Seems like a no-brainer, doesn't it? With millions of perfectly fine, healthy and loveable animals literally dying for want of a good home, spaying and neutering only makes sense. But should spaying and neutering be mandatory? That's an argument that's raging in the animal world now -- with groups like the Humane Society of the US facing off against other respected animal advocates. While some say such laws would eliminate or reduce the number of cruel "puppy mills" and "kitten mills," and perhaps allow stronger actions to be taken against hoarders, others see these potential laws as being driven by a hard-core animal extremist agenda that seeks the eventual elimination of all domesticated animals.
Animal rights vs. animal welfare, it's a thorny topic (and the theme of Cries and Whiskers, too, when a feral-cat rescuer meets an untimely death).
Where do you stand on the issue?