> From: Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com>
>To: "felvtalk@felineleukemia.org" <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org> 
>Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 5:31 PM
>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Spaying advice
>Katherine, I understand your feelings.  For reasons of ethics I don't enjoy 
>trapping cats and having their reproductive organs removed.  I wouldn't like 
>to have that happen to me.  On the other hand, I wouldn't like to be trapped 
>and put into a gas chamber because there were too many humans and no one 
>wanted to tolerate my particular type of human - alley human.  So it's a toss 
>up.  We can't give every one of the 50,000 community cats here in San Antonio 
>a vasectomy or hysterectomy because it would not stop the mating behavior and 
>citizens of this city would still be overwhelmed by the howling and yowling 
>and the attempts at mating.  It wouldn't be cost effective.  And I just 
>couldn't teach my male cats to use condoms.  There is no effective birth 
>control pill for female animals other than human females and even the pill for 
>humans it not 100% effective and even less of a percentage safe.  There's no 
>way to pill outdoor community cats either.
>The lesser of the evils and the one which I feel is healthiest for the cats, 
>homed or community cats is neutering and spaying.  But I think I understand 
>your point of view also.
>Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty 
>neighbors too!
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