Vote in Wisconsin may put stray cats in the cross hairs

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    Sufferin' succotash - Sylvester had better stay home. A statewide vote in Wisconsin could pave the way for legally shooting stray cats there.

    At county meetings throughout the state, voters approved a proposal by the Wisconsin Conservation Congress that called for feral cats to be designated "unprotected." If the Legislature agrees and declares stray cats a nuisance like skunks and possums, hunters with small-game licenses could shoot cats that appear to be wild: those without collars and acting in an unfriendly manner.

    "If this were to get that far, which I highly doubt, it would enable landowners and farmers to dispatch those animals that they know are not theirs," said Steven Oestreicher, chairman of the conservation congress, as the vote was being tallied Tuesday. "We're not advocating a cat hunting season at all."

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    hmm doesnt sound like a sound plan letting people shoot animals
    where it is unsure what their ownership status is.
     
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    mr. p already posted this story.
    http://www.usmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19758

    i don't like the idea of shooting cats. i am the owner of 3 kitties myself. but i also know that the feral cats can be a real nuisance. many cannot ever be made pets, because they have never been, or have been stray for so long. i would feel better about a non-lethal solution, like capturing the cats, sterilizing them so they can't breed, and maybe setting up a piece of land, fenced off, for them to live freely. but i'm sure that won't happen. meanwhile, maybe shooting them is the only real solution at this time.
     

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