In October, the Port Authority announced that they were rounding up the feral cats and sending them to shelters. Animal advocates protested, arguing that shelters couldn't handle the cats and that they would ultimately be put down.
They also claimed that a program to trap, neuter and then return the cats to the airport would be more effective.
Advocates: JFK feral cats will face death
The agency and the Port Authority have for months been negotiating a solution. On the morning of Memorial Day, Kwan said the agency called him to announce that they were ignoring advocates' plans to trap and neuter the animals and would restart a program to trap and remove the cats.
The Port Authority did not return phone calls seeking comment, but in October they explained that the cats can interfere with aircraft operation.
Someone in this article is quoted as saying, "I have never seen a feral kitten pole vault into the engine of a jet airplane." Neither have I. But in this city, we love to come up with lame excuses for killing living creatures - trees, squirrels and now cats.