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Thursday, June 16, 2011

"They shoot horses, don't they..?"

"Council scratches cat resolution," a feature story recently posted in The Kauai Garden Island News talks about the county council not being able to make up their minds on what to do with the feral cat overpopulation problem with breeding out of control and shelving the issue for the time being. http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_677905e2-97f4-11e0-b89b-001cc4c002e0.html?mode=story

I agree with county attorney Al Castillo who said,"We can do trap and neuter, but to do TNR would be actively releasing a predator.”

If the county of Kaua'i is on probation for Shearwaters and other endangered sea-birds dive bombing into lights, we need to be careful, re-releasing feral cats, they are a danger to all birds and since Kaua'i county gets a fine of $10,000 for each dead shearwater sea-bird it's time to do what's pono, after-all "they shoot horses don't they?"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

YES, we cat lovers should be given at least a hundred acres of lush island land to serve as a gate-guarded Cat Retirement Center for our feral cat population; a safe place where they can romp and play and live their nine lives to the fullest while being tended by elderly volunteers and corporate donations. And when these precious creatures grow too old, sickly and mangy to be adored, we could easily convert some of our hospital rooms into Intensive Care Kennels (ICK) where they could ride out their last days with dignity....

And then, of course, we'll need another hundred acres of lush tropical forest to serve as a totally enclosed bird refuge to keep all of our island birds from flying into the stadium lights at the Cat Retirement Center...


Then, after we've rescued all the wild cats and birds, we'll only have the whales, dolphins and coral to save...a task which can be easily accomplished by banning all boats, ships, surfers, snorkelers, women and children from using the Pacific Ocean during the mating seasons....


And last, but not least, we cat lovers demand a hundred acres of toxic wasteland to serve as an internment camp for all the uncaring human beings who'd rather help each other than help the wild cats, birds, whales, dolphins and coral. It would be a cheap, barb-wired compound where - after being trapped, neutered and heavily fined - these insensitive jerks will be left to suffer and die---alone, unloved, and unwanted.