PETA Agrees Trap Neuter Release is Bad for Cats
Rarely do we find ourselves agreeing with PETA of all people and we still have vast disagreements, but on rare occasions the mysteries of the cosmos align and common sense prevails.
Norfolk, VA --(Ammoland.com)- We have long stated that Trap Neuter and Release (TNR) is cruel for animals and the plague of feral cats on the environment is devastating to the natural wildlife, especially game birds, small mammals and reptiles.
In a past feature article titled “TNR for Feral Cats is Horribly Cruel” we looked at primary problems of TNR.
- Feral Cats Are an Invasive Species:
- Feral Cats Spread Rabies:
- Feral Cats in the Wild is Animal Cruelty:
Now PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, agrees and has posted a fact sheet on their website in support of removing feral cats fro the environment: “Feral Cats: Trapping Is the Kindest Solution”
Some important information from the PETA fact sheet:
“An estimated 70 million feral cats… Although ferals are fearful of humans, they are still members of a domesticated species, and they are ill-equipped to survive on their own. Feral cats do not die of “old age.””
“feral cats can pose a threat to wildlife. In 2002, a colony of rare native Hawaiian sea birds was all but destroyed by feral cats: Over the span of two weeks, nearly 100 birds were killed. The American Bird Conservancy estimates that free-roaming cats kill millions of birds every year and that “for every bird they kill, they kill at least three other animals.”
“Because of the huge number of feral cats and the severe shortage of good homes, the difficulty of socialization, and the dangers lurking where most feral cats live, it may be necessary—and the most compassionate choice—to euthanize feral cats.”
“Please do not allow the prospect of euthanasia to deter you from trapping feral cats. If you leave them where they are, they will almost certainly die a painful death. A painless injection is far kinder than any fate that feral cats will meet if they are left to survive on their own.”
It is rare that we find ourselves in agreement with PETA, but on the subject of feral cats PETA is 100% correct.
Please do everything you can to prevent towns from buying into the failed idea of TNR. It is expensive, horribly cruel for the cats and leads to widespread destruction of the local wildlife, especial game bird populations.
TNR IS bad for Cats and even worse for the environment.