Doogan, you are right that animal control ,the humane way is a good solution, but banning animals from the island is an unfair solution to those who care for their pets. Licensing, leash laws and rounding up the strays is the way it's done but the island has no animal officer, it barely has police presence(and they have had their problems too). So, extremists take things into their own hands, believing they are the self appointed, albeit misguided,, guardians of the island.He( G) will find that with the continued type of disposal practices his business will suffer. He is angering people who have the will and the courage to stand up to him. The old ways still exist along with the old mindset that animals are as disposable as getting rid of roaches.
Spaying one kitten or puppy once a month or so will take to the next century. The counsel can figure it out and implement a program if it wants to. You build a castle one stone at a time, tihs is no different. But the four legged strays aren't the only problem. The homeless, crack heads and theives are a serious problem. A person wacked out on drugs in the middle of Front St. becoming violent and punching signs over is a bigger nuisance than than a stray begging for food. Stealing from a woman who just lost her husband is dispicable. You know darn well it was one of their own that did this and they knew this woman's circumstances and it didn't matter. So , what's my point, don't sweat the small stuff, and the animals are small stuff. Take care of the humans first. They will destroy the island reputation faster. If the vigilantes want a cause, round up the undesirable two legged animals first.