Posts by category: Pet Overpopulation

ISAR Hits A Nerve
June 9, 2009

Corrected Version As ISAR supporters (and by now countless others in the animal protection movement) know, our Model Mandatory Spay/Neuter Statute has attracted considerable attention because of its unapologetic restrictions on breeding. Comes now a May 15, 2009 column—Reflections, by Frank L. Martin III, in the Missouri West Plains Daily Quill—in which the author does us a great service. After… Read More

Only ISAR “Gets It” About Mandatory Spay/Neuter
February 2, 2009

ISAR has recently prepared a lengthy monograph entitled The Policy, Law and Morality of Mandatory Spay/Neuter, the thrust of which is that because spay/neuter of companion animals is a moral necessity, “mandatory” spay/neuter laws must actually be mandatory. The monograph’s author, Professor Henry Mark Holzer, Chairman of ISAR, has written that: “If the previous four chapters of this monograph teach… Read More

ISAR’s Model Mandatory Spay/Neuter Statute Garnering Attention
September 8, 2008

ISAR’s revolutionary new Model Mandatory Spay/Neuter Statute is spreading through the animal protection movement and into the general culture. For example, a participant in ISAR’s 2008 Homeless Animals’ Day from Florida has informed us that: “Just so you know, I copied the great model spay/neuter statute you wrote in your blog and forwarded it to all Fla state senators. I’ll… Read More

Annotated Text of ISAR’s Model Mandatory Spay/Neuter Statute
August 11, 2008

Ever since July 2008 when ISAR published its 125 page monograph Policy, Law and Morality of Mandatory Spay/Neuter, considerable interest has focused on the annotated text of our Model Mandatory Spay/Neuter Statute. For the convenience of ISAR’s supporters and others who share our zeal for true mandatory spay/neuter as a partial solution to the companion animal overpopulation problem, we are… Read More

Overview of ISAR’s Revolutionary Model Mandatory Spay/Neuter Statute
July 11, 2008

ISAR is pleased to announce that its new monograph, ISAR’s Revolutionary Model Mandatory Spay/Neuter Statute is now available at its website. (See our blog of Wednesday, July 2, 2008, for the Table of Contents). We encourage constructive comments. Counting the six appendices—which provide extensive bibliographies of books, articles and statutes relating to mandatory spay/neuter, legal cases directly and indirectly on that… Read More

ISAR’s Revolutionary Model Mandatory Spay/Neuter Statute
July 2, 2008

TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction A. The Policy Component of the Companion Animal Overpopulation I. The nature and scope of the problem II. The case for spay/neuter III. Spay/Neuter of companion animals must be made mandatory B. The Legal Component of the Companion Animal Overpopulation Problem IV. Analysis and critique of existing mandatory spay/neuter statutes V. Text and annotation of ISAR’s… Read More

Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation in America by Nathan J. Winograd
April 4, 2008

An initial reaction to Mr. Winograd’s book by those involved in the animal protection movement is that his assertion that the problem of pet overpopulation in the United States is a “myth” is utterly indefensible. Everyone in this movement is painfully aware that millions of healthy dogs and cats are killed in shelters annually. Indeed, the author himself puts the… Read More

Token Mandatory Spay/Neuter in Palm Beach, Florida
January 13, 2008

The following editorial appears today at While Palm Beach’s recognition of the unwanted dog and cat problem is commendable, its solution–in merely regulating backyard/hobby breeders and giving a pass to commerical breeders–falls far short of what is needed to ameliorate, let alone solve, the immoral and inhumane spectacle of killings year after year. There is only one definitive solution,… Read More

Another Municipal Adoption of ISAR Model Mandatory Spay/Neuter Statute
January 8, 2008

As the preeminent national animal rights organization whose major activity is humane education fostering spay/neuter of companion animals, ISAR is proud to announce that the City of North Las Vegas, Nevada, has just adopted, almost verbatim, our Model Mandatory Spay/Neuter Statute (referred to on the municipal level as an “ordinance.”) Our Model Statute can be found at When comparing the… Read More

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