This came as a comment but was just too good to pass up for it's own blog post.
Comment on post by Dumb Ass Cooper on 6 Jul @ 10:44--
First of all, have you ever actually read one of The Wino's inflated, redundant consultation reports? They are pretty mind numbing with repetition. Do you know how he gets the photos? He hangs out in the shelter under attack and takes photos before the cleaning crew/animal care providers have cleaned, medicated, fed, and watered. He is an opportunist at every turn, including with his photography and note taking for his reports. I will go so far as to say in certain situations it is pure fabrication and/or set-up. I'm actually a trained forenics photographer. I too know how to take advantage of camera's eye to mislead the untrained to make an innocent situation appear far worse than it is.
Secondly, I do not see how anyone can say with a straight face that The Wino has improved any system or helped to end cruelty anywhere. You obviously do not have a real grasp on his MO (modus operandi) or you would know that one of the points in his NK Equation is the elimination of cruelty investigators/humane officers or whatever you choose to call them. The reason is 2 fold. First, one of his big selling points to boards of directors and/or municipalities is to promise to reduce the operating expense if his plan is implemented. Humane education, event planners, and cruelty officers are the first to go. Then replace trained staff with untrained volunteers. Two of those 3 have direct impact on animal cruelty, abuse, and neglect. It is my belief that he recognizes that having cruelty officers on staff can end up pointing the finger at the legal animal care failure of NK with over-population and hoarding that are rampant in NK shelters. Turn a good cruelty investigator loose in one of these shelters and see what kind of daming evidence they could produce. If you want a really good example of how very wrong NK can spin out of control, Google "Animal Foundation, Lied Shelter, Las Vegas" and learn how NK failed to the point that something like 3,000 animals had to be destroyed. To the best of my knowledged The Wino did not have a hand in that disaster, but he has the exact same model in his NK Equation. And, from reading this blog along with a couple others, it appears another NK Nevada shelter might soon be in the spotlight for the same thing.
Come'on dude. Take the blinders off and come out of the tall grass. The evidence showing that The Wino NK plan cannot be sustained and is a flawed premise is visible in the shelters that have used his model. You really need to educate yourself beyond the rainbows and unicorns of NK. Once you do, you will come to realize that that the NK detractors you read here and elsewhere have worked in the trenches both with and without NK and know what does and does not work. If what we do did not work, then explain how it was possible to drop from 10 million animal in US shelters 20 years ago to the current 3 million, before The Wino even dreamed up his little scheme? The Wino is selling a product. Period. Uninformed "furry kid parents" drink the Kool-Aid and provide financial support for The Wino's income and burgeoning ego. Fame and money are his drug of choice and he tries to achieve them on the back of good shelter personnel and creating animal cruelty wherever he goes with his failed blueprint.
Thank you 007 for this remarkable insight and hopefully Dumb Ass will read this.