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    Cats are predators. Get over it.

    Cats also make you crazy. Presenting...https://www.earth.com/news/cat-owners-hunting-wildlife/
    Researchers at the University of Exeter have found that most cat owners think that their pets will instinctively hunt birds and mice whether they discourage the behavior or not. While many owners dislike their catís tendency to hunt wildlife, they feel either unable or unwilling to control it.

    The team interviewed cat owners about their petsí hunting behavior, what concerned them about this behavior, and what actions they felt responsible for. ...Some cats catch multiple birds and small animals every week, while many others stay indoors and rarely prey on animals.
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    Regardless, conservationists are concerned about the impact that hunters among the UKís 11 million cats may have on declining species such as house sparrows.
    (Of course they are.)


    Get this..!! Here's the new and novel, MODERN way to stop your cat from (EFFECTIVELY) hunting. They left out the word effectively, because you aren't going to stop their natural instincts, Derpers. :
    Some of the current methods used to prevent cats from hunting wildlife include the use of collars with bells and bright colors.
    The UK has an estimated 11 million cats? That's 6 cats per person! Unacceptable. I think rational, clear thinking people can understand that not all of those cats are house cats. A purge on the scourge is what I say. #NotAllCats Just most.
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    You are right, I was never a cat person until my wife and kids "MADE" me bring a kitten home for one Christmas.
    That cat was spayed her name was Angel and she was with us 16 yrs, she was never an outdoor cat and she never was allowed to hunt.

    If you allow your cat to come and go outslde no matter how much food you feed it, its going to kill squirells and birds and any other small animal it can get its paws on, its instinct and you can only control it by not allowing them outside., it cannot be trained out of them.

    Cats are killers, they will kill to kill even when they arent hungry, its like playing to them
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    I've had a few cats over the years. I wanted one when when I was a kid, and I picked up a free orange tabby from a farm. Loved him, he was a sweetie. What I did not like was the ODOR. Anyway, he was sweet. That's neither here nor there..

    The other cats were for my kids or people abandoned them on our property. (jerks) Couldn't stop them from killing bats and hummingbirds unless I made them housecats, and I didn't want to do that. I can't stand to have cats in the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helena View Post
    Cats also make you crazy. Presenting...https://www.earth.com/news/cat-owners-hunting-wildlife/
    (DERP)

    (Of course they are.)


    Get this..!! Here's the new and novel, MODERN way to stop your cat from (EFFECTIVELY) hunting. They left out the word effectively, because you aren't going to stop their natural instincts, Derpers. :

    The UK has an estimated 11 million cats? That's 6 cats per person! Unacceptable. I think rational, clear thinking people can understand that not all of those cats are house cats. A purge on the scourge is what I say. #NotAllCats Just most.


    Either that or they have a ton of "crazy cat ladies" over there. I have heard the complaints about the birds cats kill, which is as you say natural. Cats maintain more of their natural hunting instinct than dogs or maybe it's that we raise dogs in a non pack manner .
    Anyway I still see lots of birds so I'm not concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helena View Post
    Get this..!! Here's the new and novel, MODERN way to stop your cat from (EFFECTIVELY) hunting. They left out the word effectively, because you aren't going to stop their natural instincts, Derpers. :
    "Some of the current methods used to prevent cats from hunting wildlife include the use of collars with bells and bright colors."
    The UK has an estimated 11 million cats? That's 6 cats per person! Unacceptable. I think rational, clear thinking people can understand that not all of those cats are house cats. A purge on the scourge is what I say. #NotAllCats Just most.
    That estimate sounds a bit high considering Britain's population is about 63 million. Also, a few years ago I read that the country was being overrun by foxes, so I wonder how that has worked out for the cats.

    I had forgotten all about the bell on a bright collar trick. It's a very old but uncommon practice. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lummy View Post
    That estimate sounds a bit high considering Britain's population is about 63 million. Also, a few years ago I read that the country was being overrun by foxes, so I wonder how that has worked out for the cats.

    I had forgotten all about the bell on a bright collar trick. It's a very old but uncommon practice. Thanks.

    In rural America coydogs and Coyotes can keep feral cat populations under control . Fox vs. cat? Not sure, but that might be a good one to watch. Cats are quicker and have more weapons but foxes can well out fox a lot of critters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    Either that or they have a ton of "crazy cat ladies" over there. ...

    Well, yeah. Cats make you crazy. In 2011, around 20% of the UK population were infected by toxoplasma gondii, a parasite only known to reproduce sexually in the cat family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lummy View Post
    ...I had forgotten all about the bell on a bright collar trick. It's a very old but uncommon practice. Thanks.
    No, No. It's a very modern and current method! Hardly anyone thought of putting a bell on a cat before modern times.
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    Sell them! Seems bell collars would be very popular among the green crowd.

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