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Cat policy

Post by miniboes » Thu May 02, 2019 10:36 am

I know we have another topic about cats, but this is a quite different question.

We know that cats are the leading cause of bird mortality. Depending on the area, feral cats may be more or less of a factor than household cats. They may also disrupt ecosystems and spread diseases. On top of that, cats as pets consume meat, with all the problem that come with it.

What policies do you support when it comes to how we approach feral cats, and the legality of and restrictions on cat ownership?

Examples include:
- Use of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) as a strategy to humanely manage feral cat populations.
- Banning domestic cats from wandering outside, or only allowing it if they're wearing a bell collar.
- Imposing fees on buying cats rather than taking them from a shelter.
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Post by Jebus » Thu May 02, 2019 11:09 am

miniboes wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 10:36 am
What policies do you support when it comes to how we approach feral cats, and the legality of and restrictions on cat ownership?

Examples include:
- Use of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) as a strategy to humanely manage feral cat populations.
- Banning domestic cats from wandering outside, or only allowing it if they're wearing a bell collar.
- Imposing fees on buying cats rather than taking them from a shelter.
I would also make it illegal to sell/purchase cats as well as making intentional breeding illegal.
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Post by brimstoneSalad » Thu May 02, 2019 2:23 pm

Require registration and neutering/spaying of all pet adoptions. Ban sale and breeding. TNR or adoption for ferals.

Requiring collars is a problem because cats can get them caught and hang themselves. Microchips should be required, and otherwise prohibit owned cats from running free outside. If they're found the chip will reveal the owner and there could be a fine.

All adopted cats should be leash trained for walks. Owners should be made aware that NOT regularly walking a cat is animal abuse unless they have a large house with a lot of engagement, a cat run, or something along those lines.

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