Skip to comments.Cats 1,100 times as deadly to wildlife as lead poisoning?
Posted on 05/27/2017 6:26:38 AM PDT by marktwain
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But I do not believe they kill nearly 17 billion birds and animals every year in the United States.
Agree, an extrapolated number. However, just in case, I keep my pussy indoors.
I came across this video below the other day.
This kitty kills and eats a mouse...the whole darned thing! It was amazing to me even though I have had cats my *whole* life. Pretty darned gruesome!
My Cat Kills Mice:
Personally, I wouldn’t have let my cats do this, even though I know they enjoy it and it’s natural. I would be afraid of them getting some kind of intestinal parasite, and I don’t like to see a little animal being tortured. I use humane traps for mice, and set them loose on the trail.
On our acreage we have tons of birds of all kinds. The cats come during the night and kill many. What I hate is they don’t kill to eat or because they are hungry, but just for the sake of killing.
Last week as I was mowing, however, I found the remains of a cat consisting of his tail, two paws and internal organs. Apparently some other animal “skinned the cat” during the night hours.
Just nature I guess.
We have a strictly indoor house cat, and loved to watch the squirrels, chip monks and birds out of our windows.
Then mommy cat came along with kittens. How cute. So we fixed them up with a shelter and started feeding them.
Squirrels are gone, so are the chipmonks. A few birds still come to the feeders.
I’m in the process of getting rid of the outside cats.
Lefties in a neighboring town are neutering feral cats as a humane act to let them continue to kill off what little birds remain there. The leftist nut jobs do not realize that some of those birds are close to being endangered.
Any time the left quotes a number or percentage to support their position I assume that they just pulled it out of their...hat.
Like their number of “homeless” or the percentage of homosexuals, or the number of children going hungry every day.
With the left, everything is fair in love and war, and we know they don’t love us so they are at war with us.
The shame of it is that we have lawmakers that pass laws based on these lies.
Imagine how many vermin animals there would be without our beloved cats.
Not that my cats hunt anything except cat toys, although I have had some good hunters in the past.
I hate these articles written by cat haters, who go on about the supposed carnage that cats wreak, while completely omitting the reason cats are domesticated in the first place: our ancestors prized their skill at removing vermin.
One of my neighbors keeps cat food and water out for her so that she doesn't eat the squirrels.
That has about the same validity as talking about how dogs enjoy killing smaller animals. Regardless, cats more than earn their keep by reducing the population of disease bearing rats and other rodents.
But I have seen him sit and watch a foraging squirrel, with it's back to the cat, 3 feet away, and the cat does nothing.
Too many birds are a health hazard just as too many filthy rats or mice. The cats do the job God put them here for.
“Cats kill birds and small animals. Lead poisoning kills some birds and animals.”.......
In particular the lead (.22 cal size) kills cats that come anywhere near my yard. I live in a very rural area and cats are often dropped off or wander into our area in search of “food”, they don’t last long.
Many people who like to hunt do not always hunt for food. They hunt for sport.
So are you saying a cat cannot hunt for sport?
If you worry about bird, and I love birds, worry about all the stupid windmills killing birds.
The other thing they won’t tell you is that domestic cats simply filled the niche previously held by bobcats. When bobcat populations fell because of hunting, trapping, and farmers shooting them on sight, the domestics took over. Now, there are many stories of wild bobcat populations rebounding, and gradually adapting to human presence, and moving back into urban areas.
Some of them (such as the bobcats at River Legacy Park in Arlington TX), are showing initial signs of self-domestication.
Sounds like a Cat-astrophe
Amazon destruction: six football fields a minute
Good to see somebody is protecting the innocent rats and mice from the mean cats on your property. And you never know when a pack of cats will attack a child.
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