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STOP JFK FROM KILLING CATS

Alana RobertsAlana Roberts BrooklynMember Posts: 758
edited 30 October, 2007 in Laws & Legislation
JFK airport has a new manager and she hates cats aparently. She's decided instead of caring for them and reducing the population in humane ways just to exterminate them all. Dozens have been killed although they are officially denying it. If you care and want to let them know to stop this cruelty join the protest! What: Protest of JFK Airport Feral Cat Extermination Date: Monday October 29, 2007 Time: 12:00-1:00pm Location: Port Authority of NY & NJ Headquarters 225 Park Ave South (between 18th & 19th Streets)Manhattan For a link to an article see: News for cats and dogs - Animal Welfare Groups Protest JFK's Stray Cat Roundup There is also an article written by the New York Post around.

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  • martha ciatteimartha ciattei Member Posts: 3,158
    edited 26 October, 2007
    thank you. we will write a letter of protest. if the ferals are being cared for by caring people and being trapped, neutered/spayed and released, there should be no problem with them being there.
  • Darlene WagnerDarlene Wagner MilwaukeeMember Posts: 1,075
    edited 26 October, 2007
    We agree-and the comment about the rodent population was funny...who ever heard of rodents living next to cats?
  • Donna LenzDonna Lenz BethelMember Posts: 4,600 ✭✭✭
    edited 27 October, 2007
    Bunch of idiots. How many animals have escaped at JFK from their kennels because of some of the bird brains? And the cats are a danger for the planes? They run and hide from the jet engines - they don't walk the runways. I myself flew into JFK on American when I arrived from Puerto Rico. We are writing a protest letter to the stupid human who doesn't know what she's talking about.
  • Alana RobertsAlana Roberts BrooklynMember Posts: 758
    edited 28 October, 2007
    Here's more info in this link, it will tell you who to write to if you want to and the lies they are telling those who call to protest... http://network.bestfriends.org/newyork/news/20078.html Thanks for caring catster!!!!!
  • olivia qaderolivia qader Member Posts: 20
    edited 29 October, 2007
    Awwww poor things, mommy wants to join in but we are in the UK. :(( Good luck to all that can go! =; We'll be cheering and hoping for you! ;c; =D>=D>=D>=D> LETS MAKE A DIFFRENCE!
  • Alana RobertsAlana Roberts BrooklynMember Posts: 758
    edited 30 October, 2007
    UPDATE!!!! Ten cats have been dropped off this morning at Animal Care and Control by the Port Authority trappers. If anyone is able to responsibly relocate 1 or more of the cats, please contact Valerie at [email protected] or 212-330-0033, ext. 2. Please DO NOT call AC&C directly - they will only refer you to Valerie who must clear you first. Unclaimed cats will likely be euthanized soon as the shelter does not have the space or personnel to handle this large influx of cats, especially as more are now anticipated. WHAT YOU CAN DO Continue to call, email and fax to express your outrage! Insist Port Authority suspend the extermination effort and implement a plan agreeable to the NYC animal welfare community, including the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals (www.animalalliancenyc.org). Port Authority officials will not listen, so now let's contact the politicians and lawmakers in the JFK Airport district who can step in and stop the slaughter. Also, enter your vote in the NY1 Poll (a local cable TV station) on "What should happen to the feral cats at JFK Airport?" Click on: http://www.ny1.com/ny1/Polls/index.jsp?pollactivequestionintid=3028 Finally, please take a moment to thank the media for their coverage of this issue. Their support has been critical in getting the word out. Links to articles and Letters to the Editor are listed at the end of this post. WHO TO CONTACT Governor Eliot Spitzer of NY - 212-681-4580 (phone) 518-474-1513 (Fax) Email: go to www.ny.gov and click on "contact us" at the bottom of the page Lt. Gov Mary Donahue of NY - 518-474-4623 (ask to speak with chief of staff) New York City Council - James Sanders - 718-527-4356 New York State Assembly - Michele R. Titus - 718-327-1845 New York State Senate - Shirley Huntley - 718-322-2537 In addition, for the names and contact info of Port Authority officials, go to the home page of www.neighborhoodcats.org. Note that, due to the enormous public outcry, email addresses and phone numbers may have been changed. THANK THE MEDIA! Please write letters to the following publications and post your comments onto the following media websites to help us set the record straight for the animals! Even if you can’t write a letter, a simple thank you note to the media for exposing the Port Authority’s cat extermination program will help us make a difference. Thank you! Here are some of the latest media coverage: Metro: Cat fight at JFK http://ny.metro.us/metro/local/article/Cat_fight_at_JFK/10534.html Submit letters at: http://ny.metro.us/metro/yourturn amNew York: JFK feral cats facing death http://www.amny.com/news/local/am-cats1030,0,7665187.story Email letters to: [email protected] NYTimes.com CityRoom: Cat People Confront Airport People http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/10/29/cat-people-confront-airport-people/ Gothamist : Rally Against Port Authoritys JFK Cat Roundup Today http://gothamist.com/2007/10/29/rally_against_p.php NY Post: No Paws in JFK Cat Hunt http://www.nypost.com/seven/10302007/news/regionalnews/no_paws_in_jfk_cat_hunt.htm Submit your letter at: http://www.nypost.com/postopinion/letters/letters_editor.htm TALKING POINTS Feral cats are unsocialized and unadoptable. They are also extremely territorial and cannot be easily relocated, assuming there's anywhere for them to go in a city with a feral cat overpopulation crisis already on its hands. The humane, enlightened way of dealing with them is to neuter, vaccinate and return them to their territory, a method known as Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). TNR is also the only known method for permanently reducing the number of feral cats in an area. Extermination efforts like the Port Authority's only cause temporary dips in feline populations. Newly lost and abandoned cats, as well as uncaptured cats, quickly reproduce and soon bring the numbers right back up. TNR is supported by every major humane organization in the country, including The Humane Society of the US, ASPCA and Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals.
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