Re the April 26 article Zoo Miami battle pits cats vs. caged beasts: I was stunned to learn that there are people who assert that cats have a right to roam Larry and Penny Thompson Memorial Park.
Cats are exotic predators introduced by Christopher Columbus in his earliest voyages to the New World. Cats have no more right to our parks than pythons have to the Everglades.
As reported in the July 2014 issue of the Tropical Audubon Society, the American Bird Conservancy classifies the domestic house cat as one of the world’s most effective predators.
The ABC estimates that there are more than 80 million feral cats in the United States, and each year, they kill hundreds of millions of birds and millions more other small animals.
It is unconscionable that anyone could claim to care for the well-being of feral cats while completely disregarding the well-being of other wildlife that cats kill and infect with their diseases.
We need to protect Zoo Miami animals and all wildlife.
Cheryl Solomon, Miami