Our little friend listed below, KC who writes the Cat Blogosphere featured in the post below posted some info today sent in by Mr. Tuck the Cat. Mr. Tucks mom, Jen, read an article in the Daily Record, a Morristown, NJ Newspaper which says that they want to reclassify ferral cats as exotic animals so they can be HUNTED and KILLED. We are so stunned by this news.
Mr. Tuck picked out a perfect quote for his blog, and if you don’t mind, we are picking the same quote for you to read.
“Jeannette Vreeland, acting chair of the Fish and Game Council, asked in 2007 if feral cats could be added to the list of animals that could be hunted, according to council meeting minutes. This week she defended the 2007 resolution.
“When a cat is left to roam outside the house it becomes a character who kills birds and small mammals — rabbits, chipmunks,” she said on Thursday. “It’s really not a natural, native animal. They are exotic and not meant to be outdoors.”
Read the full article
How can you help? Jen posted the following:
“The Humane Society, ASPCA and several other animal welfare organizations have sent letters condemning this proposal, but I’m afraid it won’t be enough. The Fish and Game Council has their next meeting on April 13th. I’m asking that you all help me by emailing or writing to the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife to let them know that this proposal in unacceptable. The contact information is below.
N.J. Division of Fish and Wildlife
P.O. Box 400
Trenton, NJ 08625-0400
Here is a link to the email form on the web site Email the Fish & Game Council Here ”