I just spoke to a rather irate man who received a flyer one of the TNRM groups sent out listing me as the contact person. The flyer was about Sterilisation and it's importance and the man was very upset - he said Sterilisation was against his principles because it took away their God-given right to reproduce. He asked how CWS can call ourselves a welfare group if we want to sterilise the cats.
I told the man that we sterilised because we didn't want the cats to die because they are being rounded up and killed, and we think they have a right to live. I also explained that we had statements from Buddhist and Muslim groups to support this.
Also as I told him, if the cats weren't being killed, and everyone was happy, we'd be more than happy to stop sterilising. Sterilising them is to stop them from being killed.
He asked who was killing the cats, and I mentioned they are rounded up by town councils. He suggested we sue them because it is cruelty, but I pointed out to him that the method of killing them isn't 'cruel' in that the animals are not suffering when they put the cats down by lethal injection, but that we object to killing them AT ALL!
At any rate, he's going to call the town council now and ask if this is true, and he asked if he can complain about rats now to his TC.