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Keep Your Cat Indoors, For Natures Sake

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by TheCount, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    Someone definitely needs to have a stern discussion with these cats, and make them understand in no uncertain terms that what nature has equipped them to do is unnatural.
  2. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    do you ever think before you post?
  3. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    that is why this is a joke frankly. They are doing what they are meant to do and suddenly some here are whining and crying.
  4. TheDallasDon

    TheDallasDon AegonTheConqueror-Now bend the knee

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    Animals kill other animals, its what they do.
  5. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    not according to Disney and the PC. They are mislead and need education.
  6. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    My Cat Dexter like the person he was named after is an absolute Serial Killer.

    His skills are finely honed and you would be hard pressed to find one better.
  7. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Typical response from you. When you have nothing better to say, insults are your trump card.

    That's precisely the point. Keep your pet cat inside because it is a killing machine.
  8. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    So? Should they eat grass?
  9. Hopeuhavechange

    Hopeuhavechange New Member

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    Cat Chow. Or make if Suzy Homemaker feels industrious she can whip something up.
  10. Hopeuhavechange

    Hopeuhavechange New Member

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    Points for being funny. But a plea for a little little clarity here. Nonnative species introduced into an ecosystem isn't natural. And, btw, a majority of kills are from stray cats living in their various colonies, some 40 million of whom are rounded up and euthanasized every year, lest they overwhelm the environment and broadly communicate diseases within the population and without (nature hard at work-- self-preservation being the 1st law of nature and pathogens are hardly excepted fr the law).

    Ultimately people are accountable for it and it's not fair to the lovable(?) feline in my view. Domestic cats belong in the domicile playing with string and chasing their shadows. Suppose most dog owners let loose their dogs to roam in packs to hunt little Fluffy wherever he's found...would not this instinctive predation be natural for Rover and Spike? Is this what we want?
  11. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    lol, I didn't think that was a serious question but I could be wrong. Cats don't even eat what they kill for the most part. If they did, that number would be a lot lower.
  12. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Looks like the problem is less about people's pet cats and more about the feral cat population.
  13. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    The only disease that cats and humans are remotely likely to share is Toxoplasmosis. The last confirmed case of cat to human rabies transmission was 35 years ago and cats are very unlikely to have rabies in general.

    And the amount of animals, in particular birds, that are killed by urban sprawl and flying into buildings far outweighs the number killed by cats. Nobody wants to try to track that, though, because you really can't. Just like this article. You can take a small sample of cats vs prey and show the data any way you like and call it accurate.

    Not to mention, cats are more likely to kill the sick and the older, more compromised birds that a healthy bird.

    As someone that takes care of lots of feral cats for going on a decade, the amount of animals killed by cats is far smaller than articles of this nature portray. If cats were truly killing that many birds, there would be a significant drop off in population and dead birds laying around in vast quantities. But there aren't, because it's simply propaganda.
  14. Hopeuhavechange

    Hopeuhavechange New Member

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    forgive one hand typing- are you suggesting the article is mostly/completely a fabrication? Why? I've seen unrelated studies suggest similar numbers for some time. A conspiracy afoot? Who is behind this campaign of propaganda?

    I have seen what i believe to be healthy birds taken by cats and deposited around, usually on a porch, most frequently Mourning Doves who lack astute awareness of many other birds; also Robins protecting their brood. I know this fr observation. As for the Toxo disease rt I will have to look into it. I suspect much of that goes undetected or unreported.

    Are you advocating for nonnative (but i repeat myself) feral cats..is that a good thing? And house cats should be left to take wild animals for sport and tossed aside when the become bored with the corpse? Oh, it's not really a problem in your view, or is exaggerated i gather. And there are drops in population certain birds which may not be wholly due to cats but they are a factor. Why not eliminate it? Not the cats but free ranging domestics and feral populations? Doesn't seem all that radical to me.
  15. Hopeuhavechange

    Hopeuhavechange New Member

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    right very few cats consume their kill. ferals must be an exception. otherwise...
  16. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    My thought as well.
  17. Hopeuhavechange

    Hopeuhavechange New Member

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    And i should recall the times my better half has removed apparently vital, HEALTHY birds fr her cat's mouth which it brought back inside the house and was able to recover and fly away post release. A diminished animal cldnt do so, we know that. Also racked w guilt he has taken two birds to wildlife rehabbers in similar circumstances, and the only obvious issue was the bird was punctured by her cat! These are anecdotes but I have every reason to believe it's typical. Let's face it- cats are remarkably efficient predators.
  18. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Dexter eats everything he catches except moles.

    He never eats them.

    He has left me many a Skull licked clean Predator trophy style on my porch.

    Oh and he won't eat livers.

    He left me last week on my walk...a perfect mouse head only...this one wasn't licked clean though, with it's liver right next to it.
  19. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Pesticides are killing birds, bees, and bats by the millions


    Estimates from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service indicate that millions of birds and fish die every year from pesticide exposure. Scientists are now discovering that even low level exposure is disrupting the animal kingdom and causing new diseases to develop, threatening many species with extinction.

    Roughly 90 percent of the nation's rivers and streams are contaminated with pesticides, affecting more than 80 percent of fish. More than 30 percent of the nation's aquifers are contaminated as well, affecting the drinking water of millions of people....


    http://www.naturalnews.com/027971_pesticides_bees.html
  20. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    Moar cat threads please

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