Petition Closed

U.S. Fish & Wildlife: Stop Using Tax Dollars to Declare War on Cats

On November 5, 2011, U.S. Fish & Wildlife personnel will be offering an all-day workshop in Hawaii, entitled “Influencing Local Scale Feral Cat Trap-Neuter-Release Decisions.” This workshop will provide attendees with the training and tools necessary to undermine non-lethal strategies being considered by elected officials during the decision-making process.

A full-day workshop declaring war on cats is a dreadful waste of tax-paying funds.  Additionally, the lethal control of animals is ineffective and publicly unpalatable. The USFWS should begin promoting non-lethal alternatives for addressing wildlife concerns -- specifically, the trap-neuter-return of free-roaming cats.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Director, USFWS
    Daniel Ashe
  • USFWS Field Supervisor
    Loyal Mehrhoff
  • USFWS Regional Director
    Robyn Thorson
  • USFWS Deputy Director of Operations
    Rowan Gould

Best Friends Animal Society started this petition with a single signature, and now has 4,876 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.