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Are Muslims Contributing to Stray Cat Problems in Luton and Bradford? — 18 Comments

    • Kevin just make sure the photo is around 500px wide and then use the button below the comment box. You can reduce image size online – some sites do it.

      • I worded that wrong and accidentally sent it. I’ve been trying to figure out how to change the blank profile to a picture of one of my cats.His name is Buddy and he passed away last summer. I just want to honor him by using his picture as my profile.

  1. You’ve managed to double your vermin cat populations in the UK by using a concerted and relentless TNR policy for over half of a century. You’ve got some explaining to do. LOL

    “…the UK cat population is estimated to have risen from 4.1m in 1965 to 7.9m in 2014”

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    Yeah, you’re all so smart. So correct. You have ALL the answers to your vermin cats. Now try to keep telling everyone in the USA how well that your UK-invented TNR insanity works to reduce cat populations. That should go over really well. You UK morons have managed to make complete fools out of everyone who likes cats worldwide. ROFLMAO!

    • TNR is used no more in the UK than in the USA as far as I am aware. Get your facts right Woody before going into one of your rants.

    • Are you confusing the US with the UK? You do realize don’t you that there are native wildcats in the UK and that thanks to humans their numbers have dwindled? So you cannot claim that cats as a whole are non-native in the UK and that local bird population isn’t used to them. Domestic cats are very close to Scottish and Scottish and European wildcats genetically, I doubt you’d be able to tell the difference. Neutering prevents the domestic cats to interbreed with endangered wildcats, but since you are a bird lover, you should rest assured – cats are very natural in Europe.

  2. Interesting article Michael. I just brought a cat to an animal shelter today to have him neutered and microchiped. He was a cat that was in danger of being put out on to the street. I will be picking him up tomorrow and bringing him home with me.

      • And thank you too Dee☺ I appreciate your kind words. My neighbor was about to put him out on the street un-neutered without his vaccinations and I offered to give him a home and pay for the vet bill. It feels good to help a cat in need whenever I can. It also helps lessen overpopulation of homeless cats.He is a 7 month old grey tabby cat.

  3. Nice job of skirting around any possible accusations of being “incorrect”, Michael.

    In any case, I find it cruel to not neuter pets. Males on the hunt and females having litter after litter is heartbreaking. It seems that the issue may not be so much religious beliefs as it is a non-caring attitude about animal suffering.

    Out of curiosity…
    Can I assume that Muslim humans don’t practice birth control?

    • Yes, Dee, I watered it down! I chickened out. I am convinced that the problem of stray cats in these areas is due to Muslims. As for human birth control I don’t know but I do know that there is inbreeding in the Muslim community causing genetic defects just like in cat breeding.

    • I am all for neutering cats, but I consider it more of a necessity as there are just too many of them, and it’s far more humane to neuter them than to kill kittens which is what practiced in many places.

      At the same time, while I’d agree that it’s cruel not to neuter cats that are not allowed to mate because it must be frustrating to have the natural urges and not be able to exercise them, I’d not go as far as to say how it’s cruel to allow animals to exercise their natural instinctive behavior. Who are you to say that it’s bad for the male cats to hunt when this is what makes cat a cat, ditto about procreation. We have to neuter them because they are just so prolific breeders, but I view it more like a necessary evil.

        • It’s what they do. It doesn’t mean they are suffering. We have to prevent them from producing so many kittens and neutering is the most humane way of population control, true, but this is really the main reason. The other reason is our convenience – spraying tom or calling female are no fun to be around. Even outdoors, nobody wants ferals spraying in their backyard.

          As to a male looking for a female in heat – this is exactly the same thing wildcats do, we aren’t saying they are suffering, right? Genetically, behaviorally, there is very little difference between wildcats and domestic cats. They can interbreed freely and produce fertile offspring. The only difference is that domestic cats have a survival advantage over the wildcats. This is probably why there is a big interbreeding problem wherever wildcats live in proximity with the domestic cats – European/Scottish wildcat females are only in heat once a year unless they lose a litter, so their males have better luck with domestic females and this leads to disappearing of wildcats. But still, you don’t need to think of domestic cats as suffering when they are exercising their natural behavior, it’s actually a bit arrogant on our part.

          • Kitty, yes it’s nature for a tom to seek out a female.

            However, such as it is here now, thanks to TNR, there are no females in heat within a mile radius.

            The last few toms that I have left to TNR just howl and howl and would rather search than eat or sleep. And, they find nothing satisfying.

            To me, that is suffering. Raging hormones with no release can’t be fun.

            In my mind, because they have no release, cry and cry every night, and lose weight and sleep, they are suffering.

            It’s heartbreaking for me and am working hard to trap them and relieve them of the agony of nothingness.

            • Well, if there are no females, then of course, the best thing is to neuter the male as well. I agree with you on that. I thought there were both. At any rate, there are way too many cats, they are just so efficient as breeders.

              By the way, my neutered male does mount my spayed female occasionally. He stays in this position for a few seconds, then she runs away. Obviously, I am pretty happy that both of them are neutered – last thing I want are a bunch of kittens especially as they are brother and sister, but I wonder if he doesn’t get confused at this point.

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