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  •  I do understand that but (0+ / 0-)

    there are many other native animals that serve the same purpose. Breeding cats to do what other small predators should be doing isn't natural. Minks, ferrets, fox, snakes...many other species, depending on your location.

    You also have the big problem of toxoplasmosis, a disease brought into the home when cats hunt outside. It is not insignificant.

    Cats are a lot like whitetail deer--way, way more than the environment could reasonably handle, due to human intervention.

    •  WTF? Breed minks? (0+ / 0-)

      I agree with your take on cats even though I am a violator, but no way in hell should one release mink or ferrets if you are concerned about birds.    Cats are better, because it is at least possible to control or eradicate a cat population.  

      •  No, just don't poison them! (1+ / 0-)
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        Leave the snakes, the minks, the ferrets alone! Leave the poison alone, and don't let ferral cats breed.

        Every environmental group will tell you that cats are a very serious problem.

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