Letters to the Editor

February 6, 2013

Cats | Feral felines have no place in nature

The recent news item concerning the needless killing of billions of birds and other wildlife has underscored what I have suspected for years. Cats, whether domesticated or feral, have no place in our wildlife ecosystem. They are not a natural predator in our environment as, for example, a fox would be. The politically charged and overpowered Sav R Cats group has done a great disservice to our natural environment and the well being of our local wildlife population.

The recent news item concerning the needless killing of billions of birds and other wildlife has underscored what I have suspected for years. Cats, whether domesticated or feral, have no place in our wildlife ecosystem. They are not a natural predator in our environment as, for example, a fox would be. The politically charged and overpowered Sav R Cats group has done a great disservice to our natural environment and the well being of our local wildlife population.

All feral cats should be trapped and euthanized; just the opposite of what this group has promoted for years. Those of us who have cats, (we have three), please keep them inside as much as possible. I have witnessed firsthand how even my well fed cat will kill a bird just for the sake of killing it.

As this recent news article has exposed, there are a billion reasons tell this misguided group to stop promoting the needless killing of song birds. It is far past time to cull the rampant feral cat population.

David K.White

Georgetown

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