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Nathan Winograd of the No kill Advocacy Center!

It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again
The ASPCA is lobbying for animals to die. The ink is not yet dry on New York State shelter reform legislation, the bill doesn’t even have a number yet, and Matt Bershadker, the ASPCA’s CEO, is already spending donor funds to kill it, saying it isn’t needed because the New York City pound is a model of compassionate sheltering. Not only does this ignore the care of animals in other shelters throughout the state, but it is a lie. The City pound is not what it pretends to be. It kills healthy animals, it allows them to languish, in pain, without veterinary care, and it kills them after neutering. In fact, dog placement rates have declined two years in a row. And not only does their reported “save rate” exclude whole categories of animals when reporting statistics, new evidence is emerging that those statistics may have been deliberately and fraudulently changed. To protect animals who enter the City pou…