How many of you would dare to say anything about restricting cat freedoms to the inside of their homes without risking some family or friends hating you for life by suggesting it, saying anything against cats ranks somewhere near gang rape based on the reactions of some owners. Politicians would never have the guts (or brains) to try enforce laws restricting cats. Why?
Because cat owners are among the worlds most radical defenders of these feline beasts, many could make religious fanatics look tame by comparison. Even if you knew how to end world hunger, or make world peace, your done if you cross cat owners.
So I will go where no man fears to tread!
Cat lovers, load up your hard hats or hard heads its time cats were put back on a leash where they belong.
We are a nation(s) full of hypocrites doing our war cries in defense of our environment. (except cats)
We cry out at how much land is being taken from our environment, with no regard for wildlife or birds. (except cats)
We demand dog owner leash their dogs (mussel some of them) and charge a license fee to keep them. (except cats)
We do a song and dance every year called the annual bird count where we lament the loss of birds due to everything. (except cats)
You might love growing flowers, planting bulbs and end up wasting your money because some people think their cats are entitled to shit in your yard, so they won’t have to clean their kitty litter box.
“Conservationists are urging owners to keep their cats inside, saying this could help save 200 million birds each year in Canada alone. That figure comes from a 2013 study published by Environment Canada scientists in the Avian Conservation and Ecology journal, which lists cats as the number one killer of birds in Canada.
Canada’s wild bird populations are estimated to have declined about 12 per cent in the last 40 years, with some populations decreasing by over 95 per cent. “
Or read this article Estimated Number of Birds Killed by House Cats in Canada
“Blancher estimates that cats kill between 100 million and 350 million birds per year in Canada, 38% of those by pet cats, and the rest by feral cats. It is important to note that Blancher arrived at these figures by studying data from other countries, and that the number of feral cats is, in Blancher’s words, “very crudely estimated.” As he goes on to note, “Until data are available from well-designed studies representing various regions and rural/urban situations in Canada, it will be difficult to be much more definitive. Current estimates would be most improved with better knowledge of feral cat numbers and the prey they take. Data on predation rates by pet cats in Canada would also be very helpful.”
Sum it all up and in a nutshell, its time we stopped treating cats like we were talking about the holy grail. Simple make cat owners face the truth about their predators, and make them all have a licence as dogs do. Can you imagine the outcry if dogs killed as many birds as cats do?
Get over your obsession with cats, the are NOT more important than our bird population.
Cats caught outside of a home should be euthanized if its not wearing a name tag with an owner’s phone number on it. And cats that are licensed and on the loose, their owners should get the same fine as you or I would for killing a song bird.
End of rant…..
Thanks for having taken the time to read what I have shared with you,