Originally Posted by xomycatsxo
Gosh, I just never realized that. I guess just another reality of how sad and tragic this overpopulation crisis really is.
It is horrible isnt it. and yes you are so right...it is a crisis.
Unfortantely this practice is common by me too. Including small ferrals or stray kits (0-4wks) will be euthanized as there are no funds or staff to hand feed these.
What you are seeing is a small. Think of the many many different locations in the US, north america and the world. every modern country on the globe has overpopulation issue. I say this not to depress you and certainly not discourage you...but to motivate you.
It is complete tragic and a horrible reflection of humanity.
We created domesticated animals. We made them what they are by selctive breeding over the past 2000+ years. We are 100% responcible for all domesticated animals and their future; and we treat them like objects. Trash and less then even being noticed. how completely selfish and shallow we have become. Not that youll ever get a republican to hear that.
I see more and more every day that Cats, in particular, are being seen as the new disposible animal. Just like hamsters and guinea pigs. (not that they are). People are becoming indifferent to the plight of cats. even big cats such as tigers, moutain lions etc.
There are even at least 2 states(that im aware of) that are looking to have a "feral cat season" where it is legal to open fire on feral cats. Kill them and let them sit there and rot.
Dogs were like this in the 80's, but the dog population in america is much more undercontrol now; compared to cats. Plus dogs lack the breading capacity of a heathy female cat.
We need stronger breading laws/regulations. Noone should be able to own an animal that can reproduce without strict guidelines and enforcement. It is obvious that you cannot count on someone to have the animal "fixed" themselves.
Im sorry those of you that are breaders and truely love and respect cats. but there are literally millions of cats and kittens euthanized every year just because they were born. ferral or not. why should someone be able to sell them, when most people cannot give them away. pure Decadence .imo.
Acts of physical animal cruelty should be seen as a felony. this should be the biggest "duh" of our generation.
and so on...im sorry i found a box and now need to get off of it.