Skip to comments.Cats Killing Billions of Animals In The US (your tax dollars at work)
Posted on 01/29/2013 11:04:19 AM PST by drewhEdited on 01/29/2013 11:19:22 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
Cats are one of the top threats to US wildlife, killing billions of animals each year, a study suggests.
The authors estimate they are responsible for the deaths of between 1.4 and 3.7 billion birds and 6.9-20.7 billion mammals annually.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
Nobody is talking about taking your pets away, but there is no reason ordinary people should own these feline killing machines. A reasonable and common-sense plan would involve banning the high clawing capacity Maine Coon, Siamese, and Common Tabby. Everyone could still own a hamster or bird for companionship.
yes its showning
should have been I feel dumber already...I think... lol
Are you advocating Kittycide? :-)
A study taking CATS to task for killing? LOL...talk about the pot calling the kettle black...
Not just cats! Predators of all types are MURDERING untold numbers of innocent wildlife! Predators should all be eliminated from a civilized world. Their very existence is an example and incentive for MURDEROUS HUMAN HUNTERS and human gun possession! Kill them all- humanely, of course.
They might kill a lot of birds, but they probably kill equal numbers of rodents (mice, rats,) and other pests as well.
I don’t know, in my neck of the woods the coyotes are killing cats and other critters.
I think mostly windmills and silly things like that are killing wildlife.
Poor kitties are getting blamed for liberal stupidity.
Coyotes will also kill nasty humans.
It's maddening how ignorant and stupid people are....
I have had cats around most of my life. They are smart and sweet little critters.
Any animals left out in the wild resort to the natural instinct and survival. Right now we are overrun by rabbits. I like rabbits, but too many mean you can’t have a garden. I like some cats outside to keep the bunny population in check.
My inside kitties are sweet babies! LOL
you know I did realize that - after I posted - LOL.
Mr. Mercat has been known to say that bird seed is cheaper than cat food. And that the welfare birds need a predator to keep them healthy.
The problem comes when lil precious spits out a litter, nobody wants them, so they throw them in a box, drive them to the country and dump them in front of the first farm they see.
“Oh lookie, a barn, farmers love cats.” Er..No we don't!
Farmers often have to shoot batches of cats that get dropped off several times a year. The ones that don't get shot go wild and wind up getting shot or eaten by something else anyway.
I’m none too thrilled about lions and tigers and crocodiles and all those other creatures that eat animals, like eagles and wild dogs and those ugly, evil looking hyenas in Africa - and what about the black crows in Australia that eat the eyes out of little baby lambs...?
Exterminate all the creatures great and small that prey on others! Get rid of the fish in the sea that eat other fish, and then make meat an abomination for man to eat.
Might as well go all the way.
That’s what ‘they’ are after, isn’t it? They want you and I and our dogs and cats to become vegans. The world isn’t the way they like it, it’s just too scary for them.
I really don’t have a problem with cats killing squirrels, mice, lizards, etc. Cats are probably doing us a favor by killing such vermin.
We are less pleased with them killing birds and we drew the line at humming birds. After they killed one hummingbird and I rescued another, we got rid of the hummingbird feeder. We love hummingbirds, but baiting them in reach of our cats isn’t fair.
Maybe we’ll put one down in Florida. No cats there.
They also love nasty, yappy rat dogs that stupid people leave outside to annoy neighbors. They cannot figure out how Fluffy disappeared from a yard with a 6’ fence.
Out at Ft Irwin, the crows decimate the desert torise population by pecking holes in their shells. We called them "soul chickens" and loved to go plinking for them.
They be smart and would disappear when we would show up.
I acutally bought a trap for this purpose (my local shelter will not loan them out). Since buying it I’ve trapped four feral cats in my backyard. They go straight to the shelter for neutering.
We have a barn with hay and horsefeed. Having a cat in the barn is an absolute necessity. But the barn cat doesn’t have to have a name. So we call him the cat in the barn that doesn’t have a name.
Well, it worked for Prince!
I’ve been watching the eaglets growing up....many days their mom and dad bring them fresh rabbit....that’s alot of rabbits.
I do this almost every weekend...i have 9 traps and a drop trap. It’s my hobby.
My cat killed a lot of moles last summer! Good cat.
Well something took my cat not long ago so I guess what comes around goes around.
In February 2012, The Australian reported that rabbits, rats and mice had been nearly eradicated from the island.
By April 2012, the hunting teams had located and exterminated 13 rabbits still surviving since the baiting in 2011. The last five rabbits found were in November 2011, including a lactating doe and four kittens. No fresh rabbit sign has been found since. A fresh hunting team arrived on the island in April 2012 to continue the search for the last few survivors.
Celebrate and release the Kitteh Within. Cats are not the problem. Demon Rats are the problem.
WE R THE CATZ YUR RAT MUTHAS WARND YOU BOUT
DIE LIBRAT DIE BY KITTEH KLAWZ FROM HEL, DIE!!
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“Out at Ft Irwin, the crows decimate the desert torise population by pecking holes in their shells. We called them “soul chickens” and loved to go plinking for them.”
Don’t try to tell that to a Sierra Clubber! Their club has pushed to close the Mojave Desert to us dirt bike riders because they blame us for the decimation of the tortoises. That is why there is no Barstow to Vegas race anymore. Up in the Ridgecrest area it’s the ravens that are doing the damage. The crows stay in town and the ravens are mostly out farther.
Guess I’ll be a lawbreaker, then. ;o)
All I know is that we have three barn cats who stay in the barn. The cats that get dropped off out here by silly city folk thinking that the country is some sort of paradise for their house cat? Yeah, I try to shoot them and so does everyone else in the house. Why? Because otherwise we get treated to hearing them get slaughtered at night by the coyotes, owls, and the occasional wolf.
No, I am not trapping them and taking them to the pound. The closest pound for us is in Utah, about 200 miles away.
WTF kind of moron releases a soft house cat into the wild just utterly eludes me.
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