Take Action to Protect Wildlife from Feral Cats


Target: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Director Daniel M. Ashe

Goal: Take action to educate the public on the impact of feral cats on wildlife

Cats are among the most popular companion animals, kept as pets and valued for their ability to destroy pests, but it is this very quality that has made them a devastating invasive species. Beloved though they may be, cats are responsible for mass slaughter of native bird, rodent, and reptile populations. They are an invasive species in many regions, and feral and un-owned cats wreak the most damage. Demand that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services take legislative action to address feral cats, and educate the public about the threat they pose.

The domestic cat is a highly accomplished hunter, and feral cats are one of the most successful killers of birds and small mammals. With tens of millions of feral cats in the United States alone, their impact on wildlife is huge, especially as cats kill out of instinct, and not necessarily hunger. Feral colonies kept under management through spay and neuter programs may not breed more cats, but they still hunt wildlife. Endangered species are particularly hard-hit, as in the case of the Key Largo woodrat, an endangered species that is under threat from feral cats.

The true impact of cats is largely unknown, but several studies have shown it to be extensive, and in some areas, cats have effectively wiped out ground-dwelling animal species. Feral cats are not the only problem: free-ranging domestic cats kept as pets account for billions of animal deaths a year according to a study published in Nature Communications. The opportunities provided by free ranging offers cats the mental and physical stimulation of the outdoors, but can be quite dangerous for them and allows them to attack and kill wildlife.

The public must know the true extent of devastation caused by cats, both unowned and feral. Outdoor cats may not contribute in equal numbers, but they too are responsible for wildlife killings. Sterilize-and-release programs may help manage populations and lower the amount of wildlife deaths, but do not remove invasive cats from the environment. We must protect wildlife from endangerment and mass killing.


Dear Director Daniel M. Ashe,

Feral and free-ranging domestic cats have had a huge impact on wildlife populations. They are responsible for billions of small mammal and bird deaths annually, and place pressure on endangered species already struggling in the face of other invasive animals. Though cats are typically seen as pets, and feral populations may even be considered natural, their numbers must be reduced in a humane way so that the threat to wildlife can be addressed.

I ask you to begin an awareness campaign to educate people on the environmental impact of feral cats and those allowed to freely range. I also urge you to take legislative action to cut down on feral cat and free-range populations. Wildlife is suffering mass and unmitigated slaughter, and you must take action to protect it from a species introduced and allowed to flourish through human, not natural, actions.


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  1. TNR Researcher says:

    Birds are just a minor subset of all the thousands of native animal species (billions of individual animals) that cat-lickers (criminally irresponsible cat-advocates) are annihilating around the world with their man-made invasive species vermin cats.

    Not only are these demented invasive-species house-cats-ONLY “animal lovers” now killing off all Big Cats in all wildlife reserves around the world:

    thenational D0T ae SLASH news/uae-news/big-cat-owners-warned-to-keep-them-acres-away-from-feral-strays

    And for the ultimate example of absurdity and species-conservation irony, now making all moggie-licking residents of the UK the complete laughingstocks of the whole world, they’ve already made their ONE AND ONLY NATIVE CAT SPECIES EXTINCT in the UK (the inventors of that TNR insanity) with their invasive species “moggies”:

    guardian D0T co D0T uk SLASH environment/2012/sep/16/scottish-wildcat-extinction

    “A report, produced by the Scottish Wildcat Association, reviewed 2,000 records of camera trap recordings, eyewitness reports and road kills, and concluded there may be only about 40 wildcats left in Scotland in the wild today. ‘However you juggle the figures, it is hard to find anything positive,’ says Steve Piper, the association’s chairman. ‘The overwhelming evidence is that the wildcat is going to be extinct within months.'” … “However, it is not the loss of habitat that is causing the current cat crisis in the Cairngorms. It is the spread of the domestic cat.” … “‘Essentially the Highland wildcat is being eradicated by an alien invasive species: the domestic cat.'” (report quoted from 2 years ago, they are no-doubt extinct by now)

