White Marsh Man Stands Up for Cats
One Baltimore Sun reader took the paper to task for its 'anti-cat rhetoric.'
After The Baltimore Sun ran an article calling cats "an invasive species" for their propensity to slay birds, one White Marsh man got the claws out.
"I have been reading a lot of anti-cat rhetoric in The Sun for some time now..." Robert Donadio Jr. stated, in a letter the paper published this week.
"There may be ecologically sensitive areas in this country where feral and domestic cats are destroying vital wildlife habitats," Donadio said. "But ... I can assure you that here in White Marsh, they are doing a lousy job of it."
He went on to say that rodents and birds were still "running and flying" around his home.
The White Marsh man isn't the only one standing up for cats.
According to The Examiner, a feline advocacy group said the recent research about cat and bird populations, which served as the basis for The Sun's article, was "part of a continuing propaganda campaign to vilify cats."
Are cats getting an undeserved bad rap? Tell us in the comments!
- House Cats: The Destructive Invasive Species Purring in Your Lap (The Baltimore Sun)
- Cat Group Blasts 'Biased' Study on Cats and Wildlife (Examiner.com)
- Cats Aren't the Vicious Predators They're Made Out to Be (The Baltimore Sun)