Bird Lovers: Feral Cats Should Be Killed
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Cook County Board Commissioner Larry Suffredin of Evanston will hold a hearing next month on the county’s feral cat ordinance, which has been on the books for five years and allows feral cats to be returned to the wild after they have been neutered, Evanston Now reported.
The debate has heated up between bird and cat lovers.
Bird advocates are pushing for euthanization of feral cats, citing a study that shows cats kill 2.4 billion birds and 12.3 billion mammals annually, DNAInfo.com reported.
Donna Alexander, head of the Department of Animal and Rabies Control, says the ordinance has been successful managing the feral cat population, Evanston Now reported.