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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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51 posted on 01/29/2013 11:35:29 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: drewh

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.


52 posted on 01/29/2013 11:35:47 AM PST by Rinnwald
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To: drewh
How much do cats actually kill?
53 posted on 01/29/2013 11:36:13 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

yes its showning

should have been I feel dumber already...I think... lol


54 posted on 01/29/2013 11:37:29 AM PST by Gasshog (Welcome to the United States of Stupidos!)
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To: WinMod70

Are you advocating Kittycide? :-)


55 posted on 01/29/2013 11:39:46 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: drewh

A study taking CATS to task for killing? LOL...talk about the pot calling the kettle black...


56 posted on 01/29/2013 11:40:30 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: drewh

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.


57 posted on 01/29/2013 11:45:49 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: drewh

They might kill a lot of birds, but they probably kill equal numbers of rodents (mice, rats,) and other pests as well.


58 posted on 01/29/2013 11:53:17 AM PST by driftless2
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To: drewh

I don’t know, in my neck of the woods the coyotes are killing cats and other critters.


59 posted on 01/29/2013 11:59:00 AM PST by dforest
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To: drewh

60 posted on 01/29/2013 12:00:34 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: The KG9 Kid

I think mostly windmills and silly things like that are killing wildlife.

Poor kitties are getting blamed for liberal stupidity.


61 posted on 01/29/2013 12:01:18 PM PST by dforest
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To: dforest
The only good thing about coyotes is they eat cats like candy. The problem is it only controls them in mostly treeless areas in the plains states.
62 posted on 01/29/2013 12:10:58 PM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Beagle8U

Coyotes will also kill nasty humans.


63 posted on 01/29/2013 12:17:36 PM PST by dforest
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To: dforest
Poor kitties are getting blamed for liberal stupidity.

It's maddening how ignorant and stupid people are....

64 posted on 01/29/2013 12:21:13 PM PST by Fawn
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To: Fawn

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


65 posted on 01/29/2013 12:28:25 PM PST by dforest
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To: Gasshog

you know I did realize that - after I posted - LOL.


66 posted on 01/29/2013 12:38:04 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: drewh

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.


67 posted on 01/29/2013 12:48:47 PM PST by Mercat (Never laugh at live dragons)
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To: dforest
Have all the cats you want, but keep them home.

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.

68 posted on 01/29/2013 12:50:19 PM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: drewh
With little change to their overall design, cats and their kin have lived on this Earth for 14 million years. Go back that far and our species was a lemur-like thing living in a tree. They're the ultimate predator doing what the Good Lord intended them to do. If they weren't out there keeping the rodent and vermin population in check the enviro-nuts would be screaming about that.
69 posted on 01/29/2013 12:52:10 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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.


70 posted on 01/29/2013 12:55:48 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: drewh

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.


71 posted on 01/29/2013 1:02:15 PM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: Beagle8U

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.


72 posted on 01/29/2013 1:12:18 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Fred Nerks

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.

73 posted on 01/29/2013 1:15:20 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: doorgunner69

torise=tortise


74 posted on 01/29/2013 1:17:47 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: svcw

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.


75 posted on 01/29/2013 1:21:50 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I'm not anti-anything, I just wanna be free." - Mike Muir)
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To: mmichaels1970

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!


76 posted on 01/29/2013 1:23:26 PM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: dforest

I’ve been watching the eaglets growing up....many days their mom and dad bring them fresh rabbit....that’s alot of rabbits.


77 posted on 01/29/2013 1:31:40 PM PST by Fawn
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I do this almost every weekend...i have 9 traps and a drop trap. It’s my hobby.


78 posted on 01/29/2013 1:32:36 PM PST by Fawn
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To: drewh

My cat killed a lot of moles last summer! Good cat.


79 posted on 01/29/2013 1:42:32 PM PST by Dizzy Lizzy
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To: drewh

80 posted on 01/29/2013 1:42:57 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: drewh

Well something took my cat not long ago so I guess what comes around goes around.


81 posted on 01/29/2013 1:47:13 PM PST by bkepley
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To: Timber Rattler

Update:
In February 2012, The Australian reported that rabbits, rats and mice had been nearly eradicated from the island.[26]
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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macquarie_Island


82 posted on 01/29/2013 2:07:09 PM PST by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: onedoug

ping


83 posted on 01/29/2013 2:27:44 PM PST by windcliff
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To: drewh
When liberals sob tears for the death of rats it's because when they study vermin they see themselves...and they look at conservatives as those higher up on the food chain.

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!!

And den Ime steelin dat Subway Tuney Sub I Smellz

84 posted on 01/29/2013 3:48:34 PM PST by fattigermaster
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To: doorgunner69

“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.


85 posted on 01/29/2013 4:25:02 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Pray for revival. <BCC><)
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To: drewh
Let's not forget that those "mammals" include pests such as mice and rats which means the cat is helping mankind. As for the "birds", they have a built-in advantage in that they can fly - cats can't - so those that are caught were not the swiftest in the flock (survival of the fittest, anyone?). Even though I am totally against letting pets wander outside, those that are strays STILL have to eat and plenty of these same prey animals get eaten by other birds (hawks, eagles, etc.) so it is NOT all the fault of the kittehs. Mine are well fed and STRICTLY indoors only. We do our part, I wish others did theirs as well.
86 posted on 01/29/2013 10:58:24 PM PST by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: I want the USA back

Guess I’ll be a lawbreaker, then. ;o)


87 posted on 01/29/2013 11:00:18 PM PST by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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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.


88 posted on 01/30/2013 4:52:48 PM PST by MeganC (“Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!”)
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To: drewh
Fuzzy math on cats, birds clouds highly questionable ‘study’
89 posted on 02/01/2013 10:41:30 AM PST by Fawn
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