New Zealand Environmentalist: Eliminate Cats To Save Bird

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Seems not everyone is happy with pet cats... "cats are a 'friendly neighborhood serial killer' of birds."
What do you think ?

www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/01/24/170191917/new-zealand-environmentalist-wants-to-eliminate-cats-to-save-birds
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RoxyTheDog replied the topic: New Zealand Environmentalist: Eliminate Cats To Save Bird

Yay!!

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Nina_W replied the topic: New Zealand Environmentalist: Eliminate Cats To Save Bird

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After the national geographic study I would have hoped people would think twice before keeping these ancient enemies of ours.

But, they're just so darn cute.
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nzgirl replied the topic: New Zealand Environmentalist: Eliminate Cats To Save Bird

yes this has created a bit of a split with cat lovers and haters here!

he doesn't want to know what my kitty brought in last night.....
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JasonR replied the topic: New Zealand Environmentalist: Eliminate Cats To Save Bird

Feral and outdoor cats are a major problem in the U.S. and a threat to many species of song birds. Prolific breeders and efficient predators. If they weren't such a highly regarded pet to so many, more people would open their eyes and realize the threat they pose to native wildlife. I wouldn't have a problem with people having them as long as the have them spayed/neutered, declaw them, and keep them indoors at all times. My opinion is all free roaming cats should be eliminated.
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Matt replied the topic: New Zealand Environmentalist: Eliminate Cats To Save Bird

I love my kitty, even if she is absolutely plotting to kill me. I've always had a cat, and usually a dog so I guess i'm biased here.

I can see the argument for eliminating cats, but they're also doing a service in providing population control. Nature balances everything, it's when people get involved that things go out of whack. But then I'm getting into playing (insert appropriate deity here), and I don't think any person has that right.

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morfeas replied the topic: New Zealand Environmentalist: Eliminate Cats To Save Bird

enviromentalists do not realy consider the domestic cat a specie. in fact most consider it a bad joke compared to the native cats so that doesnt surprice me...
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yesimhere2 replied the topic: New Zealand Environmentalist: Eliminate Cats To Save Bird

I have 4 cats, serial killer a human term for humans. cats are not human. they do not have a reasoning mind or are aware of them selves.
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