    As well as killing off all their inland River Otters in England (and elsewhere) with their cats’ parasites:

    wildlifeextra D0T com SLASH go/news/otter-toxoplasmosis D0T html

    As well as cats’ parasites killing off all rare and endangered marine mammals on all coastlines around the world (worse than any oil-spill that has ever existed or could even be imagined):

    news D0T msn D0T com SLASH science-technology/deadly-cat-feces-killing-thousands-of-marine-mammals

    environmentalhealthnews D0T org SLASH ehs/news/hawaiian-monk-seals

    Plus these cat-licking “animal lover” psychopaths and sociopaths are also killing off all the Mountain Lions (Cougars, Puma, Endangered Florida Panther, etc.), and all other native cat species in North America:

    rapidcityjournal D0T com SLASH sports/local/feral-cats-pose-threat-to-birds-lions/article_8ec451c9-4b03-55a3-baa7-71ac577905cb D0T html

    But now these cat-lickers are even killing off rare whales and causing massive birth-defects in the indigenous Inuit people who depend on seal-meat for their very survival. Seals that were infected (and are also dying-off) from these cat-lickers’ cats’ parasites.

    Cat parasite found in western Arctic Beluga deemed infectious
    news.ubc D0T ca SLASH 2014/02/13/bigthaw/

    Let’s thank these psychotic bible-home-schooled cat-lickers for all the fine work they do for being such fantastic “animal lovers”, shall we? THEY JUST LOVE CATS SO MUCH! So caring! So thoughtful! So FULL of love for living things! So much so that they will even sacrifice whole races of humans to death-by-birth-defect to prove how much they love their cats.

    I’d love to thank them all, each with a gift of a solitary-confinement prison-cell — FOR LIFE. Better yet, for their VAST ecological crimes and sins against all of nature and all of humanity, hanged-until-dead would be a far more fitting “gift” for them AND the whole planet. That used to be the punishment for engaging in bio-warfare against the human population and all other animal life in any country. I say bring it back — special, just for them.

  2. TNR Researcher says:

    Can you spell “HOAX” & “FRAUD”?

    These TNR cat-lickers (criminal outdoor-cat-hoarders) who re-spew all the highly manipulative and deceptive lies and misinformation of Alley-Cat-All-Lies didn’t do their due-diligence research.

    Here’s the very first link that any of their followers and supporters should have checked out.

    bbb D0T org SLASH charity-reviews/national/animal-protection/alley-cat-allies-in-bethesda-md-107/financial

    They don’t even meet the criteria to qualify for being a reputable charity organization under “Better Business Bureau” standards. While Becky and all her close friends are laughing all the way to the bank to the tune of $5M in assets with a $6M income.

    They all flew to Hawaii not long ago for another “cat-conference” because, for some unknown reason, they had to be there to discuss these issues.

    For another good laugh check out how much Becky and her friend pay themselves with everyone else’s money.

    bbb D0T org SLASH charity-reviews/national/animal-protection/alley-cat-allies-in-bethesda-md-107/governance-and-staff

    They have now been launching some damage-control with their new “Future Five” program to prove to everyone their true and trustworthy intentions. Awarding a princely $5,000 grant to some deserving group. $5,000 is only 0.1% of their assets, 0.08% of their yearly income. They might as well just sh** in the face of every last fool that ever donated to them. LOL

    Support yet another organization that exploits and perpetuates the suffering of animals for their own personal financial gain, then try to sleep well at night.

    This is even more “rich”. I recently discovered that anyone who posts a request for financial help on Alley-Cat-All-Lies Facebook pages is then referred to this page of theirs: alleycat D0T org SLASH economy

    Not ONE LINK on that page refers to getting actual financial help from Alley-Cat-All-Lies themselves. And even more rich, their very first resource that they send people to, to feed their feral cats, is a national food-bank organization where people donate food to feed needy humans. They are taking the food out of the mouths of needy human infants to feed their diseased vermin cats.

    I don’t think I’ve seen a sadder and more sorry case of “charity” in my whole life before this.

