The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) hates feral cats. As such, they are opposed to the only proven program – Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) – aimed at eliminating feral cats over time while minimizing costs. That does not make sense, but then The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service isn’t exactly known for applying common sense to feral cat management.
In November, The Wildlife Society will hold its annual conference in Hawaii. Among the workshops will be this one:
Influencing Local Scale Feral Cat Trap-Neuter-Release Decisions
Organizers: Tom Will, USFWS, Fort Snelling, MN Mike Green, USFWS, Portland, OR
In short, the USFWS is sending two staffers to Hawaii to conduct an all day workshop on how to combat compassionate citizens who are advocating for TNR in their communities. If you pay taxes in the U.S., you are paying for this. If you don’t like how your tax dollars are being spent here, Best Friends has an action alert all set up for you.