No Kill by 2025? Don't Buy it.
When we first checked in with Baytown, Texas, local advocates were excited. Their City Council had just passed a non-binding resolution to be No Kill by 2025. We felt a need at the time to play a bit of the "Debbie Downer" role by pointing out that these long-term goals never really pan out. The reasons why they don't are many and a little complex. The simplest way to explain why they fail, however, is this: Since achieving No Kill can happen overnight (literally), setting th