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  •  I find the irony of this diary (4+ / 0-)

    quite delightful in a perverse sort of way.  Although of no particular danger to the average human domestic house cats are definitely a serious hazard to the native biodiversity of New Zealand.

    They have protected areas where all non-native mammals have been eradicated.  These are either small offshore islands or areas that have been walled off with very expensive fences.  They check your backpack etc for mice when you go in (this is true and not in any way a joke).

    "To see both sides of a quarrel, is to judge with hate or alarm" - Richard Thompson

    by matching mole on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 06:51:19 AM PST

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    •  Though I saw a suggestion that cats may actually (1+ / 0-)
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      do more good than harm to birds, because rodents eating eggs and hatchlings are the greater threat, and cats control rodents.

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