East Bay Regional Park District Cat Killings

An index of stories and resources on the East Bay Regional Park cat killings in Oakland, California.

Government Biologist Who Shot Cats Called Their Corpses ‘Party Favors’ In Email Celebrating Their Deaths

A government biologist who controversially shot 13 cats referred to the dead felines as “party favors” in an internal email.

About This Section

In December of 2020, the public learned a government agency in California had been secretly killing cats in an effort to “protect” bird and small mammal species. These stories are part of an ongoing investigation into East Bay Regional Park District’s actions.