You can also take it further and reiterate that humans are the #1 killers of birds because of the dummies that let their un-altered pet cats run around outside and breed and have kittens everywhere, not just because of the habitat destruction that we do. I think where I live in GA some of the rodents are getting a reprive because all the coyotes who would normally eat some of the rodents are getting full on my feral cats. It's so sad. I don't hate the coyotes for doing it (just like I don't hate or blame cats for killing other small prey) but it breaks my heart everytime a feral goes missing. All points always come back to the main topic of the importance of keeping the cats indoors (and getting them fixed). All we can do is spread the message and hope it makes a difference. And it my part of the world it has made a huge difference. When I was a kid, no one contemplated keeping a cat indoors it's whole life. But now, more and more people are. I can tell by the people I meet at our adoptions. Things are changing - we just have a long way to go still.
“I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain > Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2011 18:23:12 -0700 > From: sin...@sbcglobal.net > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Keep Cats Indoors > > LOL Humans are a non-native, introduced and subsidized predators.....<G> > This is like expecting pet owners to spay or neuter their pets, interesting > idea, one which I would love to see, but seeing and knowing human nature is > not > going to happen in my lifetime. > > SomeWhere Sam > > > > > ________________________________ > From: LauraM <hingebacktorto...@yahoo.com> > To: email@example.com > Sent: Tue, March 22, 2011 6:42:23 PM > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Keep Cats Indoors > > I've tried using those statistics on people who refuse to contain their cats, > thinking they MIGHT care about wildlife even though they clearly aren't > concerned with their cats' own safety. Hasn't worked. There are also people > out > there who want irresponsible owners of bird-killing cats to be held legally > liable, as it's a violation of federal law to kill most bird species & has > been > for decades. And in some areas cats have reduced the rodent population to > such > low numbers that migrating raptors - all federally protected - have nothing > to > eat. > > Cats, as non-native, introduced and subsidized predators, have no business > being > outside. > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org