The police chief of Wild Rose, Wisconsin, USA in effect supports the hunting and shooting dead of feral cats in and around his town and therefore by default he must also support the hunting of feral cats in Wisconsin because as far as I’m aware there are no particular animal welfare laws in the town of Wild Rose which countermand the general laws of the state of Wisconsin.
The police chief is wrong and I explain why on this page:
I have carefully studied the law and I am personally convinced that it is illegal to hunt and shoot dead feral cats in the state of Wisconsin (unless under exceptional circumstances) but as I stated in the above-mentioned article, the law is unenforced with regard to feral cats. I am sure that many citizens of Wisconsin will disagree with me in the belief that it is legal to shoot feral cats in their state. If you are one of those people please tell me why in a comment but it has to be a sound argument with reference to all relevant law.
There is an underlying desire in Wisconsin to be allowed to hunt feral cats. I state that because about 15 years ago the state came up with the idea of legally allowing the hunting of feral cats. It did not progress sufficiently to be passed into law. But the very fact that it was seriously discussed and almost became a law of this state indicates that there are a large number of people including people in authority who would like to make it legal to hunt feral cats. It also tells us that it is illegal to hunt feral cats in Wisconsin.
The underlying objective I believe colours the opinion of people in authority such as police chiefs who are perhaps themselves under pressure not to enforce the law with respect to the hunting of feral cats.
This article is based upon the well-known feral cat hunter Sam Wood, who is addicted to shooting at feral cats.
If you play the video above you will note (towards the end of the video) that there was, I believe, a nationwide reaction by the public to my article about Sam Wood (see below) which included a dozen telephone calls to the police chief at Wild Rose asking him/her to take action to ensure that Sam Wood was prosecuted for animal cruelty. His response as you will note in the video was that Mr Wood was doing nothing illegal. I strongly disagree.
If the police won’t uphold the law on cruelty to feral cats because it suits them it is a dire state of affairs. Their sole duty is to enforce the law objectively without fear or favor. Feral cats don’t receive their protection.