National Wildlife Federation feral cat resolution
National Wildlife Federation
RESOLUTION NO. 11
Diminishing the Impact of Feral and Free-ranging Domestic Cats on Wildlife Populations
[Excerpt, as always read the entire resolution]
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Wildlife Federation, at its annual meeting assembled March 17-18, 2006, in New Orleans, Louisiana, hereby urges the passage and enforcement of local and state ordinances providing for the humane control of feral free-ranging domestic cat populations; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that National Wildlife Federation supports programs such as the American Bird Conservancy’s Cats Indoors Program and similar state agency-based efforts to educate and encourage domestic cat owners to neuter, vaccinate and take measures to physically control outdoor activities.
This resolution appears on the American Bird Conservancy / Cats Indoors! website as a downloadable pdf file http://www.abcbirds.org/cats/NWFresolution.pdf . Cannot yet locate this document on the National Wildlife Federation website!
Yes, contain cats where possible but currently most homeless cats cannot be indoors or contained. "Humane control" in the first excerpted paragraph above would need to be defined, but it has generally meant so-called humane killing.