To kill or not to kill: looking beyond the connotations of “kill” and “no-kill” shelters

From the connotation alone, the long-standing discourse surrounding traditional, or “kill” shelters vs. “no-kill” shelters seems to point towards a straightforward answer— how could “kill” shelters ever be justified? However, as one looks past the connotations, it is evident that the truth is not as black and white as it seems.