Utah Republican lawmaker Curt Oda has introduced a bill that will allow the public to humanly shoot to kill animals that they believe to be feral. Lets discuss a couple of reasons why this bill is idiotic and ridiculous. (Please know that we do not agree with killing animals just because they live on the street)
*How does the public distinguish between a feral cat and an cat who lives up the street? How do they know the dog they are shooting isn't an elderly dog who is out on a bathroom stroll? A timid/mean cat could just be a jaded cat who doesn't want to be touched, this doesn't mean it has no home or no life of her own!
*The public is not trained for shoot to kill situations. Animals are going to get shot, then run and die a horrible slow and painful death. This bill is just going to give an excuse for idiots to cruise around town in the back of a pickup truck LOOKING for animals to shoot. I mean, why not, they had reasonable suspicion that it may have been feral.
These arguments are sound-proof, but I guess Curt Oda doesn't care. This is a horrible and cruel bill in so many ways and needs to be stopped. Please give Curt Oda a call and let him know that this proposal is cruel and NOT the most effective way of controlling feral animals. Urge him to support education on spaying/neutering and trap-neuter-release programs like this one already up and running in Utah!
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