(Via The Moderate Voice) From ABC News: Cat Hunting Considered in Wisconsin
Cat lovers might be outraged by the idea of allowing hunters to stalk their furry friends, but some naturalists say pet owners ought to take the proposal as a wake-up call to be more responsible.
The issue of whether to make feral cats an unprotected species, meaning they could be hunted and killed, was put before the Wisconsin Conservation Congress, an independent organization created by the state 70 years ago to take public input on conservation issues, last night. Representatives from 72 counties listened to residents' concerns about the issue.
The proposal, which was raised five years ago and voted down by the congress, was revived after a 2004 University of Wisconsin study that found non-native feral cats were a threat to native animals such as lovebirds.
I don't normally have a problem with hunting. It always struck me as an absolutely miserable way to spend one's freetime (you won't catch me camping either) but to each his own. However, I have to question the manhood of any "hunter" that gets his jollies by shooting stray cats. (Isn't that how serial killers usually start?)
"Getting his jollies?" you might ask. Well, look at this grinning moron and tell me what it looks like to you.
I'm not claiming that cats can't be a problem, but anybody who chooses this as their past-time deserves all the ridicule they can get.
Go to the Moderate Voice for some helpful pro-cat links.