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Utah Feral Cat Bill Passes House

Written by PETA | March 2, 2011

Despite widespread criticism, the Utah House of Representatives voted to pass much of the so-called “feral cat bill,” which would make it legal to shoot any animal without being charged with cruelty if the shooter “has a reasonable belief” that the animal is feral or if he or she considers the animal a pest.

The legislation is not limited only to cats—dogs, birds, rats, mice, and other animals all could be shot. The bill has now moved on to the Utah Senate, and if it is signed into law, it will launch an open season on feral cats and dogs, abandoned animals, lost companions, and wildlife. If you live in Utah, find your state senator by typing your address in the box here and politely urge him or her to vigorously oppose House Bill 210 and the cruelty to animals that the legislation would allow if passed.

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • lesliefink says:

    Very nice informtion

  • Concerned in Utah says:

    I have seen the “system” from both sides. It is still not, (after 20 years) a place (Utah) where animals of many kinds can be thought of as “loved” and “protected”. I can still not believe that more people do not live by the “Rule”: “If you can’t make one, don’t kill one.”

  • KATHLEEN FLADIE says:

    ALL ANIMALS HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE AND WE HAVE A DUTY TO PROTECT THAT RIGHT FOR THEM MY NEIGHBOR POISONED BOTH OF MY DOGS I HAVE DONE EVERYTHING THAT I COULD TO PROTECT MY PROPERTY AND MY FAMILY AND THESE SO CALLED PEOPLE THEY STILL THINK THAT THEY ARE ABOVE THE LAW, WE HAVE A MORALE OBLIGATION TO DO ALL WE CAN TO PROTECT

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