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Is it illegal to trap a domestic cat in Washington state? — 5 Comments

  1. Simple answer: If it is illegal to trap cats anywhere or everywhere then everyone who traps cats for animal-control or even anyone participating in any TNR program is in violation of those laws that you claim must exist.

    Your article is so full of misinformation and outlandish thinking that I doubt anyone would care to take the time to correct it all. But here’s just one small example of your ignorance:

    You said, “If a cat kills wildlife they cannot be considered to be nuisance cats.”

    Now go look up all the laws in every country on earth, even your own, on the legalities of killing domesticated animals under all depredation control laws.

    Some states in the USA even allow the shooter of a cat to charge the owner of the cat for their time and expenses, but only up to a $5,000 limit for each cat, for the cat-owner having released an invasive species into the environment illegally and forcing someone else in having to remove it. (Small $5-$10 bounties on stray cats are unnecessary in those states, they are already covered under their invasive-species laws and are much more lucrative than any pocket-change bounty.)

    Here’s one such example of that law from one of those states (others list recompense limits):

    84D.08 ESCAPE OF NONNATIVE AND INVASIVE SPECIES.

    (a) A person that allows or causes the introduction of an animal that is a prohibited invasive, regulated invasive, or unlisted nonnative species shall, within 24 hours after learning of the introduction, notify the commissioner, a conservation officer, or another person designated by the commissioner. The person shall make every reasonable attempt to recapture or destroy the introduced animal. If the animal is a prohibited invasive species, the person is liable for the actual costs incurred by the department in capturing or controlling, or attempting to capture or control, the animal and its progeny. If the animal is a regulated invasive species, the person is liable for these costs if the introduction was in violation of the person’s permit issued under section 84D.11.

    We await your next click-bait article …

    • If a cat kills wildlife they cannot be considered to be nuisance cats.

      This is the law you fool. It is not me saying this, it is the law of Washington state which states this.

      “Now go look up all the laws in every country on earth, even your own, on the legalities of killing domesticated animals under all depredation control laws.”

      This statement of yours is BS. No (or very very few) domestic cats are killed under depredation control laws in the UK and hardly any anywhere else.

      “Some states in the USA even allow the shooter of a cat to charge the owner of the cat for their time and expenses”

      You have failed to support that statement with the law. What is it? Show me.

      “84D.08 ESCAPE OF NONNATIVE AND INVASIVE SPECIES.”

      Quote me the law which states that domestic cats are invasive species. I want to see it written into a statute. You won’t find it. This section is irrelevant to the article and to domestic cats.

      You are a typical, aggressive, cat hater who hates the truth because you just love to kill cats and the law does not allow it most of the time.

      • Enjoying that view of the pyramids every day? You know, because you’re standing neck-deep in De-nile.

        Can’t you even read? I even added bold-style to the pertinent text to help you find it (seeing as how you can’t even find it when first pointed out for you).

        What do you think this passage means?

        … or unlisted nonnative species …

        Give up while you’re behind. You’re only making an even bigger fool of yourself. Something I thought would be impossible.

        http://www.wildlifearticles.co.uk/new-website-launched-to-help-scottish-wildcat-conservation/

        “cats which can legally be shot as a pest control method.”

        I suggest you take up your argument with all the websites in the UK that say it’s legal to shoot your cats for you. Get busy, there’s only about 200 sites saying that, because they know the law, something which you do not. Yours is the ONLY site that claims shooting cats in the UK is illegal. Why is that? LOL

    • “even anyone participating in any TNR program is in violation of those laws that you claim must exist.”

      TNR concerns feral cats not domestic cats and in any case a sensible TNR operator will always work with the local authority and with their authorisation. There will be rules concerning TNR operations which take place in feral cat colonies. This is a different topic.

      • ALL cats of the Felis catus species are, by law, defined as a domesticated or domestic animal; feral, stray, lap-cat, or not. They are ALL a “domesticated” species.

        If you can’t even be bothered to read a dictionary to know what you are talking about when you use words like “domestic” and domesticated”, there’s no hope for you — nor your cats.

        Spread some more of your lies and ignorance. It only means more cats will die because of it.

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