No Kill Nation Inc & President Debi Day WIN Defamation Lawsuits
An individual, Randall “Randy” DeCarlo, has persistently and widely spread defamatory lies about No Kill Nation. The court has determined that DeCarlo is guilty of libel. He has been found liable for defamation and tortious interference with No Kill Nation’s business relationships.
Please read: LETTER FROM DEBI DAY, President, No Kill Nation Inc.
Please note: the No Kill Fund is not itself connected to this lawsuit. None of the money raised on this site will ever be put towards litigation or legal fees. We aim simply to educate the public, as discussed below.
Ironically, a paranoid (and amusing) campaign has been launched, bent upon distorting the purpose of the No Kill Fund itself: this is precisely the sort of deliberate misinformation that needs to be addressed.
Efforts to Silence No Kill:
As some of you may know, the author Douglas Anthony Cooper has been writing a series of articles for the Huffington Post in support of No Kill. Most have been highly critical of PETA, and a new series is equally critical of the HSUS (the Humane Society of the United States).
As always, whenever we see an effort to end shelter killing, the knives come out. Followers of groups like PETA and the HSUS are, in particular, virulently opposed to the No Kill movement.
Hence — predictably — there was an immediate effort to remove Douglas Anthony Cooper from Wikipedia, as “insufficiently notable.” The editor spearheading the effort, anonymously, turned out to be a particularly notorious shill for the HSUS. Mr. Cooper has written about him here.
The Wikipedia attack was unsuccessful. Soon afterwards, similar trolls obsessed with obstructing the progress of No Kill posted fake reviews of Mr. Cooper’s novels on Amazon (announcing that the children’s books contained R-rated material, etc.)
While these are minor incidents, they are typical of the repeated and vicious attacks upon advocates of No Kill. However petty, these acts are not trivial: they aid and abet shelter killing.
In response to this — and other efforts to undermine the No Kill program — we have set up a fund to counteract libel. This will be a sum of money, equally divided between No Kill Nation and the No Kill Advocacy Center. It will be put towards educating the public about No Kill: what the program truly involves, as opposed to the way it has been mischaracterized by its enemies.
The only way to rise above lies is to make the truth even louder.
Mr. Cooper is donating all of the digital proceeds from three of his novels to No Kill, for at least the next six months. If you buy these novels, the proceeds will be automatically deposited in our bank account. Alternately, you can leave a donation through PayPal, via the link at the bottom.
About the Books:
You buy these novels simply by going to the Amazon Kindle store, and purchasing them in the ordinary way. The links are below. All of the profit, after Amazon’s cut, goes directly to No Kill (with the exception of the Canadian edition of the first Milrose novel, whose proceeds are contractually bound to Doubleday).
These books will be delivered in Kindle format, which can be read on just about any digital device, using the free Kindle software: cell phones, PCs, iPads, etc.
All three of these novels were bestsellers, and the first two were nominated for and won various honors.
MILROSE MUNCE AND THE DEN OF PROFESSIONAL HELP
The Milrose Munce books are for young adults. The first one, The Den of Professional Help, has been discounted to $0.99 for the purposes of the Fund. It can be purchased here.
MILROSE MUNCE AND THE PLAGUE OF TOXIC FUNGUS
The sequel is now $2.99. It can be purchased here.
Mr. Cooper’s first novel for adults was nominated for the Books in Canada First Novel Award, and longlisted for the Commonwealth Prize. It is now $2.99, and can be purchased here.
Hence, for as little as 99 cents, you can read a novel, and simultaneously contribute to the No Kill Awareness Fund.
We don’t expect the sum will amount to HSUS-level funding, but it should be enough to save a few shelter animals (whose lives are endangered by this libel). Which is all that matters.
(NOTE: All profits go to No Kill. Amazon’s pricing rules mean that for a $0.99 book, the profit is 30%. For a $2.99 book, No Kill receives 70%. The exception, as noted above: in Canada, the first Milrose is published by Doubleday. This one book, when purchased from Canada, does not feed into the No Kill Awareness Fund; and unfortunately, the price is much higher.)
TO DONATE VIA PAYPAL:
If you would like to donate directly to the No Kill Awareness Fund (or have bought the the novels, but would like to donate a larger amount), you can do so through Paypal: