A prosecutor has apologised after controversially proposing an annual hunting season for feral cats.
Bill Hayes, a county prosecutor in Ohio, made the comments as part of his campaign to be elected as county commissioner, a prominent post in local government.”
This won’t be very popular,” he told a hustings event with remarkable self-awareness, before continuing: “We have a squirrel season, various seasons.”It would seem to me if you’ve got an animal that’s not a pet for anybody, you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do to make the situation better. A feral cat season if you need to.
“You gotta do what you gotta do.”
However, Mr Hayes has since rowed back and told the Newark Advocate
: “My words were poorly chosen. I know we can’t go around shooting cats. My solution was not a good one, not even feasible.”