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Old 07-30-2019, 12:46 PM
 
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This crap happens, when you are PROPERTY of the state.
Let me guess, a Democrat controlled city council.
In the town I grew up in a woman was constantly getting fined for feeding the birds. Neighbors complained about the mess. It was a very republican town
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Old 07-30-2019, 01:27 PM
 
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In the town I grew up in a woman was constantly getting fined for feeding the birds. Neighbors complained about the mess. It was a very republican town
Too many people feed them bread too, which can kill them.
Here you can't feed the geese at the town lake because of the mess. Bird feces also can carry disease.
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Old 07-30-2019, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY 🇺🇸
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Look, feeding strays just contributes to the problem by attracting more. Hence, the law. If people don't like the law, they should work to change it.

On the other hand, I can't tell you the last time (if ever) I heard of someone getting a 10-day jail sentence for animal abuse.
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Old 07-30-2019, 02:02 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Going "hands on" for disobeying your Masters.
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Old 07-30-2019, 02:05 PM
 
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Imagine its your job to cuff Granny, forcibly lock her in the backseat of a car and take her to jail. Takes a real hero.
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Old 07-30-2019, 02:09 PM
 
Location: USA
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Feral cats can be a problem, but putting old ladies in jail is just wrong. S, S, S.
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Old 07-30-2019, 02:59 PM
 
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My daughter has been feeding "ferals" for about 10 years now. Multiple litters from same mother. Over the years the numbers have dwindled; female kittens first to disappear. She has trapped, neutered/spayed, and vaccinated them all. Mom cat was the last she got, but she disappeared about 2 years ago. NO new cats coming to be fed. I guess when there only neutered males around, there won't be more litters?

Don't go to her house very often, but one (named Stripe) of the 10 year first litter males will jump into my lap if I sit down outside. Call that Feral? When they know they are getting fed twice a day, I suppose they get lazy and don't look to kill birds.
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Old 07-30-2019, 03:28 PM
 
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Cats are not native anywhere in America. When feral they are an invading species. They do what all successful invading species do - they kill off all the indigenous species they can get their paws on. They often don't go after the adults, they kill the babies. That's squirrels, opossums, hedge hogs, birds, everything.

The problem with these assumed, "do-gooders" is that they leave a mess of bowls, plastic containers and foil containers where they feed the cats, making an eyesore of your neighborhood, and attracting rats. They don't keep feeding the cats for many reasons. Once they stop, the cats turn to the native animals for a food source.

The Brits did a study of the environmental damage caused by feral cats. The results were nearly unbelievable. Google it and educate yourself.

I'm all for harsh punishment for these ignorant people. No matter what you tell them they just won't stop. Good riddance this idiot is in jail. May all like her follow her there.
Baloney, cats have been here as long as we have. They were kept on sailing ships to protect food supplies from rodents, and used for the same purpose on farms.

Consequently, cats have provided great value to humans in the form of protecting food supplies and reduction of disease carrying rodents.

But championing the incarceration of little old ladies for the high crime of feeding kitties is just another example of self destructive liberal lunacy, intolerance, and ignorance.
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Old 07-30-2019, 03:30 PM
 
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Feral feeding granny here.

I feed 2. If they were gone, more would move in.

I used to worry about the birds at the bird feeder and cats. Now I see each and every day when the cats leave dry food in the dish, the birds eat it.

If any is left at night, the possums get it.
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Old 07-30-2019, 04:09 PM
 
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Feral feeding granny here.

I feed 2. If they were gone, more would move in.

I used to worry about the birds at the bird feeder and cats. Now I see each and every day when the cats leave dry food in the dish, the birds eat it.

If any is left at night, the possums get it.
My daughter has a raccoon that eats the cat food. It will come up to her door, beside the cats, and sit there looking to be fed! Kinda like that TV commercial, "Here, Kitty, Kitty". lol
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