|Mourning doves? The most beautiful, harmless, sweet creatures in the world? They are birds that offer no food for humankind, and they bother no one. The hunters, perhaps the same ones who complain about cats killing birds, want to shoot the doves for moving target practice.
Wisconsin was always such a progressive state -- what has happened to it? Has it, too, been taken into the cruel mood of so much of the country? Have our institutions for the humane treatment of animals given way to uneducated, unfeeling slaughter?
I am from Wisconsin and this author echoes my sentiments exactly
The legislation won't pass but the mindset of the majority is scary. I feel that it is ridiculous to blame JUST cats for killing millions of songbirds. I have never heard of cats causing the extinction of a bird species and YET, the passanger pigeon which numbered in the millions or billions was HUNTED to extinction. So who is the real problem? The humans who got the right to kill innocent mourning doves, or the cats who supposedly kill millions of songbirds?? I think the hunters don't like the competition personally!
Our state is becoming more backwards with each passing year. We have some of the lowest wages in the country and yet our taxes are sky high. We have some of the highest gasoline prices too. My father's pension is even taxed and he didn't even work in this state.