Im going to go hide in my shell now.Im sorry if my post has offended anyone. If it has I shall refrain from posting as that is not my intention here.
your post and questions didn't offend me.
I've learnt a heck of a lot more since talking last year and seen that dark underbelly of rescue and IF you
do get involved in rescue although you may not see as much you certainly will hear the stories and soon
realise there is no such thing as an 'accidental' pregnancy because everybody,however much they claim
to not know is aware that a female cat can have kittens,If they do nothing to stop that happening,that is
imo irresponsible.I know you have said that your cats pregnancy was planned and that you had places
for them and I don't doubt that,but IF you do get involved in rescue you will see that the majority of
pregnancies are planned and will be passed onto friends and family and sold in the local boozer or worse
still if they have access to a local pet shop that sells kittens and they will supply them.
Most of these kittens are then discarded when the novelty has worn off and by six months old
are pregnant and giving birth in the wild which further adds to the feral cat population.I don't need to tell
you anymore about that.
I can understand you thinking there may be a difference between the UK and the rest of the worlds
overpopulation of kittens,That is because and the 'general public' don't realise this but animal welfare
charities are restricted on what they can show in tv and advertising campaigns,they have GOT to show
both the good and bad sides of rescue,they are not allowed to show how bad it really is because that
would be considered tantamount to emotional blackmail to make people part with their money.
Y'know when we are out doing cash collections we just have to stand there,we are not allowed to
'shake our can' even to attract peoples attention to the fact we are collecting because that may make
them feel guilty,So many people just walk past without even seeing us.
I know you've been considering fostering/socialising semi ferals,I wish you good luck in that, it is very
rewarding to the soul,but as with any cat but especially a feral there is no room for 'accidental' escapes
because you only ever get one chance with a feral and if it escapes,that's the last you'll ever see of it.