Each passing day brings ever more outrageous conduct by the Port
Authority - this is not only about the precious lives of the
cats anymore, but about the accountability of people who have
forgotten they are public servants.
We need you to raise your
voice once more, loudly and strongly, and let others in the
government know your opinion of the extermination effort and the
Port Authority's conduct. It is our last hope for these cats.
No matter the outcome, we as
citizens must not lie down and be trampled upon by the arrogance
of those who have lost their way and will soon have blood on
Demand Port Authority suspend the trapping immediately and meet
with representatives of the NYC Feral Cat Initiative and the
Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals to come up with a humane,
effective feral cat management plan.
(Please click here for JFK
Proposal if anyone asks for more detailed information on the
Anthony R. Coscia, Chairman
Board of Commissioners
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Phone: 732 -846-2120 (direct line)
or 732-846-7600 (general number for Mr. Coscia's law firm)
The Honorable Eliot Spitzer,
Governor, New York
Email: Go to www.ny.gov,
click on "contact us" at bottom of the page
The Honorable Mary Donahue,
Lieutenant Governor, New York
The Honorable Helen Marshall
Queens Borough President, Chairman - Airport Community Advisory
Port Authority Corporate
Get a live person on the line and demand to speak to someone
about the JFK situation - keep calling until they respond
Executive Director, Port Authority of NY and NJ
Director, Government and Community Relations Dept.
Port Authority of NY and NJ
Charles E. Meara, NYC Community Relations Dept.
Port Authority of NY and NJ
Public Affairs, Port Authority
Susan Baer, General Manager,
Aeronautical Services, Airport Operations Division
718-244-3773 * fax: 718-244-3777
TALKING POINTS: PORT AUTHORITY KILLS CATS AND
"The cats will all be adopted into good homes."
Feral cats are unadoptable and usually are immediately
put down when brought to shelters, as Port Authority plans to
do. Port Authority ADMITTED LYING
to the public about this in the NY Post article, "Frequent
Liars", published Saturday, October 27, 2007.
"Feeding the cats attracts seagulls and the birds are an
Seagulls are at the airport because JFK is NEAR THE
OCEAN!! And because there are tons of trash strewn about the
airport's grounds. There is not enough cat food to attract large
numbers of birds and there is no food left anyway when the cats
finish eating. Cats hunt birds, they don't attract them. There
is ZERO evidence proving a link between the presence of cats at
an airport and an aviation risk. DON'T BE GULL-IBLE!!!
"A cat will go onto the runways and cause a plane to
crash when it hits the cat."
The cats are not located anywhere near the runways. No
cat has ever been spotted on any runway. Runways could be easily
fenced to keep cats out if this actually was a legitimate
concern, which it's not. Ever seen or heard of a jet hitting a
"We can achieve a cat-free airport."
You can't wipe out the presence of feral cats in a 5000
acre area in which new, un-neutered cats are constantly being
abandoned or lost and then reproducing, and where there are
plentiful food sources. Only Trap-Neuter-Return can, over time,
reduce the numbers. The Port Authority's extermination effort is
futile and will only result in new furry faces, not fewer. The
killing is senseless.
MAYOR'S ALLIANCE FOR NYC'S ANIMALS LEADS THE STRUGGLE TO STOP
THE EXTERMINATION OF JFK CATS
New York, Oct. 31, 2007-
Some members of the public are getting confused about the role
of the Mayor's
Alliance for NYC's Animals in our fight to save the JFK
cats. The Mayor's Alliance is responsible for the NYC Feral Cat
Initiative, which is the program leading the fight against the
extermination of the JFK cats. The Alliance is our hero; the
Port Authority of NY and NJ is the villian.
Please ask people to support the
Alliance and thank them for their extraordinary efforts on
behalf of the cats and all the NYC groups who rely on the
Again, please post this far and
wide so we can stop the confusion from spreading.
for updates or additional information.
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