Former National Zoo research fellow and bird specialist Nice Dauphine received her sentence yesterday, after being found guilty of putting rat poison into bowls of food left out for cats living near her Northwest Washington DC apartment building. The National Zoo, which is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution, kept Dauphine on staff until the day she was found guilty, … [Read more...] about Bird researcher Nico Dauphine receives weak sentence for attempted cat poisonings.
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Still image of Dauphine from surveillance camera. The Smithsonian National Zoo quietly let it be known yesterday that they have accepted the resignation of anti-cat advocate and bird researcher, Dr. Nico Dauphine. Dr. Dauphine tendered her resignation from the zoo's Migratory Bird Center on Monday, the day she was found guilty of attempted animal cruelty for putting rat … [Read more...] about Gone!
Alley Cat Allies has started a petition asking the National Zoo to remove accused cat poisoner Nico Dauphine from her position at the Smithsonian's Migratory Bird Center. Her work includes tracking feral cats. … [Read more...] about Alley Cat Allies Petitions Smithsonian To Remove Accused Cat Poisoner From National Zoo’s Migratory Bird Center
When someone identifies themselves as a conservationist these days, he is likely to hold strong views on the topic of feral cats and is also likely to want free roaming cats to be eradicated, or at least removed. In recent weeks, several opinion pieces by conservationists have been published citing the recent, controversial Smithsonian study that blames cats for a massive … [Read more...] about Backlash Follows Audubon Editor’s Call to Poison Cats
National US cat advocacy organization Alley Cat Allies is collecting signatures on a petition telling the Smithsonian to stop accepting and promoting the so-called junk science behind the demonization of free ranging cats as the scourge of nature. The organization sent out a mass email encouraging supporters to join them in fighting back for the cats. The message … [Read more...] about Petition Seeks Support in Telling the Smithsonian to Stop Using Junk Science to Demonize Cats