It's a real problem which many people are very upset about, cats who are both free roaming and also owned that kill songbirds and other wildlife. There's no doubt cats do prey on birds, though most experts agree that habitat destruction and pollution are far more significant factors. I think I can take a joke, and this segment is (sort of) funny, in my opinion - at least I am not offended - until the very end, when left to 'work it out on their own' the cat swallows the little chick.
Of course, it was a comedy bit - but still too bad there was no mention of trap, neuter, return which does work to decline feral cat numbers. And Alley Cat Allies is a leading voice in this place, as is Tree House Humane Society's Feral Friends in Chicago.
Am I just missing my sense of humor?
Tags: Alley Cat Allies, cats, Daily Show, dying songbirds, feral cats, free-roaming cats, habitat descruction and songbirds, indoor-outdoor cats, Jon Stewart, pollution, songbirds killed, Sophie's Choice, stray cats, TNR, trap neuter return, Tree House Humane Society