Week 7: TNR Plans
Welcome back to my blog.
This week, the representative from Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition (BBAWC) put me into contact with two individuals. One feeds a feral cat colony, and seldom traps feral cats. The other one works with Flatbush Cats and is an active trapper. I’m currently discussing when to trap with the individual from Flatbush Cats, and when to feed the other individual’s colony.
I’ve also begun reading chapters that I selected out of Keith H. Hirokawa’s anthology, Environmental Law and Contrasting Ideas of Nature, which provides insight into how laws protecting (or not protecting) certain parts of nature came about. The anthology picks at the history of these laws, as well as the philosophy behind them on a larger scale. I think that dissecting the biases and changes in attitude towards parts of nature will be key in my analysis of the public perception of feral cats and solitary bees (and their habitats).
Lately, I’ve been writing the start of my whitepaper, in addition to paragraphs about how grossly exaggerated feral cat overpopulation is portrayed through graphics and media. In doing so, I’ve taken notes about the APA format and have adjusted my writing so far in compliance with it.
This week was rather quiet but still productive, and I’ll be excited to share news from my second visit to Dr. Cuonzo’s farm this Saturday, May 13th!
Thank you for reading.