Claws are out: Don’t deport my kitty, say MKs’ in response to proposal to deport Israel’s strays

Animal rights activists and politicians slammed Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel on Monday, after a letter, in which he suggested the transfer of Israel’s stray cats to another country, circulated around the media that morning.

According to the October 15 letter, published originally by Yediot Aharonot on Monday, Ariel wrote to Environmental Protection Minister Avi Gabbay to consult with his colleague on ideas to replace the country’s current program of spaying and neutering stray cats. Ariel proposed two alternatives – the first, to use the existing budget to “transfer feral cats from one gender (all males or all females) to a foreign country” willing to receive them.


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