“Catfight” examines the struggle over how to deal with America’s stray cats.
A national advocacy organization has criticized our recent story on the shortfalls of controlling the nation’s feral cat population through a method called trap-neuter-return.
In this story produced with PBS NewsHour, we examine what the cat fight over feral felines is all about.
Cats are America’s most popular pet, with nearly 80 million in our homes today. But for every pet cat curling up in our laps, there’s another stray or feral cat roaming our landscape.
The question of how to best control feral cats is sparking a lot of controversy. At issue is whether they are pets gone astray that we should be protecting or invasive predators that are decimating local wildlife.
In this episode of Reveal, we take a look at two cats whose fates diverged – one, an invasive predator, is encouraged to thrive and hunt; the other, a native wildcat, is being hunted and trapped.
Check out our sneak peek at “Catfight,” an in-progress documentary coming out later this year. Cat lovers and wildlife conservationists clash over how to manage the stray and feral cats roaming alleyways, parks and woodlands. Who will prevail?