Facts Felina

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, No Kill Conference attendees were clearly hungry for more TNR resources—programs and program funding, but also legislation and policies that would more effectively protect unowned cats. It was, therefore, an excellent time to release the first three Vox Felina TNR Fact Sheets.

They are now available online, via the blog’s Resources page. Or you can download the three PDFs using the following links:

TNR Fact Sheet No 1: TNR

TNR Fact Sheet No 2: Predation

TNR Fact Sheet No 3: Rabies

Even conference attendees—who received a printed version the fact sheets—will benefit from the digital versions. The PDF format allows readers to navigate from a particular in-text reference to the actual citation, and then—in many cases—from the reference to the actual online article or report. And, where indicated, a PDF of the original document can be downloaded with just one click.

It is my hope that readers will use this resource to push for TNR in their communities, and to share it generously with others interested in doing the same.

The change we’re advocating for requires that we be not only well-informed, but also involved. These fact sheets were designed to help TNR proponents more effectively participate in the discussion—whether in town halls, letters to the editor, online venues, or when contacting local, state, and federal representatives and government agencies.

“The hard lesson from… great societal debates is that they are contested on a battleground of conflicting emotions, moral values, and ideologies,” suggested writer John Carey in his article “Cat Fight,” published earlier this year. “Facts alone rarely break up the fight.” [1]

True enough. But that doesn’t preclude the need for them.

Literature Cited
1. Carey, J., “Cat Fight.” Conservation. 2012. March. http://www.conservationmagazine.org/2012/03/cat-fight/


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