Saturday, April 25, 2015

Capitalizing On A Dead Person - A New "No-Kill" Low

It has recently come to our attention that a domain has been setup called  It was noticed that when we went to the link we were automatically redirected to Nathan Winograd's page. Once we looked at the domain registration we realized why.  It's because the domain is owned by Nathan.

Anyone that knows who Henry Bergh is will be aware of his contribution to animal welfare, including his founding of the ASPCA, which is one of the very organization's that Nathan disparages on a regular basis.
Henry Bergh (August 29, 1813 – March 12, 1888) founded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) in April, 1866, three days after the first effective legislation against animal cruelty in the United States was passed into law by the New York State Legislature. Bergh also prompted the formation, in 1874, of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC). - Wikipedia
I find it deplorable that someone would use a dead man's reputation to personally benefit.  Dead men can't endorse products.  To me it is horrifying to see a commercial with a movie or TV star that has died promoting a product with old clips of that person, and I find Mr. Winograd's choice to use Mr. Bergh's name merely to draw traffic to his own site equally as horrible.

This hijacking of Mr. Bergh's name is a shameful attempt by Mr. Winograd to use the name of a dead man, a man who contributed greatly to animals, and then exploit that name to redirect traffic to Mr. Winograd's own website for his own personal gain of added traffic.

Fortunately there are organizations like the ASPCA that recognize Henry Bergh's contributions and honor his service to animals appropriately in tribute.

What a shame that Nathan and his "no-kill" followers merely use Mr. Bergh's name for their own self promotion, rather than getting off their backsides and doing the work that Mr. Bergh and so many others have done to prevent cruelty and homelessness of animals.

While many of us will continue to honor Mr. Bergh, maybe Nathan should stop robbing graves for his own benefit and get off his tail end to actually do something for animals for a change, rather that just bashing others and the very organizations that men like Henry Bergh created.