UPDATE: On Friday, according to the Associated Press, Mr. Stevenson's trial ended in a mistrial, with the jury unable to reacha verdict.
Here's one sure to generate controversy. Our dear friend Paige Bowers passed along this New York Times article about James M. Stevenson, the founder of the Galveston Ornithological Society in Texas. He's in court after having deliberately shot a feral cat that was terrorizing the rare Piping Plover, which occur on Galveston Island.
There's apparently some debate about how "feral" the cat was. BirdCouple can't condone the method used, but if it comes down to cat vs Piping Plovers, we side with Plovers.