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What Can Be Done To Reduce Feral Cat Population?

Uh Pedro, I think you took me a tad too literally. I focused on the wildlife component, but yeah, of course, there are many sides to this issue, namely - Is TNR good for public health or detrimental to public health? Is putting a kitty back on the streets after trapping him and giving him all that medical care really a humane thing to do? Is TNR really lowering the number of cats or increasing them? Is TNR providing a convenient spot for stupid people to dump their pets when owners are tired of them? Is my property supposed to be a haven for wildlife or a playground (killing field) for my neighbor's TNR hobby?

Anyone can review and attempt to analyze studies. What though are your qualifications? Why should anyone consider your analyses over that of trained wildlife experts? Have you published anything other than what is on your blog?

Who is Ellen Berkeley? Is she a scientist? I am not, but seems to me that if I wanted to know about cats killing wildlife, I'd go to the experts in the field.

September 13, 2010 at 10:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )