Once again, stealing from the best....Brent of KC Dog Blog is doing a terrific job of covering the progress of the no-kill movement in animal shelters in the U.S. and elsewhere.
Please be clear that no-kill is not no-euthanasia. Animal welfare IMHO encompasses the humane euthanasia of an animal at the end of its life, suffering, with no hope medically, or the humane euthanasia of an animal that after professional evaluation and attempted rehabilitation/behaviour modification remains a risk to public safety.
Brent has a great post entitled No Kill - Politically Speaking covering the politics that kill animals.
He also has a terrific post about why we should be talking about no kill communities, not just no kill shelters. Changing the benchmark from no kill shelters to no kill communities really raises the bar in animal welfare.
His latest post, entitled Knowing that it's possible, segues nicely from a marketing guru's words to the latest developments in U.S. no-kill, and has points that make it easy for the average person to understand how no-kill can be achieved.
Nathan Winograd is essentially the founder of the no kill movement. His site has an incredible amount of information about no kill and how it can be achieved. He also has graphic photos, videos and text of the abuse that goes on in shelters and pounds.
No-kill is attainable. We know it's possible.
All it takes is the knowledge and the will.