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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-21-2005, 01:47 AM Thread Starter
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This is what some of us were afraid of...

http://www.madison.com/tct/mad/local/in ... ntid=36503

The article mentions that perhaps someone has misinterpreted the voted proposal to be official law now, and a family's lost pet was killed, possibly as a result of it
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*sigh* I heard about this last week. I had a feeling something like this would happen. The poor cats were shot exectution-style. They probably wandered right up to the sick person who shot them. It disgusts me that someone could have such little regard for life. Whoever did it wasn't doing it for the sake of the songbirds. He probably just hates cats and gets some sick joy out of killing things for pleasure.
I feel so bad for the family who lost their beloved pet. I wonder how many other cats would suffer the same fate if this insane proposal ever became a real law.
I suppose the silver lining to this story is that it just goes to further prove what a horrible idea this whole issue is.
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That is horrible How can anyone be so sick, I'm glad there are no laws like that over here otherwise my cats would never get out.
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I can't believe some people...
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Yeah, we were talking about that here:
https://www.catforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=18169
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What one of the posters in the other thread pointed out is that this goes on all the time. Cats and dogs get shot (and poisoned). Only difference here is the media attention due to the proposal.
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My two pennies

I think controlling the population of feral cats is a great idea - in general. Partly because they can get sick, and rabid, and that's not good to have wandering around. But there are better ways of doing it.
While this may take more time and money, it'd save a lot of broken hearts of little kids. What they could do, is put out those humane traps. Keep the cats for 3 days or so, and if nobody claims them then euthenize them.

For instance, my husband's cat has a microchip...but no collar. And she's let out twice a day (morning and when we get home from work) to get fresh air and have more room to romp around. If she ever did wander off, I'd rather have he pound get her, and make sure she's a pet, then automatically assumed (by anybody) since she has no collar, that she's wild.

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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-24-2005, 09:44 AM
 
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Ah, Princess Claire

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Because feral cats that prey on game may be shot legally in Scotland
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... ldcat.html

For the UK in general
http://www.messybeast.com/ukferal.htm
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Re: My two pennies

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Originally Posted by Vivid-Dawn
I think controlling the population of feral cats is a great idea
check out Alley Cat Allies ideas about trap-neuter-release programs. They are the most humane methods I can think of... and the cats don't have to die, either.

http://www.alleycat.org/resources_list.html


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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-24-2005, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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When I found that article I had also found a link to a forum for hunters and while discussing this topic, as expected many of them had no compassion toward cats whatsoever, but almost all of them agreed that when hunting other game, they have rarely, if ever, seen a feral or stray cat roaming.

So where are all these so called problem cats then?
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