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The book “Cat Wars” advocates extermination of free-ranging cats from the landscape — 15 Comments

  1. READ THE BOOK: Their point is not killing cats… First, they’re advocating for people NOT dumping cats! Then for feral cats, they advocate adoption and failing that sanctuaries. If all cats cannot be handled this way, then we obviously have a huge humane problem that needs real solutions, not ignoring them.

    • Thanks for commenting. I agree that the best course of action is to prevent feral cats existing but to take extreme action in the form of mass killing is wrong no matter the cause. I don’t have time to read (or the inclination to be honest) the book and have to rely on reports.

    • Cats are part of the natural order in nature. Overpopulation of any animal is detrimental. Cats seem to have evolved to live with humans and play an important role in rodent control. Remove all the cats within areas that have high population density and watch the plague start.

      • There were four more cat-to-human transmissions of plague in North America just last month–hundreds and hundred in the last 3 decades so far. Many people and cats died from it because people refuse to believe it is alive and well today–and being spread by CATS. They don’t believe it is happening so they don’t diagnose it until far too late.

        Oh? Didnt you know? It is cats that are spreading the plague to humans today. I wonder why nobody is letting you know. 🙂

        http : / / www . abcdcatsvets . org / yersinia-pestis-infection
        “Recommendations to avoid zoonotic transmission: Cats are considered the most important domestic animal involved in plague transmission to humans, and in endemic areas, outdoor cats may transmit the infection to their owners or to persons caring for sick cats (veterinarians and veterinary nurses).”

        Try another deceptive myth on why cats should be allowed to roam free, that one isn’t working anymore. Cats are causing the spread of the plague today.

        But of course Micheal won’t want you to know this. He’d rather that you and everyone and everything else die of cat-transmitted plague, rather than tell you the truth. That’s just how much that he truly cares about you and every other living thing on earth. I have proof of this.

        By the way, if cats are a natural part of the environment, then why are you sterilizing them so they can’t reproduce? Your agreement to sterilize them is your admission that they don’t belong out in nature in the very first place. Does this sound reasoning and logic escape you? It seems to soar right over the heads of most of you. I wouldn’t be surprised if you can’t comprehend it either.

        • Hi Woody. I hope you are enjoying your 1000th persona. Is she female?

          I am perfectly happy to accept that there are some risks of disease transmission from cats to people but it is grossly over-hyped. Also this does not change the argument that we must deal with feral cats humanely. You consistently fail to understand this which indicates that you are sociopathic.

          I agree to sterialisation as a humane way to control and decrease numbers. That’s obvious. There should no feral cats in an ideal world where all cat owners were highly responsible. You consitently twist arguments to suit you distorted viewpoint. You need professional help.

        • How many cases of plague transmitted by cats have we had during last 10 years? Out of how many in total? You don’t understand statistics, you don’t understand epidemiology, you just cite articles you don’t understand.

          All of the cases of people getting plague by cats specifically involve cat owners who had very close contact with cats infected with pneumonic plague (which is in itself rare) or vets. It’s also a very small number of cases, most of the cases of plague in the US are from human hiking in endemic areas and being bitten by fleas that fed on prairie dogs. This can happen, but it’s hardly a risk to general population. If you are not a vet, and you don’t have cats that go outside in endemic area, it’s not a risk to you.

          Bubonic plague is spread by fleas. Most owned indoor-outdoor cats are treated for fleas. Rats cannot be treated for fleas. No cats = more rats. Got it?

    • I can’t go anywhere it seems without dodging dog crap on every public surface. Forget public parks it’s like walking though a field of landmines.

  2. Right now outside I have what was obviously once a pet. Likely a housecat who showed up here skin bone and flea bit. She has now been fed, wormed , treated for fleas. Two days ago she had 6 kittens. This morning I finally found them. I had to go to the animal shelter and have 4 of them euthanized. The mother and two healthy babies are in a large outdoor crate. I’m heading out later to buy a large out door type cat pen. We are not income eligible for low cost spay. We’ll have to eat that cost. Plus shots. If we can’t home her I’ll do my best for her here. My one cat will not accept an adult cat. We’ll probably keep one of the babies. Again more spay and shots cost. All for a pet that someone tossed out because she became incontinent. I’m for ridding the landscape of abusive pet owners. If I take her to the local shelter she stands a good chance of being put down. Interestingly we have hoards of birds but I believe it was Tera that cleaned up the field mice problem.

    • So sorry about your plight. So, the 4 euthanized kits were sick (if it was a kill shelter, they would have killed them, healthy or not). Just curious as to whether they just had an URI, with goopy eyes, that would be an easy fix, or not. Most long term caretakers keep an ample supply of injectable penicillin, azithromycin or amoxicillin elixir, and antibiotic eye ointment on hand. Most are prescribed by our own MD’s who know that we are treating cats.
      But, you or anyone would have to have a clear understanding about dosages.
      I’m not sure where you are, but many rescue groups have access to low cost services that aren’t based on income.
      Here, mine has no restrictions – $10 for spay/neutering, health checks, rabies vaccine, microchipping, deworming.

      • The kittens were in a ball. It appeared 2 were underdeveloped , One was missing a leg and the third was entangled in the bunch and not thriving. They were two days old and in poor shape. Whatever was going on was more than cords, placenta and feces. Their constant screaming was distracting the mother from caring for the two healthy babies. I made the humane decision and after they were examined at the shelter they agreed the kind thing to do was end their suffering. We have no rescues here that aren’t full or funded to deal with this kind of mess. The point is this evil wildlife killing mama cat should have been spayed instead of out there adding to the feral population. I am sick of cat hate. I hate the people that refuse to respect their pets right to a decent life fail to see that once you own one you are committed to the pets well being for life. Not just until you get bored or find they are going to cost you money. This mom cat is a fantastic cat. I hope to find her a home. Regardless in 4 weeks she will be spayed.

        • Understand completely. What a horror story.
          I know how the decisions that we have to make affect us. There are days when I walk around like I have PTSD and, well I do.

          I’m so sorry that you have no decent rescue groups in your area. Perhaps, you could start one. It’s a pretty easy project in the U.S. But, I’m not sure where you are. Let me know and, perhaps, I could help you start one.

          I applaude your rescue of a poor mama cat and kits.
          But, one of your lines bothered me tremendously.

          “The point is this evil wildlife killing mama cat should have been spayed instead of out there adding to the feral population.”

          To refer to a poor mother cat, who exists because of our own human idiosy, doesn’t deserve to be called “an evil wildlife killing mama”.

          You sound like Woody with his birdie spew. Cats, feral or not, enjoy the wildlife hunt. They don’t have to be hungry, only intrigued. That’s nature.
          Perhaps, you only have indoor cats that never chase a mouse, bug, or lizard around your house. Lucky you.

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