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Fuzzy math on cats, birds clouds highly questionable ‘study’
Best Friends Animal Society ^ | 1-31-13 | Francis Battista

Posted on 02/01/2013 10:45:32 AM PST by Fawn

Did you see it? It was all over the Internet the last couple of days. Sound the alarm, alert the news media. Reportedly, cats are stone-cold killers to the tune of possibly 19 billion animals a year!

USA Today, the New York Times, NPR and just about everybody else have been reporting on a “study,” released in the journal Nature Communications, that claims startling new estimates for the number of prey captured each year by free-roaming and feral cats.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: birdbirdbrainliars; cat
Want some facts and common sense for a change? Read this article.....I think the bird brain and anti-cat people have some kind of bird disease. Birds carry so many:


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1 posted on 02/01/2013 10:45:38 AM PST by Fawn
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To: Fawn

I heard the story and the first thing that popped into my feeble mind was....

Who followed all those “mad cats” to determine the number of birds killed.

I also thought of Alfred Hitchcock’s the Birds movie and thought “thank God for the cats”...other wise we’d be over run by birds....

2 posted on 02/01/2013 10:51:19 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: illiac
I got no problem with the cats doing their natural job.

Australia's 2010 mouse plague.

3 posted on 02/01/2013 10:57:48 AM PST by Clock King
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To: Fawn
rather than face the cats on the ground, knowing they were going to die anyway

birds fall dead out of the sky(fish not safe either)
4 posted on 02/01/2013 11:02:08 AM PST by stylin19a
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To: stylin19a
Everytime they spray the mosquito repellant from the airplanes (twice a yr all over florida) will see tons of dead birds under trees and fish floating in ponds. I've personally seen the dead birds. This mosquito pesticide kills alot of things besides mosquitoes.


5 posted on 02/01/2013 11:12:16 AM PST by Fawn
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To: illiac

A few years ago some group said that skyscrapers cause 1 billion bird deaths a year in the US.

This made me think, “how come I’m not wading ankle deep through dead birds each morning when I walk the length of 42nd street to my NYC office?”

Back of the envelope guesstimates.

50,000 US skyscrapers.
That means each skyscraper kills 20,000 birds per year.
2,500 NYC skyscrapers.
That means NYC skyscrapers kill 50,000,000 birds per year.

Per day that is 136,986 dead birds in NYC.

Which begs the question, where are all these dead birds?

6 posted on 02/01/2013 11:23:04 AM PST by junkbond (My time is not your commodity.)
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To: junkbond

When I worked at a place in NY State, they had a glass walls from the parking lot to the building. A lot of birds flew right into them. The Maintenance guy would go out and smash the ones with a shovel.... that were still alive but had broken necks. Awful. This happened alot.

7 posted on 02/01/2013 11:29:47 AM PST by Fawn
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8 posted on 02/01/2013 11:43:19 AM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Fawn

What about those damned windmills that slash billions of birds every year?

9 posted on 02/01/2013 11:58:16 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: I want the USA back

I never witnessed that..have you?

10 posted on 02/01/2013 12:18:24 PM PST by Fawn
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To: Fawn

Don’t confuse facts with emotion.

11 posted on 02/01/2013 12:37:10 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: SgtHooper

I never do. Only the Anti-cat, bird brained people do that....

12 posted on 02/01/2013 1:05:50 PM PST by Fawn
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To: Fawn

Bird brained? Premptive name calling?

But, But, But,.... Birds are so much sweeter than those nasty killer cats. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate cats, just allergic to them.

Haters gotta hate I guess. :)

13 posted on 02/01/2013 1:22:09 PM PST by READINABLUESTATE ("We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." - Franklin)
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14 posted on 02/01/2013 1:51:18 PM PST by Fawn
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To: Fawn
We keep several bird feeders outside the kitchen window. They attract lots of birds: flickers, woodpeckers, cardinals, etc. Our cats have yet to catch a bird. However, the hawks from the nearby woods have killed several. All part of nature, I guess.
15 posted on 02/01/2013 2:25:09 PM PST by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: JoeFromSidney

Exactly! I’ve had multiple cats all of my life (I’m 60+). When it was safer, my cats were inside/outside cats. In all those years and with all those multiples of cats, I have only had one cat who was capable of catching birds.

Unless a bird is on the ground, they are very difficult for a cat to catch. A bird on the ground, that is so inattentive as to be caught by a cat is probably best out of the gene pool.

These days the cats all stay indoors, lined up at the breakfast window watching the bird feeders.

16 posted on 02/01/2013 2:46:01 PM PST by Roses0508
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To: Fawn

When my niece was studying biology in college one of her assignments was to go and collect dead birds beneath windmills. My sister was surprised at the number and variety that were gathered in her freezer.

17 posted on 02/01/2013 4:23:58 PM PST by Grammy
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