Alley Cat Allies Pursues Policy Change to Ensure No Cats Are Killed Again

The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) based in Oakland, California, has operated for decades with a policy to kill cats in parklands. Most of the killing involved shooting cats in the dead of night. These horrific acts of animal cruelty were carried out using taxpayer money in an outrageous abuse of the public trust.

East Bay Parks believes the Endangered Species Act (ESA) requires them to kill cats in certain situations. The ESA does no such thing.

Alley Cat Allies is working to bring an end to lethal policy and enact humane, effective measures that will protect all animals. Our goal: Protect East Bay’s cats and show all government agencies that killing cats is not tolerated.

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Alley Cat Allies Files Lawsuit Against East Bay Parks Over Unlawful New Cat-Killing Policy

Alley Cat Allies filed a lawsuit in a California court on July 21 to stop the East Bay Regional Park District’s (East Bay Parks) unlawful new policy for removing cats, including hunting, killing, and relocating them. The lawsuit requests the court to vacate or set aside the policy and issue a temporary restraining order.