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What a load of crap — 14 Comments

  1. Where do they find these people?
    I particularly liked the “unless you live on a farm you should keep your cat indoors” bit.  I’ve got six???!!! 

  2. Good grief GD, where did you get hold of the Poughkeepsie Journal for god’s sake!!!
     
    Where in the world even is Poughkeepsie???

  3. I like to think that I do my bit to keep all wildlife under control. At weekends I drive a steam loco on a preserved line and love to contribute to the ecological scat by picking a sylvan spot and then pouring thick quantities of black/brown smoke out of the chimney. ‘Tis wonderful to watch the sparrows, owls, buzzards and green – liovers crash dizzily into the spike riddled hedgerows and then be be siezed by the local farmers uncaring but ever hungry and viscious tom cat.

  4. How did I find the article?  I haven’t a fucking clue.  I was reading something that had a link in it which led to another site which in turn had a broken link to that paper.  The title intrigued me so even though I had lost the original train of thought, I started poking around their contents.

    As for being environmentally friendly by keeping cats locked up indoors, I would imagine that would create a very unfriendly environment in the home? 

    Toper – “I drive a steam loco on a preserved line“.  You jammy bastard!  What I would give to do that!

  5. The theory of the tree huggers is laudable in its wider scope, but the practice as you say Grandad, is anal in its purity. There needs to be shit and confusion for nature to nurture. Our kids need to get dirty, if only to learn what clean is. And naturally occurring things like cold and hunger, are good in small doses, as is pain and drunken pleasure. A little bit of everything with a little of what’s bad for you, is good for you. Variety then, is the spice of life. 
     
    It’s fucking purity I can’t stand !

  6. Fuck it – Cats killing birds is all part of nature “red in tooth and claw”.  Personally I hate watching a kestrel ripping a dove assunder – not a pretty sight – but I have to live with it.

    Incidentally I have discovered our Penny is a blacksmith’s dog.  Kick her in the arse and she’ll either make a spring for your balls, or a bolt for the door.

  7. Grandad – You’re right, except that cats are an invasive alien species as regards Ireland’s environment. The only natural cats that exist in Europe are in the South of the continent.

    As a result nesting birds in hedges that are safe from their natural predators have no defense against the feral (or the pet) domestic shorthair cat.

    Comparisons to Kestrelsand pigeons are not the same. 

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