Cat Hunting Proposal Shot Down

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A proposal to let hunters shoot wild catsis dead.
he group that raised the issue decided today to let the issue fade away, about a month after Governor Doyle said the plan was making the state a laughingstock.

The proposed law change would classify wild, free-roaming cats
as an unprotected species. That change would allow licensed hunters
to shoot feral cats, which are considered an invasive species that
kills songbirds and other wildlife.

The congress decided not to recommend the change to the Natural
Resources Board later this month -- even though 57 percent of those
at the group's spring meetings last month favored it.

Animal rights groups say the idea is inhumane and dangerous.
Supporters say it would let people deal with nuisance stray cats.

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