...Whatever the TNR groups are trying to do matters not! What they accomplish is perpetuating the predation of an unwanted pet on our already threatened wildlife! The cat orgs cripple realistic and responsible efforts at eliminating the cats through their write ins, boycotts, etcetera, then say, see that didn't work!
...And still more: Before you say it, I'll tell you your next move, Cat org rhetoric number 47 (or whatever.) "Cats are only an extinction threat on islands." Well, shake it or break it, no man is an island, but our ecology is, and it may be twenty miles or three hundred miles between areas our song birds can feed or nest in. Your feral cats have a full bowl of cat munchies available night and day somewhere on every block in most residential areas.
More: As long as it is not the weak or the sick cats' right? Can you name me one time in the last 400 years the domestic cat species has been faced with extinction?
"Domestic cats are consid-
ered primarily responsible for the extinction of 33 bird
species since the 1600s. In New Zealand alone, cats
were primarily responsible for the extinction of eight
bird species and the eradication of 41 others from
islands. There are at least 90 million pet cats in the
United States, and perhaps an equal number of stray
and feral cats. Scientists estimate that our nation’s
free-roaming cats kill hundreds of millions of birds."
More yet: Attrition? That's another cat org myth! Los Angeles was one of the birthplaces of TNR, and how well has it worked for them? I read yesterday one of the cat orgs themselves had said Los Angeles County had three million cats, compassion, non-lethal, humane that! How many tons of our wildlife do you suppose they kill each day?
And more: Yes, and by enabling the cats to be well-fed, stronger, better predators you become part and parcel to our threatened wildlife's extinction!
More replies to rhetoric!: Yeah, yeah, right. Just what part of that is supposed to be a rational reason for us to ignore the hundreds of millions or billion of our birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish the second largest largest threat, cats, kill? Your cat org. rhetoric is showing! That loss is not sustainable! Look it up, it means we will be hip deep in unwanted cats, as the title of this story says, "Feral feline population exploding", and our wildlife they're killing will be gone down their gullets!
My post: Through this entire story not one person mentioned any remorse for the thousands of our wildlife those pets kill each year, they show no concern for nature at all! I hope they're not teaching their children to be so irresponsible too!