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Noticeable, brightly coloured, cat collar protects birds from cat predation (47 – 54% reduction) — 18 Comments

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  7. I was going to say that if this helps keep cat haters from killing cats in areas or situations where bird predation is an actual problem, then whatever, but the more comments I read and the revulsion I feel looking at these things made me think otherwise. It’s another “solution” that seems good on paper but in practice is ridiculous. You can’t put them on feral cats, and pet cats are the least possible concern being that they’re already fed. Nice try but no cigar.

  8. Certainly not ‘CatsBeSafe’ is it? Collars of all types are dangerous to all cats. The injuries they cause can be extensive and fatal.

    How about we put the collar on convicted rapists and call it ‘WomenBeSafe” ?

    There is nothing right, safe or ethical about this product.

  9. Horrible! What an abomination! Firstly they look like shower caps with a hole cut in for the head, and they look dangerous to me as not only do we not know if they have a safety catch but the sheer size of the damned ugly things makes me sure that they could so easily get caught on branches or spikes. Might as well put a toilet seat around the necks of the shooting brigade, I reckon that’s the equivalent! Another must-have for cat haters!

    • Yes just like those stupid cat bibs that some people think are marvellous. It doesn’t matter to some how the cat feels with unnatural things stuck on, they don’t like cats to be cats and do what cats do, that’s the truth!
      The amount of birds caught by cats is miniscule in comparison to the number that human beings cause the death of, despite what cat haters and the anti cat press say.

  10. I don’t like that it looks like the cat’s own collar is threaded through this.
    I think a better approach would be to, actually, make a scrunchie-type with very stretchy elastic that would just slip off a cat’s head if hung up. It could be made for just pennies.
    Maybe just positioning garish Jackson Pollock type painted pieces of wood in the garden or yard when the cat is outside would be just as effective.

  11. I’ve got a good idea, let’s fit all the human beings who kill birds for fun, with one of these collars each, so everyone can see who really is responsible for most of the birds killed.
    Let’s fit all the people who smoke and drive and pollute the air birds breath, with them too, also the farmers who use pesticides and the builders who destroy birds habitats by taking more and more land and trees and plant life and insects away from them.
    But no it’s far easier to use cats as the scapegoat but also to make sure they can still do the job they were born for even wearing those garish possibly dangerous things, which is keeping us rodent free.

  12. I’d like to be reassured that there is a safety clasp on It that stops the cat from strangulation if it got caught up?
    I think it’s an excellent idea to protect birds from cats advances.

  13. They look like recycled hair scrunchies (lol).

    They may look unsightly, but the theory behind them is sound. I’ve heard of people marking their cats with food colourants to make them more visible to birds.

    My main concern is how safe are they for cats? If they don’t include a break-away mechanism I’d be too worried my cats my accidentally strangle themselves. Other than that, I think the product is a very interesting one.

    • They look like recycled hair scrunchies (lol)

      Perhaps they started out as that. I agree about safety. That must be the priority. A lot of cat owners don’t like collars at all. That must be a barrier to sales. But as you say the science is sound.

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