Still, I'm glad I wrote, and encourage my No Kill Nation friends to do the same. She needs to hear from us that no-kill shelters can be and ARE good places for animals. In her mind no-kill shelters must, by definition, be overpopulated and full of neglected animals. We need to let her know in no uncertain terms that she is mistaken.
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Dear Ms. Newkirk,
I appreciate the kindness you showed the animals, particularly the dogs, on your recent trip to India. I must say I'm surprised that you felt their lives were worth saving, considering their disabling conditions and illnesses. I believe it's past time for PETA-US to show the same kindness to homeless companion animals that you have shown in India. A new era of cooperation between shelters, rescue groups and individual volunteers is dawning. It is the No-Kill Revolution, and I believe PETA will be a part of that revolution in future. That can only happen if you admit to and forsake your history of wholesale killing of homeless companion animals.
Yours for a No-Kill Nation,