Target: Swiss Parliament
Goal: To condemn members of the Swiss Parliament for refusing to pass a ban on stray cat hunting
Recently the Swiss Parliament voted against a proposed bill that would prohibit the hunting of stray cats. In Switzerland, the popular way of getting rid of stray cats is to shoot them. The proposed law would have put a ban on the year round cat hunting season and suggested sterilization as an alternative. However, the Swiss lawmakers voted against the ban in a vote of 105 to 59.
While there is no official total for the number of cats hunted each year, cat hunting is legal year-round. This so-called “necessary action” is both inhumane and unsafe. Cats are often wounded rather than killed, and current laws allow shooters to target the cats from just 200 meters away from a given home. Thus, not only are these cats brutally maimed, their targeting places humans in danger as well.
Sterilization is a much safer and more humane option than shooting. While it may be costly as first, it would help prohibit future litters of street cats and therefore provides a more effective option in the long run.
These innocent cats should not be punished for the acts of careless owners – it’s time for the Swiss parliament to put an end to this unnecessary action.
Dear Swiss Parliament,
Please rethink your vote against a ban on cat hunting. Cat hunting is a cruel and unnecessary activity and should be outlawed completely.
Many cats are shot but not killed, making cat hunting an extremely inhumane activity. It is also unsafe to the local citizens as shots are allowed to be made within 200 meters of their homes.
While it may be necessary to control the population of the street cats, there are many alternatives to hunting. The most obvious of these options is sterilization. This is the best option because it is much more humane and it will also help prevent future litters of stray cats as well.
These innocent cats should not be punished for the irresponsibility of their owners. The cats have done absolutely nothing wrong in this situation and it is absolutely despicable to continue allowing cats to be hunted. It is not an acceptable way to control the cat population and allowing this to continue says much about your morals as individuals.
It is time to take a stand for these animals. This cruel, inhumane practice must be stopped today.
[Your Name Here]
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