Calling all cat and animal lovers

@feralcat (426)
Canada
February 24, 2007 5:54pm CST
Hi folks. Wow it's been a long time, I miss this place but I've been so busy with the cats, socialiation and work and writing I seem to have little time anywhere left. I need to ask all you cat and animal lovers out there to please help with this petition I have set up. I beleive in free speech but I stumbled upon a website few days ago that left me feeling ill and utterly disgusted. For those of you who are not aware of this. In April 2005 in Wisconsin a vote was set forth (Question 62) that dealt with anyone who owned a license in small game hunting to have the right to shoot any free roaming cat that did not have a collar; these cats were considered "unprotected". Q 62 was voted and passed but on the day after, the governor of Wisconsin shot down the proposal saying Wisconsin would not be known as a state that allows shooting of cats. The petition I have set up is to appeal to the Governor of Wisconsin to shut down this website http://www.bucktsix.com which shows the illegal use of 12 pound Coehorn Mortar Cannons (Sorry if I mispelled this) as a way of killing feral cats. The site depicts awful and gruesome pictures as well as calling this a "spectator sport". I've taken this upon myself to start a petition which I will send to the Governor that htis site be shut down considering the illegal activity of killing cats and promoting hate and cruelty. Please help by signing the petition. Thank you all in advance Petition link is: http://www.petitiononline.com/fr001/petition.html
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21 responses
@Julia1970 (410)
• United States
28 Feb 07
Hi, I signed your petition, I am so pissed off I can't see straight! Just when I think that people have sunk to a level that can't be surpassed I read something like this! I need to go & hug my cat.
@feralcat (426)
• Canada
1 Mar 07
Thank you for signing Julia. BTW got my first piece of hate mail if you want to called it that by some AOL member calling the petition stupid and me being a fool. This person goes on to say the site is a joke and farce and that anyone with half a brain would realize this. Guess I'm dim-witted for thinking that teaching people how to build a cannon for feral cat hunting is a joke. A stunt or not s$%$ is offensive and does promote hate towards feral cats never mind any homeless animal.
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• United States
3 Mar 07
I am sorry that you got the hate mail. Some people are just a waste of skin. Don't let the idiot get you down & keep up the good fight!
@gardengrrl (1445)
• United States
2 Mar 07
Way to go, feralcat! I volunteer with a t/n/r group here in DE, so I'll spread this info far and wide. Hell isn't deep or hot enough for this sick mofo. I was signature 257. I also noticed he has a Paypal donation button on his site, so I emailed a complaint to Paypal. I strongly urge everyone else to do the same, and threaten to close your account if they don't shut off the button. I found this thread very late at night, so I'll look into attacking him through his webhost first thing in the am. I don't actually think the Governor has the authority to shut down the site, but the petition is a great way to get media attention. A boycott would be good. Also, we should pull up his site many times a day and use up his bandwidth allotment, then the site will go down until he buys more. Peace!
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• United States
2 Mar 07
Hey, did anybody contact P.E.T.A. yet?
• Ireland
26 Feb 07
I am against the hunting and killing of widlife so I have signed the petition. I hope you get lots more signatures to support you with your quest. Best of luck and keep us posted.
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@feralcat (426)
• Canada
26 Feb 07
Thank you Alexandria. Hopefully many more will sign. I've contacted some of the major feral cat organizations aroudn the world about this. :)
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• United States
26 Feb 07
Hi FeralCat-You know I am a cat person so I signed the petition (yesterday)and then starting sending your link to my fellow cat lovers so we can get this site shut down ASAP. I actually got so involved in doing this I forgot about coming back here to MyLot and responding to your discussion until today. Thank you and bless you for the work and effort you do on behalf of the beautiful felines in our world.
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@feralcat (426)
• Canada
26 Feb 07
Thank you for siging and sending the link to other cat lovers out there. When I started Loving the Feral Soul Inc. it was more then the notion of Trap/neuter/return. I stand behind the ethical and umane treatment of these beautiful cats by no fault of theirs tey are where they are. Throw me to the forefront :) I will stand up to any adversity LOL
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@Tanika (632)
• Australia
25 Feb 07
I too have signed your petition, hope you get enough to shut down that deplorable site.
@feralcat (426)
• Canada
25 Feb 07
Thank you Tanika. I hope I get enough also to send to the Governor concerning this. It's not only the cruel nature of it but also the illegal hunting that I find disturbing.
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@ausnikki (4058)
• Brisbane, Australia
25 Feb 07
Hi feralcat I have signed your petition.I think it is absolutely disgusting to make it legal to shoot cats, regardless of them being feral or not.They call it a spectator sport? That's just sick!. I am a cat lover and to know that people shoot them for sport really makes me furious!!
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@feralcat (426)
• Canada
25 Feb 07
Thank you ausnikki for signing. It is sickening to know some people think this a spectator sport or one to capture photos of after killing them but I have to say I will not stop until something is done about this site and the illegal hunting of cats .
