Haaretz, Nov. 5, 2015


Must we demand that all the female cats dress modestly and cover their heads? And what about the spectacular abuse of Palestinians, what does the halakha dictate for them?


One can only marvel at the concern demonstrated by Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Uri Ariel for the testicles of tomcats. [...] He won’t allow such abuse. While experts believe that neutering is crucial to the welfare of Israel’s feral cat population, Ariel isn’t buying their nonsense. Neither halakha — Jewish religious law — nor his own compassionate heart would allow it.

[...] Here are a few suggestions. We could build them a holding pen in the Negev. [...] There the males and the females will be separated, to keep them from reproducing while waiting for a country to take them. [...]

It is also worth passing a law requiring any cat that does dare to reproduce to wear a tag indicating that the wearer is a fornicating sinner, and presumably also receives funding from a foreign state.

All this is happening under our very noses even now, leaving us to wonder where the district psychiatrist is when you need him.