Israel Journal: National Stray Cat Problem

Reported for The Epoch Times from Israel

A Stray cat in and near a large public park in Jerusalem’s city center. (Genevieve Long/The Epoch Times)

JERUSALEM—There is a problem in Israel that even a casually observant tourist would notice: stray cats are everywhere, and there’s no stopping their reproduction since most are never spayed or neutered.

It’s hard to say what’s been more shocking for me—the large number of half-starved pitiful cats everywhere or Israeli society’s generally passive attitude about it. I’ve heard it explained away with an argument something along the lines that Israelis are not great cat lovers.

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