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Stop Pitting Species Against Species | Care2 Causes

Stop Pitting Species Against Species | Care2 Causes

By Becky Robinson, founder and president of Alley Cat Allies , a national advocacy organization dedicated to transforming and developing communities to protect and improve the lives of cats Last week, an important legal victory for cats took place when the court convicted a woman of attempting to poison a colony of cats in Washington, DC. While I believe the guilty verdict was important given the evidence, this isn’t something to celebrate. Cats are protected from cruelty by law in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. But far too often, cases of cruelty against cats—and other animals, for that matter—are never brought to trial, usually because of lack of evidence. Regularly, I read stories of hideous cruelty towards cats—feral cats poisoned with anti-freeze in Kentucky; kittens from a managed colony killed in Chester County, Pennsylvania; cats shot with a bow and ar...

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