Thursday, April 14, 2005
While this is hardly the most earth-shattering event in the news. I must say it made me feel better:
"A proposal to legalize the killing of feral cats is not going to succeed, Gov. Jim Doyle said Wednesday.I wrote about this myself, in a post too long to put on corrente, the gist of which was, "What kind of crackpot idea is this?" Good to know there are elected officials out there (somewhere) with a few neurons left. If you're so inclined, send the sensible Mr. Doyle an encouraging word.
"I don't think Wisconsin should become known as a state where we shoot cats," said Doyle, a Democrat who neither hunts nor owns a cat. "What it does is sort of hold us up as a state that everybody is kind of laughing at right now."
He told reporters his office had received calls from around the country denouncing a proposal adopted Monday at meetings of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress, a public advisory group, that would classify wild, free-roaming cats as an unprotected species that kills song birds and other wildlife.
Outdoor enthusiasts approved the proposal 6,830 to 5,201 at Monday's spring hearings of the group."