On Friday, we asked if Galveston Ornithological Society founder James M. Stevenson was justified in killing a cat he said was stalking endangered shorebirds (see here). Most of you said he was. Now this, from USA Today:
_It has become a true catfight.
When airport officials ordered the trapping of feral cats who roam and live on the sprawling grounds surrounding New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, the action sparked protests from animal rights activists. They feared that most of the cats, who are usually unsuitable for adoption, would be killed.
The trapping, which began last month, prompted opposition from activists who wanted the cats sterilized, then returned to the airport grounds that have been their home. Last week, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees JFK, backed off. It said it had suspended trapping in light of such concerns and wanted to meet with the cats’ defenders to find a solution._
So, should JFK hire Mr. Stevenson to quietly take care of their cat problem?