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What Can Be Done To Reduce Feral Cat Population?

Because we are responding to an article about feral cats, silly randolph... if it doesn't interest you, why are you here?

And btw, everything is connected!

September 15, 2010 at 1:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What Can Be Done To Reduce Feral Cat Population?

Woah... I just read the past few posts and Pedro, you are getting a bit nasty! Is this just about cats for you? Is something else going on in your life? Did someone mistreat you? You seem to be hurling out accusations you could just as easily point at yourself... takes one to know one! Are you trying to suggest cats are not a real problem for the environment and our children? My daughter was enjoying watching a pair of wrens build a nest on our porch and raise a family... then, after cheering all their hard work on, we found the bodies of the little ones strewn all over the porch! It was awful... she was heartbroken. She didn't understand why the cat did that, since it didn't even eat them and anyway, the neighbor gives those cats plenty of food. She's still depressed about it. It's like All Quiet on the Western Front... it was just a couple of casualties from the cat's perspective, no big deal... but to my daughter, this is not something she can let go.

And, are you saying peer-review is worthless? Sounds like sour grapes to me... seriously, and this is coming from a place of compassion: I really think you need to talk to someone about some of your feelings and issues -- and I don't mean an online posting session!

September 13, 2010 at 3:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What Can Be Done To Reduce Feral Cat Population?

Speaking of numbers, does anyone know how many animals are killed to produce the amount of cat food that goes to feed all the cats in the US? I heard about an estimate for Australia that was pretty staggering, but I think in the US we have a lot more... my son is interested in marine biology and he was telling me the fishing industry and the oceans in general are in big trouble... but aren't the fish in cat food just part of compensatory mortality -- ie they would die anyway? -- that's what a neighbor told me. Pedrolobo, ecoprofessor, or others, any info/thoughts about this?

September 13, 2010 at 1:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )