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Feral cats

on December 1, 2013

Today I took some photos of the feral cats that live on the Spa Island in Piešt’any. But I noticed that there are some new kittens, and that there are now at least 9 cats living in the area. Yes, they look cute and make good subjects for photographers, and it was nice to see that someone had left them some food. However I have to wonder if it’s fair to the cats, and to the local wildlife – various types of birds, squirrels, frogs, fish and turtles, to just let them continue to reproduce like this and live semi-wild on the island. It would seem better for them to be neutered and to keep the numbers limited. Otherwise they’ll take over the island! Neutering pets doesn’t seem to be a regular thing in this country, and a lot of people just let their cats and dogs keep on reproducing which is a shame. Microchipping cats and dogs has recently become mandatory in Slovakia. Sadly it seems that one effect of this was that some animals were abandoned or handed into shelters before the deadline for having your pet chipped. Sad. The local animal shelter currently has 85 dogs and 9 cats on it’s books, so if you live in Piešt’any or the surrounding area and are thinking of getting a pet, please consider adopting from the shelter instead of buying a dog.

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3 responses to “Feral cats

  1. woodsman001 says:

    Not only are these demented invasive-species house-cats-ONLY “animal lovers” now killing off all Big Cats in all wildlife reserves around the world:

    thenational D0T ae SLASH news/uae-news/big-cat-owners-warned-to-keep-them-acres-away-from-feral-strays

    And they’ve already made their one and only native cat species EXTINCT in the UK (the inventors of that TNR insanity):

    guardian.co D0T uk SLASH environment/2012/sep/16/scottish-wildcat-extinction

    “A report, produced by the Scottish Wildcat Association, reviewed 2,000 records of camera trap recordings, eyewitness reports and road kills, and concluded there may be only about 40 wildcats left in Scotland in the wild today. ‘However you juggle the figures, it is hard to find anything positive,’ says Steve Piper, the association’s chairman. ‘The overwhelming evidence is that the wildcat is going to be extinct within months.'” … “However, it is not the loss of habitat that is causing the current cat crisis in the Cairngorms. It is the spread of the domestic cat.” … “‘Essentially the Highland wildcat is being eradicated by an alien invasive species: the domestic cat.'” (report quoted from last year, they are no-doubt extinct by now)

    As well as killing off all their inland River Otters in England with their cats’ parasites:

    wildlifeextra D0T com SLASH go/news/otter-toxoplasmosis D0T html

    As well as cats’ parasites killing off all rare and endangered marine mammals on all coastlines around the world (worse than any oil-spill that has ever existed or could even be imagined):

    msnbc D0T msn D0T com SLASH id/43159544/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/lethal-parasites-team-kill-dolphins-seals/
    environmentalhealthnews D0T org SLASH ehs/news/hawaiian-monk-seals

    But now these cat-licking “animal lover” psychopaths and sociopaths are also killing off all the Mountain Lions (Cougars, Puma, Endangered Florida Panther, etc.), and all other native cat species in North America:

    rapidcityjournal D0T com SLASH sports/local/feral-cats-pose-threat-to-birds-lions/article_8ec451c9-4b03-55a3-baa7-71ac577905cb D0T html

    Let’s thank these psychotic bible-home-schooled cat-lickers for all the fine work they do for being such fantastic “animal lovers”, shall we? THEY JUST LOVE CATS SO MUCH! So caring! So thoughtful! So FULL of love for living things!

    I’d love to thank them all, each with a gift of a solitary-confinement prison-cell — FOR LIFE. Better yet, for their VAST ecological crimes and sins against all of nature and all of humanity, hanged-until-dead would be a far more fitting “gift” for them AND the whole planet.

    Why haven’t The National-Guard and United Nations and all police-forces on earth stepped-in with lethal means to stop them yet? As we all know now, educating them won’t stop them — trying to educate the Toxoplasma gondii brain-hijacked ineducable is a fools’ game. They’ve all proved that, beyond any doubt left in the universe, for decades now.

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  2. woodsman001 says:

    Google for this complete string, as-is, including all quotes:

    “Licensing and laws do nothing to curb the problem.” AND “I don’t see anyone dumping cats where I live anymore.” AND “irreversible consequences”

    Therein you’ll find a humane answer that works 100%, is affordable by any individual or size of community, and the cat problem is completely resolved PERMANENTLY in less than 2 seasons. Guaranteed.

    People who let cats roam free only do so because they think their disease-ridden INVASIVE SPECIES cats are going to live idyllic lives chasing and torturing animals (valuable native species) or someone else will take care of their vermin cat for them. If they realize that that cat will die within hours or days from them having dumped it or letting it roam free, the dumping and free-roaming of cats stops 100%. They can’t just believe it MIGHT happen, they have to KNOW that IT WILL HAPPEN. It worked where I live.

    Did I mention that you have to ignore every last thing these deranged invasive species lovers are spewing to the world? That’s the most important part. Asking them for advice and help to solve the problem that they created and are hellbent on perpetuating is just as foolish as asking your local career thieves for their advice and help to hide your valuables from their daily motives, goals, and activities.

    If anyone is plagued by criminally irresponsible cat-lickers, following is a link describing some of the most effective methods that I invented to accomplish eradicating hundreds of these destructive invasive species vermin, by myself, on large tracts of land, in heavy brush and dense woods. The eradication so complete and effective that I’ve not seen one cat in FOUR years. All done in only a couple of seasons, all for less than the price of a couple cups of coffee. (If you too also get your ammo on sale, I got 5000 rounds of .22s for $15, that’s 3 cats per penny!): americanhunter D0T org SLASHblogs/arkansas-will-trap-feral-cats

    For nighttime the scented trails along all roadsides and infra-red surveillance system was best [you can get excellent IR video cameras on ebay for only $15 today, the 48LED ones being best, use this search string there: CCTV (IR, infra-red) ]. For daytime (believe it or not) learning the predator-alarm calls of local Gray-Squirrels was best. They would never fail to alert me to the presence of, lead me directly to, and even point out the exact location of every cat each time.

