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Mon Oct 8, 2012, 08:11 PM

From the Oatmeal: How much do cats actually kill?



http://theoatmeal.com/comics/cats_actually_kill

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Response to XemaSab (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 08:13 PM

1. I just saw that comic in BN this afternoon--that was YOU?? how wonderful

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 09:03 PM

2. I wish it was me

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Response to XemaSab (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 09:08 PM

3. that would have been really nice. still, think it was interesting to see that book this afternoon,

and here it is on DU tonight.

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Response to XemaSab (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 09:39 PM

4. My cute, little serial killer



We adopted him about eight months ago and he is the sweetest thing, but he is also a murdering bastid. Birds, squirrels, mice, bugs, you name it. He has a cat-door and has brought a mouse and squirrel in to play with. We found the mouse dead, but the squirrel managed to escape back out the cat-door when my yelling distracted our little orange monster.

Thank you for the funny, but cruel reality, apparently our boy is normal after all. I do put a bell on him in the morning and then take it off at night so he won't be vulnerable to other creatures.

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Response to XemaSab (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 09:47 PM

5. Yeah! I saw that earlier!

Love the Oatmeal.

Go back into the archives, lots of great stuff there.

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Response to XemaSab (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 09:59 PM

6. My two cats are strictly indoor cats only. Mine do catch flys, moths and

etc (things like that that have gotten inside the house).

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Response to XemaSab (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 10:01 PM

7. It is not funny. It is well documented that domesticated and feral cats

are hell on wildlife including songbirds. Housecats belong in the house. Letting them out at night is bad for the wildlife and bad for the cats.

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Response to XemaSab (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 10:01 PM

8. Funny comic but it's actually a serious problem

Cats kill huge numbers of songbirds and other native creatures. A lot of people think it's cruel to keep a cat indoors, but the environmental havoc they wreak when left to roam outdoors is well documented.

ETA - "Great minds...," Drahthaardogs.

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Response to Nine (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 10:17 PM

10. Yup, my cats stay in AWAYS and perfectly happy

and well adjusted, they don't even express a desire to go outside, they are much safer inside. I live on a very busy street and they would be long dead, run over if I had ever allowed them outside.

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Response to XemaSab (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 10:14 PM

9. My serial killer kitty of rodents would have me for dinner if he were bigger.

I protect the birds from him with fencing around garden features that attract them. He stays in at night cuz the coyotes would have him for dinner.

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