we do about cat over-populaton?
At HiArbor we are believe that the terrible suffering of
starving and sick homeless cats is an important issue that has to be
solved and education is paramount to solving the
problem. Cats who learn to eat out of bowls do not
automatically know how to hunt and survive when they are
abandoned to fend for themselves. Cats who are feral are
subject to horrible diseases that spread through a "colony" from
one cat to another. Homeless cats normally don't live
beyond three years. HiArbor believes that people will
be motivated to contribute in various ways to meet the challenge when they
understand the problem.
Vegetarian or Not?
Many of the Directors and volunteers at Hi Arbor are vegetarian
or vegan, but it is not a requirement to be in good standing at
HiArbor. However, as an organization, we strongly value
purity in food and food preparation methods. We abhor the
use of growth hormones, as well as inhumane methods, in the
production of animals for food. We object to genetically
engineered foods and chemical insecticides in agriculture.
Therefore, although we do not actively promote vegetarianism, we
do encourage people to avoid conventionally grown meats and
vegetables. Organic foods are becoming increasingly
popular and they are usually readily available at health food or
gourmet grocery stores. Why eat the rest when you can have