This is the story of animal sheltering, which was born of compassion and then lost its way. It is the story of the No Kill movement, which says we can and must stop the killing. And it is about a social movement as noble and just as those that have come before. But most of all, it is a story about believing in the community and trusting in the power of compassion.
Moving documentary of the No Kill movement. Chronicles the early days of the ASPCA and how they abandoned their founder's vision. Rebounds the fight with municipalities and unsympathetic shelter management that results in a veritable killing field for animals they should be healing and re-homing. No Kill shows the success and how policies changes can save the lives of companion animals.
A great movie! I recommend the companion book, by the same name.
This movie is the story of how the creator of animal shelters truly loved animals, and saved every one he could. Then, throughout the years, the "shelter" business became more concerned with politics and the status quo, than with saving animals. They began lying to us, getting lazy and greedy, and animals paid the lethal price.That has changed, and the No Kill Revolution is bringing love and dedication back into animal sheltering, and lives are being saved. But many more need to be saved. Please watch this movie, and get active in YOUR community to ensure that it is one where Pets are loved, and revered, to the point of becoming No Kill!
I do a Shelter Animal Project with an argumentative essay and donation earrings and refrigerator magnets with my students every year and it's stunning to see how heartless a few of them have been over the years. For the first time this year, I had this movie to show in addition to my countless other photos, videos, and stories. "Redemption" was a game changer! I have a much higher percentage of real advocates this year and no snotty comments.
An animal lovers need to stop the killing in shelters nationwide shows that it is possible and has worked wherever it is tried. Historical background about the founder of the SPCA is fascinating and should be heard. The film has only be shown at special screenings, but should get a theatrical or cable release to help spread the movement.
Fascinating and inspiring documentary that reveals the interesting history of animal rights and the no-kill movement in the United States, going back as far as the 1800s in New York City with Henry Bergh (the founder of the ASPCA, who's vision of a no-kill shelter has been unfortunately changed by the modern organization). Also, shows modern examples of successful no-kill shelters and how the power to have a no-kill society lies in our hands...we just need to get enough people behind it, and it can be a nationwide (and eventually world-wide) reality! Awesome documentary (and less than an hour long!)