It’s beyond unconscionable.
A high-ranking representative of the National Audubon Society just published a major newspaper editorial calling on the public to kill millions of cats by poisoning them with Tylenol.
In the Orlando Sentinel, Ted Williams, editor-at-large for Audubon Magazine, advised readers that Tylenol is “a completely selective feral-cat poison.”
This isn’t just cruel and irresponsible, but also illegal and sickening. Poisoning is a slow and cruel death for cats. It’s just disgusting to think that anyone from a national animal advocacy organization could advocate poisoning cats. Reckless doesn’t even cover it. It’s a dangerous new low.
We have to respond immediately.
Please join Alley Cat Allies and send an email directly to the National Audubon Society CEO David Yarnold and Chairman B. Holt Thrasher calling on them to denounce this shameful, hateful article. Mr. Williams must be removed from his office immediately.
Click here to send a message directly to Audubon CEO David Yarnold and Chairman B. Holt Thrasher to fire Ted Williams. We can’t have these kinds of reckless pleas for cats to be murdered.
This isn’t the first time we’ve had to respond to something like this. In 2011, Nico Dauphine, a Smithsonian Institution bird researcher was fired for attempting to poison feral cats outside her apartment building. She was convicted of attempted animal cruelty.
A spotlight was shined on Dauphine’s incorrigible behavior because Alley Cat Allies and our supporters demanded it.
We have to do that again now. The law doesn’t equivocate: killing a cat is a criminal offense in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Ted Williams used a major media platform to call for cats to be illegally and torturously killed. It cannot be excused.
The Audubon Society should respond with swift and decisive action to dismiss Williams.
Click here to send an email to the CEO and Chairman of the Audubon Society: Ted Williams must be let go. His op-ed was shameful and dangerous.
Our voices are stronger when we’re together and we have to speak out right away.
Becky Robinson President Alley Cat Allies
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