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  1. I fail to understand why you are acting all surprised. You’ve been told dozens of times in the last 8 years of the 3-dozen+ deadly diseases that cats spread to humans, every time you mention yet another one of them. Then you delete that list to stick your head, and the heads of all your visitors, in the sand so they can remain just as blissfully ignorant as you are. One of those posters gave me that list that’s been posted dozens of times to your website (and deleted dozens of times). here it is again (for you to delete yet again). Enjoy the sand packed into your ears.

    Per the CDC, zoonotic diseases carried and spread by cats to humans (from 2010) Many of them listed as bio-terrorism agents for having no vaccines nor defenses against them:

    Afipia felis, Anthrax, Bartonella (Rochalimaea) henselae (Cat-Scratch Disease), Bergeyella (Weeksella) zoohelcum, Campylobacter Infection, Chlamydia psittaci (feline strain), Cowpox, Coxiella burnetti Infection (Q fever), Cryptosporidium Infection, Cutaneous larva migrans, Dermatophytosis, Dipylidium Infection (tapeworm), Hookworm Infection, Leptospira Infection, Giardia, Neisseria canis, Pasteurella multocida, Plague, Poxvirus, Rabies, Rickettsia felis, Ringworm, Salmonella Infection (including the most dangerous new super-strain found only in cats), Scabies, Sporothrix schenckii (Sporotrichosis), Toxocara Infection, Toxoplasmosis, Trichinosis, Visceral larva migrans, Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. [Centers for Disease Control, July 2010]

    The following can now also be added to CDC’s list: Bird-flu (H1N1, H5N1, H7N2) , Bovine Tuberculosis, Sarcosporidiosis, Flea-borne Typhus, Tularemia, Rat-Bite Fever, SARS, an antibiotic-resistant strain of Staph aureus (MRSA — Meticillin-Resistant Staph aureus) “The flesh-eating disease”, Leishmania infantum, West Nile Virus, and now even deadly Chaga’s disease.

  2. It would seem that for some killing badgers and killing feral cats is rooted in the same kind of wrong thinking. As per usual facts don’t matter.
    While this article is over two years old it’s not a stand alone in the field
    http://www.bovinetb.co.uk/article.php?article_id=24

    and these
    https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/foxes-badger-cull-hunt-hunting-hounds-tb-bovine-tuberculosis-a8425961.html

    It would seem mankind hates science and would prefer to continue to wallow in ignorance using brute force to accomplish nothing. Since it is a fact that TNR works and that simply killing feral cats only increases the problems it would seem that killing off NATIVE wildlife to support the cattle industry even though there are answers out there that don’t involve a weekend of jolly good fun killing things. And now I see this as yet another angle to attack cats and believe me cat haters will.

    • Since your claim that “TNR works” is utterly unscientific, those with a background in the biological sciences such as myself can automatically refuse to take seriously anything else you say.

      “Produce your PROOF, if ye be telling the truth” (Qur’an 2:111)

      • There are many examples of successful TNR programs in America. Click on the link below to read one story:

        https://pictures-of-cats.org/who-said-that-trap-neuter-return-did-not-work.html

        There are many untold stories. The issue is that TNR is normally run by volunteers out of their own pocket. If it was government backed its success would be more widespread. You hate it not because of its success or failure but because it leaves feral cats on the ground. You want to get rid of the cats fast. TNR is too slow for you.

        • If your agenda is to hate something you will find any connection no matter how lame and apply it. TNR works because it ends the reproductive cycle of outdoor cats which are usually much shorter than those living inside or having access to safe enclosures.
          The folly here is human caused and the reluctance of law enforcement and our elected officials to really lower the boom on bad pet owners instead of just eradicating the symptom and letting the cause continue to fester.
          Singling out one species for the spread of disease while ignoring the forest of causes behind it is another human failing. I think for many seeing real consequences for not being an adequate guardian for their pets makes them uncomfortable. Pets are despite the family member claim are often treated poorly.
          As much as I don’t like dogs and as much as I despise my SIL allowing them to roam , menace and bark all night she is truly guilty of neglect and abuse and the sole cause of all of the dog related issues we’ve had. It’s not the dogs. It’s not the cats, It’s not the feral and stray cats and the shelters full of newly mature cats and dogs that aren’t fun anymore. It’s humans doing what they do best. Saying one thing and doing another.
          So we get the dipwads here that brag about shooting the neighbors cat to teach them a lesson. It’s really just justification for their own hate and anger issues.
          I had a complete nonsense argument with someone online about calling your cat a jerk. Really we don’t do that in my home. I don’t see my pets a jerks. I don’t call them names unless it’s the one they answer to. Much like I don’t tell my SILs dog to shut up but tell her to shut her dogs up and take care of them. Now her I’ve called much worse than a jerk.

      • The Koran is a book which promotes violence. It is an out of date document which needs to be updated and all reference to violence removed. It’s a horrible ancient work that has no place in the modern world. Had to say that as you referred to it.

      • Stray and feral cats that are fixed do not reproduce and most cats living in these situations have a shorter lifespan. The issue remains with human negligence at which point you should be asking how many cats and dogs do we kill before we start making the lives of miscreant owners the real issue. Like many people with an agenda you fixate on the the symptom but fail to address the cause. BTW I advocate all cats by law should be under their owners control. Of course if people were spaying and neutering their pets we wouldn’t have kill shelters with massive intake numbers either. I just don’t live in a world where taking the punishment out on the innocent victims is acceptable.

  3. I am shocked to learn of the widespread distribution of bovine tuberculosis in the UK. I am assuming that the high cost of treatment is due firstly to the length of time it takes to effect a cure, generally at least 9 months. Secondly, the route of administration may involve intravenous or other methods, as long term oral medication may be too difficult in cats. I hope that this tuberculosis outbreak will be eradicated and under control very soon.😱😭

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