Robinson released the article after National Zoo researcher Nico Dauphine was found guilty of attempted animal cruelty in the District of Columbia. All of her research to date scapegoating cats immediately became suspect—research often quoted by ABC and others.
In response, ABC apparently felt the need to continue their deadly campaign against cats. Their response was more of the same: a letter to US mayors calling on them to oppose Trap-Neuter-Return programs, saying TNR is not humane for cats and, yet again, using veiled threats and inaccurate and flawed science to make their case.
What the American Bird Conservancy is asking US mayors to do is to trap and kill outdoor cats. There is nothing humane about that, and any statement from them attempting to portray what IS humane for cats is an obvious contradiction in terms.