Nathan is a graduate of Stanford Law School and a former criminal prosecutor as well as corporate attorney. A vegan for over 20 years, he has helped write animal protection legislation, spoken internationally on animal issues, created successful No Kill programs, and has consulted with animal protection groups all over the world. Under his leadership, Tompkins County, New York, became the first No Kill community in the United States. Nathan is the author of three other books: Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America, which won five national awards and was turned into a feature filmIrreconcilable Differences: The Battle for the Heart and Soul of America’s Animal Shelters, and Friendly Fire. Nathan is the national director of the No Kill Advocacy Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the systematic killing of animals in U.S. shelters. You can learn more through his work with the No Kill Advocacy Center, or read his popular No Kill blog at


Jennifer has been vegan and worked in the animal rights movement for over 20 years. She has written guides to vegan living and taught vegan cooking classes. She is a founding Board Member of the No Kill Advocacy Center and currently divides her time between promoting the No Kill philosophy and vegan advocacy. Jennifer is the author of two books, All American Vegan and Friendly Fire. Jennifer guest blogs at and writes the vegan blog on this website.

The Winograds live in the San Francisco Bay Area with their two children and a menagerie of animal companions.


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