[CT Birds] Feral cats

Mark Szantyr birddog55 at charter.net
Wed Nov 30 21:39:41 EST 2011


" Feral cats are second only to collisions with windows in the toll they
take annually on bird populations"


I think we should do something about those windows...



Mona is right.  People are the problem.

Mark

On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 7:33 PM, <mcavallero1 at comcast.net> wrote:

> I know far more about feral cats than you do alex
> I have taken care of them for years
> And I stand by what I say
>
> People are the problem.
> !!!!! Not the cats.  If you want to objectify your hatred against cats
> because it is convenient to do so. Go ahead
>
> I love birds just as much as you do. But to hate cats is not the solution
>
> Educate people.
>
> Mona
> ------Original Message------
> From: Alexander Burdo
> To: Mona at home email
> Cc: Ct bird lst
> Sent: Nov 30, 2011 7:12 PM
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Feral cats
>
> How do you know that, Mona? Feral cats are second only to collisions with
> windows in the toll they take annually on bird populations with feral cats
> being responsible for an estimated 500 MILLION bird deaths here in the US
> every single year. Do you follow each and every cat around day and night to
> see what they are eating or surgically go into their stomachs to find out
> what the contents are?
>
> Feral cats are killers, nonnative and not necessary here. I hate to see
> 500 million of the organisms I love most of all, the ones that bring myself
> and many others around me countless hours of enjoyment and happiness, dying
> every year from something that is so easily preventable.
>
> To learn more about feral cats and bird mortality click here:
> http://www.sibleyguides.com/wp-content/uploads/Bird_mortality_chart.jpg
>
> or here: http://www.abcbirds.org/abcprograms/policy/cats/index.html
>
> Alex Burdo
> Fairfield
> On Nov 30, 2011, at 6:50 PM, mcavallero1 at comcast.net wrote:
>
> > And oh by the way I manage a small colony of feral cats near me and in
> the two years I have done so. They have not killed ONE BIRD. Not ONE!!
>  They are far more interested in mice and squirrels
> > And they know they are getting a square meal and do not needto hunt
> > Educate humanity. And don't take it out on a cat
> > Amen. I'm done
> > Mona cavallero
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