I have voiced my opposition to mandatory spay-neuter (MSN) laws many times but to recap, they don’t work. MSN has never significantly reduced or ended the killing of shelter pets anywhere it’s been tried. In some places, killing increased after MSN was enacted. It’s a proven failure.
Yet there are still many animal advocates who believe that MSN will end shelter pet killing and so keep working to get it passed in more areas. Here is an open forum to discuss MSN. In practice, it’s never worked. But in theory, how do you believe MSN could work to end the killing in shelters? I will respond to all reasonable claims of how MSN could theoretically lead to no kill (if anyone offers any, that is). Also, if you live in an area that already has MSN, please share how it has affected killing at your local shelter.