Jeannette Vreeland, acting chair of the Fish and Game Council, asked in 2007 if feral cats could be added to the list of animals that could be hunted, according to council meeting minutes. This week she defended the 2007 resolution.
"When a cat is left to roam outside the house it becomes a character who kills birds and small mammals -- rabbits, chipmunks,'' she said on Thursday. "It's really not a natural, native animal. They are exotic and not meant to be outdoors.''
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The Humane Society, ASPCA and several other animal welfare organizations have sent letters condemning this proposal, but I'm afraid it won't be enough. The Fish and Game Council has their next meeting on April 13th. I'm asking that you all help me by emailing or writing to the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife to let them know that this proposal in unacceptable. The contact information is below.
N.J. Division of Fish and Wildlife
P.O. Box 400
Trenton, NJ 08625-0400
Here is a link to the email form on the web site Email the Fish & Game Council Here
Please ask anyone you know to email or write to the Council, we cannot allow this to happen.
Jen (Tuck's human)