As I understand it, it is a Conservation Congress Advisory Question proposed by an individual. I have not heard of any lawmaker making such a proposal - at least as of today. Seems to me it would be politically hazardous. Which party is pro-cat and which is anti-cat?Originally posted by Kerry Tobin:
I assume you've heard about the Wisconsin lawmaker's proposal to allow hunters to shoot feral cats.
When I was a kid we had outside cats. In fact, in the 1940's and 50's, most cats were outside. Very few people where I lived kept inside cats. Our outside cats didn't kill birds. They mostly went after the mice in the barn. The barn swallows always dived bomb the cats, causing one cat to die after they made it neurotic. Maybe the cats' experiences with the barn swallows taught them to avoid birds, I don't know. We also had owls, perhaps their evil eyes kept the cats from the birds. But we never had a problem with dead birds.Originally posted by tinman:
Baby, is there a way to train your "house" cat to kill only rodents and not birds when you let it outside?
What about children roaming through the woods or neighborhood? Maybe we need an open season on them too?Originally posted by Jeff Boettcher:
Dogs, cats, ferrets, etc that are roaming free through the woods or a neighborhood should be "fair game" to be eliminated.
I think this too can be minimized with proper and timely neutering.Originally posted by NurseNell:
What about children roaming through the woods or neighborhood? Maybe we need an open season on them too?
And domesticated cats are not feral cats, which is what the proposed legislation addresses.Originally posted by Jeff Boettcher:
You know that I am talking about "domesticated" animals that are allowed to run free.
Yep, I knew that. Domestic cats are not being shot however, only feral cats out in the country.Originally posted by Old Scout:
Nell, Are you aware that Minn. already allows the killing of Feral cats.
But it's not the same legally.Originally posted by Jeff Boettcher:
"Domesticated, but on the loose" is the same as Feral in my book.
I thought he was a teacher or did he change professions?Originally posted by aphephilia:
I think he's too busy making money
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