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  •  Cats kill millions of songbirds in the US annually (1+ / 0-)
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    Google 'cats killing birds' and you get estimates from pretty reliable organizations that cats, both feral and domestics allowed to roam, kill between 100 and 300 million birds a year.

    When atlatls are outlawed, only outlaws will have atlatls.

    by wheeldog on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 12:38:26 PM PST

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    •  It is called NATURE (0+ / 0-)

      every species has a predator to keep the numbers from swelling beyond that which the environment can support.

      Some of those predators have been sadly wiped out by man. As such we now need hunting to keep the deer population in line.

      So while you may see one less bird at your brid-feeder, it is worth it to keep the population in check.

      My cats do a service to the community killing voles, mice, chipmunks, squirrels, and YES BIRDS TOO!

      Never underestimate stupid. Stupid is how reTHUGlicans win!

      by Mannie on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 01:43:01 PM PST

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      •  Many songbirds, especially migratory (1+ / 0-)
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        birds, are endangered. I don't think your cats are performing a 'community service' by killing them, do you?

        And your cat is not a natural predator. Housecats are not native to North America; no more native than kudzu or Burmese pythons in the Everglades.

        And how is it a 'community service' when your cats poop in my vegetable garden?

        When atlatls are outlawed, only outlaws will have atlatls.

        by wheeldog on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 02:11:15 PM PST

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