Imagine, if you will, the following scenario:
The small colony of cats for whom you’ve been caring for years (sterilization and vaccination was just the beginning) lives quietly on your property. Thanks to the “cat fencing,” they’re safe from outside threats, and they’re no threat to nearby wildlife or to any neighbors who might consider them a nuisance.
And yet, they’ve been targeted for seizure and removal—or worse, eradication.
Vigilante fringe-rvationist (think Galveston’s Jim Stevenson)? No.
Online troll escaped his mother’s basement to make good on his tedious, typo-plagued, threats? No.
The party responsible, in this case, is the Hawaii Invasive Species Authority—or any party with whom the Authority might choose to contract (which, I suppose, might actually include the likes of Stevenson and the trolls).
Orwellian, sure—but maybe not all that far-fetched. Read more