Reforming shelters is part of his overall goal of granting animals the same legal rights as humans, such as the 'right to life', including making euthanasia illegal. This means making it illegal to kill animals for food. Shelters may be sued for disputed euthanasia decisions. Winograd has initiated lawsuits over individual animals euthanised.
Winograd's views seem to have much in common with animal rights philosopher Gary Francione - he has a no-compromise view about veganism and dissection in schools. Winograd was proud of his daughter for 'rescuing' a maggot from being dissected at school. He also feeds feral cats and has over 20 cats of his own. Francione believes pets are inconsistent with animal rights, whereas Winograd believes that keeping 'companion animals' are do not contradict animal rights.