nathan Winograd’s blog.  Read it here:  www.nathanwinograd.com/?p=13232

My article, “I was there”, about my experience as a volunteer witnessing the creation of the nation’s first No Kill community has been re-published as a guest post on Nathan Winograd’s blog.  Read it here:  www.nathanwinograd.com/?p=13232

nokilladvocacy:

From No Kill Advocacy director Nathan Winograd:

“Frightened by the escaping gas sound, they move anxiously in their chamber—some frantic, others frozen by their fear and trembling. Technical papers describe ‘vocalizations’ to make it sound more clinical and academic, but even one unfamiliar with dogs and cats would know to identify it as fear and stress—barking, crying, whining, howling. As the hissing of gas flooding the box continues, animals become disorientated, fall, collapse; but instead of a quiet, limp faint towards stillness, there is thrashing of hyper-excitable muscles twitching in the poisoned air, convulsions, the animals still ‘vocalizing,’ animals in phases of these states of fear and anxiety and distress. Some of the animals urinate and some defecate … adding disgust to the disgrace they’ve been fated to suffer.”

The fact that the majority of states still allow animals to be killed in this manner underscores the complete lack of national leadership in this movement. 
The fact that in every state but two, shelters can kill animals even when qualified rescue groups are willing to save the lives of those animals underscores the complete lack of national leadership in this movement. 
The fact that shelter directors can keep cages empty, refuse to work with volunteers, kill rather than foster baby puppies and kittens, and ban the adoption of animals based on the way they look underscores the complete lack of national leadership in this movement.
Today, shelters are the fiefdoms of those who run them. There are few checks and balances, few standards, and very little accountability. In a moment of candor, even HSUS admitted, “there is actually very little oversight of sheltering organizations.”
They hand-wring, they excuse, they obfuscate. They even fight reforms. But they do not solve problems. It’s time to stop writing checks and start rolling up our sleeves. Let’s do it ourselves.
Ban the gas chamber: http://bit.ly/12y3YEw
Rescue rights: http://bit.ly/13jSZJY
Shelter reform: http://bit.ly/18J9vr5
In short, there ought to be a law: http://bit.ly/19sKuTM

nokilladvocacy:

From No Kill Advocacy director Nathan Winograd:

“Frightened by the escaping gas sound, they move anxiously in their chamber—some frantic, others frozen by their fear and trembling. Technical papers describe ‘vocalizations’ to make it sound more clinical and academic, but even one unfamiliar with dogs and cats would know to identify it as fear and stress—barking, crying, whining, howling. As the hissing of gas flooding the box continues, animals become disorientated, fall, collapse; but instead of a quiet, limp faint towards stillness, there is thrashing of hyper-excitable muscles twitching in the poisoned air, convulsions, the animals still ‘vocalizing,’ animals in phases of these states of fear and anxiety and distress. Some of the animals urinate and some defecate … adding disgust to the disgrace they’ve been fated to suffer.”

The fact that the majority of states still allow animals to be killed in this manner underscores the complete lack of national leadership in this movement. 

The fact that in every state but two, shelters can kill animals even when qualified rescue groups are willing to save the lives of those animals underscores the complete lack of national leadership in this movement. 

The fact that shelter directors can keep cages empty, refuse to work with volunteers, kill rather than foster baby puppies and kittens, and ban the adoption of animals based on the way they look underscores the complete lack of national leadership in this movement.

Today, shelters are the fiefdoms of those who run them. There are few checks and balances, few standards, and very little accountability. In a moment of candor, even HSUS admitted, “there is actually very little oversight of sheltering organizations.”

They hand-wring, they excuse, they obfuscate. They even fight reforms. But they do not solve problems. It’s time to stop writing checks and start rolling up our sleeves. Let’s do it ourselves.

In short, there ought to be a law: http://bit.ly/19sKuTM

wwf:

Some places are worth fighting for, Virunga National Park is one of them. WWF is asking you to DRAW THE LINE to save Africa’s oldest and most biodiverse park from oil exploration.

Sign up at Panda.org

nprfreshair:

It’s almost as good as being at the Musée d’Orsay… maybe even better because a scary security guard isn’t yelling at you for having your nose centimeters away from priceless art. 

You can now see incredible detail of Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings through the Google Art Project.

via Twisted Sifter 

j0hny0ss4ri4n:

A fang-blenny (Meiacanthus sp.) hiding in a sponge, shows off his impressive little fangs :3 - Lembeh Straits, Indonesia
(photo: YAAAAAWN! by Martin-Klein on Flickr)

j0hny0ss4ri4n:

A fang-blenny (Meiacanthus sp.) hiding in a sponge, shows off his impressive little fangs :3 - Lembeh Straits, Indonesia

(photo: YAAAAAWN! by Martin-Klein on Flickr)

(Source: lifeunderthewaves)