TheCatSite.com › Forums › General Forums › IMO: In My Opinion › Wisconsin Cat Hunting Q 62 Meetings
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Wisconsin Cat Hunting Q 62 Meetings

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Ok, so did anyone attend last night? What were the discussions like? Nothing new on the website?

post #2 of 17
I just saw the story... cat hunting

I hopet hey don't allow it!!!!
post #3 of 17
I had to do a google search before I believed the story because of this last phrase "Katy Francis, who wore cat ears, whiskers, a cat nose and a sign that read, "Too Cute to Kill.'' A person called Katy in support of cats?

But in my search, I found this other article stating which does not seem to bode well.
"I don't want to see people sporting around, shooting cats all over the place," he said. Johnson's comments were followed by mild applause.

The clapping was noticeably louder after the speech of Cambria man Brian Sparks, who supported the proposal. This may be an indicator of tomorrow's vote tally : in 2003, despite vocal opposition across the state, a Conservation Congress proposal to hunt mourning doves was approved, 21,000 to 6,000."
post #4 of 17
There is a petition at DontShootTheCat.com.
http://www.local6.com/news/4370939/d...204122005&ts=H
post #5 of 17
This is awful I've just signed the petition.
post #6 of 17
Does not anyone read my updates on the SOS thread????
post #7 of 17
Quote from Beckiboo's post:

"GOOD NEWS! Regardless of the vote, it isn't going to become a law.
"DNR Secretary Against Cat Proposal

Wisconsin
Apr 12, 2005

The Wisconsin DNR Secretary says it won't be open season on stray cats in the state. Secretary Scott Hassett says that will be the case regardless of how residents vote on such a proposal. Hassett says there are too many unanswered questions and problems associated with killing roaming cats. He says if a barn cat wanders onto a neighbor's property, is it fair game? Statewide results of an advisory question on the feral cat issue should be announced Tuesday. "

I still cannot believe that so many people voted FOR this idea. They also want to reduce to legal age of hunting from 12 to 10. Just great, I can picture a bunch of 10 y/o boys with guns legally killing the neighborhood cats! I'm so glad the vote is irrelavant now."
post #8 of 17
All this does is prove to me that we MUST get TNR more widely accepted....AND we MUST spay/neuter cats/kittens BEFORE they go into homes.

Katie
post #9 of 17
I for one can't understand why anyone hunts something they are not going to eat. It seems to just be cruel other wise. Maybe if the rules were changed to you hunt and kill it you eat it maybe people would stop being so...I don't want to use this word but stupid is what comes to mind.

At any rate I am glad that it's not going to become law. It would break me heart if it did.
post #10 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by GailC
Does not anyone read my updates on the SOS thread????
Thanks for all you are doing!
post #11 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by GailC
Does not anyone read my updates on the SOS thread????

I read it... And I applaud You for everything that you have done
post #12 of 17
This is sickening, and I cannot believe they would even consider it!

U.S. National - AP


Wis. Considers Legalizing Cat Hunting

Tue Apr 12, 4:48 PM ET U.S. National - AP


By The Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. - Feline lovers holding pictures of cats, clutching stuffed animals and wearing whiskers faced-off against hundreds of hunters at meetings around Wisconsin to voice their opinion on whether to legalize cat hunting.





Residents in 72 counties were asked whether free-roaming cats — including any domestic cat that isn't under the owner's direct control or any cat without a collar — should be listed as an unprotected species. If listed as so, the cats could be hunted.


The proposal was one of several dozen included in a spring vote on hunting and fishing issues held by the Wisconsin Conservation Congress. The results, only advisory, get forwarded to the state Natural Resources Board.


Statewide results were expected Tuesday.


La Crosse firefighter Mark Smith, 48, helped spearhead the cat-hunting proposal. He wants Wisconsin to declare free-roaming wild cats an unprotected species, just like skunks or gophers. Anyone with a small-game license could shoot the cats at will.


At least two other upper Midwestern states, South Dakota and Minnesota, allow wild cats to be shot — and have for decades. Minnesota defines a wild, or feral, cat as one with no collar that does not show friendly behavior, said Kevin Kyle with that state's Department of Natural Resources.


Every year in Wisconsin alone, an estimated 2 million wild cats kill 47 million to 139 million songbirds, according to state officials. Despite the astounding numbers, Smith's plan has been met with fierce opposition from cat lovers.


Critics of Smith's idea organized Wisconsin Cat-Action Team and developed a Web site — dontshootthecat.com. Some argue it is better to trap wild cats, spay or neuter them, before releasing them.


In Madison, about 1,200 people attended the Monday evening meeting at the Alliant Center — more than the 250 or so in a typical year, but less than the 3,000 or so who took part in a debate in 2000 over whether to allow hunters to shoot mourning doves.


One of the attendees was Katy Francis, who wore cat ears, whiskers, a cat nose and a sign that read, "Too Cute to Kill." For Francis, "The cat hunting thing brought me out because it was very extreme."
post #13 of 17
According to this article 2 other US states - South Dakota and Minnesota allow cats to be shot and it's been done for years.
post #14 of 17
post #15 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by yayi
According to this article 2 other US states - South Dakota and Minnesota allow cats to be shot and it's been done for years.
That is SO Horrible.
post #16 of 17
I just don't get it. There are other ways of dealing with a cat problem. How could anyone shoot a cat.
post #17 of 17
So is this still up in the air or did it get shot (ha sorry) down? I sure hope it doesn't get put through...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: IMO: In My Opinion
TheCatSite.com › Forums › General Forums › IMO: In My Opinion › Wisconsin Cat Hunting Q 62 Meetings