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Old 05-14-2016, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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There are thousands of invasive plants and animals in the Americas, including most Americans.

LOL! So true!
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Old 05-14-2016, 08:11 PM
 
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Cats are predators that kill birds, no matter where they are, that is nature.


If we are going to go there, I will bet humans kill more birds than cats.....with cars, planes, electrical lines, wind mills, destruction of habitat, pollution or just because they make too much noise or poop on their car None of which are natural.
I'm sure you're right that things other than cats kill more birds. But, that's like saying you aren't going to bother fencing around your pool because more people drown in bathtubs or in the ocean. After all, people will still drown. IMO, everyone should be responsible for correcting their contribution to a problem even if it's not the entire solution. If you have a cat, keep it inside and save what birds you can.
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Old 05-14-2016, 09:25 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Saw a neighbor's cat running from my feeder with a bluejay in its mouth. Not the first time. Put a letter in the neighbor's mailbox last year telling them it's not nice their cat is doing this for fun.

My question is, can I shoot this cat with my 12 gauge shotgun without getting in trouble? I live on 4 acres, so the cat would disappear.

Thanks.

PS. I love animals and have never killed anything. But cats are a menace to small birds. I could understand if the cats were hungry, but thet are not eating them. I find the birds dead and intack.
It's a person's pet. Why the **** would you think it would be okay to shoot it?
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Old 05-14-2016, 10:52 PM
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Maybe ALF would like to have another cat to take care of.
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Old 05-15-2016, 05:20 AM
 
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Cats are predators that kill birds, no matter where they are, that is nature.


If we are going to go there, I will bet humans kill more birds than cats.....with cars, planes, electrical lines, wind mills, destruction of habitat, pollution or just because they make too much noise or poop on their car None of which are natural.
Obviously, you are a cat apologist. Domestic cats are not a part of the natural landscape. They are like other non-native exotic species which disrupt the natural order. Humans kills birds in a number of ways...including letting their cats roam outdoors. Yes, none of these deadly human-induced intrusions are natural.
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Old 05-15-2016, 08:56 AM
 
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Well if the cat goes missing now, you'll be top of the list of suspects. If you're going to do something like that then for fox sake, keep your mouth shut.
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:07 AM
 
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If cats are sneaking up on and grabbing "your" birds, then your bird feeder isn't high enough and it isn't protecting your birds from the cats. Is it hanging from a tree? Cats climb trees. Is it near brush or bushes where cats can hide in wait?
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:18 AM
 
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Domestic cats are not a part of the natural landscape. They are like other non-native exotic species which disrupt the natural order. Humans kills birds in a number of ways...including letting their cats roam outdoors.

All living creatures on earth are natural to this planet's landscape including cats, earth is their home and who is anyone to say what does or doesn't belong here.
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:23 AM
 
Location: US
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If cats are sneaking up on and grabbing "your" birds, then your bird feeder isn't high enough and it isn't protecting your birds from the cats. Is it hanging from a tree? Cats climb trees. Is it near brush or bushes where cats can hide in wait?
Hawks and grackles will also grab the birds at bird feeders, I had so many hawks killing the birds that were using the feeder I stopped putting it out.
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Old 05-15-2016, 10:26 AM
 
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Hawks and grackles will also grab the birds at bird feeders, I had so many hawks killing the birds that were using the feeder I stopped putting it out.
Hawks have to eat too. If not birds, then mice and fish. We can't get mad at the hawks and grackles...or even the cats who have it build into their nature to hunt and stalk prey, including birds. All we can do is protect the wild birds as best we can if we're going to feed them. You did the right thing by removing the feeder. The birds will find other sources of food.
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