Regarding the guy in Parowan who "went hunting pet animals with a rifle in
other people's yards"He is very lucky to be alive. Many people
would react to an unknown person in their back yard, shooting at pets or
anything else, by putting a bullet in his head.I don't think Oda's
bill would make shooting feral animals legal where shooting is not already
legal. I can imagine the havoc.
I'm sorry to see that Utah's Oda is a gun-toting advocate. I, for one, have
tamed a number of feral cats that are family pets now. It takes love and
patience and is well worth it. Feral cats are born ion the "wild":
they are not house pets. Their parents may have been abandoned and as strays,
reproduced. The off-spring are then called feral cats. Shooting them presents
many problems. The cats not shot will continue to breed more feral kittens and
the cycle will never end. Killing is not an answer--it's just a band-aid to the
issue. I pray that Oda does not succeed and the good people of Utah use their
God-given common sense! Look into Best Friends in Kanab, Ut.
Wow! DN discovers this parade called social media and is rushing to get in
front of it. Do I hear the death rattle of old media?
My2cents, in thread after thread you have accuse "animal lovers" of
putting their pets in the wild to create packs to threaten farmers. Actual
animal lovers are far less likely to dump their pet in the wild. The type of
people who think it's a good idea to club or decapitate the neighbor's puddy
because it might hurt their backyard chicken, however, is the type of person who
is far more likely to dump their pets in the wild when they no0 longer want
Cougarnate, a guy in Parowan last year went and shot a chocolate lab and a
number of other dogs after he found a paw print near his unhurt sheep. He shot
the dog in front of the children who had been playing with it, an adult had to
yell to the children to hit the ground during the shooting. This man went
through town swearing to kill all dogs that were off leash, claiming that as a
sheep owner it was his right. It's a town, he went hunting pet animals with a
rifle in other people's yards. Some locals cheered him on because he was mostly
gunning down the pets of newcomers, who "needed to learn a lesson"
about the "importance" of "sheep raising heritage." The
problem is shooting what a "reasonable" person deems feral. We have so
many bizarre and completely unreasonable and unstable people down here that no
one trusts nuts like the Parowan pet hunter to safely make that decision.
I live in Wyoming, where there is a very big problem with ferel cats. We are
allowed to shoot a ferel animal on sight. We have the wide open spaces, ans
ferel dogs & cats kill live stock & chickens. I had a dog that got
involved with ferel dogs & they were killing sheep. We had to pen him up. He
got out however & was shot & killed by a rancher. As a child I was sad,
but now I understand my dog was destroying people's livelyhood, he had to be
killed, because once an animal kills,they won't stop. Utah has some farms &
those people should be able to protect their way of life. Ferel animals do not
make good pets, so they need to be destroyed!!!!!
With everybody shooting feral cats, who cleans up the remains? Each
Utah town of any size will soon need a feral cat dump.Since the cats
live on the streets and not in the wilds, what happens to the ricocheting
bullets when citizens prove poor marksmen?Will passing this bill
necessitate thousands more concealed weapon permits.Hope no one
takes these comments as too serious. .)Really though, can't Mr Oda
find some other worthy cause?At least he's making making a name for
himself in the annals of the Utah legislature for decades to come.
No shooting in city limits unless it is a cat? Does the shooter first ask the
cat if it is a Feral? When the Feral takes off do you just keep shooting until
you get it? This law is insane. We know Feral cats can be dangerous. We know
they are wild. This is not the wild, wild west where you just pull out a gun and
start shooting within city limits. The Humane Society has cages you can get to
trap them. Whats next Oda? Is it just the cats you don't like?
All joking aside, this bill is for all feral animals released by animal lovers
in the wild to create this problem. Animal lovers are the ones responsible for
this bill to clean up their mess.Though cats are limited to the size
of farm animal they can attack, they do like chickens, there eggs, many other
small domestic farm food animals. Weasels and cats have the same dinner menu so
take a shot.The biggest problem is dogs turned lose by animal lovers
on the ranges where cattle, sheep, and other large wild life like deer, elk,
buffalo, etc. live. Dogs are pack animals and do a lot of damage.Notice I said nothing about city dwellers that are harder to control. But all
you animal lovers are the ones who are the problem, not the farmer defending his
herd from your dogs attacking and eating his lively hood.
So how do we tell a feral cat from a wondering house pet? Just shoot first and
then find out later maybe.Or the state Fish and Game could establish a
seasonand sell a license. No point in having a gun if you can't
shoot something. I think its a bad idea andcertainly inhumane. Hasn't
the state legislaturegot better issues to address?kingtuf -
Why all the Twitter stories?! First a story about Jimmer's Big Night now one
about this? Give me a break!
My feral cat's name IS... Target.
Idea- use the new state gun to rid yourself of feral animals- promtes economic
development as well- sales of guns and ammo- both bills are a winner for the
state- especially in the national media