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Cats Killing Billions of Animals In The US (your tax dollars at work)
BBC News ^ | 29 January 2013 Last updated at 11:25 ET | By Rebecca Morelle

Posted on 01/29/2013 11:04:19 AM PST by drewh

Edited on 01/29/2013 11:19:22 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

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1 posted on 01/29/2013 11:04:25 AM PST by drewh
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To: drewh
Ban assault cats!


2 posted on 01/29/2013 11:07:30 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: drewh; Ellendra

We’re proud of our cat’s feline hunting skills! She once killed a small rabbit, even though she was on a leash at the time, and her front paws are declawed. She can spot a mouse from across the yard, catch it, kill it bloodlessly, and take it back to her tent to eat in leass than a minute.


3 posted on 01/29/2013 11:07:53 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: drewh

Ban cats! Just kiddin’, hon!


4 posted on 01/29/2013 11:08:43 AM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: drewh

"I didn't get fat and lazy chasing Greyhounds. Birds are stooopid and mice are fun to play with"

5 posted on 01/29/2013 11:09:04 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: drewh

Any mention of some sort of a cash bounty in the study?


6 posted on 01/29/2013 11:10:21 AM PST by WinMod70
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To: drewh

7 posted on 01/29/2013 11:10:21 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: drewh; Slings and Arrows


8 posted on 01/29/2013 11:10:58 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: drewh

The next step is.......? Ban cats? When cats are banned, only lawbreakers will have cats.


9 posted on 01/29/2013 11:11:04 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: drewh

How soon before we hear of Cat Turn Ins for gift cards?


10 posted on 01/29/2013 11:11:34 AM PST by RoadGumby (This is not where I belong, Take this world and give me Jesus.)
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To: drewh
"... Birds native to the US, such as the American Robin, were most at risk, and mice, shrews, voles, squirrels and rabbits were the mammals most likely to be killed."

"At Risk" voles, for crying out loud? Oh good grief.

Everything's destroying the planet, even HOUSECATS, yet.

Hippies at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute have too much time and funding. Defund them.

11 posted on 01/29/2013 11:11:34 AM PST by The KG9 Kid (Bring back the booby hatches.)
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To: drewh

They’re just killing the animals ordinary American cats won’t.


12 posted on 01/29/2013 11:12:03 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: drewh
Idiots:

Killing cats to restore island backfires as rabbits take over

Attempt to Control Invasive Species Backfires Spectacularly on an Antarctic Island

13 posted on 01/29/2013 11:12:23 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: drewh

Nature is beginning to provide a remedy in the form of coyotes, which find cats a useful suburban food source.


14 posted on 01/29/2013 11:12:39 AM PST by Rockingham
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To: drewh

MY CATS ALONE

15 posted on 01/29/2013 11:13:06 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: drewh

Cats kill and eat birds.
Cats kill and eat rodents.
Cats kill and eat lizards/small snakes.
They are cats, that’s what they do that’s who they are.


16 posted on 01/29/2013 11:13:29 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: drewh

I feel already dumber just from having read this.


17 posted on 01/29/2013 11:13:37 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: drewh

Last year Los Angeles County Animal Services took in over 3,800 cats. Approx 3,000 of which were killed.


18 posted on 01/29/2013 11:14:47 AM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: drewh

Let’s discuss windmills and birds.


19 posted on 01/29/2013 11:15:46 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: The KG9 Kid

Cats aren’t making a dent in robins that I can see...and mice, shrews and voles...aren’t those...rodents?


20 posted on 01/29/2013 11:16:15 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: drewh
How many millions did it cost to learn that:

Cats kill mice.

21 posted on 01/29/2013 11:16:36 AM PST by TYVets
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To: drewh

States that ban the use of dogs in hunting cougars wonder why small mammals in the wild are disappearing; wonder why?


22 posted on 01/29/2013 11:16:38 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: drewh

And is this not an example of Evolution In Action?


23 posted on 01/29/2013 11:17:09 AM PST by G-Bear (Always leave your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark.)
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To: drewh

So you want Billions of RATs living around you?


24 posted on 01/29/2013 11:17:19 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Doogle

stoopid liberals. cats are doing what they are supposed to do kill vermin.

the only vermin the cats are missing is the liberals.


25 posted on 01/29/2013 11:17:32 AM PST by Gasshog (Welcome to the United States of Stupidos!)
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To: RoadGumby

” Cat Turn Ins for gift cards
I’ll be rich.


26 posted on 01/29/2013 11:17:57 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: drewh

We had a mouse move into our daughter’s bedroom one winter. The cat would catch it and play with it for a while and then put it back. We named it Stuart.


27 posted on 01/29/2013 11:18:06 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: drewh

I love my little hunters. Mice, moles, birds and bunnies nibbling on my garden bulbs and veggies are fair game!

28 posted on 01/29/2013 11:18:28 AM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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To: svcw
Cats kill and eat birds.
Cats kill and eat rodents.
Cats kill and eat lizards/small snakes.


