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CATS killing billions of animals

- by - January 30, 2013 - 10:25 America/New_York - 6 Comments

Cats are one of the top threats to US wildlife [and] are responsible for the deaths of between 1.4 and 3.7 billion birds and 6.9-20.7 billion mammals annually.

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  1. Dadof3

    January 30th, 2013

    Part of the balance.

    As someone who deals with animals and such in the city I realized citters have an easier time living in the city. I’m thinking @ 40 pounds or less is the tolerable limit size of an animal living in the city unmolested for a while.

    Never a dry spell when pools and sprinklers are present. Pet food, gardens, fruit and nut trees, garbage bins, etc mean never a shortage of food. Our structures offer easy shelter and even warmth in cold times.

    But most importantly, in my opinion, is the shortage of natural predators to keep the populations down. Add that most people encourage their presence and you have booming flocks of starlings all over your parking lots pooping all over your car, or a family of raccoons trying to move in.

    So with all the wildlife we over-encourage in cities the cat fits just fine in the role she plays.

    Plenty to go around and most catches are vermin anyway.

    My cat’s killing skills are a feature not a defect.

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  2. Dan Ryan Galt

    January 30th, 2013

    Here’s one of the perps.


    Can we train them to kill politicians and send them to Washington?

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  3. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    January 30th, 2013

    Good bird news.

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  4. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    January 30th, 2013

    I don’t like cats. I like Chipmunks.

    This one is for all the played to death and left to rot chipmunks in my yard who have been terrorized by cats from lazy ass people who can’t keep the freaking thing in the house.

    Cats are illegal aliens and not natural to America.

    Oh, and to the people mentioned above, I did not get paid to raise your animal. My dog has to be on a leash and fenced in my yard, than so must your cat.

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  5. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    January 30th, 2013

    PS – they make for good target pratice.

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  6. Dadof3

    January 30th, 2013

    As a cat lover and owner I trap every loose cat that comes on my property and give it to the city.

    I don’t tolerate others’ cats and don’t let mine wander the neighborhood. So I can sympathize, Freeman. They can bring diseases, fleas, etc. so Eff them. Not even going to get into the damage or gifts they leave in the gardens.

    And yes, this has upset more than one neighbor. But the ones that had around 8 cats that never saw a Vet. because they are too cheap and think it’s great to have them running around in large numbers all the time?

    Yeah, they have one cat each now and keep close watch on them. They were too cheap to bail their kitties out and get them shots, etc. Welcome to the neighborhood.

    Watch out for the pest control guy, he knows how to handle problems.

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