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The Certified Killer by *sassawj

This is just a simple illustration representing big name animal rights / protection groups such as PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), theASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), HSUS (Humane Society of the United States) and AHA (American Humane Association) – all supporters of the systematic killing of healthy companion animals in our nation’s shelters who refuse to believe that there is no other way. No, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is not the only big name animal rights / protection group of hypocrites that consistently contradicts itself and its very mission to save and preserve the lives of animals; these groups, including the beloved and ever so powerful ASPCA, are the biggestproponents of the systematic killing of healthy and treatable companion animals in our nation’s shelters and humane societies; they are also the biggestopponents of the very idea of a No Kill shelter and the No Kill philosophy, which is discussed in Nathan Winograd's first book on the topic of shelter killing,Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in AmericaIn this illustration, I made sure to represent these big name animal rights / protection groups by using their logos; the blue square on the apron featuring the elephant, the horse and the dog is the American Humane Association’s logo for their program called “No Animals Were Harmed” which is set out to assure animal actors receive appropriate and ethical treatment, but here that logo is being used as an element to contradict their mission statement, and I will explain why below…First of all, what prompted the idea and inspiration for this illustration was when I began reading Friendly Fire by Nathan & Jennifer Winograd, which is his third book on the topic of animal shelters and humane societies and animal protection groups in the United States"How to Become an AHA Certified Killer" is a chapter in the book near the beginning which discusses how the American Humane Association – said to be "a voice for the protection of animals" with a mission to educate and train people how to provide animals with the best possible care and to promote the ethical treatment of animals through various programs – hosts "Euthanasia by Injection" workshops where shelter employees from across the country come together to learn how to kill animals . These workshops are held at regressive shelters where there are plenty of companion animals to choose from to use as the guinea pigs. And at the end of these workshops, those that have proven that they have what it takes to end the lives of healthy and treatable companion animals are awarded with certificates of proof of being a certified killer. But “No Animals Were Harmed”, right?… Below are some passages, or rather, highlights straight from Friendly Fire's chapter “How to Become an AHA Certified Killer”:Imagine it. A hall filled with people who are there to learn one thing: how to kill dogs and cats. And although on the very same website that AHA (American Humane Association) advertizes this workshop you can read their official position against dissection which states that dissection is wrong because it teaches children “that it is all right to disregard another’s life for the sake of learning"… o Euthanasia by Injection Workshops by AHA & o AHA’s Stance on Dissection – AHA opposes dissection of animals in the classroom because “it teaches children that it is all right to disregard another’s life for the sake of learning”, yet this very organization hosts workshops all year long to do exactly what they so strongly oppose and disapprove of!They’ll teach you how to inject animals with poison in the vein. They will teach you how to inject animals with poison in the gut. And they will teach you how to inject animals with poison straight into the heart. And in the case of animals you are killing realize that you are in fact trying to kill them and fight back, AHA will show you how to restrain them so you can get the job done. And then, when you think it’s all over and that the animal you just poisoned is dead, they will teach you how to verify that you did, in fact, kill him, just to make sure more poison isn’t required…And when the weekend draws to a close and the two days of poisoning animals is nearing its end, when you’ve successfully watched other people kill animals without trying to stop them and you’ve even proven that you have what it takes to kill animals yourself, you won’t leave empty handed. AHA will make sure that your memories of their conference – of that horrifying weekend when you and other people from across the country came together in a hall to kill innocent animals behind closed doors – will last a lifetime. You will get a certificate that proves you are an AHA-certified killer so that everyone who sees it will know exactly what you are capable of doing…"How to Become an AHA Certified Killer" is just one chapter of this book that really caught my eye, I plan to doodle up some more crap inspired by this book, in hopes to enlighten others and encourage any viewers to read these books, to learn something new, to discover what was there all along, just hiding behind the walls of our nation’s shelters… 
If you find yourself interested in this book, make sure you check out the books Redemption & Irreconcilable Differences which came out before Friendly Fire. While his two previous books discuss No Kill and the needless killing of pets in regressive animal shelters for the sake of “pet overpopulation”, Friendly Fire centers around a similar but slightly different and much more heart aching topic - the book is full of disturbing stories of animal cruelty with complimentary graphic images; these are the stories of animal cruelty unlike anything most animal lovers could ever imagine, all going on behind the walls of facilities built to shelter and adopt out the very animals that ultimately die there and acts of violence committed by those hired and paid to care for the very animals they deliberately neglect, brutally beat and later kill.

