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Tell the Audubon Society: Dismiss Ted Williams!

March 18, 2013
by
Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

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Background | Source Alley Cat Allies

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.

Thank you.


we are birds,
wise dinosaurs.
humans you do things
that we abhor.
killing cats to save us,
you say…
all animals are our friends
this killing must go away.
those cats you let loose,
did not neuter or spay,
you created the problem,
now fix it in a humane way!
signed,
all birds on behalf of all other animals

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


4 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    March 18, 2013 3:29 pm

    we are birds,
    wise dinosaurs.
    humans you do things
    that we abhor.
    killing cats to save us,
    you say…
    all animals are our friends
    this killing must go away.
    those cats you let loose,
    did not neuter or spay,
    you created the problem,
    now fix it in a humane way!
    signed,
    all birds on behalf of all other animals
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.177406225623761.39268.104800036217714&type=3#!/photo.php?fbid=229267043771012&set=a.177406225623761.39268.104800036217714&type=3&theater

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  2. March 19, 2013 5:05 pm

    signed petition and shred in several places this is complete and total BS and it really angers me i can tell you from experience that MOST of that information in that article is BS i care for a feral cat colony and have for several years and feral cats are NOT killing billions of birds they dont carry rabies and other diseases (anymore than any house cat) they are not a risk to public safety and they dont trash peoples properties! My ferals are ALL vetted UTD in shots spayed and neutered and they are ALL well fed and cared for ALL out of my own pocket so this really upsets me its lies and fearmongering to get people againstferall cats thanks Stacey for alerting me to this and Karen great poem

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