I have a dear friend who is deeply involved in the feral cat capture-neuter- return campaign and, somewhat ironically, also an avid birder.
So I watched Cat Crazed on Doc Zone tonight on CBC. I can't find the program online but here's the trailer.
Simply put, it's cats versus birds. Even neutered, they hunt. The oft-repeated number of 50 million feral cats versus some very tenuous bird numbers makes this one a no-brainer.
Kill the cats.
But the obsessed cat people -- almost all women -- go bananas. Beeeg trouble at the civic level.
Calgary to the rescue! As the doc drily points out, in the land where licensing guns drives people batshitcrazy, licensing cats is no biggie.
And seems to work.
I'm looking forward to hearing what my catlady/birder has to say about the doc.