Re: “Kittens in shelters likely to be killed” (TNT, 4-13).
Before we recruit all the sympathy to the side of the kittens, let’s consider the birds. The Audubon Society has conducted extensive studies of the impacts of cats and especially feral cats on the songbird population. These are well-documented efforts, and the results make it clear that programs that call for neutering and releasing feral cats are poor choices from this perspective.
While recognizing the challenge that euthanasia presents to animal rights activists, we need to acknowledge that we created the feral cat problem with its devastating impacts on …