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  •  JesseCW: lizards, baby squirrels, mice, rats, (4+ / 0-)

    and a fair number of other creatures. I realize I'm coming off as callous, but there's a reason it's called the balance of nature. The cats do not do more harm than good.

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    by BlackSheep1 on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 10:52:08 AM PST

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    •  In areas where we haven't totally destroyed (11+ / 0-)

      anything that looks like nature, in North America, non-native cats aren't an issue.

      They can't compete.  Yosemite and Yellowstone and Gran Tetons aren't over-run with cats.

      In our cities and suburbs, they're filling a niche we've driven the native predators out of.  

      If they weren't, we'd likely be spraying a lot more poison around.

      This place needs a PVP server.

      by JesseCW on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 11:11:14 AM PST

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      •  As coyotes become more familiar with suburban (4+ / 0-)
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        housing, cats are the targets of predators.

        Our own development patterns have caused a lot of disruption in the world.

        Human originated disruption of natural prairies, woodlands, edge-environments, plus mono-culture suburban plantings and heavy pesticide/herbicide use for lawns, golf courses and farming is causing bigger disasters than cats, although yes, they are non-native.  But after about 400 years on the continent, it's a little late for us to make big changes.

        I do believe everyone should be planting bird and butterfly feeding gardens and doing what we can to mitigate the damage caused by rampant and out-of-control development.  Suburbanization has consumed far too much land.

        "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

        by YucatanMan on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 02:10:48 PM PST

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