POLL: Should Hawaii’s feral cats be killed to protect indigenous species?



It is estimated that there are several HUNDRED THOUSAND cats on the island of Oahu alone.

FERAL discusses the overpopulation of in .

Lanai Cat Sanctuary, a home for feral cats on the island of Lanai, 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
  • 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
  • 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.


We invite you to share your opinion whether Hawaii’s feral cats should be killed to protect indigenous species? Please vote and leave your comments at the bottom of this page.

Should Hawaii's feral cats be killed to protect indigenous species?

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Editorial Comment: The purpose of this poll is to highlight important wildlife conservation issues and to encourage discussion on ways to stop . By leaving a comment and sharing this post you can help to raise awareness. Thank you for your support.

 

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