You see, all over the US the big animal advocacy organizations such as ASPCA (who runs kill shelters), HSUS (which supports killing as policy to prevent animal neglecft), PETA (For the same reason and who runs a high kill shelter), all have fought Nathan Winograd and the No-Kill movement.
PETA and ASPCA got togther to to plant evidence or make a misleading video of Caboodles, to create an image that no kill sheltering leads to "horrendous" conditions for cats and dogs. They used Caboodles as an example, just like LA County is trying to do to D.E.L.T.A. in Los Angeles, who houses 1,500 rescued dogs.
The Country does not want an example of no-kill sheltering to work in Los Angeles, compared to their high kill shelters. Take a look at this pie chart of the kill rate of Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control for 2008 created by Brad Jensen from the County's own records.
LA County's kill rate for cats was almost 80%. The "Other" category means cats that died in the shelter, whether of abuse, inadequate care, or incurable disease for a total "death" rate of 87%.
The County only adopted out 11.6%!
Now, if you were the County, how would you like to operate in an area where a successful no-kill shelter like D.E.L.T.A. was operating, that maybe had an annual death rate of 7-8% compared to the County's 87%?
How does PETA's 90% kill rate compare with Caboodles, with maybe a 7-8% death rate, maybe more as they took in sick and old cats?
Therefore, how do you stop a No-Kill bill from passing in Florida? You create a situation, trump up charges, using misleading videos and photos, and make a big stink and conduct a hugely publicized raid costing over a million dollars in expenses---that is how you do it.
Imagine, if the ASPCA or PETA really cared about the animals, they could have actually directly helped Craig Grant with his mission and Caboodles, and spent just a small amount of the million they spent on the raid, and the hundreds of thousands they spent later keeping Caboodles cats in cat carriers for months in an abandoned warehouse, by providing maybe $100,000 in grants, and bringing in volunteers to help with fence construction, or whatever was needed.
INSTEAD, ASPCA RAIDED AND KILLED ANIMALS TO MAKE CABOODLES LOOK BAD RATHER THAN HELPING. CABOODLES' SUCCESS WOULD DO NOTHING TO MAKE ASPCA AND PETA LOOK GOOD, BUT IF THEY COULD BRAND A NO-KILL SANCTUARY AS A FAILURE, IT SUPPORTS KILL SHELTERING ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, WHICH ALLOWS HOW KILL PUBLIC SHELTERS LIKE LA COUNTY, TO CONTINUE DOING WHAT THEY ALWAYS HAVE.