One would think that we would have learned that importing one species to fix another perceived problem would have died out by the time the 20th century showed up, much less the 21st century. From Kudzu in the southeastern US, to the mongooses of the Caribbean, to the opossums of New Zealand to the countless other imported solution turned problem across the planet. Holden Beach has decided that lesson doesn’t apply to them.
The town recently decided to introduce the cats as a show of compassion and as a deterrent to rodents, she said. Any feral cat caught and brought to the county’s animal shelter is euthanized within 72 hours. ”You have to have someone that knows what they are doing,” said Brunswick County 1st Sgt. Thomas Tolley, the animal services director. “That’s so the colony can maintain its health and integrity.”
Just a bad idea. . . . . “compassion” . . . really?
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