Wis. Governor Rejects Cat-Hunting Idea
Poor, little Wisconsin kitties... they just came to America's Dairyland looking for saucers of milk...
"Some experts estimate that 2 million wild cats roam Wisconsin, and the state says studies show feral cats kill 47 million to 139 million songbirds a year."
OK, but then if you do manage to significantly reduce the feral cat population, what are you going to do when the state is overrun by teeming multitudes of songbirds? Not to mention mice, moles, rabbits, and all the other things that I would expect the wild cats aren't just ignoring.
And if you don't significantly reduce the number of cats, is it really worth the public relations disaster? I'm picturing PETA posters featuring evil hunters in cheesehead hats blasting away at sad, big-eyed kittens. On velvet.
So, in summary: What genius even proposed this idea in the first place?
Besides, as everyone on the internet probably knows by now, there's an obvious and much more pleasant solution to the problem.