The anti-cat groups are at it again:
A New York Times op-ed published last
week accuses cats of wildlife destruction while humans are really to blame – and suggests that there should be no outdoor cats, implying they should be
Let me be absolutely clear: Killing
is never the answer. We’re a
compassionate society, and no one wants to see even more cats killed in
shelters. Besides, the real threats to birds – habitat loss, pesticide use and window
collisions – are caused by humans, not
Opponents of cats have powerful
megaphones: Smithsonian, The Washington
Post, and now The New York Times. But Alley Cat Allies has
science and compassion on our side, and we’re not going to wait for another
attack on cats.
We are setting the record straight.
Help Alley Cat Allies fight back to protect cats and birds.
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the truth to counter these misguided claims and save cats’ lives.
This op-ed is the latest attack on
our progress with Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and other humane policies for cats. The writer uses junk data, error-ridden studies, and fear
mongering to arrive at his dangerous conclusion. I wish this op-ed were an
isolated case, but there’s a coordinated movement afoot to undermine TNR, the
only humane and effective option for outdoor cats and communities.
cats won’t save birds. Millions of cats are already killed in shelters every
year – this must stop. With so many cats’ lives at stake, we need as many
compassionate people as possible to help us fight back. If not us, then who?
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and family and help us combat misinformation that blames cats for human
you for standing up for cats everywhere,
President and Founder
Alley Cat Allies
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