CHEESEHEAD CONSERVATION NEWS

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Three hot proposals are being debated on the conservation front in Wisconsin  right now:

1) LEGALIZE THE SHOOTING OF CATS.

2) LOWER THE HUNTING AGE TO TEN YEARS OLD 

3) EXTEND THE BOBCAT HARVEST ZONE.

PARDON ME???  Do we see any problems here? 

The first proposal calls for open season on feral cats. Feral cats are defined as any cat that is not collared, under the control of it’s owner and not demonstrating friendly behavior. Both of my feral cats are currently out on the hot tub lid sunbathing. The proponents of this bill say that cats are killing too many birds every year. Those would be those delicious mourning doves that haven’t been shot by hunters.

Opponents at Don’t Shoot The Cat have a place for you to sign a petition and comment- and well you should. David Davis says: "Let me make
this blunt. If this proposal to legalize the hunting feral cats passes,
aside from losing total respect for the collective intelligence of
state of Wisconsin, I will simply choose to cease visiting your state
and will personally boycott the purchase any goods or services that
emanate from the state of Wisconsin. Period. And I mean it. No Kohler
toilets. No Miller beer. And I’m going to tell my friends, family and
whoever will listen to me to do the same."
    Now you go express yourself.

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As far as the second proposal goes I think this photo aptly illustrates the advantages of arming ten year olds. They dress nicer. Their sisters look up to them. They take guns to school. Where everyone draws racist pictures.

Finally, extending the Bobcat Harvest Zone will allow many more citizens to dress warmly for late season Packers Games.  From this:Bobcat134_1

 








To this:  Voila!Furcoat314250_1   In all seriousness, really, get serious.  Some things are just WRONG,WRONG,WRONG.
1,2,3, ALL WRONG! You would have to have, hmm, cheese for brains to consider anything but dismissing these proposals out of hand. (Thanks, Ruth.)

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11 responses to “CHEESEHEAD CONSERVATION NEWS

  1. I don’t see any need to encourage children or adults to think of killing something as a form of recreation. On the contrary, I was taught that if the fifth commandment were translated into 20th century American English, it would say “Do not take life needlessly”. It would not say “human life”. Consequently, I don’t see how anybody can justify recreational murder.

    But 30 seconds out of context can change the meaning of most things. 35 states already allow people less than age 12 hunt. All 50 states let children hunt. The difference between a 10 year old kid with a hunting license and any kid without one is that the kid with the license has had a hunter safety course and has at least some periods of adult supervision.
    Slogan politics is making America stupid. Repeating a sound bite is not the same as thinking. “Children hunters” evokes emotion and makes a good sound bite, but adults do almost all of the killing, maiming and other damage involving the use of guns. Most shootings involving children exist because adults refuse to properly store their weapons or refuse to teach children about guns. If we want to cut down on the number of gun related deaths, we need to teach children about guns and murder, not shelter them.
    Saying “no hunting” for children is about as likely to reduce gun death as saying “no condoms for children” is likely to reduce unwanted child pregnancy and STD’s. You can’t fix it until you identify the actual problem. The odds seem extremely high that if you can put it in a 30-second sound bite, it is because you don’t understand it very well. Or, you are Will Rogers.

  2. That’s just all kindsa wrong. Wrong!!

  3. I signed. You bet I signed. What. Is. The World. Coming to. I am so so sick of people.

    This is how my neighbor lost their cat. And they had to find his little body in their backyard with a hole in its side.

    Does anyone really think a hunter with an itchy trigger finger is going to take the time to see if that cat running through the woods is ferrule or someone’s pet? He could just say he thought it was wild. Not all pet cats wear collars. Mine refuse to and I shouldn’t have to worry that someone is going to shoot them for that.

    NO ONE should wear fur. It’s not your fur to wear. It belongs to a particular animal and he needs it to be alive. I wouldn’t want to wear your skin.

    10 year olds with guns? If most shootings are done by adults, what makes anyone think a 10 year old can handle the responsibility?

  4. I signed. You bet I signed. What. Is. The World. Coming to. I am so so sick of people.

    This is how my neighbor lost their cat. And they had to find his little body in their backyard with a hole in its side.

    Does anyone really think a hunter with an itchy trigger finger is going to take the time to see if that cat running through the woods is feral or someone’s pet? He could just say he thought it was wild. Not all pet cats wear collars. Mine refuse to and I shouldn’t have to worry that someone is going to shoot them for that.

    NO ONE should wear fur. It’s not your fur to wear. It belongs to a particular animal and he needs it to be alive. I wouldn’t want to wear your skin.

    10 year olds with guns? If most shootings are done by adults, what makes anyone think a 10 year old can handle the responsibility

  5. GOD I HATE THIS COMMENT THING.

  6. Some things bear repeating. 🙂 Thanks for signing!

  7. I wouldn’t worry about the cat thing, their are many other states that allow the hunting of cats. I highly doubt people are going to go out and hunt cats, it would mainly allow people to control the wild cat population where it is a problem. These wild cats have about the same relationship to your pet as does a lion, tiger, bear, wolf, eagle, or any other wild predator. Are you saying you would rather there was more cats than eagles, falcons, foxes, wolves? All of these animals depend on the same food source as wild cats. So choose.

  8. Well, I live in a state where weekend hunters go out and shoot mourning doves for sport so given the opportunity to take pot shots at cats I suspect there are lots that would. Why “choose”? In a balanced ecology there’s enough to go around. What’s called for is better land use management and less encroachment by drywall palaces and MacMansions. Also, we don’t have a big threatened tiger population here in Michigan and I don’t think we even have a feral cat problem. We may have a problem with irresponsible pet owners. If there’s a wild cat problem in Wisconsin it will be time limited without shooting provided people begin to live up to their obligations to the other creatures of this earth. Yes, I wear leather shoes, eat previously tortured chickens and yes, really, I appreciate your thoughts.

  9. Wait. What? There are eagles, falcons, foxes, wolves that are starving because of feral cats?

    Stop smoking crack.

    I’m sorry, but this hunter, Mark Smith, has a problem with the feral cats because they’re eating too many birds – the birds he wants to shoot. He’s not saying that the feral cats are endangering the survival of other animals. He’s just concerned about how many are left for him to shoot! And I would pit an eagle or a falcon snatching up doves against any feral cat any day.

    And he wants to “classify free-roaming domestic cats as an “unprotected species.” Domestic cats ARE pets – feral cats are not domestic and Yes, in the woods, they do look alike.

    And as for the silly question of CHOOSING a species, we are not in the position to choose. That’s not up to any man. It’s survival of the fittest in the animal kingdom not to be altered by man (the circle of life, if you will, and that doesn’t include guys with guns.)

    You’re right about one thing Ryan, there are other states that allow the hunting of cats. That doesn’t make it right. And there are plenty of cat haters out there that would be tickled to hear that they are ‘allowed’ to shoot cats now and go find one – I know a couple of guys right now.

  10. I heard an interesting take on this subject on the radio on my way to work this morning. According to a woman who called in, feral cats are eating the birds (she referred to pheasants) that the state released in the wild for the express purpose of giving hunters something to hunt.

    Her argument appeared to be that the cats must be eliminated because they’re taking away birds that were supposed to be shot by hunters, and that’s just not right.

    Um, anybody else see a problem with this theory? In the world this woman lives in, the government provides birds so that hunters can kill them.

    I don’t know about the rest of you, but that’s not a world I want to live in.

  11. Me either! Let’s leave!

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