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Man Wants To Ban Cats In New Zealand [Pic+]

Hits: 10661 | Rating: (2.2) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: McGovern1981
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Finker
Male, 40-49, Europe
 506 Posts
Sunday, January 27, 2013 10:06:31 AM
@shaustin, "unless your up all night to feed them, they get hungry"

Leave out a bowl of catfood then? I think you are blaming the wrong thing. Well fed cats make much better hunters.

shaustin
Male, 18-29, Canada
 143 Posts
Friday, January 25, 2013 10:01:38 AM
recent studies (done by pretty much fitting cats with gopro cameras) suggest that the average outdoor house cat kills *like 10 animals per week, far higher than previous estimates. Cats are nocturnal, unless your up all night to feed them, they get hungry, and they just enjoy killing things...

mcboozerilla
Male, 30-39, Europe
 649 Posts
Friday, January 25, 2013 6:39:34 AM
A lot of people say cats keep the rodent population under control, but if these are pet cats, are they still killing rodents, or birds, after being fed?

mentott510
Male, 60-69, Eastern US
 174 Posts
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 7:08:22 PM
I have lived with lots of cats. They generally kill only to eat. The real problem is humans. Agriculture creates food for rodents. Where there are rodents, there are cats. Get rid of the humans, there will be fewer rodents and the cat population will be reduced. Also, cats are not designed to hunt birds, but they do get them now and then. They are wonderful creatures, far superior to humans as apex predators.

Runemang
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2159 Posts
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 4:36:51 PM
If he doesn't like pussy, that's his choice.

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6290 Posts
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 10:59:47 AM
There's a wetland near a city on Vancouver Island that was a local birdwatchers' paradise. In came a housing development next to it, and pet cats virtually destroyed the bird population. Between the damage they do and the danger they are in themselves from urban coyotes, I think we have to get the idea into people's heads that cats must be indoor pets.

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 5184 Posts
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 10:46:23 AM
lol @ ElClinche.
And Gerry, you have a point that domestic cats do seem to kill for fun but I believe it's only coz we feed them so they have no real need to kill because they're hungry.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13145 Posts
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 8:54:02 AM


chicagojay
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1764 Posts
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 7:50:35 AM
@dm2754 have you heard of blacks and asians? Only the redman is innocent.

dm2754
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3122 Posts
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 7:22:48 AM
if you want to be rid of invasive species the you have to get rid if the white people too.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13145 Posts
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 6:00:46 AM
Must've been his mother....


Moved to NZ for no down season you know how much he stands to make banning kittehs?!?!?!?! The larger a bird population the more he makes tuppence a bag adds up when there's hordes of birds!!!!

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13145 Posts
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 5:54:40 AM
We obviously need to limit how many kittehs you can buy in a month!!

Reignblazer
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2130 Posts
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 3:59:20 AM
Interesting vid Ninja. Cheers.

Solargirl
Female, 18-29, Europe
 87 Posts
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 3:58:26 AM
@onoff - lol'd

SpermNinja81
Male, 30-39, Australia
 458 Posts
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 1:17:40 AM
Everyone loves a kitten, but there's been pushes to get rid of them here in Australia too. we've had literally hundreds of native species decimated by feral and domestic cats. And the feral ones get ; BIG
Google gippsland big cat and you'll see pictures of one shot years ago that was over 6 feet long.

onoffonoffon
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2023 Posts
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 12:14:54 AM
I can see banning fully automatic cats. But leave the rest alone.

ByOwlPost
Female, 18-29, Western US
 520 Posts
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 11:13:15 PM
How about we elimanate the humans to preserve the environment. No? Alright, we're gonna do what we do till we can't possibly do it any more. :P

tazzinem
Female, 18-29, Australia
 13 Posts
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 9:26:22 PM
Cats rule, dogs drool.. Mr Moron is an idiot.. course it won't happen. its one thing to aim towards lessening the feral cat numbers, but going for people's pets?? OH HELL NO!! you touch my girl, there'll be trouble!!

birds have wings, if they can't get themselves out in time, tough luck

emmettyville
Female, 40-49, Australia
 4234 Posts
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 8:55:18 PM
but seriously, this guy is a moron. I live right next to the freaking forest, and not once has my cat turned up with a native bird. However, she catches rats and mice all the time. Possums are more of a problem, do somethign about those dickhead!

emmettyville
Female, 40-49, Australia
 4234 Posts
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 8:53:26 PM
they're not getting my cat! theyyyyy'reeee not getttting my pussssssssssssyy!

El_Chinche
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 511 Posts
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 8:26:06 PM
Cold blooded killers is what they are.


MrPeabody
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 7:00:56 PM
Why not just post some signs? It works for schools.


5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24198 Posts
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 6:49:53 PM
@Gerry1: not true! Cats learn how to hunt from their Mamas. It's possible they'll learn later in life too though.
Feral cats kill mice with a quick neck-snap. Boom! It's over. They'll "throttle" larger prey, which isn't pretty but it's what predators do.

What you describe is when a mother cat brings home as live mouse to teach her kittens. She'll let it go, and if a kitten can catch it & kill it? good! Strangely, if the mouse gets away she won't chase it anymore, it goes free.

Domestic cats view "their humans" as very weird kittens who have no idea how to hunt, so they'll try to teach us by bringing home live prey.
Even male cats will do this.
However, it just may be that the cat knows how to HUNT but not how to KILL what it catches. I've seen that before!

So: not ALL cats are killers. 9/10 of my kittehs had NO idea! lolz! But yes, they're REALLY good hunters.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33895 Posts
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:33:05 PM

"It's a fact: Cats prefer hunting mice & rodents. "

Not a fact at all. The real fact is that cats are cold blooded killers.
They enjoy killing. A domestic cat, that does not need to hunt for
food will still kill anything it can. And it does it in as slow
a manner as it can 'cause cat's are dicks and they like killing.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24198 Posts
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 4:55:25 PM
As fun as it would be to joke about it, he actually has a point!

New Zealand and Australia (amoung other places) had been devistated by "invasive species" like cats. Keeping them indoors is a very good idea!
However, IDK about New Zealand and mice, rats and other rodents. If those (invasive) are there too? cats might be the only thing keeping them in check.

It's a fact: Cats prefer hunting mice & rodents. They'll go after birds if: a) it's easy b) there's no mice around.

OK: Joke time!
"They'll get mah kitteh when they pry her from my cold dead hands!"

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