We are happy to repost the email we received
from Gwen Cooper, author
Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat
"Science" Tome Says ALL Outdoor Cats Should Be Killed "By Any Means Necessary"by Gwen Cooper
Greetings! I've never emailed just to ask you to read a blog post I've written--but I'm doing so today to share my response to a new book out this week called Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer, which advocates the wholesale slaughter of cats in the name of "wildlife conservation efforts."
Believe it or not, the book is published by the Princeton University Press--so it would be wrong to dismiss it lightly as the mostly-ignored ravings of a fringe nut-job.
That it's become more acceptable, within the realms of science and mass media, to call for a genocide of domestic cats ("by any means necessary") at the precise cultural moment when TNR efforts have finally gained mainstream awareness and approval is not, I think, an unrelated coincidence.
We're coming up on a holiday weekend, so I won't take up too much of your time! You can find the piece I've written by clicking on this link, or you can go to HiHomer.com and find the article there.
I don't ask that you share my blog post. But I do ask that you share your own views on cats, and the morality of treating them humanely, loudly and with a full heart.
Many thanks, and have a great Labor Day!