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
2 Mar 07
Hi Feralcat. I wanted to let you know that I read and responded to dragonryder's post about the site. I went and signed the petition. I just can't believe the cruelty and carelessness of people these days. Thank you so much for bringing this to everyone's attention. (And all 12 of my kitties thank you as well!)
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• United States
2 Mar 07
buckstix is closed!!
• United States
2 Mar 07
Not closed, just misspelled in original post. http://www.buckstix.com Bookmark it, and pull it up many times a day, or keep it open and refresh it frequently. Let's eat up this ignorant redneck son of a b**ch's bandwidth!
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@samsonskola (3357)
• United States
25 Feb 07
I have signed your petition and will send the link to the people i know that they may also sign. i honestly couldn't go to the bucksix site, as i can't bear to look at something like that. I applaud you for all your past, present and future efforts and I hope your beautiful cats are doing well. I thank you for putting up this petition to sign, I noticed mine was the 40th, I hope that the next time i look at the site it will be into the thousands or tens of thousands. Thank you, on behalf of your cats, for all you do.
@jwfarrimond (4474)
25 Jan 08
I just signed your petition, but I see that it's been up for a year now. What's happening with it now?
@Loen210 (1533)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Thank you for going forth with this. This man is frighteningly sick and open to kill. I just signed. It's a year since your posting I see, and it's still up! :o(
@tammyr (5956)
• Etowah, Tennessee
17 Jul 07
I know you have not been here in months, but I noticed this and found the site still up. I went and signed and hope that others will see this and do the same
10 Mar 07
As u UK cattery owner i have of course signed this petition. I briefly visited the site and was quite frankly ashamed to be a human being because of what we do to other species. I personally think that all hunting for sport is a bad thing, but to suggest that cats are in any way a reasonable target is ridiculous. What kind of a slow witted numbskull thinks that killing cats (ferral or otherwise) is a rewarding sport? Even if i were to concede that game hunting was a worthwile passtime, using a cannon to kill a cat is not only overkill but it takes any aspect of a fair sporting chance out of the equation. I salute you for bringing this hideous site to my attention and i will of course be making sure that every customer and friend that walks through my cattery doors signs the petition too. Please ignore anyone who chooses to send hate mail because not only are they wrong in this case, but hate mailing people in itself shows a basic lack of respect for your fellow man. They need their heads checking for missing compassion genes anyhow. Now i am going to go feed my kitten treats and fuss him till he is sick of me. All the best to all cat/animal lovers. Ellie
@fpd1955 (2075)
• United States
10 Mar 07
Kudos to you feralcat for actually starting the petition. I was outraged when I heard this about Wisconsin awhile back. But did I take it further and protest. No. But you did and I am so very proud of you. I signed your petition and am going to send the link to all of my friends and ask that they sign it also. Thank you for initiating this petition. I only hope and pray to God that it will work and that website will be shut down.
• United States
3 Mar 07
Hi feralcat. I commend you for standing up for all the helpless, defensless furry faces. I used to live in Wisconsin and Q 62 is just outlandish. I signed your petition and most certainly hope you and we can make a difference. Good Luck!!
• United States
2 Mar 07
I just signed it I just can't belive that For years i worked at the Humane Society and You would not belive some of the things people do to cats as well as dogs it is so crazy it is a crazy world i mean if the cat is a bother to you then catch it and take it in to animal control or the humane society and have it put down in a human way not by being shot people are just so sick
• United States
2 Mar 07
I can not get the www.bucktsix.com to come up. I pressed on the link you supplied. I signed the petition and abhor any kind of mistreatment of animals. I am a cat lover and to do this to any animal is disgusting. A spectator sport?. I think we aught to use them for a spectator sport and see how they would like it. At least these people have a mind to use so they could at least figure a plan not to be slattered. These helpless animals have no chance. The weapons they use are disgusting. To kill a helpless little cat is beyond me. They are hurting no one. Just trying to survive. These people have absolutely no heart!
@miryam (6510)
• Italy
2 Mar 07
Have a 12 year dog, is my cohabitant only I and he agree at home, have divorced, have always spoken to him, consider be normal. Logical does not answer, but many things understands them if I say toddle, runs in front of to the door, and other things. With him I sing, since pup, when I had to try some songs, he was singing with me, or better a kind of ululation. Sinned that does not speak, or better, I wonder thing would say when I talk to my boyfriend badly about him. . ehehe :)
@SpitFire179 (2536)
• Canada
2 Mar 07
It's nice to see there's someone else out there as passionate about animals as i am, especially cats. I love them, and infact have 13 of the little buggers right now. And I believe another batch on the way that will all be going to loving homes. I'm going to sign your petition right away, but i want to commend you on what a wonderful person you seem to be. Keep up the good work, someone has to talk for these poor animals, not only cats, but majorly because they have a hard time protecting themselves with how small they are... (Mine you, my monster of a siamese boy thinks he owns me, so when someone looks like their threatening me or gets in my personal space, he's all over them! haha) Take care
@SKLC_PT (1234)
2 Mar 07
I've signed despite being in Portugal, the site seems to be down of the cat site your trying to put down so hopefully it worked. Good luck with that.