A lot has been written by cat haters of the biased press, about the decline of songbirds and small wildlife, they love to blame it on cats.
A lot has been written too by cat lovers defending them.
This time I want to look at it from another angle and ask those who blame cats, why when cats have been around thousands of years, are they suddenly being blamed for the growing rate of birds and small wildlife dying out?
Surely if that was the case, they would have been wiped out long ago by cats, not steadily declining as they are now, especially as there are more indoor cats as time goes on and it becomes more unsafe for them outdoors..
Could it be that the cat haters just won’t admit this decline is happening because of the progress of human beings?
Ask those people why they won’t accept that the loss of habitat and the pesticides used and the pollution of the air the birds and animals breathe is to blame…..
They have no answer.
Here’s something else too, butterflies, moths,crane flies, ladybirds etc are becoming less all the time, no one can blame the decline of them on cats, can they!
Also bees are dying out too, now we all know cats don’t kill bees, surely even cat haters have to agree on that!
What about the people who think starving abandoned or feral cats have no right to kill birds the poor creatures need to eat to survive?
Do those people think sitting down to eat roast chicken or turkey born to be killed to feed people who don’t need to eat poultry to survive, is right!
I suppose they justify themselves that they are top of the food chain, well lucky them to be born as human beings, cats don’t choose to be born as cats and should never be blamed for following the instincts they were born with.
Do those cat haters who profess to care about birds approve of birds being blasted from the sky for ‘sport’ by hunters?
If so, what hypocrites they are!
Cats kill a miniscule number of birds in comparison to the amount killed directly or indirectly by people.
They also kill a miniscule number of small wild life in comparison to the amount killed by speeding uncaring motorists.
It’s time the cat haters started looking to themselves and thinking what they can do to help the environment, because one day it will be too late, they and not cats will have caused the extinction of countless species of birds and animals.
Ruth aka Kattaddorra
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