Friday, January 18, 2013

FREE Book to Good Home

Friendly Fire exposes the fallacy which is that our nation’s large animal protection groups have perpetuated for decades: the myth that our nation’s shelters are a network of compassionate safe havens for homeless animals.

If you click the next link between now and Sunday,you can get a FREE download to your ebook reader!

When animal lovers learn about the cruelty and killing that are rampant in U.S. shelters, and that national animal protection organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) defend these shelters and thwart efforts at reform, the first and the most logical question they ask is: Why? Why are organizations which are supposed to protect animals the biggest defenders of the very shelters that systematically abuse and kill them? Exploring the historical, sociological and financial motivations behind the unlikely support these shelters receive from HSUS, the ASPCA and PETA, among others.

To read my review of Winograd's last book, see Beyond the Blue Solution of Dog Shelter Death.


Anton said...

Odd the link says its not available for me. I guess only available if your stateside?

PBurns said...

Must be -- downloaded for me to me Kindle.

M said...

I read it and I have to say it was disappointing. The author makes some logicalleaps that are as radical as the groups he tries to expose. He also fails to cite many/any sources for his materials.

While yes, I agree that taking in dogs only to kill them while having the resources is wrong while telling people that's what they'll be using their money for, he never makes the connection to what these folks are REALLY spending their funds on.

Jordan Lee said...

I agree that this book was disappointing. My biggest issue with the book was that there were no citations. Maybe that's just the free kindle version, but it really bothered me.

I thought the idea that no invasive species should be kept in check was silly, and that it failed to see the larger picture. The idea that TNR can work everywhere also fails to be practical. In my area, most feral cats freeze to death. The outdoor life is not "great" for feral cats in this region. The only reason we have feral cats is because we have a large student population that continues to dump them.

PBurns said...

I am glad I paid money for his first book.

I am glad I did not pay money for this one, which I also found weak, hectoring, and basically not designed to convert, which is a failure of mission (if that was the mission).