Discussion Topic: Feral Cats Vs. Piping Plovers

In Cape May, New Jersey—home of the World Series of Birding--colonies of feral cats are making meals of rare, protected piping plovers. Now the USFWS is considering an intervention on the side of the birds, which is rustling resident's feathers on both sides of the issue. From an Associated Press story in the Chicago Tribune:

_"This is a very emotional issue; this really is a cat town," said resident Pat Peckham. "I'm a firm believer in letting nature take its course. . . .”

"I think the cats are more of a nuisance than anything else," said resident Bill Schemel. "Cats are not part of the natural environment. They're here because someone's cat had a litter and they dumped them out in the woods."_

What do you think?