Wednesday, February 14, 2007

It's time for us to do the responsible and adult thing for our vanishing wildlife.

It's time for us to do the responsible and adult thing for our rapidly vanishing wildlife. The only answers for the tens of millions of feral cats in our ecology are a vigorous program of euthanasia, strict licensing, leash laws, and stiff fines for those endangering our wildlife. Anything less perpetuates this chronic problem.

6 comments:

RichBeBe said...

I was directed to your page from another website. I am concerned about your position of euthanizing feral cats. We do need stricter licensing laws that are enforced, but saying that a bird or a mouse is more important than a cat is a very speciest view. All sentient beings should be considered equal, and euthanizing a cat in order to save a birds life is putting a value on the life of the bird that is higher than the cat. This is a very speciest view and one that should be reconsidered.

Bird Advocate said...

Please excuse my sudden outburst of insane laughter. It was caused by frustration rather than mental illness, I assure you.
Would you please enlighten me as to exactly who or what is threatening the domestic cat species with extinction? Is the perpetuation of feral cat colonies more important to you than our natural wildlife?
It is the feral and roaming cat activist who is enabling the extinction of any number of mammal, avian, reptile, and amphibian species throughout the world, both predator and prey. We birders and ecologists are working to prevent that.
Did you know the wild animals the domestic cat evolved from are threatened now? Can you guess the culprit? I'll give you three guesses and the first two don't count.
Yes, the feral domestic cat is encroaching on them in their place of origin. Before long they'll be inbred, weakened, and require subsistance from humans for their survival, too.
The domestic cat does not belong in the wild. It is as simple as that.

Scooter said...

I do not believe her post! Okay, I believe it, but I do not understand her rationale, because there is none.
Feral cats are out compete and out number our natural predators now. It's like that ancient gremlin movie I saw.

Bird Advocate said...

I know, Scooter. Anyone who stands in the way of a quick and efficient method of eliminating this immediate threat to the survival of our wildlife should be handed a hundred or so of the critters to feed properly, house, and provide adequate vet care for. That would change their minds quickly.

Scooter said...

I'd rather gnaw open a vein. Those cat worshippers can be so shallow. Don't get me wrong, the majority of cat lovers are responsible people, but those who become fixated on them are destined to become... Ta da dum! CAT COLLECTORS! :)

Bird Advocate said...

That's what I'm going to be if I don't find a home for this one I tamed. ;-(