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3 Comments by we_are_stewards

Dune Road neighbor arrested for trespassing; claims he was protecting feral cats

Cats often prey on birds, they do not however decimate bird populations. If this were true robins, blue jays, chickadees, catbirds and other plentiful birds would be endangered. And while they fall victim to cat predation their populations are healthy. Humans decimated bird populations. Anyone who doesn't understand this has his/her head stuck in the sand, amongst other somewhat darker places. Habitat destruction, chemical despoilation, climate change, any number of human activities has decimated these populations. The songbirds that are disappearing are migratory, wintering in South America where the forests are burned down at rates difficult to comprehend, summering in North America where previous years meadows are become parking-lots. To say feral cat populations increase because they are fed and that they decimate bird populations is ludicrous. Feeding them merely eases their plight. They are not wild animals but pets without homes or humans. A human to be their own, in my experience, is what every feral cat seeks, conziously or otherwise.

pity the poor creatures as mere survival in a difficult world is not enough to surrmount." Oct 12, 09 6:25 PM

Program aims to reduce number of feral cats

>>They don’t like people, and once they have been living in the wild
>> for some time, they cannot be the household pets they once were.

This is blatantly untrue. They fear (not dislike) people, with good reason and yet some of the most affectionate cats I know were born feral. It took years for some less for others. Trust is earned, not bandied lightly when the stakes are so high. Who would you trust?" Oct 12, 09 8:50 PM

That's just sad cat hating. All mammals harbor rabies, none more than others. Humans are responsible for the vast majority of extinctions and the cause of declining species populations. To suggest that a restaurant feeding ferals by the dumpster endangers their clientele is pathetic. I've fed ferals for years. They get sick and die, they get hurt and die, and rarely they get old and die but I'm fine, I've been bit and scratched and I'll surely die at some time but when I do I'll my creator will know I tried to care for his lives, We are stewards." Oct 12, 09 9:02 PM