Discussion Topic: On Iowa Feral-Cat Bounty

When 50 or so feral cats became a problem recently in tiny Randolph, Iowa, Mayor Vance Trively offered a solution: Pay $5 to people who catch them and either return the cats to their owners or have them euthanized. Well, that didn't go over too well with kitty lovers. From the Des Moines Register:

The suddenly famous Randolph cats were given another life Thursday night.

 After animal advocates nationwide pummeled the town with e-mails and letter-writing campaigns, the City Council in the tiny southwest Iowa town repealed its $5 bounty on roaming cats.


What do you think? Was the bounty a good idea?