snowjack: We're a long way from Caturday.
RexTalionis: What, is this even a surprise to anyone?
Lsherm: Is anyone really pining for more field mice in this country?
Lsherm: In a report that scaled up local surveys and pilot studies to national dimensions, scientists from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and the Fish and Wildlife Service estimated that domestic cats in the United States - both the pet Fluffies that spend part of the day outdoors and the unnamed strays and ferals that never leave it - kill a median of 2.4 billion birds and 12.3 billion mammals a year, most of them native mammals like shrews, chipmunks and voles rather than introduced pests like the Norway rat.I don't really care if a pest is native or introduced. I care that it's dead.Is anyone really pining for more field mice in this country?
Treygreen13: Anyone who has ever known a carsandbar67: Until my cat learns to twist the doorknob and work the elevator, she'll be in indoor cat. She did kill a roll of toilet paper the other day tho. Murdered it.for more than a day knows this.
Vegan Meat Popsicle: Cats don't just prey on vermin, they prey on virtually everything that's smaller than them.
Weaver95: yeah, but I love my fluffy little sociopathic kitty cats.
Kriggerel: Oh, not this crap again!The same (only thinly-veiled) shills for PeTA that put out these "studies" always fail to mention one single and very pertinent fact...That fact is that feral domestic cats have merely taken over the natural role of the bobcat or the lynx in human-populated areas.Apparently bobcats and lynxes live off of prana.
fsbilly: hmmmm... not sure what that was about...
sycraft: Yes, it is called nature. I swear some retards think that everything in nature is a Disney movie, with all animals living in harmony together and only if evil humans come around does any killing happen. No, not so much. Cats of all sizes and varieties are predators, birds are prey. That is how things go. Yes lots of birds die to cats, that is what it is.
lilplatinum: This makes me feel better about the fact that I throw our idiot cat against the wall every time it is dumb enough to get near me.
Vegan Meat Popsicle: Lsherm: Is anyone really pining for more field mice in this country?Cats don't just prey on vermin, they prey on virtually everything that's smaller than them. It's one thing that they're killing rabbits and mice, but they also kill song birds and other animals that aren't a pest. They also reproduce like crazy and if there's a large cat population in an area they can devastate fauna.People that let their domesticated cats roam are idiots.
Vegan Meat Popsicle: People that let their domesticated cats roam are idiots.
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