The Certified Killer by *sassawj

This is just a simple illustration representing big name animal rights / protection groups such as PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), theASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), HSUS (Humane Society of the United States) and AHA (American Humane Association) – all supporters of the systematic killing of healthy companion animals in our nation’s shelters who refuse to believe that there is no other way. 

No, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is not the only big name animal rights / protection group of hypocrites that consistently contradicts itself and its very mission to save and preserve the lives of animals; these groups, including the beloved and ever so powerful ASPCA, are the biggestproponents of the systematic killing of healthy and treatable companion animals in our nation’s shelters and humane societies; they are also the biggestopponents of the very idea of a No Kill shelter and the No Kill philosophy, which is discussed in Nathan Winograd's first book on the topic of shelter killing,Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America

In this illustration, I made sure to represent these big name animal rights / protection groups by using their logos; the blue square on the apron featuring the elephant, the horse and the dog is the American Humane Association’s logo for their program called “No Animals Were Harmed” which is set out to assure animal actors receive appropriate and ethical treatment, but here that logo is being used as an element to contradict their mission statement, and I will explain why below…

First of all, what prompted the idea and inspiration for this illustration was when I began reading Friendly Fire by Nathan & Jennifer Winograd, which is his third book on the topic of animal shelters and humane societies and animal protection groups in the United States

"How to Become an AHA Certified Killer" is a chapter in the book near the beginning which discusses how the American Humane Association – said to be "a voice for the protection of animals" with a mission to educate and train people how to provide animals with the best possible care and to promote the ethical treatment of animals through various programs – hosts "Euthanasia by Injection" workshops where shelter employees from across the country come together to learn how to kill animals . These workshops are held at regressive shelters where there are plenty of companion animals to choose from to use as the guinea pigs. And at the end of these workshops, those that have proven that they have what it takes to end the lives of healthy and treatable companion animals are awarded with certificates of proof of being a certified killer. 

But “No Animals Were Harmed”, right?… ;)

Below are some passages, or rather, highlights straight from Friendly Fire's chapter “How to Become an AHA Certified Killer”:

Imagine it. A hall filled with people who are there to learn one thing: how to kill dogs and cats. And although on the very same website that AHA (American Humane Association) advertizes this workshop you can read their official position against dissection which states that dissection is wrong because it teaches children “that it is all right to disregard another’s life for the sake of learning"… 

Euthanasia by Injection Workshops by AHA & o AHA’s Stance on Dissection – AHA opposes dissection of animals in the classroom because “it teaches children that it is all right to disregard another’s life for the sake of learning”, yet this very organization hosts workshops all year long to do exactly what they so strongly oppose and disapprove of!

They’ll teach you how to inject animals with poison in the vein. They will teach you how to inject animals with poison in the gut. And they will teach you how to inject animals with poison straight into the heart. And in the case of animals you are killing realize that you are in fact trying to kill them and fight back, AHA will show you how to restrain them so you can get the job done. And then, when you think it’s all over and that the animal you just poisoned is dead, they will teach you how to verify that you did, in fact, kill him, just to make sure more poison isn’t required…

And when the weekend draws to a close and the two days of poisoning animals is nearing its end, when you’ve successfully watched other people kill animals without trying to stop them and you’ve even proven that you have what it takes to kill animals yourself, you won’t leave empty handed. AHA will make sure that your memories of their conference – of that horrifying weekend when you and other people from across the country came together in a hall to kill innocent animals behind closed doors – will last a lifetime. You will get a certificate that proves you are an AHA-certified killer so that everyone who sees it will know exactly what you are capable of doing…

"How to Become an AHA Certified Killer" is just one chapter of this book that really caught my eye, I plan to doodle up some more crap inspired by this book, in hopes to enlighten others and encourage any viewers to read these books, to learn something new, to discover what was there all along, just hiding behind the walls of our nation’s shelters… 

If you find yourself interested in this book, make sure you check out the books Redemption & Irreconcilable Differences which came out before Friendly Fire. While his two previous books discuss No Kill and the needless killing of pets in regressive animal shelters for the sake of “pet overpopulation”, Friendly Fire centers around a similar but slightly different and much more heart aching topic - the book is full of disturbing stories of animal cruelty with complimentary graphic images; these are the stories of animal cruelty unlike anything most animal lovers could ever imagine, all going on behind the walls of facilities built to shelter and adopt out the very animals that ultimately die there and acts of violence committed by those hired and paid to care for the very animals they deliberately neglect, brutally beat and later kill.