Blogging About Critters Since 2007

Monday, October 29, 2007

Port Authority in NY to Kill Stray Cats

Looks like most will be trapped and euthanized.

Authorities at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport began rounding up wild cats and kittens on Monday as part of a plan to get rid of them, despite an outcry by animal rights groups.

Professional animal handlers started to trap cats living near the airport's cargo area, said the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport. The cats will then be handed over Animal Care & Control, a city agency that put to sleep nearly 12,000 unwanted cats in the past year.

An estimated 75 cats live at the airport, feeding mainly on rats and scraps of food provided by airport workers. The food in turn attracts a variety of animals including birds, which especially create a hazard for jet engines, the Port Authority says.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

12,000 cats starving to death or 12,000 cats peacefully euthanized. gee, tough call. Whats your alternative, feed them? How about YOU feed 12,000 cats.

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