|Barked: Sat Jan 5, '13 5:25pm PST |
|Hmm... so I've decided to do my own research into PETA, since I've heard so much good and bad (mainly bad) and wanted to see what it really is all about. I've just been doing some primary research and going over their policies, and I'm a bit confused by their view on Feral Cats (http://www.peta.org/about/why-peta/feral-cats.aspx). (Sorry, I know that this is a dog forum but I figured I could post this here anyway. If it's inappropriate then I apologize; I'm new here. :p)
Basically, they explain why they see "trapping, vaccinating, altering, and releasing feral cats" as not in the animals' best interests UNLESS they are "isolated from roads, people, and animals who could harm them, are regularly attended to by people who not only feed them but also provide them with veterinary care, and are kept in areas where they do not have access to wildlife and the weather is temperate."
What I basically want to ask them is, what alternative do they propose? They don't mention one on that page. ^^ Is it euthanasia? Not saying that I agree with this (I don't at all), BUT if it is the case then I am confused by their euthanasia page (http://www.peta.org/issues/companion-animals/euthanasia.aspx). Here they say that "the only way to stop the suffering of the innocent victims of companion animal overpopulation is to prevent their births through sterilization efforts" and that "until dog and cat overpopulation is brought under control through spaying and neutering, we must prevent the suffering of unwanted animals [through euthanasia]."
So my question is, if they ARE advocating for euthanasia as a better alternative to trapping, spaying/neutering feral cats, and releasing them, then what's up with the contradiction advocating for spaying/neutering in order to put an END to euthanasia?
I'm confused. Does anyone more familiar with the organization have any input?
Edited by author Sat Jan 5, '13 6:12pm PST
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