Feral Cats a Wedge Issue
Monday, April 25, 2005
(SNN Madison) Wisconsin, the name conjures up visions of dairy products, drunkenness, and the state’s number one tourist attraction, hunting. For awhile, it looked like hunters had a new reason to rejoice as a new animal was opened up for hunting, feral cats.
Wisconsin should become known as a state where we shoot cats
The Wisconsin Conservation Congress, a group of outdoor enthusiasts, voted 6,830 to 5,201 in favor of removing the protected status of cats. This would have put cats in the same category as skunks and gophers. Anyone with a small game license would have been able to hunt cats legally. This would extend hunting to any housecat that was not collared or under its owner's control.
Surprisingly, not everyone wants to shoot cats. Democratic Governor Jim Doyle stopped the measure saying, "I don't think Wisconsin should become known as a state where we shoot cats." Doyle neither hunts nor owns a cat.
Conservative groups claim the feral cat problem is caused by liberals.
But many conservative groups claim the feral cat problem is caused by liberals. A recent opinion piece in The Conservative Voice pointed feral cat problems at lazy hippies who would not spay or neuter a cat. The piece also claimed that cat killing was to be expected in a society that allowed abortion and that feral cats were being aided in their efforts to overthrow garbage cans by the United Nations.
So far there has been no direct evidence of Annan’s involvement with feral cats. This has caused some to say that the corrupt UN is incapable of a fair internal investigation. Without any hard evidence, it will be very hard to prove Kofi Annan sneaks around at night and tipping over people’s garbage cans to feed cats, as Boutros Boutros Ghali was fond of doing.
I heard Mick Jagger had the same experience, except Annan was painting the UN lobby at the time.