Koreans...oh nevermind...circle of life, circle of life.
29 posted on 01/29/2013 11:18:46 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: mmichaels1970
Here`s the gif...if you want it. Yes, assault cats should be banned!!  photo afu_ak47catani.gif Much scarier with the muzzle flash..lol
30 posted on 01/29/2013 11:18:53 AM PST by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: drewh
If you have a house you have mice. If you have a cat you have fewer mice. If you have fewer mice and don't have a cat, then you have snakes. If you have a snake infested house you might as well burn it down because you'll never get rid of the smell. I'd rather just put up with having to clean the kitty litter.

http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2015331099_snakesonahouse16.html

31 posted on 01/29/2013 11:19:12 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: drewh
If you have a house you have mice. If you have a cat you have fewer mice. If you have fewer mice and don't have a cat, then you have snakes. If you have a snake infested house you might as well burn it down because you'll never get rid of the smell. I'd rather just put up with having to clean the kitty litter.

http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2015331099_snakesonahouse16.html

32 posted on 01/29/2013 11:19:23 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: The KG9 Kid

“At Risk” voles, for crying out loud? Oh good grief.”

Mice are at risk from cats?? By all that is good and pure,something needs to be done! /s


33 posted on 01/29/2013 11:19:48 AM PST by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: drewh

34 posted on 01/29/2013 11:19:56 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Nachum
Last year Los Angeles County Animal Services took in over 3,800 cats. Approx 3,000 of which were killed.

How many were adopted by Vietnamese Restaurants?

35 posted on 01/29/2013 11:22:02 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: svcw

As with any animal, cats can have their population controlled. IIRC, the human is the steward of the environment according to God. Therefore, have a cat season on feral cats.

There are actually lots of them in our rural area, and yes, they can be a problem. Generally, they are the offspring of pets whose owners maxed out on the number of cats they wanted and then kept the others as “outside cats to kill mice.” I think an outside cat has a life expectancy of about 3 years.

Nonetheless, if there are too many, then thin the herd.


36 posted on 01/29/2013 11:22:24 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: drewh

Cats are good at what they do.

We have three dogs. The spend a great deal of time going after the red squirrels who visit our bird feeder tree, but they nearly always fail. The squirrel sits up in the tree and teases them, and then makes off when the time is ripe.

Maybe they might get one squirrel a year. They’re very good guards, and they keep the raccoons and coyotes away from the chickens, but they aren’t very good at catching and eating. Seems like the only animals they can usually manage to grab are skunks—and that is not the best choice.


37 posted on 01/29/2013 11:23:08 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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And every junebug season, I bring some in for my indoor catz, who have lost NONE of their hunting skills.

/johnny

38 posted on 01/29/2013 11:23:40 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: drewh

39 posted on 01/29/2013 11:25:19 AM PST by Spruce
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

The Eagle and the Hawk, and the Windmills

http://www.minnesotansforglobalwarming.com/m4gw/2011/09/the-eagle-and-the-hawk-and-the-windmills.html


40 posted on 01/29/2013 11:26:27 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: drewh
Cats aren't the only ones. Ever since the Bush administration there are all sorts of wildlife killing all sorts of other wildlife and EATING THEM!!

I hope that didn't shock anyone. EBT cards for predators NOW! And anyone who disagrees is just...just...just a speciesist.

41 posted on 01/29/2013 11:27:29 AM PST by Billthedrill
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the human is the steward of the environment according to God

Now, take the opposite of this, and you get the agenda or the impetus behind this useless study.

Everything God values or commands, the left despises.

42 posted on 01/29/2013 11:28:04 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Cicero

Sounds like you could have some fun with a good pellet gun.


43 posted on 01/29/2013 11:29:06 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: xzins

If they are to many they will die out.

Many communities, have humane societies that will give you traps for the cats, bring them in have them spayed or neutered and then you released again. That seems like a good plan.

I agree, we are to be stewards of our environment.


44 posted on 01/29/2013 11:29:39 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: drewh

I have a pitbull mix that kills more animals than my four cats combined. He hates wild animals. So far he’s killed many armadillos, possums, coons, snakes, squirrels, and one of the neighbor’s dogs.


45 posted on 01/29/2013 11:29:58 AM PST by ZX12R
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My cat kills everything. They are killing machines. Awesome. He killed two copperheads last summer and wiped the moles out in my yard. I admit I don’t care for him killing birds, but it’s what they do.


46 posted on 01/29/2013 11:31:36 AM PST by arkfreepdom
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To: The KG9 Kid
Hippies at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute have too much time and funding.

And have neither yards, barns or pantries.

47 posted on 01/29/2013 11:33:11 AM PST by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: drewh

"Now children, it is time for you to decide what kind of cats you are going to be.

Tell us, tell us, what kinds of cats there are!"

I love the way the author describes cats as killing billions of "mammals". This is like those British papers describing perps as "Asian", which could mean anything from Singapore to Siberia to India to Afghanistan.

These furry friends dispatch mice, rats, voles, shrews, ground squirrels ... mostly vermin. Few dogs, no sheep, cows, pigs, bears, whales, dolphins, antelopes.

I wonder if these folks are so worried about predators mind wolves killing so many sheep, gazelles, deer, etc?
48 posted on 01/29/2013 11:33:29 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: KC_Lion; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ...


49 posted on 01/29/2013 11:34:39 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

24 birds killed by oil company work in North Dakota.
$15k fine per birds-Windmills kill bald eagles, nobody cares

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/50568


50 posted on 01/29/2013 11:34:55 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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