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Where do feral cats come from? — 4 Comments

  1. Feral or community cats have existed for thousands of years in the Middle East long before any pet cats in the West. Your pet or pedigree cat owes it’s existence to them. The assumption that living free is somehow unnatural is rather strange. It is completely natural. I admit they they often have a tougher time than pet cats but their numerical success indicates that their life style does not negatively impact their survivability which is what nature is all about. By the way the survivability of some pedigree cats is in serious doubt because of selective breeding and inbreeding Feral cats do better and are less subject to inherited genetic problems.

    • And perhaps cats were not seen as vermin by large segments of the population who seem to take delight in torturing them and their owners. With community cats and little intervention the healthiest will survive breed and be able to raise their young successfully.
      It is the natural culling of inferior specimens in every animal species.
      Breeding of purebred cats has become a farce. Each new generation is supposed to be equal to the parents in healthy genetic traits or better fad breeding has created mutants to entertain the egos of humans.
      Cats only thrive in general when they are born outside and the mother is an excellent hunter. My house cats have the instincts but would probably succumb to starvation, illness or predation before they adapted.
      I have a lot of emotional investment as well as monetary in my pets. Letting them out to be smushed under a car or shot by an intolerant neighbor or worse isn’t in the cards.
      The spread of incurable contagious cat diseases in the US is directly related to cats being allowed to roam, being dumped or simply born feral.

    • I’m no longer speaking to my husbands parents ,siblings etc over their shabby treatment of all animals including their draconian views on cats and even more bizarre bible interpretations that S/N is not natural under their imaginary friends laws.
      If you don’t S/N your pet you are not an animal lover you are simply contributing to the population of all pets that end up being killed without mercy in shelters and often die with horrible diseases and injuries including starvation. Lets throw freezing to death while starving.
      Kittens loved as babies and tossed out to fend for themselves while they sit in church and pretend with the rest of the fakers with their fish symbol firmly attached to their bumper and having a pot luck after reading from a book of fairy tales for an hour or so where they all stuff themselves with food while the pet the obligated themselves to is forced to scrounge for any scrap it can find never knowing safety and a full belly.
      Humans are 100% the cause of feral cats and yet after creating the mess their only solution seems to be kill, kill and kill some more while spewing facts from an altered dimension on why feral cats are bad all the while creating more.

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