Sunday, March 30, 2014

Bird preservation groups want war on feral cats on public lands

Cats look so cute batting at a piece of string, or pouncing on a ball of yarn. But a lot of people don't think cats are cute when they're batting, or pouncing on, a bird -- especially one of an endangered species. Almost 200 conservation organizations from across the country have joined a campaign urging the U.S. Department of the Interior to adopt policies for dealing with feral cats on public lands. A letter addressed to Sally Jewell, secretary of the Interior, cites studies by scientists from the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimating that 2.4 billion birds, and 12.3 billion mammals, are killed by cats every year in this country. "They attribute two-thirds of these bird deaths, and nearly 90 percent of mammal deaths they attribute, to feral cats," said Allison Jones, executive director of the Salt Lake City-based Wild Utah Project...more

All these peace-loving birders want WAR!  I mean they want Wildlife Services out there with guns, traps and poison.  Offer a bounty...whatever it takes!  Don't waste time on NEPA, no time for plan amendments, they want WAR!

How Cruel.  Don't they understand feral cats are a symbol of the west?  Time to find a Wild Cat Annie and pass the Wild & Free Roaming Feral Cat Act.

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