Monday, March 22, 2010

don't shoot the cat, redux

anti-cat legislation - we defeated it in wisconsin. now, it's new jersey's turn.

there are efforts underway in the garden state to declare feral cats not native to the state, an "exotic species", which would make them fair game for hunting and trap-and-kill by animal control.

the interesting part of all of this is that trap-neuter-return programs have been in place all over the state and doing a good job of feral management while saving counties money.

check out the economics of t-n-r versus the trap-and-kill approach: "it would cost governmental entities about $16 billion to trap and kill these cats as opposed to about $9 billion for supporting [t-n-r] programs."

even the biggest cat-haters have to admit that's a lot of $$.

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