    … This just keeps getting more “curiouser and curiouser”. Donna Wilcox, Vice President and Chair of the Board of Directors of “Alley Cat All-Lies”, may not even be who she claims to be.

    She was only an office-administrator at D.C.’s office of “Natural Resources Defense Council”. No doubt just to learn about her opposition to her warped and ecologically destructive and twisted beliefs. (For she certainly proved to know nothing about biology and ecology by what she is doing. E.g. If they believe these cats are a natural part of the environment and deserve to be out in nature, then why are they even bothering to sterilize them? Their agreement to sterilize them is their very agreement that they don’t even belong out in nature in the very first place. Stupid, ignorant, hypocrite much?)

    She also claims to hold a B.S. in biology from a “Notre Dame College” in South Euclid, Ohio.

    In fact, if you do a Google search on (include quotes): “notre dame college” “south euclid” “donna wilcox”, it comes up empty. Except of course at “Alley Cat All-Lies” where they allow her to make this claim.

    Did she even graduate from elementary-school? No matter what combination of search-strings I use I can’t find any evidence of her holding any type of degree at all; nor having any formal education in any school system anywhere — only that which she claims about herself on social-media bio pages.

    Is anyone from Alley-Cat-ALL-LIES who they claim to be?

    • Aurela zeqiraj says:

      You are a loser holy shit lol .

      • LOL! Totally! Sad thing is this loser is surely a person that hurts cats. It’s a very dumb person full of hate and probably envy. He talks to much about other people education and he talks like a very uneducated one. I would hate to have him as my father.

  3. TNR Researcher says:


    FACT: Trap & Kill failed because cats cannot be trapped faster than they exponentially breed out of control.

    FACT: Trap, Neuter, & Re-Abandon (TNR) is an even bigger abject failure because these man-made ecological disasters cannot be trapped faster than they exponentially breed out of control, and they also continue to cruelly annihilate all native wildlife (from the smallest of prey up to the top predators that are starved to death), and the cats continue to spread many deadly diseases that they carry today — FOR WHICH THERE ARE NO VACCINES AGAINST THEM. Many of which are even listed as bioterrorism agents. (Such as Tularemia and The Plague — Yes, people have already died from cat-transmitted plague in the USA. No fleas nor rats even required. The cats themselves carry and transmit the plague all on their own.)

    FACT: THERE IS ABSOLUTELY _NOTHING_ HUMANE ABOUT TNR. Nearly every last TNR’ed cat dies an inhumane death by road-kill, from cat and animal attacks, environmental poisons, starvation, dehydration, freezing to death, infections, eaten from the inside-out by parasites, etc. And if very very lucky humanely shot to death or re-trapped and drowned (the two most common methods employed on all farms and ranches to protect their gestating livestock’s offspring and valuable native wildlife dying from cats’ Toxoplasmosis parasites). This doesn’t begin to count the thousands of defenseless native animals that cats skin alive and disembowel alive for their daily and hourly play-toys. And pitting cat against cat to fight-to-the-death for territory is ABSOLUTELY NO DIFFERENT than those who run criminal dog-fight rings to see who wins. They spend YEARS in jail. IT IS A HIGHLY PUNISHABLE CRIME TO FORCE *ANY* DOMESTICATED ANIMALS TO FIGHT EACH OTHER FOR THEIR VERY SURVIVAL.

    FACT: The only difference in destroying cats immediately and humanely instead of trapping, sterilizing, then releasing them to an inhumane death and forcing them to fight-to-the-death for survival; is that money isn’t going into Becky Robinson’s Alley-Cat-All-Lies pocket, or an HSUS or SPCA board-member’s pocket, veterinarian’s pocket, cat-food company CEO’s pocket, or a drug-company CEO’s pocket. And that’s the ONLY difference! Support yet another organization that exploits and perpetuates the suffering of animals for their own personal financial gain, then try to sleep well at night.

    FACT: These manipulative, deceptive, and deceitful TNR proponents are now clipping cats ears ONLY. WITHOUT vaccinations nor sterilizing them. They do this to save money and protect their outdoor hoarded cat colonies from being trapped and euthanized by the state because the clipped-ear shows officials that they have been sterilized and vaccinated. Why pay $140 for each cat and all that time when just a trap and a simple snip of scissors on each one can also protect their hoarded cats from being destroyed? (I have absolute proof of this.)