    In areas where there are firearms ordinances, then check into any air-rifles with ballistics speeds of 700-1200fps and using pointed vermin pellets. The newer ones even come with their own sound-suppressors built right-in, being specifically designed for shooting vermin cats in urban areas, the demand for them is that great.

    Shoot to maim is punishable under the laws that define animal-cruelty, and rightly so. (These are the ONLY cases that cat-lickers’ cite to try to scare everyone from shooting their vermin cats.) But shoot to kill is a perfectly legal way to humanely destroy an animal. The same laws and principles that apply to methods of humanely hunting animals also applies to cats. Unlike cat-lickers’ psychotic beliefs, the reality is that a cat is just another animal. It’s NOT their baby, their child, their offspring. Even if they do view their cats that way, letting them roam free is no less criminally irresponsible than them telling their child to go play in the freeway and then blaming the cars for their child’s death. If they let their cat roam free, NO MATTER HOW IT DIES, that is THEIR fault and they can be charged with all laws that clearly define animal-neglect, animal-abandonment, and animal-endangerment. Including being in direct violation of every last national and international invasive-species law on the planet.

    You MUST take direct relentless action against ALL feral and stray cats, collared or not. For collared stray cats are the very source of every last feral cat. If you don’t destroy them too then you have done NOTHING to solve the problem. No trapping program in the world has been able to catch-up to cats’ breeding rates, this is precisely why Trap & Kill failed as well as Trap, Neuter, Re-abandon (TNR) is an even bigger failure. Actively and aggressively hunting them down, employing “hunted to extirpation” methods, is the ONLY way to get ahead of and stay ahead of cats’ breeding rates and the rates at which criminally-irresponsible cat-lickers let more cats be born and dumped outdoors.

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  3. woodsman001 says:

    I also found a perfectly 100% natural solution for those who don’t want to take more direct, more humane, and more effective measures (firearms and air-rifles) against free-roaming invasive species cats. Anyone who has criminally irresponsible cat-lickers in their area need only plant lilies on their properties. (Must be from the Lilium species, not just with “Lily” in the common name, see notes.) Cat-lickers always want their more responsible neighbors to grow plants around the perimeter of their properties that will repel their cats for them (from the cat-owners’ own criminally negligent and criminally irresponsible behaviors and values). Well now you can brighten up your yard AND repel cats naturally! — PERMANENTLY

    It is also perfectly legal in the USA to use vermin poisons on any animal that has been listed as “vermin”. Surprise! Stray cats have been listed as vermin in the USA since the early 1900’s. While Audubon, National Geographic, and Smithsonian now condone the extremely species specific vermin-poison of 1-adult-strength acetaminophen pain reliever (available at every store) for use on cats, here’s a 100% natural method.

    Google for: LILY TOXICITY CATS

    Anyone who has criminally irresponsible cat-lickers in their area need only plant lilies on their properties. Must be from the Lilium species, not just with “Lily” in the common name, see notes.

    (International-audience warning: If these plants are not native to your region don’t plant these if they cannot be contained, or risk introducing yet another potentially harmful invasive species.)

    It has been reported that a cat even licking a little bit of lily-pollen from their fur will be fatal in short order. A cat even drinking some of the water in which a bunch of lilies has been kept is also fatal to them.

    Everyone happy! You get to have the kinds of plants that you want, they get to have the kind of pets that they want — if they take care of it like any responsible grown-up would. Or are cat-lickers now going to demand that you can’t plant flowers on your own property? That would be their next and usual move, wouldn’t it.

    A perfectly natural solution to an invasive species animal that didn’t evolve with Lilium species around. Plus it’s a good incentive plan for cat-lickers to finally educate themselves beyond their 3rd-grade bible-home-schooling and learn all about ecology, native species, and evolution. 🙂

    Doing a little research on ASPCA’s toxic plants lists (Family: Liliaceae).

    Lilies (Lilium species) that are deadly toxic to cats ONLY, in even small quantities (even the pollen will do):

    Common Name | Scientific Name

    Asian Lily (Asiatic Lily) | Lilium asiatica

    Easter Lily | Lilium longiflorum

    Red Lily | Lilium umbellatum

    Rubrum Lily ** | Lilium speciosum cultivar

    Stargazer Lily ** | Lilium orientalis

    Tiger Lily ** | Lilium tigrinum

    Wood Lily | Lilium umbellatum

    (not of the Lilium species)

    Orange Day Lily | Hemerocallis graminea

    ( ** see notes below)

    Lilies (Lilium species) that may be toxic to dogs if the dog ingests enough:

    NONE!

    Be sure they are from the Liliacea Family, has “Lilium” on the plant label or are common N. American Day Lilies. Many plants with “Lily” in the common-name are not of the “Lilium” species, and are in fact toxic to other species of animals besides cats. Double check. On further investigation I also found out that all plant-parts, the blossoms and pollen being the most toxic, if harvested and dried (for year-round use) are just as deadly toxic to cats (if not more-so because of the unknown toxin being concentrated), and the drying makes them even more palatable to cats. What a great mulch for gardens! (Or a ground-up additive for a special outdoor can of tuna.)

    ** There have been some anecdotal reports of some free-roaming cats that have spent many years around some of these particular species of plants and still survived. So it is best to harvest, dry, and grind-up the plants and mix them into any appropriate bait-foods to be most effective.

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