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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       THE CARROLL COX SHOW  :  1080 AM



   SUNDAY, February 5, 2017


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    February 5, 2017,   Honolulu, Hawaii.   

    Carroll and Dr. Jill Voeks, a veterinarian and conservationist, talk about  feral cat colonies in Hawaii and the Trap, Neuter, Return and Manage (TNRM) program.   Suzanne Case, Chairman of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, has declared cats spread disease and are the primary cause of toxoplasmosis in the ocean. Now the DLNR and NOAA want to establish a policy to kill feral cats.   Jill tells us why this is wrong.   Carroll points out  other alien species, such as  cattle egrets and mongoose, were brought here by the government, to the detriment of the environment, so they do not have a good record on taking care of the environment. Carroll  then notes feral cats kill rats.   If you remove the cats, there will be even more rats, with an even more devastating effect on birds.    The bigger problem is people dumping their kittens and cats into the parks when they do not want them.  DLNR should address that problem, not attack and blame the caretakers of the cat colonies.    

    Now, bills Hout Bill 904 and 606 are being proposed to allow government agents or employees to enter private property without permission to trap and poison cats.  

        We are not the problem!


    Carroll relates the issue of feral cats to the many larger environmental issues in Hawaii, and questions where the state is on those issues.  If it is about protecting the environment, there are much bigger things to take care of and spend our limited resources on.      



























      These, and other kittens like them, are looking for a home.  Ages range from 3 to 12 months.  

      They have been neutered or spayed, and they are litter box trained.   Now, all  they need is your love.  Who can resist a new kitten?


      To adopt, call Carroll at 782-6627, or email carroll@carrollcox.com.     



        Join Carroll on www.envirowatch.org to view some of the environmental and corruption issues he investigated, and resolved, in the past.  You will also find him on youtube at cox7826627 and on  facebook.  


      Carroll continues his discussion about local issues on Olelo Public Television, Channel 54.  
      Link here to a list of his shows.  They can also be viewed on  Olelo video on demand.  











                  Follow:  Carroll Cox,  Jill Voeks, Department of Land and Natural Resources, DLNR, NOAA, feral cats, TNRM, Trap-Neuter-Return-Manage.   



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