    FACT: Cats are a man-made (through selective breeding) invasive species. And as such, are no less of a man-made environmental disaster than any other caused by man. Cats are even worse than an oil-spill of continent-sized proportions. They not only kill off rare and endangered marine-mammals along all coastlines from run-off carrying cats’ Toxoplasma gondii parasites, they destroy the complete food-chain in every ecosystem where cats are found. From smallest of prey gutted and skinned alive for cats’ tortured play-toys, up to the top predators that are starved to death from cats destroying their ONLY food sources. (Precisely what cats caused on my own lands not long ago.)

    FACT: Hunted To Extinction (or in this case, extirpation of all outdoor cats) is the ONLY method that is faster than a species like cats can exponentially out-breed and out-adapt to. Especially a man-made invasive species like these cats that can breed 2X-4X’s faster than any naturally occurring cat-species.

    FACT: In _FOURTEEN_YEARS_ Alley Cat ALL-LIES branch of NYC have only reduced feral cats in their own city by 0.08% to 0.024% (as the months go on that percentage becomes more insignificant), allowing more than 99.92% to 99.976% to exponentially breed out of control. Here’s how Alley-Cat-ALL-LIES’ deceptive math works: If you TNR 4 cats and 3 get flattened by cars this translates to 75% fewer feral-cats everywhere. Alley Cat ALL-LIES of NYC can’t even reduce cats in their own city, yet they promote it as a worldwide solution. Then even bigger fools fall for it and promote it.

    FACT: When researching over 100 of the most “successful” TNR programs worldwide, JUST ONE trapped more than 0.4%. Oregon’s 50,000 TNR’ed cats (the highest rate I found) is 4.9% of all ferals in their state. Yet, by applying population growth calculus on the unsterilized 95.1% they will have trapped only 0.35% of all cats in their state sometime this year. Less than 0.4% is a far cry from the required 75%-85% to be the least bit effective.

    FACT: Their mythical “vacuum effect” is a 100% LIE. A study done by the Texas A&M University proved that any perceived “vacuum” is just the simple case that CATS ATTRACT CATS. Get rid of them all and there are no cats there to attract more. I proved this myself by shooting and burying hundreds of them on my own lands. ZERO cats replaced them FOR FOUR YEARS NOW. If you want more cats, keep even one of them around, more will find you. That university study also found that sterilized cats very poorly defend any territory. Non-sterilized cats, being more aggressive, take over the sterilized cats’ resources (shelter & food if any). If there is any kind of “vacuum effect” at all, it is that sterilizing cats cause non-sterilized cats to restore the reproductive void.

    FACT: During all this investigation I have discovered something that is unfaltering without fail. Something that you can bet your very life on and win every last time. That being — IF A TNR CAT-HOARDER IS TALKING THEN THEY ARE LYING. 100% guaranteed!

    • The way you write /rant show that you are an angry demented fellow. Cats were domesticated by the ancient Egyptians(wild cats).

      Human beings,INCLUDING U! are the main cause of the problems of this planet, overpopulation,cruelty towards other species,wars,industry, pollution etc,etc. Human beings are the main problem here so stop blaming animals. At the moment Syria is having problems, Crimea as well with a possible war and you keep telling/yelling that cats are the devil, when is the contrary. Stop living in the middle ages!

      • TNR Researcher says:

        I’m glad you bring up the Egyptians.

        Cats weren’t native animals to Egypt either. They were imported from other regions, brought in from Turkey and surrounding areas. Most all of them were young. Only a small number were kept as temple animals and pets. Then to “worship” them properly; they were all killed at a young age, mummified, then offered as animal sacrifices to their Goddess Bastet. This is why they found 300,000 young mummified cats buried there for a population of only 100,000 to 150,000 people. EACH PERSON killed and sacrificed at least 2 YOUNG cats as a cultural custom and duty. They couldn’t worship their offerings to Bastet while the cats were alive, they needed non-corporeal cats for that.

