Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Cat Fight

Blog de la resistance rarely dips its pen into local issues, but a recent proposal by Wisconsin's Conservation Congress to declassify stray and feral cats as protected species has my cat-loving attention. While it is unlikely that Wisconsin will ever allow cat hunting, measures to capture and euthanize these animals will probably be put into practice if the proposal advances. Cat lovers who object should be focusing their efforts on educating themselves and other cat owners about the importance of keeping pet cats indoors. Stray and feral cats are a menace to the environment and, as a non-native species to North America, their very existence in the wild is entirely due to irresponsible pet ownership practices. Please, if you care about preserving native species of birds and other forms of wildlife, if you care about the health and longevity of your cat, keep it indoors.


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