Saturday, April 23, 2011

No Kill Nation launches Rescue Five-O campaign


From No Kill Nation and No Kill Advocacy Center...

The No Kill Advocacy Center and No Kill Nation are excited to announce the launch of their joint campaign to create a No Kill nation: Rescue Five-0. Working with grassroots activists across the country, Rescue Five-0 will seek the introduction and passage of The Companion Animal Protection Act (CAPA) in every state, model legislation which mandates the implementation of the proven life-saving programs collectively known as "The No Kill Equation."

To launch the campaign and to inform legislators regarding the urgent need for shelter reform, Rescue Five-0 has sent model CAPA legislation and Nathan Winograd's groundbreaking book detailing the history and future of the No Kill movement, Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America to every state legislator in the country: 7,400 in all. No Kill activists are encouraged to take advantage of this profound and unprecedented educational outreach to our nation's lawmakers by requesting that their own legislators follow the lead of Texas, Rhode Island, and New York, where versions of CAPA have already been introduced, as well as Delaware, where CAPA became state law last year after its unanimous passage through that state's legislature.

CAPA mandates simple, life-saving practices that most people would be shocked to know are not already standard operating procedure at our nation's shelters, and which, if implemented nationwide, would save the lives of millions of animals being systematically killed in our nation's shelters every year. Among other equally common sense provisions, CAPA bans the common practice of killing animals despite empty cages, and mandates that shelters must allow rescue groups to save the lives of animals they are planning to kill. In short, CAPA requires shelters to implement the programs and services which have already succeeded in creating No Kill communities throughout the nation, but which the majority of shelters in this country have refused to adopt willingly.

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