It is estimated that there are several HUNDRED THOUSAND cats on the island of Oahu alone.
FERAL discusses the overpopulation of feral cats in Hawaii.
The film highlights:
1) The various reasons as to why this is a MAJOR problem:
- the health and well being of the cats
- predation on critically endangered species
- a strange parasite spread by cats linked to the deaths of endangered Hawaiian monk seals and spinner dolphins.
2) The various methodologies attempting to help mitigate this issue:
- trap, neuter, return (sterilization)
- humane euthanasia
- cat sanctuaries
3) The intense CONFLICT surrounding the debate over these methodologies.
The film attempts to provide an objective lens through which to view this complex issue, which will require complex, COOPERATIVE solutions.
The documentary, FERAL, is by Escape the Zoo.
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