        [Aside: I often wonder if this isn’t what, in part, led to their eventual downfall. So many exorbitant resources devoted to killing exponentially-over-breeding cats, along with all the diseases cats spread. Someone was at least smart enough to make it a religious-custom to kill them at high rates. Cats’ Toxoplasma gondii brain-hijacking parasite might have even caused mental problems in their leaders and general population (as it does today; causing autism, schizophrenia, and brain tumors in humans).]

        It is also interesting to note that people who want to worship cats today, claiming that’s what Egyptians did, aren’t doing it right. They must kill them while young, mummify them, then leave them at the altar of their nearest place of worship.

        It seems that today’s cat-lickers just can’t do anything right.

  4. Regina Mello says:

    It’s unbelievable! An animal petition against … an animal? How about an animal petition against this petition?

  5. we need a petition to get the TNR researcher to go elsewhere with his rage.

  6. Garth Mills says:

    I sincerely regret signing this petition, because it is through humans that this problem has arisen, I have seen the misery that these poor have to go through all because of the most cruel and savage creation of all MAN.

    • TNR Researcher says:

      You should regret more your decision to be a proponent of any domesticated cats.

      You are aware, aren’t you, that out of ALL types of pet-owners it is cat-advocates are directly responsible for the suffering deaths of more billions animals and more thousands of species of those billions of animals than any other pet-owners on the face of this planet. You are aware of this, aren’t you?

      If not having animals killed for their own consumption (non-vegans), then they are having animals killed for their cat’s consumption by paying others to kill animals for them and then cramming those animals’ dead and tortured bodies into cans and bags and having a “CAT-FOOD!” label slapped on them, and if they let those cats outside then they are senselessly torturing to death billions of thousands of species of native animals yearly just for their cats’ play-toys (no other purpose than that).

      Cat-lickers (criminally irresponsible cat-advocates) are A TRIPLE-THREAT TO ALL ANIMAL LIFE ON EARTH.

      How many more animals are you going to have senselessly killed today for your “oh, but cats make me feel good!” entertainment?

      Look in the mirror, moron, YOU are the despicable ones. YOU are the ones causing more destruction of all animal life on earth than any other faction of humanity today.

  7. I MIGHT understand that maybe, just maybe, this is to control feral cats with neutering and re-homing them but doesn’t seem like that since there’s a lot of HATE comment from those crazy birds lovers that want to go against nature. Cats are on the streets because of repulsive humans that leave them there and they have to kill to survive. Some dumbass said a vegan can’t accept this to happen. Cats ARE exclusive carnivorous, what this person said is something someone very uneducated would say. Disgusting to read. This petition SHOULDN’T be here. WE DON’T NEED MORE KILLED AND TORTURED CATS, there’s enough hate towards this beautiful creatures.

  8. This is the stupidest, most INSANE thing I have ever seen. Do people not know how to THINK anymore? All this ranting about cats being unnatural Wah Wah, is BS. Nature is never static, jackasses! That is why we don’t have dinosaurs anymore. Species change and evolve. If a certain bird population’s only danger is cats (which I find laughable already and floored that some so called “scientists” are even perpetuating this crazy idea), than perhaps their species is not adaptable enough to survive in the first place. Because in today’s world, the dangers are a lot more severe than “cats.” Just a very STUPID argument and debate.

    Nice job, “Smithsonian.” Rather than making sure your do called researchers were following the statistical and scientific method CORRECTLY, you decided to irresponsibly publish an biased and FALSE agenda based “study” which whipped up a frenzy of madness giving rise to a mob mentality that is now witch hunting innocent beings who CANNOT speak for themselves. Isn’t the whole purpose of having an academic institution is to make sure to NOT do that? Your credibility is now shot to hell with your own doing. Great work! Now this stupid petition!

    To all those who are sane, and TRULY scientific minded good for you for seeing this stupidity for exactly what it is. We cannot allow dumb humans to get away with witch hunting in the name of religion NOR science. So IDIOTIC!

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