Letters for June 20, 2016

Letters for June 20, 2016

Mahalo to KPD, agencies for arresting fugitives

Just read the article in the Saturday, June 18, 2016, TGI about 21 fugitives arrested on Kauai.

Kudos to the Kauai Police Department as well as the U.S. Marshalls and all other agencies involved in capturing the 21 fugitives.

That was great work!

There must have been a huge amount of effort, investigation and preparation involved in such a large operation. In addition, there had to be a lot of cooperation and teamwork.

On behalf of all of us who are no longer in potential danger because of you, many thanks!

Mahalo to all of you for a job well done!

Mary Mulhall

Kapaa

Patrol highway for speeders, not bypass

Why are the police patrolling the 25 mph Kapaa Bypass from Kawaihau to the roundabout, when they need to slow down vehicles on the Kuhio Highway corridor from Wailua to Kapaa where there are intersections and more frequent accidents?

I don’t use the bypass anymore due to the speed traps. The speed limit should be 35 to the roundabout.

Who engineered the traffic flow? Changes need to be made.

Nathan Low

Anahola

Feral cats are a big problem

People are right to be worried about the effects that feral cats have on native birds (“Study blames feral cats for parasite spread,” TGI, June 10).

Free-roaming cats (who are not native and do not fit into the predator-prey ecosystem) maim and kill billions of birds and other small animals every year, according to a study by the Smithsonian Institute.

The cats themselves are also at risk. Outdoor cats routinely incur ghastly injuries and infections, contract deadly contagious diseases, are attacked by wildlife and cruel people, and more.

Recent cruelty cases include the killings of more than 50 cats across Kauai during a period of about two months in 2014, and the poisoning deaths of two cats and a dog last February.

The only humane way to address the homeless cat crisis is by requiring all cat guardians to have their feline companions spayed and neutered and to keep them indoors.

Teresa Chagrin

Animal Care and Control Specialist

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Norfolk, Va.

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